Kent Night Cup Final Round Trosley Country Park

Results, League & Nick Hope Cup presentation

Thu 22 Mar 2018


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

Info updated: Fri 23 Mar


Event Report

There was a slightly surreal atmosphere as the competitors set off - there was a low-flying helicopter overhead, going backwards and forwards. Probably just curiosity, though - no sign of searchlights! Thanks Jean for standing in to host this round.

As well as the prizegiving for the event, there were end of season presentations at The George, Trottiscliffe. Overall League winners were Brendon and Alison Howe, and there were category awards for Veterans Sarah Howes & Neil Crickmore, and SuperVeterans Ian Ditchfield and Beryl Pring.

Jane Lambert was presented with the Nick Hope Cup by Monica Hope. Jane and Graham Denney both went to 24 of the 25 KNC events this season.

Thanks everyone who participated in the series - and if you would like to keep your hand in during the summer, there's the Harvester overnight relay at Tilgate nr Crawley on 23/24 June. More details on the SO website.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Vigo Kent

Directions / Parking

Roadside parking in Waterlow Road, nearest postcode DA13 0SJ

Not within the Country Park! It's about 1km east of the Park entrance.

Please be considerate to local residents.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). Registration will be on the road outside the country park as described above.

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 and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109, in two series (90s and 100s); visit as many as you can, changing from one series to the other at any point (no changeover control, no changing back). 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute late back beyond 60 minutes. 10 bonus points will be awarded if you visit two controls in either series with adjacent and ascending numbers (e.g. 91-92; 103-104)

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.

1:7500 scale map with 5m contours. 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. 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.

Terrain Description

Country park with a good path network situated along and on the scarp slope of the North Downs


Apres O and prizegiving (both for the night and the series) will be at the George Pub in Trottiscliffe;
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The Men’s and Women’s Kent Night Cups will be presented to the first Man and Woman in the League.

KNC League Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female, first/next male and female Veteran (40-55) and first/next male and female SuperVeteran (60+) in the League. Only one prize per person, note!

We are pleased that Monica Hope will be presenting the Nick Hope Cup to the person attending the greatest number of KNC events in the season. Go to Club Info > KNC : Nick Hope Cup for details, & to see what happens in the event of a tie.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

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.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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