Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Night, Score, Urban
Fortunately Uckfield faired better than Venice this week and we were blessed with a dry starry night. Except for a few diehards the venue proved too out of the way for most SAXONs members but numbers were boosted by local Southdowners and a group of mountain bikers who joined us for their normal Thursday night ride. The map needed quite a lot of updating and we probably still missed a few twittens, care was needed navigating through the estate to the North. Congratulations to the winner Tom Dobra who was seen leaving the event proudly wearing his large chocolate medal. We put all the controls out by car but some would have been quicker by foot given the long detours needed and the mass of paths going where the roads didn't. Thanks to Joe for running the SI for us, and Steve, Jill, Chris and Sue for control collecting.
Jane and Neil
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Pre event info
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SONiC Series Info
SONiCs are events held during the evening hours of darkness and take place either around streets or in parks/woods. They are score events where you get an hour to visit as many controls as you can, with everyone starting at the same time. For insurance purposes juniors under the age (actual age) of 16 are not allowed to compete in street events unaccompanied. For the street events a small torch is helpful to read the map. For forest events a stronger (head)torch is recommended.
Nearest town: Uckfield
- Postcode: TN22 1AR *
- Grid Ref: TQ472213
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* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.
Directions / Parking
Parking in the car park behind the picture house off Uckfield High Street. Head for the long stay (10 hour) part via Library Way. To allow us to print sufficient maps please use this online poll to let us know if you intend coming.
Nearest train station Uckfield 300m from carpark
1 hour score event, 10 points per control with a penalty of 10 points per minute or part minute late back. Electronic punching used throughout and all controls (except the finish) will be enabled for contactless punching.
£4 seniors, £1 juniors (SO Juniors free). Dibber hire £1.
Mass start 7:30pm
A4 1:10000 open orienteering street map with 10m contours - updated by Neil Crickmore and Jane Lambert
Mainly urban streets, footpaths (some unlit) and some open grassy areas. The area is not flat!
Dogs allowed. Urban area, if bringing please clear up after them.
Customer toilets are available at the Tesco store 150m south of the car park.
As it is an urban event all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Torch and hi-vis top essential.
After the event we will be meeting in a local pub:
Just a short drive to the south of Uckfield for after event analysis and jovial company. Food menu orders by 9pm and include pub favourites, burgers, fish dishes and yummy desserts! Let me know on the night if you're joining us.
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Contacts / Officials
Planner: Jane Lambert
Controller: Neil Crickmore