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

Info updated: Mon 18 Mar


Event Report

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

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:-                                               

Crown Menu 1 Crown Menu 2

Course Information

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 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. 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.

Terrain Description

Urban area – streets, paths and alleyways some footpaths


Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Crown Inn 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

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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