Perry WoodThu 22 Feb

Ready for the mass start!
Ready for the mass start!
Credit: Rob Lines

Kent Night Cup: 18

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: Woodland


Results & split times

Results with KNC points

KNC League


KNC18 Perry Wood… wet, very wet, but the rain stopped for the event, leaving a clear but cool evening for a good run around the large 1:5000 map. Thank you to Simon Blanchflower for the map rescaling and reframing. I hope you found the larger features easier to see in the dark, if you did let Mark Glaisher know. This was the last event on this map as the area is soon to be updated; hopefully the new LIDAR/Peel map will resolve some of the issues with the current map, which just doesn’t ‘look right’ in places.

There were 33 entries in the end with two groups, that’s a big turnout for east Kent. It was great to see so many running around in the woods, something organisers really appreciate. If you visited control 91 and it didn’t work for you, please check the preliminary results and if there are any errors, please let Mark Glaisher (knc"at" know. Apologies for missing the safety briefing reminder to clear and check, hopefully for those it impacted it didn’t spoil your run.

Alison Howe smashed it on the night with a score of 200 out of a possible 220. Chris Hooker was second, with 190 and Sean Cronin was third with 180. Second lady was Sarah Howes with an impressive 150. Finally, thank you to Tim and the Rose and Crown for a great apres-O and feeding all 21 of us!


Last updated: Sun 25 February, 2024


A round of the KNC in east Kent. Mixed forest, hills, quarries and an intricate path network.

Location Info

Near: Faversham
Lat,Lng: 51.25970,0.92511
OS Grid Ref: TR042552
What3Words: ///blissful.alleyway.exploring

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Directions / Parking

Rose & Crown pub, Perry Wood, Selling, nr Faversham, Kent. Nearest postcode ME13 9RY. w3w///blissful.alleyway.exploring

Please use the car park to the rear (south side) of the pub first.

Public Transport Options

Railway station: Selling, 2.5km.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

1:5,000 scale map with 5m contours, for this night event. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Mixed forest.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls. Two sets 90s (90 to 99) and 100s (100 to 109). Visit as many in either set (in any order) as you wish before changing to the other set. No going back to the first set once you have changed over. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Paired Controls (aka Dumbells) Bonus points: Controls 90 & 91 are paired together, as are controls 100 & 101. Visiting both controls in the pair together in either sequence (without any other controls in between), will earn a bonus of 10 points per pair. Paired controls will be shown on the map joined by a line.

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

Entering as an Individual (take part on your own)
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £7, Non-members of BO £10.
Juniors & students £4 (BO or non-BO).

Entering a Group (going round together)
1 dibber. Includes a map for each person in the Group:
£12 (British Orienteering members), £15 (non-BO), covers all in the Group

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Pre-entry only via by midnight Wed 21st Feb 2024 (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes

No Registration on the night.

The Start will be near the SW corner of the car park

Mass Start 7.30pm


The nearest toilets are in the pub, as is the Apres-O & prizegiving. Please pre-order food before you race, on the Organiser's clipboard.

So we have an idea of numbers, please indicate on the entry form whether you plan to have food afterwards.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Andrew Derrick email andrew”at”

Nearest A&E Hospital

Canterbury 24hr Urgent Treatment Centre, CT1 3NG, Tel: 01227 864244 or William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, TN24 0LZ
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Safety Notes

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. 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.


There are a few residences on the map, please don’t trespass or shine lights unnecessarily into these houses. The course has been planned such that you will not need to use any of the public rights of ways that cross private residences.