Kent Night Cup 20 Hargate Forest
Thu 14 Feb 2019
Thanks, Sam & Andrew for the Valentine's Day special!, and also to the Woodland Trust for permission to hold the event.
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Forest
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells
- Grid Ref: TQ 571376
- Postcode: TN2 5PE
- Latitude: 51.11658
- Longitude: 0.24485
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is on Broadwater Down, near the A26. Nearest postcode for the Hargate Forest entrance is TN2 5PE. Please park on the south side of the road only, the right-hand side if you entered Broadwater Down from the A26. This road has a few driveways, please be considerate of local residents. Nearest Railway station: Tonbridge Wells 2.2km
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 at 19:30 sharp.
Order food for apres-O at Registration.
60-minute score, suitable for all abilities. 20 scoring controls numbered 90-99 and 100-109; do as many as you can from one set (i.e. 90s or 100s) then punch the change-over control (111) before continuing with the other set. All controls are worth 10 points (except the change-over). Lose 10 points per minute/part minute late back. Bonus Points: Each control will have a valentine token on it, collecting the token will earn you 10 points. Each competitor can only collect one token!
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 map by Peel Land Surveys, Autumn 2018. 1:7,500 scale with 5m contours. 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 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 (we will print some extras for any deciding to come at the last minute).
SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Mobile phone recommended (organiser's number printed on the map). Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.
The majority of the forest runnable with a good path network, but there is plenty of denser forest with lots of features for controls. Don’t forget to look out for the half buried antique tractor! There is a small river which crosses south end of the map, the river has many streams feeding it.
Apres O & Prizegiving: Afterwards, do join us for food (main courses from £10), drink and prizes at the The Nevill Crest & Gun, Eridge Road, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JR. This is about 5 min drive from the event.
Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.
Contacts / Officials
Planner / Organiser: Andrew Derrick
Planner / Organiser: Samantha Prior
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.
Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.