Kent Night Cup 22 Millbank

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Thanks Fiona & Mike for hosting this round, and to Simon Blanchflower for processing the Results.


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

Info updated: Mon 5 Mar


Event Report

Thanks Fiona & Mike for hosting the event, and Simon Blanchflower for processing the results.


Pre Event Info

Volunteers invited to collect controls after the event – this is your one and only opportunity this year to run in this excellent woodland!  Please contact the organisers in advance of the event if you can help collect controls.


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Parking is off Gracious Lane at map reference TQ517524, nearest post code TN14 6HS.  Given this post code your ‘satnav’ may take you to White Horse Road, south east of the junction with Gracious Lane; the parking location is just west of this junction. Nearest railway station: Sevenoaks.

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 Card (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, in two series (90s and 100s); visit as many as you can, changing from one series to the other at any point (no changeover control, no changing back). 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

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 with 5m contours. 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 mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.

Terrain Description

Mostly runnable woodland, with considerable technical appeal.


Apres-O & Prizegiving: The Cock Inn at Ide Hill (post code TN14 6JN, Grid reference TQ486518), which is a 6 min drive (~3.5 km) from the event parking. To reach it drive turn right (west) on exiting gateway, join the B2042 and continue west for a further ~300 m.  Fork right at sign for Ide Hill village. Food to be ordered at registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Fiona Wilson

Organiser: Mike Solomon

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.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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

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