Mote Park New Year’s Day Score event
Sun 1 Jan 2017
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Maidstone
- Grid Ref: TQ772552
- Postcode: ME14 5SS
- Latitude: 51.27060
- Longitude: 0.53796
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is in the main car park. Mote Park is signed from the roundabout junction of the A249 and A20 in Maidstone
Public Transport options
Maidstone stations (East/West/Barracks) around 30 minutes walk away
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 10.45.
Starts between 11.00-12.00
Courses close at 13.00
There will be 2 courses both 1 hour score events:
Course 1; 20 controls made up of 90 to 99 and 100 to 109 series. Visit in any order from a series but when you change series you cannot change back. You can start with either series. Penalties for those over the hour.
Course 2; 20 controls made up of 90 to 99 and 100 to 109 series. Visit as many controls as possible in any order within an hour. Penalties for those over the hour.
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 only. If you are brining a large group please let the organiser know so we make sure we have sufficient maps.
Fees £5 senior/£3 junior/£5 for groups
Dibber hire (to record your times) £1.
Large parkland with small patches of woodland. Large lake makes planning your route to controls more interesting! Plenty of paths for beginners.
Cafe and toilet in park (check opening times before arrival).
Car parking charge £1.00. Please pay at machine
Dogs under control in the park please
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Bohdan Rainczuk
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.
To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering 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.
On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering
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 ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.
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.