Perry Wood Summer Series event
Sun 15 Jul 2018
Results, including bonus points, are now available, plus some comments from the Planner & Organiser. Note! Concern about ticks Read more...
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
It was good to see both newcomers and experienced orienteers at the Perry Wood Summer Series event - I hope the courses and format appealed to all.
Thanks go to Sean Cronin for giving coaching, and other club members for helping on the day.
Note! Since the event, someone has reported a potential tick bite - with the tall bracken at this time of year there is certainly a risk of this. Worth checking, as they can cause nasty infections.https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/
The next Summer Series foot-O event is on 1st September at Angley Wood; in the meantime there are two Bike-O events at Pluckley & Doddington. These are 2.5 hour score events on minor roads.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Selling
- Grid Ref: TR 044 556
- Postcode: ME13 9RN
- Latitude: 51.26381
- Longitude: 0.92464
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Perry Wood car park. Postcode ME13 9RN is just west of the crossroads in the Wood. The car park is a few metres east of the crossroads.
There is no parking charge
Registration & Start Times
Registration 10.00-11.00 If you have a SI dibber please bring it to Registration
Mass start of score event at 11.30
Courses close at 1pm - you must report back by this time.
45 and 60 minute 'score' course. Visit as many of the controls (check points) as you can in the time allowed.
At this series of events we are offering free coaching to members of orienteering clubs before the event starts from 10.15-11.00. People wanting to take advantage of this to register close to 10 so they can get to coaching point ready to start the session. The coaching will be aimed at those who have completed or can complete at least an 'orange' course, and aimed at new and improving orienteers. We will be looking at skills such as orientating the map, how to use the compass, attack points and distance estimation.
If you're not a member of an orienteering club, you can join online at https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=join_online&step=1&ms_club_id=108
20 controls (checkpoints) will be positioned on features in the Wood - paths, depressions, earthwalls etc. These will be marked on the map supplied, with a description of the feature each control is on.
45 minute ‘Score’ format for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in 45 minutes? No worries if you can't locate a control - move on to another one. Controls can be visited in any order. No lateness penalty.
60 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – 10 points per control. Controls may be taken in any order, but note the Bonus points opportunity! 10 Bonus points when consecutive controls are on the same feature, eg. control sequence 96(Depression)-97(Depression)-95(Depression) scores 50 points (3 x 10 points plus 2 x 10 points bonus). To make them easier to spot on the map, 30 series: Path; 40s: Earthwall; 50s: Re-entrant; 60s: Fence; 90s: Depression; 100s: Erosion gully. Max score 340 points. Lateness penalty 10 points per minute/part-minute beyond 60 minutes
Courses close at 1pm - you must report back by this time, so we know everyone has returned.
1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper
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. Please let the organiser know if you are coming to help us gauge how many maps to print, and also if you would like to take part in the coaching session.
Individual adults £5
Individual juniors £2
SI Dibber hire £1
If you take part as a group (2 or more) £10. This will include a map for every member of the group plus dibber (recording chip) hire
Coaching is free.
A very popular woodland locally, ranging from lovely runnable woodland with almost no vegetation (even in high summer) to areas of 6ft high bracken that could be a memorable adventure! Remember this is a score event, so the planning will mean you don't have to venture into the tough areas - just go round rather than through.
Perry Wood has lots of paths, fine views across North Kent, and a nice pub in the middle to aid relocation
Dogs allowed under control in the woodland
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Mark Glaisher
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.