Mote ParkMon 1 Jan
New Years Day score event
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
Links to results where you can also see everyone's routes (click on "Show tracks")
Great turn out for our annual New Year Day Event. Happy New Year everyone!
Near: Maidstone Lat,Lng: 51.26814,0.53923 OS Grid Ref: TQ772555 What3Words: ///waters.oils.pinch
Directions / Parking
Parking in the main Mote Park parking area. ME15 7SU. There is a £2 parking charge. We will be using the new overflow car park adjacent to the main car parking area.
Public Transport Options
Maidstone East and West railway stations are in walking distance of the area.
Map / Terrain
Parkland surrounding a large lake with small pockets of woodland and an interesting path network.
Long Score 60 mins
Suitable for more experienced orienteers - 60 minute score, 30 checkpoints. Odds and Evens. Start on odd or even checkpoint numbers before switching to the other set. No changeover control. Penalties award for each minute or part minute you are late back after the 60 minutes.
Short Score 60 mins
60 minute score suitable for beginners, family groups and those looking to cover a shorter distance. 30 scoring controls to be visited in any order - but beware, points get deducted for every minute you are over the 60 minute time limit.
Entries in advance only at RaceSignUp. Enter by midnight 29th Dec to guarantee entry. Limited entry thereafter subject to map availability.
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members £7.
Juniors & students £3 (members/non members).
Group: £10 (map for each participant) (members/non members).
Registration and Start times
Short Score participants will start at 11am, Long Score at 11.15am.
Please note: we will be using MapRun to validate checkpoints you visit so you will need to have downloaded the app onto your phone or GPS watch prior to the event. Full details on how to do this can be found on the Saxons website, and further details will be sent to participants ahead of the event.
If you are new to orienteering or have not used the MapRun App before, please arrive from 10.30am for a pre-event briefing and to check the App is working and ready to go.
Cafe and toilets can be found in the newly built block adjacent to the car park.
Well-behaved dogs on a lead.
Contacts / Officials
Nearest A&E Hospital
Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone ME16 9QQ
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