Hucking EstateThu 17 Nov
Kent Night Cup
Local level event
What does this mean?
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun6 App.
Terrain type: Woodland
This is event 5 of the Kent Night Cup series 2022/23.
Near: Hollingbourne Lat,Lng: 51.29379,0.63407 Postcode: ME17 1QT What3Words: ///truly.defers.vaulting
Directions / Parking
Travel news - the approach road through Hollingbourne Village just off the A20 is currently closed. For those approaching from the south the alternative is the country lanes to the north of Bearsted, or use the approach from the A249 from the west (take the Hucking turning).
Access is easiest either from:
* The A249 between the M2 and M20. Turn south, first junction straight on and second junction left along narrow country lanes.
* From the crossroads north of Hollingbourne Hill, Hollingbourne. Turn west and then two left turns along narrow country lanes.
Check out the country lane route on a map before leaving home, or use a SatNav.
Public transport: A long way from anywhere! Contact the organiser at least a few days before the event if you need a lift from a local station.
Car Parking : Parking is at the Hook and Hatchet Pub, Church Road, Hucking ME17 1QT (51,2938, 0.6345). Please park at the north end of the car park furthest from the pub. Thanks.
Grid Ref TQ 837582
Map / Terrain
The Hucking Estate is woodland and farmland owned by the Woodland Trust. It is a mixture of open pasture, historic woodland and newer woodland planted over the last ten years. There is an extensive path network.
Map : 1:10,000 scale with 5m contours. Map updated autumn 2022 by N. Speers.
Suitable for all abilities. Mass start 19.30hrs. 60 minute score event. Twenty controls in total made up of two sets of ten controls (90s and 100s). Visit as many controls in the set of ten in any order, before switching to the second set. Each control is worth 10 point. Course closes 20.30hrs. A penalty of 10 point will be deducted for each minute or part minute you are late back.
The competition area does not involve any road crossings.
Equipment: SPORTIDENT timing will be used. Controls will be SIAC enabled (contactless) but not the finish which will be punched. Standard non-SIAC dibbers can be used as normal punching. If you don’t have a dibber, they are available to hire when you register in advance (see above). SI dibbers can be hired for £1. SIAC (contactless) dibbers can be hired for £2.50. Lost hired dibbers will be charged at a cost of £30 for SI and £60 for SIAC.
Pre-entry only (no entry at the event) online through www.racesignup.co.uk . Entries close at 16:00hrs on 17 November 2022.
BOF Seniors £5, Non-BOF Senior £6 and Juniors £3. SI dibber hire £1. SIAC dibber hire £2.50.
Registration and Start times
19.30hrs There is a short walk to the start and so we will be leaving registration at 19:20hrs. Please arrive in good time.
Punching finish. Please report to the download as soon as you finish.
Toilets will be available at the Hook and Hatchet Pub. No muddy shoes please.
Results will be available at the après-O on the night (see below) and on the DFOK website within a few days.
If you would like to join a number of us for a drink or some food after your run then we will be remaining at The Hook and Hatchet Pub. Food should be ordered at the bar before your run.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser / Planner : Neil Speers (DFOK) firstname.lastname@example.org
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COMPETITORS TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT AT THEIR OWN RISK