Tunbridge Wells Street & Dunorlan Park. Kent Night Cup 21

Thu 16 Feb 2017

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

Info updated: Sun 19 Feb


Event Report

This KNC event worked well for both the regulars and the runners from Sarah's Runners and TWH. It was good to have access to the clubhouse, too - much appreciated.

Rowan planned a course with no 'right way' to do it, and there were plenty of different routes. The two formats were a success, albeit slightly complicated to manage.

Thanks Rowan & Jerry for hosting this one.

Mark Glaisher

Pre Event Info

We need 4 control collectors to get the controls afterwards. Its best to go in pair,  and drive round.

After event O will be in The Spread Eagle ,  119 Forest Road, TN2 5BT.  

Please order food before you run.


Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Nevill Cricket Club, Nevill Gate, off Warwick Park, TN2 5ES.

Public Transport options

10 minute walk from Tunbridge Wells station

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 6.45pm at the Nevill Cricket Ground.

For orienteers there will be a  briefing at 7.25, followed by a punching start.  

For Sarah's Runners there will be a breifing at 7.30, followed by a punching start, between 7.30 and 7.45.

Course Information

The course will have 20 controls with controls all over Tunbridge Wells, including controls in the Grove, Calverley Grounds and Dunorlan Park. For the experienced orienteers, collect the controls in the 90 or 100 series,  before switching to the other. Once switched, you can't switch back.

For beginners to the event, collect the controls in any order.

10 points per control,  and -10 for every minute late, after 60 mins.

Controls on the streets will be on lamp posts, fences in Calverley Ground and on seats in Dunorlan Park.  

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

This is a street orienteering event, which does go into 3 of Tunbridge Wells parks, so please bring a torch (and a backup)  and a whistle.

As the event is on streets, wear bright or reflective tops. If the weather is cold, a cagoule is advised, and appropriate footwear for the conditions.

Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and are non competitive.

Please be careful of traffic crossing all roads, crossing at traffic islands where possible, and be aware of pedestrians when turning sharp corners.

All competitors must return to the cricket ground within 60 minutes to download.

Organisers contact mobile will be on the map. 

Runners may go round individually, or in small groups.

Terrain Description

Tunbridge Wells is not flat, so pace yourself to get back in 60 minutes.


Changing and toilets at the Nevill Cricket Ground.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Rowan Purkis saxalert [at] saxons-oc.org

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

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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.

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