Summer Series at Mote Park

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Mon 17 Jul


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Maidstone

Directions / Parking

Follow Brown direction signs to Mote Park main car park. Nearest postcode ME14 5SS 

Parking fee £2 (up to 6 hours)

Registration & Start Times

From 10.15am adjacent to the main Mote Park car park (near the childrens play area, toilets and café). Look out for the blue & purple 'Saxons' feather-style banner.

Mass Start at 11:00am

Help will be given to newcomers to explain the map and the course. Please make yourself known

Course Information

Checkpoints ('controls') will be positioned on features in the Park - Seats, fences, paths, depressions etc. These will be marked on the map supplied.

45 minute ‘Score’ format for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in the time available? No worries if you can't locate a control - move on to another one.

60 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – 20 controls numbered 90 - 109, 10 points per control. 10 Bonus points when two consecutive controls have units that add up to 10, eg 94-106. Sequence 92-108-102 scores 50 points (3 x 10 points plus 2 x 10 points bonus). Maximum score 330 points. Penalty 10 points per minute/part-minute beyond 60 minutes

Courses close at 12:30pm

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

Enter on the day.  Adults £4,  Juniors £1,  Dibber hire £1 (records your time & controls visited)

You can compete in a group or family if you prefer.

Please email the Organiser if you intend coming, so we can estimate roughly how many maps to print.

Some spares will be printed if you forget to email us.

Terrain Description

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.


Cafe, toilets

Dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs allowed.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Mark Glaisher

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.

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, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members 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.

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.

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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.