Kent Night Cup 13 Mote Park & Maidstone E

Thu 14 Dec 2017

A real variety of routes chosen at this round....read more

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban

Info updated: Sun 17 Dec

Results

Event Report

Thank you, Sam & Andrew, for putting the event on - and it was nice to see some new faces trying a Kent Night Cup round. Many thanks to DFOK & Neil Speers in particular, for allowing us to combine part of their Bearsted Street map with the Mote Park one, to create a larger hybrid map.

MG

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Maidstone

Directions / Parking

Parking in the NE corner of Mote park. Nearest Postcode ME15 8JW

From M20 J7 follow signs for Maidstone (2nd roundabout exit), at the next roundabout turn left on to Bearsted Road, at the next roundabout turn right on to New Cut Road, then after 0.5 miles left on to the A20, Willington Road is the next right. 'Park and Ride' signs.

Parking is in a small car park accessed via the Park and Ride car park entrance, on the right as soon as you turn into the Park and Ride. It's 250m along a road with speed humps. Maidstone Borough Council signs: parking fee £2.

Do not park in the Park and Ride - you will be fined £45. Nearest Railway station: Bearsted 1.6km. Maidstone West 3km.

Registration & Start Times

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

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Card (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                                                                                     

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. There will be two series of controls, 90s and 100s. Visit as many controls as you want in one series in any order you like, and then change to the other series; there is no  compulsory changeover control. 21 Controls in total. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)

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.

1:10,000 scale map, 5m contours; a new combination of the Mote Park map and a street map courtesy DFOK.  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 the organiser if you intend coming so we can gauge how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

Terrain Description

Mote Park: Open parkland with patches of woodland, surrounding a large lake

Maidstone East: Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways

Facilities

Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at Early Bird https://www.earlybirdgrovegreen.co.uk/ Minor Centre, Grovewood Drive, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5TQ. Orders for food will be taken at Registration. Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Andrew Derrick andrew.derrick @talktalk.net

Planner & Organiser: Sam Prior

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.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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

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