Sunday League event - Ightham

Sun 7 Jan 2018

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Tue 9 Jan


Event Report

Results and splits now available. Note that we have credited control 51 where it did not register on the latest style dibbers.

SB 08.01.18

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Borough Green

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the large lay-by formed by the old section of the A25 at the Crown Point Inn. There will be limited parking near the start by St Lawrence Church (TQ573552) and possibly in the school car park close by (to be confirmed) for families with children to consider, but note that registration and download will be at the Crown Point Inn.

If travelling from the west leave the M25 at junction 5 following the Sevenoaks signs. Follow the A25 eastwards in the direction of Borough Green. If travelling from the east turn off the M26 at junction 2a and follow directions towards Sevenoaks. Parking is off the A25 on the south side. Event signs will be posted on the A25. 

Registration & Start Times

EOD Registration will be adjacent to the car parking area. 

Registration 10 am to 12 noon

Starts 10.30-12.30

Courses close at 14.00

Distance from Registration to Start c 1.2 k

Course Information

Electronic punching (SI) will be used.

There will be six colour coded courses plus a score course (lengths subject to final controlling)

Yellow 2.0 k: for beginners and young children

Orange 2.8 k: for progression

Light Green 3.4 k: less technical and physical than Green

Green 4.6 k: technical for experienced orienteers

Blue 5.8 k: technical for experienced orienteers

Brown 6.8 k: technical for experienced orienteers

Score course: aimed at intermediates - find as many controls as you can within a 60 minute time limit.


There will be two finishes: Yellow, Orange and Light Green will finish near the Start. Green, Blue and Brown will finish c 300 m from the car park

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Pre-entries on Fabian4 before 30 December

Seniors £9 (BO members £7)

Seniors on Yellow or Orange course £3

Juniors £3

EOD (subject to map availability)

Seniors £9

Seniors on Yellow or Orange £3

Juniors £3

Dibber hire £1

Please contact the Organiser to reserve a map if not pre-entering

Terrain Description

1:10,000 map with 5 m contours. Updated 2014. Map spec ISOM 2000.

Mature deciduous woodland with a good path network and many point features. All courses apart from Yellow cross a minor road twice. All courses have a short walk along a minor road to the start, and Yellow, Orange and Light Green also return via the same route. Green, Blue and Brown courses have a run along this road as part of the course.  


There are no toilet facilities until the Crown Point Inn opens at 11.30. The inn offers teas, coffee and lunches, including a good value carvery.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: richard whitaker

Planner: Jean Fitzgerald

Planner: Mike Solomon

Controller: Jerry Purkis

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.

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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