Summer Series at Trosley Country Park
Sat 2 Sep 2017
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
Thanks go to Sean for putting on a nice event in the Park, with a format (including a novel feature) that offered something for everyone.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Wrotham
- 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.
£2 parking charge from machines.
Nearest railway station: Borough Green 2.5km
Registration & Start Times
Registration: 10:45 to 11:15. Mass start at 11.30
Bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). Otherwise you can hire one.
An opportunity to run, walk or jog around one of Kent’s most beautiful country parks, and challenge yourself to find as many checkpoints as possible in the time limit.
Course A: 45 minute score course. Find as many controls (checkpoints) as possible in the time limit. Visit in any order. 1 point per control, 1 point lost for every minute back late. Ideal for beginners, those with some experience or families with younger juniors. You will get as much time as you need time to study the map and ask questions before the race starts.
Course B: 60 minute score course. As course A, but controls split into two groups to encourage you to run further. You see the course when the race starts. Suitable for more experienced orienteers and those that think the 45 minute course isn’t long enough for them.
Results and prize giving as soon as possible after everyone is back.
500 ft and 1000 ft challenges: Bring your smartphone or GPS watch on the course and record the amount of climb you do. Prizes for anyone that achieves 500ft or 1000ft of climbing during the race. (Saxons members – good training for the Compass Sport Cup Final!).
You don’t have to be a member of an orienteering club (though we do encourage you to join a club after 3 events to support the sport). You can compete on your own or in a small group. Maps and electronic timing equipment will be provided (you can keep the map afterwards). A compass may be useful, but not necessary at Trosley as the steep slope and major paths/roads help work out what direction you are going in.
Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
1:7,500 scale map 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 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 (we will bring some spare in case you forget).
SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one.
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.
Trosley County Park café serves good value sandwiches, cakes and jacket potatoes.
Toilets on site.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Sean Cronin
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.