Mote ParkSat 24 Jun

Summer Series

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


Results and Splits


What a hot day! Well done to all those that braved the swealtering conditions. Some really great performances today. On the Long Score, newcomer Tim Fowler took the win clearing the course within the 60 minutes, and that was after having completed Park Run earlier in the day! Congratulations too to Catherine Catchpole who won on the Short Score course with 190 points - only missing out on clearing the course as she hadn't seen control 58 on the map.

Some great junior racing going on today too - well done to Eloise Pauling on her first event finishing with 160 points and 1st W18 on the short score. Faster, but on the same points total, Ben Cronin put in a strong run as first M18. Adam Davidson was first in M14 category with 140 points and Alice Evans was first in the W12 category with 130 points.

A special mention to Tabitha and Felix Kelly. Great resilience from Tabitha W12 running on her own for the first time, and at only her second event, and Felix for being very brave after getting a splinter.

Look forward to seeing you at the next Saxons event at Capstone Country Park in Medway on 15th July.

Last updated: Mon 31 July, 2023

Location Info

Near: Maidstone
Lat,Lng: 51.26878,0.53969
Postcode: ME14 5DL
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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.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Parkland surrounding a large lake with small pockets of woodland and an interesting path network.

Course Information

Long Score 60 mins
60 minute score. 40s and 50s with compulsory changeover control - start on either set, changeover when you want at control 60 - non scoring. Once changed over no changing back. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Maximum score 200 points.

Short Score 60 mins
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 scoring controls to be be visited in any order 10 points per control, 5 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Maximum score 200 points.

Guidance will be available to newcomers and novices before the start.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Entries in advance only at RaceSignUp. Entries will close midnight on 23 June.

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. SIAC dibber hire:£1.50.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 11am - 12.30pm. Courses close at 2.00pm after which controls will be collected.


Cafe and toilets can be found in the newly built block adjacent to the car park.

Dog restrictions

Dogs welcome but to be kept on leads.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Alison Howe, email hidden; JavaScript is required

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