Manor Park & West Malling. Kent Night Cup 24
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Thu 9 Mar 2017
Type of event: Local-(D), Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
It was a Brendon - Alison 1-2 for the second time this season - very impressive. There was quite a judgement to be made about whether to collect pairs, or go for maximum controls. This jumbled the order somewhat.
There's still some jostling for category placings in the League, notably SuperVet Woman and second place Vet Woman. Note that there will be a maximum of 25 events in the League this season (the DFOK Gravesend event couldn't be fulfilled due to the snow).
Participants will probably have noticed that Manor Park has been used for events before. The park on its own is too small for a KNC competition. Similarly, West Malling wouldn't support a Street-O, but it was worth considering combining the two. It did need something like Jean's 'dumbbells through the paper' idea to make it work, and the format seemed to be well received.
Thanks, Jean, for hosting this round.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: West Malling
- Grid Ref: TQ772552
- Postcode: ME19 6PE
- Latitude: 51.28673
- Longitude: 0.40218
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
From M20 take junction 4, A228, south. Continue on the A228 following signs to West Malling. The country park is south of the town and on the east side of the road
Registration & Start Times
Parking is in the Country Car car park
Registration 18.45 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 Card (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).
Instructions will be given at 19.25 with mass start at 19.30
60 minute score with 21 controls, suitable for all abilities around the country park and streets of West Malling and the adjoining countryside. Hi-viz clothing recommended
Controls can be taken in any order. Extra points can be obtained by visitng pairs of controls with the same final digit e.g. 91 and 101
One point per control; but loss of 1 point per minute, or part, over the 60 mins.
There will be two maps printed back to back. Manor Park Country Park is at 1:3000 with 5 m contours. The West Malling Street map is at 1:10000 with 10 m contours
Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper
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 £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.
Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know roughly how many maps to print.
SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Hi-viz clothing recommentded. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult on the street controls.
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.
Manor Park Country Park is a small park with fences and a lake.
West Malling is a small country town. The street map takes in the town and adjoining quiet lanes and footpaths
Apres O for prize giving and socialising will be at the Scared Crow pub in West Malling. There is no dedicated car park so on street parking necesary. Food orders will be taken at registration
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald
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.