FavershamThu 18 Jan

Kent Night Cup: 13

Local level event

Explanation of event levels

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 MapRun App.

Terrain type: Urban



Results with KNC points

KNC League


A very chilly night in Faversham, but that didn’t deter the 28 runners, which included 2 groups. The course was planned to stretch the fastest of runners with 12.6km required to clear the lot! That didn’t stop Brendon Howe, the winner, trying with an impressive 24 of the 25 controls collected. Other impressive runs included John Cross and Brian Henry both collecting 21, Alison, the winning lady, with 20 and Anthony Barrable with 13! I am glad you all enjoyed snakes (the alleyways) and ladders (the 8 railway crossings).

Andrew & Sam - acting Controller

Last updated: Sat 20 January, 2024


A KNC MapRun event in Faversham, your chance to see all this historic town’s charm, town houses, riverside residencies, brewery works, a bowling green (out of bounds), and quite a few allyways and bridges. So many in fact my controller named it snakes and ladders.

Location Info

Near: Faversham
Lat,Lng: 51.31483,0.88959
OS Grid Ref: TR015614
What3Words: ///crown.nature.tortoises

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - OpenStreetMap - AppleMaps - BingMap

Directions / Parking

what3words ///crown.nature.tortoises

Faversham Central Car Park, Leslie Smith Dr, Faversham ME13 8PW Car park charge: 4hrs £5.20. The safety briefing and download will also be located here.

Public Transport Options

Railway station: Faversham 0.4km.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Map: Faversham OOM v4 at 1:10,000 scale, 5m contours.

Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Urban area – streets, paths, bridges and grassed public open spaces.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 25 controls numbered 1 – 25 on the map; visit as many as you can, in any order. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Course closes at 8.45pm. The centre of each circle on the map identifies a particular lamppost. To aid identification each lamppost will have green/yellow tape attached.

Please note: We will be using MapRun for control validation at this event. You will need to have downloaded MapRun to your phone or GPS watch prior to the event. Full details on how to do this can be found on the Saxons Website MapRun on your phone or watch If you have not used MapRun before I recommend taking a moment to familiarise yourself beforehand.

You will also need to bring your dibber. There will be a mass start, but you are also required to complete an SI punch at the Finish. This is to avoid any issues with MapRun not registering your finish correctly, and act as a safety check.

Regular KNCers will have been aware of a survey carried out at the end of last season. An outcome was to use MapRun for our Urban KNCs in 2023/4. Please read the document Procedure for Saxons Map Run based KNC events v2 If you are still unclear on these requirements please contact the organiser.

Note 1: Please make sure that your phone/GPS watch is fully charged - otherwise it could be more disappointing than finding your torch has gone out!

Note 2: Accurate race time on a separate watch? Your GPS watch or mobile phone will track your route. For accurate race time you might want to have a separate watch/timer that you start at the Mass Start.

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)

Bright headtorches used by competitors should not be shone in to households potentially upsetting the young or elderly occupants. Move promptly away from the control after punching. Please be courteous to the public

Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.

After your run please Download as normal.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via www.racesignup.co.uk

Entering as an Individual (take part on your own)
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £7, Non-members of BO £10.
Juniors & students £4 (BO or non-BO).

Entering a Group (going round together)
1 dibber. Includes a map for each person in the Group:
£12 (British Orienteering members), £15 (non-BO), covers all in the Group

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Pre-entry only via www.racesignup.co.uk by midnight Wed 17th Jan (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes

No Registration on the night.

The Start will be near the SE corner of the car park

Mass Start 7.30pm


The nearest toilets are at Tesco Superstore, Crescent Rd, Faversham, ME13 7AS

Apres-O & prizegiving: The Leading Light, a JD Wetherspoon pub, 20-22 Preston St, Faversham ME13 8NZ. Food is available.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Andrew Derrick email andrew”at”saxons-oc.org

Samantha Prior email junior-coordinator”at”saxons-oc.org

Nearest A&E Hospital

Canterbury 24hr Urgent Treatment Centre, Ethelbert Road, CT1 3NG, Tel: 01227 864244 or William Harvey Hospital, Kennington Rd, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0LZ
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights, and some parkland.

Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised. A cagoule may be required in inclement weather. You will need to look after your car keys yourself (eg carry in zipped pocket or waist strap).

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended and mandatory for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.