KNC 9: Tankerton & Swalecliffe streets (OOMap 1:10000)

A new venue for a Night Cup round

Thu 18 Nov 2021

The Start had a nice view across the sea, and the twinkling red lights...

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

Info updated: Sat 20 Nov


Event Report

The Start had a nice view across the sea, and the twinkling red lights on the wind turbines gave the impression of a Christmas display! Andrew & Sam came up with a score format that hasn't been used recently, and it worked well. Our thanks go to them for Planning & Organising the event, and to Simon Blanchflower for the Results and neat presentation of the bonus points.


Pre Event Info

Note: There will be a Central Whitstable Urban day race next year using a super-detailed full colour 1:4000 scale map. The Tankerton & Swalecliffe OOMap included a small part of the area to be used next year.


Nearest town: Whitstable

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode CT5 2LQ       what3words ///dame.nobody.wisdom 

On street parking at Marine Crescent, take the left fork when you see the Sea View Cafe. The road is one way so you can only approach from this direction.

Nearest Railway station: Chestfield & Swalecliffe 1.0km, Whitstable 2.1km.

The Start is adjacent to the Sea View Cafe.

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 17th Nov (day before event).

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

No Registration on the night.

The Start & Download will be adjacent to the Sea View Cafe

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. 21 controls numbered 90 – 110; visit as many as you can, in any order. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

An additional 10 points can be scored when a pair of controls shares the same last digit, for example 92 & 102, the pair can be visited in any order. Maximum possible score is therefore 330.

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: OOM Tankerton & Swalecliffe 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 advised since there are areas with few street lights, and some open park land.

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 small areas of woodland.


There are toilets very near to the start that are open until 8pm (according to the web), else there are toilets in Whitstable across the road from the main car park CT5 1BZ

Apres-O & prizegiving: not on this occasion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Andrew Derrick 07791288986

Planner & Organiser: Sam Prior

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.

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.

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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.