Tonbridge KNC 5

Event Report - Read more (below)

Thu 20 Oct 2016

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

Info updated: Thu 27 Oct


Event Report

Planner's Comments

36 people, including a few non-regulars from WSX and SLOW, came along to Tonbridge KNC this week to enjoy the newly extended Tonbridge North street map.  We had the luxury of indoor registration and facilities at Cage Green Primary School which were much appreciated – thank you, Graeme.

A maximum of 350 points were available and I adopted the Neil Speers strategy of having most of the high value controls relatively close. Hopefully most people were therefore able to visit at least 2 of the 30-point controls.

Peter Suba visited all controls, except one, but was over 3 mins late which meant Brendon Howe was first with 320 in 59:25.  Alison Howe was first lady with 270 points.

Thank you to those who collected the controls in.  Thankfully none of the controls went missing – always a bit of a concern on a street event.

Sarah Howes

Pre Event Info

KNC Event Safety: Permanent Registration card

To help establish what has happened, if a competitor is not accounted for, some key details are needed for each competitor.

For KNC events we plan the following:-

At the first KNC that they attend, each person is requested to complete a registration card with the following:-

Surname, First name

Dibber number

Club, M/W & Date of birth,

Contact phone numbers (own Mobile and Home, and ‘next of kin’)

Medical conditions the Organiser should be aware of

Registration number(s) of any vehicle(s) they might come in.

Home address (ideally) or home town

Note: the card only needs to be completed once. The cards will be kept in an index box, and this box will be passed from one KNC to the next.

I will bring blank cards to the Tonbridge KNC plus an example showing how it should be filled-in.

Registration is indoors, so this is a good opportunity to get this underway.


Please get in touch with me, if you have any concerns or queries about this.


Mark Glaisher

KNC coordinator


Nearest town: Tonbridge

Directions / Parking

Parking within the grounds of Cage Green Primary School, Cage Green Road, Tonbridge by kind permission of  the school.   Nearest Postcode TN10 4PS. (DO NOT USE TN10 4PT as shown on school website). Nearest railway station: Tonbridge 1.6 miles

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 numbered 91 – 110; visit as many as you can in any order.

The controls have different  values – 10, 20 or 30. Penalty for late return is 20 points per minute or part thereof.

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 2016. 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


Après O & prizegiving: Pizza Express 91 High Street Tonbridge TN9 1DR. Less than 10 minutes drive from registration. Public car parks nearby.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Sarah Howes

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.

Privacy: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our privacy policy to see how we look after your personal data.

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.