Kent Night Cup 4 Ashford North

Thu 12 Oct 2017

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

Info updated: Sun 15 Oct


Event Report

Although the map was our classic 'Ashford North', positioning the Start near its centre and offering high value controls within reasonable range meant plenty of route choice and  opportunities for a good score. The Planner 'won', since no-one quite managed them all in 60 minutes. Thank you Sarah, for hosting this round


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ashford

Directions / Parking

Rylands Road, Ashford.  Nearest Postcode TN24 9LR.

This is a residential area so please be considerate and keep noise to a minimum.

From M20 J9, head SW and turn east at the first roundabout onto the A28 (signed for Canterbury). At the traffic lights at the end of this road, turn left. Cross back over the M20, take the 2nd turning on the left into Bybrook Road and then the 1st turning on the right into Rylands Road and follow it for approx. 500m.

Nearest railway station Ashford International (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 Card (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                                                                                     

Briefing at 19:25 with mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 91 – 110; visit as many as you can. Controls will have different values, max score is 350; 20 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance 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.

1:10,000 scale map, 5m contours, January 2010. 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. 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, cycle paths and alleyways


Nearest toilets: Sainsburys Supermarket between junction 9 of M20 and event parking.

Apres O & Prizegiving: Bybrook Barn Harvester, Canterbury Road, Kennington TN24 8QQ – will be indicated on the map by the ‘drinks point’ symbol.

Table booked in the name of Sarah Howes. Order food at the pub. Link to menus:

Prize giving will take place in the pub.

Contacts / Officials

Sarah Howes: Organiser & Planner

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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