Milton Creek and KemsleySat 23 Sept
Local level event
Explanation of event levels
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.
Terrain type: Parkland & Urban
What a great end to the summer series! Thank-you Graham for a well planned set of courses. The long leg on the Long course was a great conundrum, with the splits showing that the westerly route to the road to be the fastest!
Milton Creek will again be the destination in 2 weeks time for the first KOL of the season. See you all there.
An urban orienteering event across the streets of Kemsley and Milton Creek country park.
Near: Sittingbourne Lat,Lng: 51.35452,0.74269 Postcode: ME10 2UE What3Words: ///digits.below.models
Directions / Parking
The car park is now open and can be accessed from the road leading to the Greggs drive through. No parking charges (yet). The address is Saffron Way ME102EX. What 3 Words: apply.squad.calculating.
Public Transport Options
1km Sittingbourne (mainline) station, 0.5km Kemsley (branch) station.
Map / Terrain
Modern housing estate with navigational challenges, parkland with some rough open areas and trees in places, lakes, railway, small stream, historic church.
We will be using the streets of Kemsley - which give a great challenge of a new housing estate with plenty of dead ends and alleyways to challenge you, and the parkland of Milton Creek Country Park. An additional challenge is to pick the best routes between the park and the streets avoiding any unnecessary detours. There are also lakes, an historic railway and an historic church to entertain you.
Long 6.2 km 60 minutes
A long urban course with all controls visited in order. Insurance rules re traffic mean under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult.
Short urban 2.9 km
As the long course - also suitable for under 16s without an adult (parents please note some very quiet roads are crossed)
Score - 60 minutes
Find as many of the controls in the time limit as possible. Points gained for each control found, points lost for every minute or part minute you are late.
This course is best if you are new to orienteering, or if you want to be out for just the set time. Under 16's to be accompanied by an adult.
Enter as an individual or as a group. You don't have to be a member of an orienteering club. Maps provided, please take one each per person. Yours to keep after the event. If you don't have a dibber (timing ship) will be hired.
Pre-entry only via http://www.racesignup.co.uk
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members. £7.
Juniors & students £3 .
Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).
Dibber loan (non-SIAC): Free. SIAC dibber hire £1.50
Registration and Start times
Start times 11am - 12.30.
New Greggs drive through cafe right by the car park entrance or ASDA cafe. Toilets in country park or at Greggs.
None in the park, on lead in the streets. On lead near start and finish please.