Kent Night Cup 4 Hargate Forest
Thu 17 Oct 2019
Our thanks go to Dave Bonsall and the Woodland Trust for allowing....
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Forest
Our thanks go to the Dave Bonsall and the Woodland Trust for allowing us to hold this evening event at Hargate Forest. It was good to have 30 people not deterred from coming by the rather damp conditions.
It was nice to have strong showings by Juniors, with M16 Adam Conway winning overall, and W16 Ffion Bricknell being the leading lady - Well Done.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: TN2 5PE
- Latitude: 51.11615
- Longitude: 0.24383
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is at the roadside in Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells. The western end of the road is nearest to the forest access. Please park on the south (forest) side of the road. Nearest postcode TN2 5PE Railway station: Tunbridge Wells 2.5km
Registration & Start Times
Registration at the roadside near the forest entrance: 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 2019 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).
There will be a short walk to the Start so we will leave at about 7.20pm.
Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.
Order food for apres-O at Registration – a Menu will be on display; please add your name & choice to the list.
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 99, 100 - 109 (all 10 points each) and 111 (non-scoring changeover control); visit as many as you can. Choose either 90s first or 100s first then visit 111 before switching to the other series. Switch whenever you wish.
There will be two ‘dumbell’ pairs denoted by a red line between the controls – going directly from one end of the dumbell to the other earns 10 bonus points.
Maximum score 220 (20 controls plus 2 dumbells).
10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).
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.
1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, resurveyed 2018 by Peel Land Surveys. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.
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. Offers to collect controls will be greatly appreciated.
SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow 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). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.
An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended, especially for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.
Mixed forest including streams and ponds.
Apres O & Prizegiving: At The Nevill Crest & Gun, less than 5 mins. drive. From the western end of Broadwater Down turn left onto the A26. Pub is on the right after 2.5km, postcode TN3 9JR.
Food to be ordered at Registration.
Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.
Contacts / Officials
Planner & Organiser: Mark Glaisher
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.
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 and pre-payment 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.
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.