KOL 9 Joyden's WoodSat 29 Apr
Kent Orienteering League
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: Forest
This is the penultimate event of the 2022/23 KOL series.
Entries are being kept open until noon on Saturday for anyone still wanting to run but please enter via racesignup before you leave home.
Near: Bexley Lat,Lng: 51.42673,0.16258 OS Grid Ref: TQ504720 Postcode: DA5 2EG What3Words: strain.pillow.cherry
Directions / Parking
The event is based at Baldwyn's Park Scout Hut, 58-64 Eden Rd, Bexley DA5 2EG
51.426733; 0.162578. w3w strain.pillow.cherry
There is limited parking at the Event Centre but places are available in nearby streets.
The start (600m) and finish (100m) are accessible from the rear of the Event Centre building. Please follow the red and white taped route from the Event Centre to the start.
Map / Terrain
Mixed forest with a good path network and all courses will have some climb.
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.
As technically as hard as we can make it; for experienced orienteers.
All course lengths are subject to final course planning
21 controls. Visit as many controls as you can in an hour in any order. 10 points per control. 5 points deduction for every minute or half minute late finishing
Electronic punching chip hire: £1.00
The lower entry fee is for members of British Orienteering
Groups participating together (one entry, one map and includes chip hire)
Entry Fee: £10.00
For a group, only one person needs to enter but after the surname please type "+2" say to indicate that this is a group of three people participating together. One map will be issued to the group but extra maps can be provided on request to the organiser in advance at £1 each if there are still maps available for that course.
Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.
Newcomers are most welcome
Registration and Start times
Entries in advance only via racesignup.
Start times: 1100 - 1230
Please make every reasonable effort to arrive at the event in time for your allocated start window
Toilets are available in the scout hut PLEASE - no muddy shoes inside.
There are no refreshments available.
First aid kit on a largely self-use basis with a qualified sports first aider in attendance.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/Planner: Andrew Evans and Luke Bennett
Controller (risk assessment only): David Dawson
Nearest A&E Hospital
You must download after the event even if you do not complete your course, so that we know you are safely back from the event area.
We are very grateful to The Woodland Trust for giving permission for the event to take place and to the scouts at Baldwyn's Scout and Guide Hut for parking and the use of their facilities.