Deangate Ridge. Kent Night Cup 17

Planner's report read more (below)

Thu 19 Jan 2017

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Sun 22 Jan


Event Report

The use of Deangate Ridge as a KNC venue came about after an approach from Medway Council, looking to expand the range of sports available there. There are some constraints with using it for daytime events, but it had potential for a night competition. The on-site facilities are a bonus.

Some ingenuity was needed to provide an hour's run for the faster competitors. My estimated optimum route was 9.2km and 130m climb - it is fast terrain! Well done Chris and Alison as the overall M and W winners; and it was pleasing that more than 2/3rds of the competitors were able to stay for the apres-O.

Thanks are due to Mike Evans (Medway Sports Participation Officer - who took part as a team with Mhairi Spence), Lee Mills (Centre Manager) and the catering team for their support.

KNC League to follow

Mark Glaisher  ​KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Rochester

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Deangate Ridge Sports Complex. Deangate Ridge is signposted off the A228 roundabout 3km NE of Chattenden. From the roundabout follow the road for 400m and the entrance is on the left. Nearest postcode ME3 8RZ is just beyond the entrance.

Follow the entrance road, keeping left past the Indoor Bowls Hall, until you reach the Golf Club parking adjacent to the clubhouse. Nearest Railway station: Strood 10km

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 18:45 to 19:15 (please don’t be late) at the clubhouse

Bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one).                                                  

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Food ordering on the night, before the start.

Course Information

60 minute event. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

There is a Score course and a Line course. You can start with either one, but once you change over you can’t change back.

The Score course is printed on one side. 10 controls numbered 90 – 99. Visit in any order.

The other side of the map has a Line course. To get maximum points you need to punch the line course Start, control 100, then follow the line to the 11 controls on the course.

NOTE: you may join the line course anywhere and at any time. You may miss out controls on the line course, eg go from number 4 direct to number 6, but you have to visit controls in ascending order.

Maximum score 220 points

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, Autumn 2016. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is advised (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)

Terrain Description

Golf course with some woodland, foot golf area and playing fields.


All on-site!

Men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers & toilets. The Golf Club bar will be open and freshly-prepared hot food will be available.

Prize giving will take place in the bar.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser / Planner: Mark Glaisher

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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