Hindleap Warren KNC19

The Event Report has been posted - Read more below

Thu 4 Feb 2016

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Sat 6 Feb


Event Report

Jerry Purkis made the most of his Hindleap knowledge (Planner of November's Level B event) to come up with last Thursday's course. His intention, by the inclusion of two dumbell legs across the top of the slope, was to give middle-ranked runners the chance to augment their score without descending too far. In fact half a dozen people with 10 - 17 controls received at least one bonus point. Considering that the leading three runners had quite different strategies, it was surprising to see that only 37 seconds separated them (see Hindleap Leaders' printouts). Neil and Bryony were the winners. Thank you for planning this one, Jerry; and Ian, Brendon and Dave for collecting the controls.

Next week's round is hosted by DFOK at Joydens Wood - hope to see you there.


Mark Glaisher  KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Forest Row

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the ‘Hindleap’ Car Park in Hindleap Lane. Nearest Postcode: RH18 5JH (which will get you to Hindleap Lane within 150m of the car park).

See http://www.ashdownforest.org/enjoy/walking/MappedWalks.php then download the walk 9 map which shows the ‘Hindleap’ car park.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 109 and 111 (changeover). 1 point per control. Visit as many as you can; 90s first or 100s first then compulsory changeover control 111 when you wish. Bonus point for going directly 90-91 or 100-101 in either direction (max points 23). 1 point penalty per minute or part minute beyond 60 mins.

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:5,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2015. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email organiser Mark Glaisher if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)

Terrain Description

Ashdown Forest: Mixed woodland and open land. One of our best areas!


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Red Lion Chelwood Gate RH17 7DE which is a 5 min drive from the event parking. To reach it, drive east from the parking, in 1.5km turn right at traffic lights A22 then in 200m turn right A275 Lewes. Pub is on the left after 1.5km. Food to be ordered at registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jerry Purkis

Entries and on-the-day Organiser: Mark Glaisher

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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