Mote ParkThu 21 Dec

Kent Night Cup: 10

Local level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland


Results & spilt times

Results with KNC points

KNC League


Our thanks go to Maidstone Borough Council for allowing us to use Mote Park for this Christmas round of the Kent Night Cup. Just after the start it was pleasing to see people setting off in almost every direction, as confirmed by the control sequences in the results.

Nick Barrable {who devised the KNC series in 2007) was the clear winner and Alison Howe won the Ladies category.

The Apres-O meal, prizegiving and Secret Santa was well attended, at the Delhi Spice restaurant nearby.

Happy Christmas and New Year! ahead of the next round at Tunbridge Wells Common on 4th January.


Last updated: Sat 23 December, 2023


Round 10 of the Kent Night Cup Series in Mote Park, Maidstone . Fast going across the extensive open areas, plus woodland, Lake & River Len (no swimming!) for variety. Apres-O food & Secret Santa! close by

Location Info

Near: Maidstone
Lat,Lng: 51.25880,0.55205
OS Grid Ref: TQ782542
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Directions / Parking

NB not the Main car park nor NE Willington St, Burning Ground car park.

Parking at the SE corner of Mote Park, School Lane car park. Access is at what3words /// with the parking bays 50 metres into the Park. Nearest postcode ME15 8DU Parking fee £2 (up to 6 hours), pay by RingGo, card, coins.

This is a small car park (22 bays) - if it is full, there is roadside parking in the streets outside – please be considerate to local residents.

Public Transport Options

Railway stations: Maidstone, East or West, 5km.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

1:7,500 scale map for this night event, with 5m contours.

Special symbols:

x Seat

o Manhole cover

Maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

Parkland with extensive open areas, woodland and lake.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls in two series, 90-99 and 100-109. Choose 90s first or 100s first, then switch over to the other series when and where you wish – no changeover control. No switching back. Visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Bonus points are available for dumbell control pairs 90-91 and 100-101. 10 bonus points for each dumbell.

Max score 220 points

Controls will be collected 70 minutes after the last start (course closing time).

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

After your run please Download as normal. 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. The more helpers that we have for this task, the quicker it gets done, and the quicker the prizes get given out in the pub afterwards.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via

Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members of BO £8.

Juniors & students £3 (BO or non-BO).

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

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Pre-entry only via by midnight Wed 20th Dec (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes

No Registration on the night.

The Start will be 200m from the car park

We will depart at 7.25pm for the Mass Start at 7.30pm


The nearest toilets are at Sainsbury’s Maidstone, Romney Place ME15 6SF

Apres-O*** & prizegiving (2km / 5 mins drive away): The Rose Inn & Delhi Spice Restaurant, 87 Ashford Rd (A20) ME14 4BS

Indian & English dishes. The Menu is in Miscellaneous below.

To get an idea of numbers wanting food, please check the box when you enter.

On the night there will be a clipboard where you make your food selection before you run

There is parking at the side of the pub, or in Romney Close at the opposite side of the A20

***Secret Santa - £3 max - avoid landfill items ;-)

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Mark Glaisher 07895 087298 email knc”at”

Nearest A&E Hospital

Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Ln, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9QQ
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Some sort of torch is 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. 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 and mandatory for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.


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