University of Kent Sunday Series

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban

Info updated: Sun 4 Jun

Results

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Canterbury

Directions / Parking

We will be using two car parks – one is close to registration (marker 20/21 on the map in the following link), and is for people that are EOD, families and older competitors.  Others will be parking at the pavilion car park (marker 26), which is approx. 1.5km walk to the start. 

https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/parking/Parking%20Sep%202016%20map.pdf

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.00-12.00

Starts from 10:30  to 12:30

Courses close  2.00pm

Course Information

Courses-subject to final controlling Length km Height m
Brown-technical for experienced orienteers 8.0 50
Blue-technical for experienced orienteers 6.4 45
Green-technical for experienced orienteers 5.0 40
Light Green-technical but less physical than above 3.6 40
Orange-moderate progression 2.6 30
Yellow-easy for beginners 2.0 25
Score-choose which controls to visit within 60 mins   60 mins -

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

Through Fabian4: www.fabian4.co.uk until Thursday 1st June 23:55: £7 adults (non British Orienteering members+£2), Juniors £3. SI dibber hire £1. Adults running the Orange or Yellow courses £3

Adults on the score course £5 (EOD only)

​Entry on the day subject to map availability and a £2 surcharge for adults for all courses except Yellow, Orange and Score

Terrain Description

Courses will have a mix of the parkland and woodland area with delightful views of Canterbury and the Cathedral, and the technical urbantype area of the university campus.

Facilities

The toilets in the sport centre will be available, as will be the ones in the pavilion (see location map). 

Water and squash available. There is also a shop on campus which has an in-store bakery and provides sandwiches and other refreshments.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: David Pickup

Organiser: Sam Prior

Controller: Jerry Purkis SAX

Important Information

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.

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