Mardley Night Score
A local night event, suitable as an introduction to night events and accessible for juniors.
|Event Centre||Scout & Guide HQ, Canonsfield Road, Welwyn AL6 0QA , OS Grid Ref TL242179. Enquiries, Registration, Download, First Aid and Toilets will be available at the Event Centre. Signed off the B197 Great North Road, Welwyn / Oaklands at AL6 OPH|
|Parking||Parking will be on the road near the Event Centre. Space is very limited and it would be greatly appreciated if as many people as possible can share transport. The local lanes are not suitable for parking, so please do not park there.|
|Terrain||A local night event on an area mixed forest and heath of limited size, surrounded by fencing / minor roads, making it ideal for Night Orienteering. There are areas of complex contour detail to test the most experienced orienteer, but also many control sites on easily recognised features.|
|Map||1:5000 on waterproof paper. Mapped in 2007 by Susan&Keith Marsden, updated in 2015 by Roger Moulding.|
|Courses||Open Score – 45 minutes;Suitable for experienced orienteers (must be M/W16+)
Junior Score – 45 minutes, similar in difficulty to the adult score but with no controls north of the road.
Ochre – 2k – suitable for juniors and beginners. Ochre is the night equivalent of yellow i.e. always following line features such as paths.
The Junior Score and Ochre courses will not involve crossing any roads, the Adult Score course has controls either side of a minor road.
|Starts||Registration from 5:30pm, mass start at 6:00pm. Courses close 7:15pm|
|Fees||Entry on the day only.
Non-HH members: Adults £4.00, juniors £2.00
HH members: Adults £2.00, Juniors FREE, accompanying adults free
Sportident dibber hire £1.00.
Charge for lost dibbers £30.00
|Facilities||Toilets at registration. First Aid. Water and hot drinks at Finish (to be confirmed).|
|Dogs||No dogs in event centre. Please clear up after your dog, poo bins are available.|
|Safety||The Adult Score course has controls either side of a minor road. Please take care crossing the road. The road is unlit and mostly straight so vehicle headlights should be visible for a distance. There will be no marshalled crossing points.
Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.
Note: Competitors who have attended more than three events and are not members of the British Orienteering Federation will not be covered by BOF liability insurance.
|Officials||Planner Samuel Fielding
Organiser Kevin Fielding
Controller Susan Marsden