Kings Wood Challock middle distance race

WOW weekend

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Sat 7 Oct


Event Report

Unfortunately control 43 on yellow and orange was vandalised during the event, all affected people have been credited with this control.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Challock

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the FC car park at TR 024 500  TN25 4DG. Please be considerate to other users of the woodland.

Registration & Start Times

Assembly/registration will be adjacent to the parking and the start a 1k (15 min) walk away. We plan to have an exciting "stadium finish" in the assembly area

Registration from 12.30-14.00

Starts 13.00-14.30

Courses close at 16.00

Start times are not allocated.

Course Information

Middle distance event

Final course details

1 - Short Blue, 5.3k, TD5
2 - Short Green, 3.8k, TD5
3 - Light Green, 3.3k, TD4
4 - Orange, 2.3k, TD3
5 - Yellow, 1.8k, TD2

Conventional SI punch system will be used.

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

This event is part of the Whitstable Orienteering Weekend (WOW). There will be a £3 discount for competitors entering both events.

Entry in advance on Fabian4 preferred - Closing date 1st October. Conventional SI punch system will be used.

Fees: seniors £7 (plus £2 for non BO members); juniors £3 (no surcharge)

EOD subject to map availability plus £2

Dibber hire (SI) £1. 

Terrain Description

An extensive well managed forest with chestnut coppice and beautifully runnable areas of mature beech. Newly remapped (summer 2017) after much forestry work so regulars might be pleasantly surprised how some areas have changed, opening up new planning options.

Map is drawn to ISOM2000. No legend on the map though loose copies of the legend will be available from registration.


Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Nick Betts

Planner: Simon Blanchflower

Controller: Doug Deeks

Important Event Information

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.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for someone to meet you before your start.

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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