Kent Night Cup 15 Milton Creek CP & Church Milton

Thu 10 Jan 2019

A nice mix of parkland & urban for this KNC on Simon Blanchf.......

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

Info updated: Sun 13 Jan

Results

Event Report

A nice mix of parkland and urban for this round, and the first use of Simon Blanchflower's new map, which drew praise from everyone. Thanks, Graham for Organising & Planning, and Simon for the map and post-event results processing.

MG

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Sittingbourne

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode ME10 2SJ From M2 J5 travel north on A249 to third exit (Iwade/Grovehurst/Kemsley), turn right across dual carriageway and take second exit (right turn) from next roundabout signed Grovehurst/Kemsley and then over railway, downhill, turn left at second roundabout (Newman Drive). Parking is on road along Newman Drive in 200m on left side please - opposite open space. Nearest Railway station: Kemsley 1.0km.

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 Form 2018 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                                                                                     

Briefing and mass start nearby at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109. Two sets of controls 90s and 100s. Do as many of one set as you like before switching to second set. No going back once changed over. No change over control. Rules explained at Start. 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). Neither youngster or accompanying adult will be eligible for KNC points.

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.

NEW! 1:4,000 scale Hybrid Urban map for Streets and Country Park, 2.5m contours, Autumn 2018. Maps will be printed on A3 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 (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.          Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).    Dibber loan: Free

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print. Offers to collect controls welcome when asking for a map. Thanks.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are no street lights in country park. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

Terrain Description

Urban area, streets, paths and alleyways and adjoining country park. Paths in country park mainly surfaced but may be muddy in January. No need to go off paths but you may choose to.

Facilities

Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Woolpack Inn, 17 The Street, Iwade ME9 8SH (http://www.woolpackiwade.co.uk). To reach the pub, retrace steps to A249 Iwade junction, go straight over junction into village and follow road right through village. Pub on left at far end of village. Orders for food will be taken at Registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Graham Thomas

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

Covid-19:

On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

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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