Kent Night Cup 21 Addington Hills (courtesy LOK)

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Our thanks go to Croydon council for allowing us to use the area, to LOK for the map......

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

Info updated: Sat 22 Feb


Event Report

Our thanks go to Croydon council for allowing us to use the area, to LOK for the map and Steve for planning an interesting event.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Croydon

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Addington Hills open space car park, at the north side of Shirley Hills Road. This is also the access road for the Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant (sign). Nearest postcode CR0 5HQ is about 300m NE of the entrance. Turn into the car park about 50m along the access road, but NOTE! There is a metal barrier across the car park entrance with sign: Maximum height 6ft.

NB About 70m to the south is a similar access road ‘Sunken Road’ with a yellow height barrier  – it’s not this one!

Public transport:    Croydon tram stop Coombe Lane is about 200m from the car park. Railway station: East Croydon 4km

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 2019 – 20 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                           

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Food for apres-O can be ordered at the pub after the event.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls: series 90 – 99 and 100-109 all 10pts each, and mandatory changeover control 111 (0pts) when changing from one series to the other. Visit as many as you can.

In addition there are two dumbells 94-99 and 103-107 which earn 10 bonus points per dumbell. Dumbells may be done in either direction but must be within the appropriate series.

Maximum score 220 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.

1:5,000 scale map with 2.5m contours, updated 2019, courtesy LOK.

NOTE: the map is to ISSOM (Sprint) specification. The most noticeable difference is that the larger paths are shown by a pale brown line bordered by black dashes. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

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

The roads that form the boundary of the area and the tram tracks are Out of Bounds and shown with X  X  X (purple) overprint on the map.

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.

>> Offers to help with collecting controls would be appreciated, please! <<

Terrain Description

Parkland and woodland. There is a plateau in the southern part; to the north there is a scarp slope with many re-entrants.


Nearest toilets are at the Beefeater apres-O venue or Selsdon Sainsbury’s CR2 8LA.

Apres O & Prizegiving: Coombe Lodge Beefeater, Coombe Road CR0 5RB. Very close by – 150m from the western end of the map. Food may be ordered at the pub.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Steve Waite

Organiser: 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.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

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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