Kent Night Cup 8 Seal Chart
Thu 14 Nov 2019
Thanks, Jean & Mike, for putting on this round of the KNC series.
Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Forest
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Sevenoaks
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: TN15 0LN
- Latitude: 51.27392
- Longitude: 0.25388
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Parking will be in the St Lawrence School car park and on the road outside the school and church in Church Road, Stone Street, Sevenoaks, TN15 0LN
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 Form 2019 (if you haven't done so at a previous event).
Briefing and Mass Start at 19:30 sharp. We will need to leave the parking area at 19.20 to walk to the start.
Order food for Apres-O at Registration.
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90-99 and 100-109; visit as many controls as you wish in any order in one series and then change to the other series. There is no changeover control; change series wherever you want. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute late return. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).
Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. Scale 1:7500 with 5 m contours.
Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.
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.
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 (some extras will be done, if you suddenly realise you can make it).
You will need: SPORT IDENT dibber to borrow 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.
An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly 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 to check you are OK.
Runnable woodland with steep slopes and lots of contour detail and a good path network. We are using the western part of the Ightham map.
Apres-O and prizegiving will be at the Crown Point Inn on the A25 at TN15 0HB.
Orders for food will be taken at registration.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald
Organiser: Mike Solomon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc 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.
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.