KNC 12: Leybourne

Thu 9 Dec 2021

The KNC 12 at Leybourne and Leybourne Chase was.....

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

Info updated: Sun 12 Dec


Event Report

The KNC 12 at Leybourne and Leybourne Chase was well attended as 30 people, who had not worried about a weather forecast that predicted rain at 7.30pm, turned up to run. It was correct and so everybody got quite wet.

No competitors got all the controls but nevertheless travelled a considerable distance between the start in Leybourne, the change over control 111 on a bridge across a muddy horse field and the elegant new development of Leybourne Chase.

As planners and organisers we had great fun dog walking the area prior to the event but gave ourselves stress when underestimating the amount of time needed to put out the controls.

All was well and runners set off  just before 7.30pm.

Thanks to Mark for all his help and thanks to the generous control collectors Karen, Neil Speers, Sean, Mark G and Brendon.

Heather and Nicky.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Leybourne

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode ME19 5RD     w3w///energetic.whimpered.rumbles

Plenty of  street parking on Oxley Shaw Lane and Willowmead

Nearest Railway station: West Malling

The Start will be at the west corner of the open grass alongside Oxley Shaw Lane.

Observing British Orienteering and Government guidelines:-

Please be respectful of other people’s wishes to observe social distancing from the time you arrive at the event until you leave.

To minimise the time for interaction with others please arrive in your O gear and depart still wearing it.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: Pre-entry only via  by midnight Wed 8th December (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes and a declaration about Covid-19.

No Registration on the night.

The Start will be at the west corner of the grass beside Oxley Shaw Lane  and Willowmead

Start period 7.30pm – 7.45pm.

Please read the Start briefing displayed (event safety & event details)

Punching start (consider social distancing)

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 scoring controls numbered 90 – 109. Start with 90s or 100s and change over when you want via change over control 111. No changing back. 111 does not count as a scoring control but must be punched if you want to change over. 

10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Maximum score 200 points.

Controls will be collected from 8.55pm (course closing time).

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)

Map: Leybourne and environs OOMap at 1:10,000 scale, 10m contours.

Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls will be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.

After your run please Download as normal, considering social distancing. Timing printouts will be provided and the results will be available on the website.

If you are able to help collect controls in afterwards, please do volunteer.

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

Pre-entry only via

Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members of BO £7.         

Juniors & students £3 (BO or non-BO).

Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant) (BO or non-BO).   

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

Carrying some sort of torch is essential since there are areas with no street lights, and some woodland.

Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised. You will need to look after your car keys yourself (eg carry in zipped pocket or waist strap).

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Terrain Description

Urban area  – streets, paths, grassed public open spaces and interconnecting rough footpaths with small areas of woodland.


The nearest toilets are at Tesco  Leybourne Way, Lunsford Park  ME20 6RJ

Apres-O & prizegiving: not on this occasion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Heather Brown 07895 558016 knc"at"

Planner & Organiser: Nicky Bedford

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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