Trosley. Kent Night Cup 6
Event Report read more (below)
Thu 27 Oct 2016
Also note: the SE Night Championships are being held at Norbury Park, Dorking on 12th Nov. https://www.saxons-oc.org/documents/2016/SE_Night_Championships.pdf
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Interesting to see that the first four runners had the same score and finished within 40 seconds , with the fifth place only one minute behind them.
Adding the dumbbells into the course introduced more route choices, which caught out some people, but in a small area, well known to many, it kept the faster orienteers occupied, and made for close racing.
When I started to plan I chose about 25 or so control locations, and then looked back over the past courses I had been to at Trosley - almost all my control sites had been used before. So I was pleased to have someone comment after their run that they been to a part of the country park they hadn’t seen before.
Please note that the standard AutoDownload results presentation only shows the first visit to a control. A couple of people punched 111 in the middle of their 100s, then visited it again when switching - this second visit is not shown.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Wrotham
- Grid Ref: TQ 634611
- Postcode: DA13 0SG
- Latitude: 51.32518
- Longitude: 0.34187
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking at Trosley Country Park main car park (by the Visitor Centre). The country park is signposted from the A227 (Gravesend road) at the junction with Harvel Road 2 miles North-East of its junction with the A20 at Wrotham. From the South, turn right into Harvel Road, then first right into Waterlow Road. The country park entrance is the first turning on the right. Follow the road into the country park and round to the right to the main car park (parking fee £1.50).
Nearest postcode DA13 0SG. Railway stations: Borough Green, approx 3.5 miles, Meopham approx 5 miles.
Registration & Start Times
Note: For Event Safety purposes you will be requested to fill in a Registration Card, unless you completed one at Tonbridge last week.
Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).
Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.
If you can, please pre-order food for apres-O with the organiser when booking your map (details below). There will be a shorter menu at registration if you are unable to pre-order in advance.
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 –99, 100-109, and 111. Visit the 90 series first, then 111, then 100 series, or start with the 100s and change over to the 90s. There will also be an additional opportunity for bonus points.
If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.
1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2015. 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 (+ menu selection?) so we know how many maps to print.
SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)
The country park is on the crest of the North Downs and includes a section of the scarp slope. It is mostly woodland with a good path network and some open areas on the scarp.
Apres O & Prizegiving: The George in Trottiscliffe village (post code ME19 5DR), website http://www.thegeorgekent.co.uk . It is about 5 minutes by car from the event parking. To reach it leave the country park the way you came in, turn left into Waterlow Road and left again into Harvel Road. When you get to the A227 turn left and in 200 yards turn left at the crossroads. follow this road down the hill past the sharp right hand bend and into Trottiscliffe village. The George is the second pub on the right and is on the village green. The pub would appreciate knowing our food orders earlier in the day if you could let the organiser know when you book your map. Menu is on the website.
Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.
Contacts / Officials
Planner / Organiser: Phil Norris
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
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.
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.