Kent Night Cup 3 Faversham

Thu 10 Oct 2019

A popular run around the streets of Faversham, with a Lady winner...

Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Mon 14 Oct


Event Report

This Street round was won by a women - the first win by a lady in a long time. Well done Alison Howe, the only person to visit as many as 21 of the 22 controls.

Thanks go to Brendon for planning this one, and it was good to see some from the Orienteering Academy trying a night event.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Leave the M2, following signs for Faversham centre. Parking in the main central car park in Faversham, post code ME13 8PW (follow signs for the Swimming Pool or Hospital). 

What3Words location - cutlets.impaired.workbench

Public Transport options

The event is walking distance from Faversham train station. 

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 19:00 until 19:20. Mass Start at 19:30. 


Apres O - Location and Food Ordering

Apres O will take place in the Limes Pub on Preston Street. If you'd like food it needs to be pre-ordered by Tuesday 7th October. Please email the organiser with your order. 

Apres O menu

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 110; no monkey business! 10 points per control, 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.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2019. Maps will be on A4 waterproof paper. Control Descriptions will be in the map.Controls are not SIAC enabled.

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. Offers to collect controls will be greatly appreciated.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Hi-Viz clothing recommended. 

Please note - In order to comply with BOF rules and insurance requirements, juniors under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is 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

Racing along the quieter streets and footpaths of Faversham. >95% Tarmac, < 5% Grass/Other. Some of the paths are quite dark, so a headtorch is essential. 


Toilets in Car Park. 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Brendon and Alison Howe

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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