Thanks to everyone for coming to Hucking. Particular thanks to Phil Craven and Dave Cave for helping before the event and stepping in as late evening organisers. Thanks also to control collectors Neil Speers, Jerry Purkis, Chris Rogers, Phil and Andy Pitcher.
A pity that the pub has closed down. They took the booking a month earlier. The area makes a good venue for an early season night event, not too hard and therefore ideal for those trying their first night event, and a 10 metre walk to the pub would be ideal. At least the weather was perfect for night O, unlike the previous evening when I put out the controls.
For those using low powered torches, this might be the year to upgrade to a super high powered unit. The LED super bright headtorch types are now under £100 and don't require an enormous battery. Perhaps we should do a bulk Kent Night Cup order and negociate a discount?
Finally I would be interested in any feedback on the putting the course on the web experiment. I hope it helped those new to night orienteering and avoid getting stuck in a corner of a field. It also helped clarify/identify some faults on the map. Of course it makes it easier. We don't plan to do this at other DFOK night events... but it might be something we try where the main aim is to help beginners.
Sean Cronin (DFOK)