Kings Hill Urban event
National and SEOUL event
Sun 6 Oct 2019
Our thanks go to Kent County Council and Liberty Property Trust for....
Type of event: National, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Our thanks go to Kent County Council and Liberty Property Trust for allowing us to use this part of Kings Hill for the National Urban event. The map, courtesy Bill Griffiths and supported by a local survey by Simon Blanchflower was well received and allowed Planner Richard Field to make full use of the intricate nature of the paths & passageways in this residential area. Thanks are also owed to Organisers Graham Denney & Jean Fitzgerald, and Controller Gordon Parker.
Photo credits: Sean Cronin
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: West Malling
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: ME19 4AE
- Latitude: 51.277134
- Longitude: 0.398428
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Car parking will be in the Worrall House Car Park, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, ME19 4AE
Public Transport options
West Malling railway station then bus to Kings Hill.
Registration & Start Times
On the day registration will be open from 10.00 until 12.00. Starts will be from 10.30-12.30. Courses close at 14.30.
Full range of urban event courses. M/W Open (M/W 18-35); M/W Vets (M/W 40+); M/W Super Vets (M/W 55+); M/W Ultra Vets (M/W 65+); M/W Hyper Vets (M/W 75+); M/W Juniors (M/W 16-); M/W Young Juniors (M/W 12-).
|Course||Length (km)||Climb (m)||Controls||Classes|
|5||3.9||15||11||MHV; WUV; WHV|
Subject to final controlling
Junior courses will involve crossing residential roads (where traffic speeds are expected to be low) as well has having a manned crossing of a busier road.
BO Rule 21.12 states that "for all types of event format, including Sprint and Urban, the course length must be given as that of the straight-line route from the start via the controls to the finish deviating for, and only for, physically impassable obstructions (high fences, lakes, impassable cliffs etc.), 'out of bounds' areas and marked routes. This is the shortest route which a competitor could reasonably possibly take, irrespective of whether or not the competitor would be sensible to do so"
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.
Enter in advance on Fabian4. Pre entry closes at midnight on Wednesday 2nd October.
Pre-entry: £10 adults; £5 juniors. There will be a £2 supplement for adults who are not members of an orienteering club.
Entry on the day (subject to map availability): £12 adults; £5 juniors. There will be a £2 supplement for adults who are not members of an orienteering club.
Group entry to be made on the day only. Each member of a group will get a map. Cost for 2 adults and associated juniors £25. Please contact the organiser to reserve maps.
Touch free punching will be enabled for this event. If you want to hire a SIAC dibber (recording device) the cost will be £2.50. If you want to hire a standard dibber the cost will be £1.
Interesting streets and complicated footpaths through a relatively new community. The area was once a WW2 air force base.
Public toilets nearby in Liberty Square car park (just behind Asda).
Customer toilets in Asda.
Costa Coffe in Liberty Square.
Spitfire Pub nearby at 1 Liberty Square, Kings Hill, West Malling
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Graham Denney
Planner: Richard Field
Controller: Gordon Parker
Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
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.
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.