Trosley Summer Series

Thu 18 Aug 2016

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

Info updated: Fri 19 Aug

Results

Event Report

Thanks to all for turning up-a massive entry for this evening event!

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Meopham

Directions / Parking

Follow the brown tourist signs to the country park. There will be a car parking charge so bring change for the meter.

Registration & Start Times

Due to the shortening daylength the start will be slightly earlier than for the previous evening events. Registration will be from 18.30-18.45 followed by a briefing and mass start at 19.00. However, if you cant get there by this time don't panic. There will be a second mass start for latecomers at 19.30. However, you will need to bring a torch to ensure you can see the map in the trees. In fact torches are recommended for everyone, even the earlier starters. So get in practise for the new season of Kent Night Cup events and charge up your headtorches.

Course Information

There will be two courses available; a 45min and a 60 min score event. Some Check Points will be easier to find – these will typically be on or close to paths. Other Check Points will be harder to find. Visit as many check points as you can within the time limit selected. Points are lost for returning late so you will need to have some way of keeping track of time.

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, from 18.30 pm.  adults £4,  juniors £1,  dibber* hire £1. You can compete in a small group or family if you prefer, (and just pay one entry fee).

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

* this event will use SPORT IDENT electronic punching; you will need to carry a special “dibber” but you can hire one on the day if you don’t have one.

Terrain Description

Wooded country park with a network of paths and tracks and steep slopes.

Facilities

None available

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jean Fitzgerald

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

Covid-19:

Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

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 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. 

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.