KNC 3: Angley Wood
The first forest event of the KNC series
Thu 7 Oct 2021
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
30 competitors took part in this Score event on Angley Wood - south, in quite balmy weather. The rather variable conditions off-path in the Wood could make for slow progress, and the best score was 17/20 controls by Sean Cronin - Well Done.
Our thanks go to the landowner and agents for use of the Wood.
Photos courtesy Rob Lines
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Cranbrook
- Grid Ref: TQ768359
- Postcode: TN17 2PG
- Latitude: 51.09679
- Longitude: 0.52554
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is in Cranbrook High Street car park, which is on the south side of the High Street and also signposted to Co-op Food. Free of charge. Postcode TN17 3DQ is in the car park. No orienteering signs, volunteers or equipment will be in the car park. Watch out for other vehicles. 800m walk to start/finish.
Train: Staplehurst 10km
Cycle/Foot: Go direct to the start/finish area.
Start/finish/download are along the public footpath at TN17 2PG, TQ768359, ///trimmer.baffle.unsecured.
Route from car park to start/finish (800m) – largely unsigned/untaped: Left out of car park along High Street. Take third right after 400m onto New Road, which has a broken tarmac/gravel surface and a footpath sign – there will also be tape streamers at this turn. At the end, cross A229 and follow track opposite into woods - take care at road crossing. Please remain on the pavement and watch out for traffic. Children under 16 must be accompanied for the whole route. Map showing route to Start
Observing British Orienteering and Government guidelines:-
Please be respectful of other people’s wishes to observe social distancing from the time you arrive at the event until you leave.
To minimise the time for interaction with others please arrive in your O gear and depart still wearing it.
Registration & Start Times
Registration: Pre-entry only via https://www.racesignup.co.uk/ by midnight Wed 6th October.
This will require details for safety purposes and a declaration about Covid-19.
No Registration on the night.
The Start will be 75m along the access track (Finish and Download are also located here)
Start period 7.30pm – 7.45pm.
Please read the Start briefing displayed (event safety & event details)
Punching start (consider social distancing)
60 minute score including some straightforward controls on, or adjacent to, paths.
20 controls in two series: 90-99 and 100-109. Start with one series (any order within the series) then switch to the other series when and where you wish. No changeover control & no changing back. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Max score 200 points. Controls will be collected from 8:55pm (course closing time).
1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
Controls will be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.
After your run please Download as normal, considering social distancing. Timing printouts will be provided and the results will be available on the website.
If you are able to help collect controls in afterwards, please do volunteer.
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.
Pre-entry only via https://www.racesignup.co.uk/
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members of BO £7.
Juniors & students £3 (BO or non-BO).
Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant) (BO or non-BO).
Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.
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. You will need to look after your car keys yourself (eg carry in zipped pocket or waist strap).
An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.
Mixed forest with a good path network and contour features. Some areas contain brambles, bracken, windblow or are recently felled, which are not nice to run across. Some hills and steep, slippery slopes. Watch out for ruined wire fences
An uncovered clothing dump will be provided near download. Please leave your items separate from others’ to avoid someone else touching them while trying to collect theirs.
There are toilets at the car park but these are unlikely to be open.
Apres-O & prizegiving: not on this occasion.
Contacts / Officials
Planner & Organiser: Mark Glaisher 07895 087298 knc"at"saxons-oc.org
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 email@example.com 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.
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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.