Jubilee ParkSat 7 May
Come and Try It event
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: Parkland & Woodland
34 competitors ranging from beginner to experienced orienteer enjoyed some challenging courses set by Ian. Competition was fierce as exemplified by 2 dead heats for second place on both the green and score courses.
Newcomers are most welcome. Some coaching guidance will be available at
the event but we encourage all newcomers to email the Organiser so that we can send you two short videos to give you a good feel of what to expect on the day.
Near: Petts Wood Lat,Lng: 51.39136,0.06930 OS Grid Ref: TQ441671 Postcode: BR5 1BY What3Words: ///spit.fine.sorry
Directions / Parking
Parking will be at the Tent Peg Lane entrance to the park.
Parking is limited but further car parking is available on Crest View Drive and in
Petts Wood centre.
The closest railway station is Petts Wood station, less than 10 minutes walk away
from the park entrance.
Map / Terrain
Parkland with some areas of forest and brown features and path network.
1:5,000 scale with mm contours drawn to ISOM 2017 standard. Overprinted on waterproof paper
Yellow (2km) - Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Orange (3km) - Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Green (4.5km) - Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.
Score Course - Find as many controls as you can in 60 minutes. 10 points per control. 10 point penalty for each minute or part of a minute late back.
Entries via racesignup.co.uk. Entries in advance from 5th April. No entry on the
Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 6th May. There is a guarantee of a map for the course you would like to run if you enter by midnight on Sunday 1st May. After this date, entry limits will be set for each course based on the number of maps available. Select your preferred start time block when you enter. Maximum of 14 starters in any 15 minute block.
ENTRY FEES Seniors £5, Juniors £3; Juniors can be shadowed. Families participating as a group £8. Enter one senior name and add the number of others in the group e.g. enter a group of 3 participating together as “One Name +2”.
Registration and Start times
Open from 10:30. Look for DFOK banner.
Start times are 11:00 to 12:00. Courses close 13:30.
It is a Punching Start and a Punching Finish. After finishing, please proceed directly to Download. Download will be by the competitor. Hired SI and SIAC dibbers should then be deposited in a pink container nearby. Start and Finish are within 200m of Enquires and car parking.
No toilets are available at the event. There are community toilets at Sovereign of the Seas Public House, Queensway, Petts Wood and toilet facilities at Petts Wood station.
First Aid of a limited nature will be provided by club officials. Ask at Enquiries. No food or drinks will be provided. Please bring all the water and food you need. There are many food and drink outlets in nearby Petts Wood.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/Planner : Ian Catchpole (DFOK)
Controller for risk assessment purposes: David Dawson (DFOK)
Nearest A&E Hospital
Maps are overprinted with the Organiser’s telephone number.
Orienteering is an adventure sport and you take part at your own risk and are re-sponsible for your own safety during the event.
Please respect other park users... and have fun.