University of Kent Sunday Series
Sun 4 Jun 2017
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Canterbury
- Grid Ref: TR 140 596
- Postcode: CT2 7NW
- Latitude: 51.29586
- Longitude: 1.06763
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
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.
Public Transport options
Nearest train station Canterbury West.
Registration & Start Times
Registration from 10.00-12.00
Starts from 10:30 to 12:30
Courses close 2.00pm
|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|
|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.
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
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.
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
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.