Mote Park Summer Series
Sun 5 Jun 2016
Photos of event, credit to Dinah and Rowan
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Results and a race report are in the link. For anyone interested, the winning route on the 60 minute score course was:
which covered 10.75 km of Mote Park.
Pre Event Info
Prize Giving will take place shortly after the race finish. Lots of prizes, especially for newcomers.
After the prize giving there will be a 20 minute Skills Session for newcomers and improvers to work on specific aspects of Orienteering. If you struggled during the race, come and chat/practice with one of our resident experts and qualified coaches.
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
Follow directions to Mote Park main car park.
Registration & Start Times
From 10.00 adjacent to the main Mote Park car park (near the kids play area, toilets and café).
Mass Start at 10:30
Help will be given to newcomers to explain the map and the course. Please make yourself known.
45 minute ‘Score’ race for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in the time available?
A ‘Line’ Course suitable for Juniors (Yellow) <2km
60 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – Similar controls with rules to make you run further/think more!
Check Points will be colour coded according to how easy they are to find. Explanation of colour courses (Show).
As it’s the summer, CPs will be located in easy to access areas. There will be no jungle bashing required, stinging nettles or brambles. It’s a race designed for shorts.
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.
Please email the Organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.
Some spares will be printed if you forget to email us.
We are hoping to have a picnic following the race and prize giving, weather permitting. Please bring your lunch, a picnic blanket and join in the fun!
Enter on the day. adults £4, juniors £1, dibber hire £1
You can compete in a group or family if you prefer.
Mote Park is an undulating park area with a lake and various pockets of woodland. The Courses will make use of the excellent path network at Mote Park and the runnable open ground and woodland trails.
well behaved dogs allowed
Contacts / Officials
planner organiser: Brendon Howe
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.
Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines.
To ensure that we comply with these 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. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.
On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
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 please get your breath back and recover before downloading.
Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.
For full BO Covid guidance click here
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.