Lullingstone Country ParkThu 2 Feb
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
Lullingstone is a great place to stage a night event, because you do not have to plan courses around golfers and the fear of being injured by a flying golf ball. At 1:10,000 the area is quite large and physically demanding for a two set Score event, making trying to collect all controls difficult. Looking at some of your route choices makes fascinating reading. I planned the two different number sets as line courses, so generally speaking the next nearest control site was either technically difficult with route choices and/or physically difficult because you had to cross a valley or climb a hill. This meant that skipping the nearest one and visiting another further away might be a quicker and easier option. Check your maps to see what I mean.
Score maestros Ian D. and Mark G. spotted early on that if you did the 100's intially you needed to bag controls 108 and 107 first if you wanted to try and visit a lot of them. The 5 point/minute time deduction rather than the usual 10 also mixed up the final positions with winners and losers as a result. This might be something other organisers might want to consider, especially for those events that Start and Finish at the highest points of the area, when time loss running uphill to the finish could be more of a feature. (i.e. Challock and Knole Park spring to mind)
Thanks to Neil Speers for his IT support and control collection and apologies to Mark and Julie C. who missed out on the Carvery as a result of collecting controls and taking one for the team.
This is event 14 of the Kent Night Cup series 2022/23.
Near: Chelsfield Lat,Lng: 51.36053,0.16239 Postcode: BR6 7PY What3Words: ///tricks.comb.twice
Directions / Parking
Car Parking will be in the overflow car park at Lullingstone Golf Club accessed from Parkgate Road in Crockenhill, not far from Junction 4 of the M25.
Postcode BR6 7PX 51.360541; 0.163364. w3w tricks.comb.twice
Map / Terrain
The map is 1:10,000 printed on waterproof paper.
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.
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 day of event.
BOF Seniors £5, Non-BOF Senior £7 and Juniors £3. SI dibber hire £1. SIAC dibber hire £2.50.
Registration and Start times
19.30hrs. 100m from the Event Centre. Please arrive in good time.
Punching finish. Please report to the download as soon as you finish.
Results will be available at the après-O on the night (see below) and on the DFOK website within a few days.
Après-O : Toby Carvery at Badgers Mount TN14 7AD w3w: grapes.saying.meant. Please state on entry if you expect to come to eat so we can adjust the numbers on the provisional booking. Pay at the Carvery.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser / Planner : Andrew Pitcher
Controller (risk assessment): Neil Speers
Nearest A&E Hospital
COMPETITORS TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT AT THEIR OWN RISK