Kent Night Cup 20 Longbeech Wood

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Our thanks go to The Woodland Trust for allowing us....

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

Info updated: Sat 15 Feb


Event Report

Our thanks go to The Woodland Trust for allowing us to hold this first open competition in Longbeech Wood, and of course to Beryl & Brendon for hosting this round.

Beryl comments 'I hope everyone enjoyed the course. It was quite tricky to come up with something different for a small area.  22 out of the 31 competitors had a go at one or more of the doubles.  I know it would have been a bit easier without the 'brambles' but difficult to get away entirely without some. I thank Brendon very much for all his help without which I would have been struggling.'


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Charing

Directions / Parking

Parking is at The Wagon and Horses pub, Faversham Road, Charing TN27 0NR.  Nearest railway station: Charing 4km.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 18.50 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 2019-20 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                           

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109. Visit each control (10 points) once only. Controls can be done in any order but pairs eg. 92 -102, 95 – 105, 106 – 96 will get 10 bonus points (can be done in either direction). Each control circle will have a short tag showing the direction of its pair.

Max 300 points.  10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

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, updated 2019. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

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 (a few spares will be printed).

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.

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

Terrain Description

Mixed forest


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Wagon and Horses, food orders taken at registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Beryl Pring

Planner / Organiser: Brendon Howe

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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