Shorne Country Park (DFOK) KNC13

One of the KNC rounds hosted by neighbouring club DFOK

Thu 10 Dec 2015

Mark Collins' Event Report is on the Results page

Type of event: Local, Night, Score

Info updated: Sun 13 Dec


Event Report

Here are Mark Collins' comments:- 'Thank you everyone for braving the weather and with 38 competitors it was a good turnout.  Well done to the winners Andy Pitcher and Alison Howe - see their sequence in the Results. Also thank you to the people who helped:-  Neil Speers for doing auto download and Mark Glaisher, Dave Cave-Ayland and Brendan Howe for control collecting.'

Thank you Mark & DFOK for hosting this round.

Next week is the last KNC before Christmas, in Knole Park, planned by Nick Barrable. For those coming to the pub afterwards, please don't forget your Secret Santa gift (value £2 - £3)!

Mark Glaisher  KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Gravesend

Directions / Parking

From the A2 Coastbound : Take the Cobham turn off and parking is the next turning on the right.

From the A2 London Bound : Take the Cobham turn off and take the first exit at the roundabout, over the A2 and parking is down the road on the right after the A2.

Parking along Park Pale road

Public Transport options

Closest Railway Station: Sole Street 3 miles from the venue.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: In the car park between 18:45 and 19:15. Please note the earlier time as there is a walk to the start

Depart from car park at 7.15pm for Start at 7.30pm

Order food for Apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 Min Score, suitable for all abilities, twenty-one controls in total, 1 point per control and 1 point deducted per minute or part minute late. There will be two sets of numbers, 60’s and 70’s with a changeover of 100. Get as many in one set as you can then dib the changeover control and continue onto the other set. There is no changing back once you have started your second set. Please do not be tempted to run along any roads.

Map 1:7500 scale with 5m contours

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 Details

Entry on the day: Seniors £4 and Juniors £1

Dibbers are available at registration to hire for £1. Lost dibbers will be charged at £30.

Coming to the event? It would be great to know in advance so Mark Collins can gauge how many maps to print. Please e-mail if you are intending to come - Contact Details below

Terrain Description

Shorne is an area consisting of mainly woodland with some open areas. There is intricate contour detail in some parts and generally undulating. Good track network.


Apres O and Prizegiving: Food will be served in The Leather Bottle, post code: DA12 2AX in Cobham Village. Food needs to be phoned through whilst you are running, so please mark off your food choice at registration before you go.

Prizegiving will take place in the pub afterwards

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: : Mark Collins (DFOK) 07881 570062

Important Information

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 at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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