Buckmore ParkThu 9 Nov

Night orienteering
Night orienteering

Kent Night Cup

Local level event

What does this mean?

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 MapRun6 App.

Terrain type: Woodland


Results with splits

Last updated: Sat 11 November, 2023


This is event 4 of the Kent Night Cup series 2023/24. Mass start at 19:30.

Location Info

Near: Bluebell Hill, Chatham
Lat,Lng: 51.33785,0.48823
Postcode: ME5 9RJ
What3Words: ///slide.worked.tummy

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Directions / Parking

Parking at the Robin Hood PH, Common Road, ME5 9RJ.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Map scale 1:7,500 with 5 metre contours

Map will be printed on A4 waterproof paper

Mixed forest with interesting contour features. Some recent felling but the course has been designed to largely avoid these areas.

Marked vegetation boundaries in forest and several of the features shown as "bush or small tree" are due to the presence of evergreens.

Please note that some of the boundaries are not visibly marked on the ground so it is possible to find yourself off the map. Take care near the edges of the area and especially in the north east where the slopes down to the karting track are near vertical in places and some slopes are unfenced. The courses have been planned to stay away from boundaries.

Some of the mountain bike tracks are becoming less distinct but for clarity are shown as a full dashed line; fewer rides post COVID?

No loose control descriptions

Course Information

Courses :

Suitable for all abilities. 60 minute score event. Twenty controls in total made up of two sets of ten controls (80s and 90s). Visit as many controls in either set of ten in any order, before switching to the second set. To switch sets you first visit 100. Each control including 100 is worth 10 points. You can get an extra 10 points for each of two dumbbells (two controls joined by a straight line on the map) if you visit the pair of controls consecutively. The maximum points score is therefore 230. Course closes 20.30hrs. A penalty of 10 points will be deducted for each minute or part minute you are late back.

Equipment: SPORTIDENT timing will be used. Controls will be SIAC enabled (contactless) but not the finish which must be punched. Standard non-SIAC dibbers can be used as normal punching. If you don’t have a dibber, they are available to hire when you register in advance (see above). SI dibbers can be hired for £1. SIAC (contactless) dibbers can be hired for £2.50. Lost hired dibbers will be charged at a cost of £30 for SI and £60 for SIAC.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only (no entry at the event) online through www.racesignup.co.uk . Entries close at 16:00hrs on day of event.

Fees :
BOF Seniors £5, Non-BOF Senior £6 and Juniors £3. SI dibber hire £1. SIAC dibber hire £2.50.

Registration and Start times

Start :

Mass start at 19.30hrs. Please arrive in good time.

Finish :

Punching finish. Please report to the download as soon as you finish.


Results will be available at the après-O on the night (see below) and on the DFOK website within a few days.

Après-O and prize-giving: Please indicate on racesignup if you are intending to eat afterwards. Menu will be available from a link on this website so you can decide prior to your run what you want to eat. You must let the Organiser know your food order before your run. He will let The Robin Hood staff know so they can be preparing the food whilst you are on your run.

If you are able to help to collect controls afterwards, please do volunteer.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on leads

Contacts / Officials

Organiser / Planner : Mark Collins

Nearest A&E Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham ME7 5NY
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Safety Notes