Summer Series at Mote Park
Sun 16 Jul 2017
Type of event: Local-(D), Score
Type of terrain: Parkland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Maidstone
- Grid Ref: TQ 772 552
- Postcode: ME14 5SS
- Latitude: 51.27060
- Longitude: 0.53796
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
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
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.
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.
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
Organiser/Planner: Mark Glaisher
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance
Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.