Kent Night Cup Whitstable

Results - revised to include control 106 - posted. Read more..

Thu 8 Mar 2018

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

Info updated: Sat 10 Mar


Event Report

Manual adjustment of the scores has been made - please contact Mark Glaisher if your result is incorrect.

Thanks go to Simon Blanchflower for putting the event on. Whitstable in the dark, with the highly detailed map and appropriate course planning, seemed to work well.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Whitstable

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration in Gorrell Tank Car Park, Harbour Street, Whitstable, nearest postcode CT5 1BZ.

Travelling from the west follow the M2 to its end where it becomes A299. Follow A299 to Whitstable exit and follow signs to Whitstable. You enter the town via the highstreet, contine ahead round a brief one-way system to enter Harbour street near the harbour. At traffic lights turn right then left and left again to enter the car park.

Parking charges (pay and display) apply, £1.50 per hour up to 9pm.

Alternatively there is a smaller cheaper car park at the leisure centre, don’t turn at the lights but contine ahead, leisure centre is 200m on left. Charges £1 per hour, max 3 hours, till 10pm.

Nearest railway station is Whitstable approx 700m.

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 19:20 sharp followed by a very short walk to the start. Mass start at 7.30

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can. 10 points per control and 10 bonus points if collected in an ascending sequence. 15 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

To clarify the scoring and bonus. Controls can be collected in any order but if the number of a control is one greater than your previous control then you score the bonus. Maximum score 390 (20 controls plus 19 bonuses). Remember you can only punch a control once (later punches will not be recorded) so planning your optimum route is important, some people find a pen is useful.


Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied and closely supervised 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.

1:4,000 scale map, 2.5m contours, produced by David Kingdon in 2017 to ISSOM2007. Maps will be printed on A3 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, alleyways and open parkland.


Toilets, closest 24h public toilets in Skinners Alley just off the High street (750m) or the station (700m). Directions available from registation.

Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Quayside, 67 Harbour Street. 200m / 2 min walk from the car park. This will be marked with a drinks symbol of the map. Orders for food will be taken at Registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Simon Blanchflower

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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