Kent Night Cup 10 High Brooms

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Planner's report: 28 people weren't too deterred by the thundersto..    

Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Sun 2 Dec


Event Report

28 people weren't too deterred by the thunderstorm and torrential downpour in the hour or so leading up to the start of KNC 10 in High Brooms and were rewarded with rather drier weather during their 60 min runs although it was somewhat wet underfoot and also rather muddy in Hilbert & Grosvenor Park.  The results indicate that a variety of routes were on offer so hopefully there wasn't too much pack-running. This was another use of Open Orienteering Map for a KNC street event and again it was found to have a few foibles so apologies to those who get caught out by the footpath to the west of the railway in the vicinity of control 97.  At least no-one ran off the map here!  

Report: Sarah Howes  Photos Sarah Howes & Mark Glaisher

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Robin Hood Pub, Sandhurst Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3TD. If not eating/drinking at the pub afterwards, please park on nearby streets.

Nearest Railway station: High Brooms 1km

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form 2018 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                                                                                   

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 91 – 110; visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

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)

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.

1:10,000 scale map, 10m contours, updated 2018. 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 (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.    Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).    Dibber loan: Free

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. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.

Terrain Description

Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways, unlit paths in parks


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Robin Hood Pub TN2 3TD. A table has been booked for 2100 and food has to be ordered by 2145. 

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Sarah Howes

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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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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