Kent Orienteering League round 1 - Hucking Estate

Sat 23 Sep 2017

KOL event 1 hosted by DFOK. Full details at http://dfok.co.uk/content/events/KOL2017/index.html

Type of event: Local-(D), Schools
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Info updated: Tue 19 Sep

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town:

Directions / Parking

Car park and Registration at the Hook and Hatchet Inn, Church Rd, Hucking.  ME17 1QT
GR: TQ 837582
Approach from S via M20(J8) and through Hollingbourne. From N M2(J5), A249, and off L to Hucking. Please take care very narrow roads.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:30 to 12:00

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:00

Course Information

Four courses available:

BLUE (A)

 

6kms and as technical as the terrain allows
Lt GREEN (B) 4kms, intermediate difficulty intended for progressing orienteers but challenging enough not to disappoint those experienced orienteers  who require a shorter course than A.

ORANGE (C)

3kms, easy allowing for progression from course D
YELLOW (D) 2kms and easy, all on paths

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only. Please let the organiser know if you are planning to bring a large group. This will ensure we have enough maps printed for everyone taking part.

Adults/Family groups £6 British Orienteering members £5 Juniors £2 Dibber hire £1

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Neil Speers

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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