Kent Night Cup 9 Scotney Castle Estate
Thu 21 Nov 2019
We are grateful to the National Trust for giving us permission to hold the .....
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
We are grateful to the National Trust for giving us permission to hold the competition on the whole mapped area of Scotney Castle Estate, conveniently accessed from the main car park.
30 took part, braving the rather wet weather and coping with somewhat muddy conditions underfoot. No one quite managed to visit all 20 controls in 60 minutes - the leading performances were Neil Crickmore (18) and Laura Robertson (17).
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Lamberhurst
- Grid Ref: TQ685353
- Postcode: TN3 8JN
- Latitude: 51.09383
- Longitude: 0.40469
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is in the main NT car park. Signed from the A21 SE of Lamberhurst. Use postcode TN3 8JN and once on the A21 follow the Brown Tourist Signs for Scotney Castle. Nearest Railway stations (none nearby): Wadhurst 10km, Marden 11km, Tunbridge Wells 15km.
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 2019 (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. 21 controls numbered 90 – 110; visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 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.
1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2018. 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. Some extras will be done so we may be able to accommodate you 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. 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.
Offers of help to collect controls afterwards will be warmly welcomed.
Mixed forest, parkland and fields. Particularly hilly in the eastern part!
Apres O & Prizegiving: The Brown Trout, The Down, Lamberhurst TN3 8HA (less than 1km away). From the Castle exit, follow B2169 towards The Down and it’s on the left after 400m.
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.
If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.
Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines.
To ensure that we comply with these 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. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.
On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
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 please get your breath back and recover before downloading.
Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.
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.
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.