Kent Night Cup 24 Rochester
Thu 14 Mar 2019
Thanks to Bohdan for mapping, planning and organising......
Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban
Thanks to Bohdan for mapping, planning and organising in a interesting new area. There was briefly a problem with control 92, and this control has been credited to people who I know visited during this time.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Rochester
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: ME1 1LF
- Latitude: 51.39089
- Longitude: 0.50217
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Nearest Postcode ME1 1LF. From London M2 direction leave at Junction 1 following signs for Strood centre, cross Rochester bridge and turn immediately right. From M20 leave Junction 6 for A229 Blue Bell hill, follow signs for Rochester Town centre. Nearest Railway station: Rochester 500m. Street parking along the Esplanade near to Rochester Castle. Pay at parking meter up to 7.00pm then free. Cost £1.50 for 2 hours, £1.00 for an hour, 50p for half hour info from Medway website.
Registration & Start Times
Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).
Registration will be from car street parked on the Esplanade close to the castle on the waterfront side. The car will have a distinctive Orange and White orienteering control flag (50cm x 50cm) hanging from tailgate.
Assembly/Meet up will be at registration.
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 2018-19 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event.
Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp. The Start will be a short distance from registration. Organiser will lead competitors from assembly to start.
Order food for apres-O at Registration or via email before the event Menus:-
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90-99 (90s) and 100-109 (100s); you may choose to do either 90s first (any order) or 100s. Change over from one series to the other where and when you wish - then no changing back! Visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.
Controls will be collected in after 70 minutes (Course closing time).
Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (British Orienteering Rule 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.
First KNC event at this venue! 1:10,000 scale map, 10m contours, produced 2019. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
SIAC contactless punching will be enabled (change from initial details), normal dibbers can also be used. SIAC dibbers will be available to hire. 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 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. We will print a few extras in case you make a last-minute decision to come.
SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow 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.
Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways some footpaths
Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Crown Inn http://www.thecrownrochester.co.uk 2 High St, Rochester ME1 1PT. Two minutes’ walk from the parking area. Orders for food will be taken at Registration or via email when reserving maps. See Registration & start times section for Menus
Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser & Planner: Bohdan Rainczuk
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.
Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.