Summer Series at Trosley
Thu 11 May 2017
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Meopham
- Grid Ref: TQ 633 610
- Postcode: DA13 0SG
- Latitude: 51.32518
- Longitude: 0.34187
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking is at the Trosley Country Park car park off Waterlow Road, Vigo Village, Near Wrotham, Kent. DA13 0SG. £1.50 parking charge from machines. Nearest railway station: Borough Green 2.5km
Registration & Start Times
Registration: 18:50 to 19:15. We are aiming to have a mass start at 19.20 so that we can be out in time before the gates are locked (21:00)!
Bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). Otherwise you can hire one.
Order food for apres-O at Registration
60 minute score course suitable for all abilities. 20 controls will be placed in Trosley Country Park. Find as many as you can in the 1 hour time limit, choosing the optimum route for you. Suitable for all abilities from complete beginner to experienced.
It will still be light when you finish at 20.20, but it may be a bit dark under the trees, so you may want to bring a headtorch or small hand held torch to read the ma.
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: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.
Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.
SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Carrying a whistle is recommended (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)
Lovely woodland with plenty of paths, and a steep scarp slope. You don’t have to go down (or up) the slope unless you want extra points, the view from the top over mid Kent is excellent.
Toilets will probably be open. Apres O & Prizegiving after the event. The Royal Oak, Wrotham. TN157RX). 2km down the hill near the M25/M26 junction.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Sean Cronin
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
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