Trosley Summer Series
Thu 18 Aug 2016
Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
Thanks to all for turning up-a massive entry for this evening event!
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Meopham
- Grid Ref: TQ633610
- Postcode: DA13 0SG
- Latitude: 51.32518
- Longitude: 0.34187
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
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.
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.
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.
Wooded country park with a network of paths and tracks and steep slopes.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Jean Fitzgerald
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 email@example.com at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.
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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.
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.