Sittingbourne Street-O KNC17

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Thu 21 Jan 2016

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

Info updated: Fri 22 Jan


Event Report

This was the second appearance of a Saxons OpenOrienteeringMap in this season's KNC, and use of a 1:10 000 scale on A4 often means little contrivance to produce suitable courses. 90s or 100s first, with a switchover when you wish, is a straightforward format to keep in mind, but still needs a bit of cunning running to get the best score. A range of formats (it was different points values for controls last week) makes for a for nice variety.

Brendon Howe just beat Neil Crickmore this time, with Alison Howe winning the Ladies category. My 'Man of the Match' (!) award goes to Beryl Pring.  Thanks are owed to David Thomas (Mapper and Planner), and Graham Thomas for the on-the-day activities. With the two of them having taken the idea from conception to the first open event, Graham particularly appreciated the positive feedback on the night.

Next Thursday's event is at Haysden Country Park, with the recently-revised map. Hope you will be able to make it.


Mark Glaisher KNC Coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Siitingbourne

Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode ME10 2JF. From M2 J5 follow A249 north for Sittingbourne. Note - where the A249 crosses the A2 (first exit) there is presently a very short diversion around emergency roadworks before rejoining the A249 at the second 'exit'. Peak time traffic should have dissipated a bit, but it is suggested you allow 10mins. extra if approaching from this direction. Leave at the third exit for Iwade, turn right across dual carriageway then right again (second exit) for Grovehurst and Kemsley. Proceed south and at second roundabout turn right into Attlee Way. Proceed across three mini roundabouts and park on the right ideally between Volante Drive and Richmond Drive. Then look for small red post box opposite Phillippa Court and follow footpath beside it into Britannia Close. Registration will be straight ahead at far side number 18 adjacent to footpath opposite entry to Close.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp. 

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls in two sets numbered 90 – 99 and 100 - 109. Visit as many 90s or 100s as you wish before attempting the other set. No going back to the first set after changing over.

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)

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.

1:10,000 scale map, 5m contours, updated 2015. Maps will be printed on A4 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 and alleyways


Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Bobbing Apple Brewers Fayre, Bobbing

 Adjacent to A249 close to Premier Inn, McDonalds/Petrol Filling Station. To find it retrace your route to A249, turn left (south) and take first exit signed Milton Regis, Key Street, Bobbing. Follow slip road to roundabout and turn right towards Rainham, Key Street, Services.  Take first left exit and follow round the car park to the right between Bobbing Apple and Premier Inn.

Food to be ordered at the Bobbing Apple on arrival there.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser:: Graham Thomas 01795 422212

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.

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