WaldersladeThu 15 Feb

Kent Night Cup: 17

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: Urban & Woodland



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Many thanks to Neil for hosting this round. The control sequences can be seen in MapRun.


Last updated: Sun 18 February, 2024


A round of the KNC in north Kent. Street orienteering with several valleys and areas of woodland.

NB Apres-O food needs to be ordered by 10pm Monday 12th February - see below.

Location Info

Near: Chatham
Lat,Lng: 51.33300,0.52037
OS Grid Ref: TQ757624
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Directions / Parking

Nearest Postcode ME5 9HP what3words ///magazines.protests.hails

Car park next to Catkins Preschool. There is no car park charge. Please do not park in the Church Car Park. Plenty of additional parking on Tunbury Avenue if required.

Walderslade is at the south side of the Medway Towns, just within the M2. Easy access from M2 Jct 3

Public Transport Options

Railway station: Chatham 4.5 miles. Take bus #176 to Walderslade.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Map: Walderslade street map at 1:10,000 scale, 5m contours.

Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Urban and Woodland area – streets, paths and alleyways some woodland paths. The majority of controls are on street paths; you will most likely cross wooded areas which are very muddy, so may wish to use trail shoes, providing they don’t have spikes.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can, in any order. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

‘Dumbells’: 10 Bonus points are available if controls 91 and 99 (or 99 and 91) are done consecutively, and 10 Bonus points for 104 &109 (or 109 &104). A line on the map joins each pair.

Max score 220 points.

Please note: We will be using MapRun for control validation at this event. You will need to have downloaded MapRun to your phone or GPS watch prior to the event. Full details on how to do this can be found on the Saxons Website Permanent / Virtual Courses If you have not used MapRun before we recommend taking a moment to familiarise yourself beforehand.

Please read the document Procedure for Saxons Map Run based KNC events v2 If you are still unclear on these requirements please contact the organiser.

Note 1: Please make sure that your phone/GPS watch is fully charged - otherwise it could be more disappointing than finding your torch has gone out!

Note 2: Accurate race time on a separate watch? Your GPS watch or mobile phone will track your route. For accurate race time you might want to have a separate watch/timer that you start at the Mass Start.

You will also need to bring your dibber. There will be a mass start, but you are also required to complete an SI punch at the Finish. This is to avoid any issues with MapRun not registering your finish correctly, and act as a safety check.

Course closes at 8.45pm (course closing time).

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)

Bright headtorches used by competitors should not be shone in to households potentially upsetting the young or elderly occupants. Move promptly away from the control after punching. Please be courteous to the public.

Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via www.racesignup.co.uk

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 www.racesignup.co.uk by midnight Wed 14 February (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes

No Registration on the night.

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

Mass Start 7.30pm


The nearest toilets are at ASDA ME5 9SE

Apres-O & prizegiving: At The Lower Bell, 201 Old Chatham Road, Bluebell Hill, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7EF pub. Orders for food required by 10pm Monday 12th February, to Neil (email address below)

Menu online: https://www.facebook.com/lowerbell

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Neil Bricknell 07525 485430 email n.bricknell"at"virginmedia.com

Nearest A&E Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillinghamm ME7 5NY
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights, and some woodland.

Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised. 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 required to take part. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.