KNCTilgate Golf courseThu 06 January, 2022

Near: Crawley
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Night



Planner's comments

Thank you to everyone who came to Tilgate for making our Golf-O event a great success despite the rather dramatic weather! The goal for planning my first score event was to make all controls achievable within the hour but to keep the fastest of you busy right till the end. And for the more leisurely, to still give you a rewarding course with some options and a good mixture of controls sites. I toyed with the idea of introducing the quirky third set of 3 controls but wasn't sure on the best way to implement them. After many experiments on Purple Pen and plenty of mileage on the golf course (living just on the map helps with that), everything fell into place and I was happy with how the map looked. Well done to Joel on a maximum score with a minute to spare, to Nick who came O-so close and to Florence, the first lady home. It was good to see so many variations in your strategies throughout the results and even for those not completing the set, 77 offering a tempting first punch or a bonus on the run in to the finish. Sorry it was a long way down but you had to do a little work for it! Some kind comments were received which is much appreciated and makes all the planning effort involved worthwhile. Finally, many thanks must go to all who contributed to making the event possible and to Neil for his support on the night and choosing to spend his big birthday with us... in the wind and rain!

Organiser's comments

It was great to see 50 people brave the weather and take on Tilgate golf course. Garry planned the event in 2021 but lockdown prevented it happening - fortunately restrictions were less severe this year. Up until 6:30pm the plan was to have the start along the edge of the lake which was much more scenic a setting, however it was much more exposed to the wind and rain up there so I moved it down - hence the fact that the start punch and start kite were not together. Thanks to Joe for once again running download and managing to provide finishers with dry splits, and to Will, Ed and Rob for control collection.


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Pre event info

The first Kent Night Cup event of 2022 will take place around the fast, but often confusing, Tilgate golf course.

Location Info

Nearest town: Crawley

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Directions / Parking

Park at the Lakeside (Fisherman's) car park (free after 4pm). Note that there is a height limit of 2.1m into this car park.

Course Information

60 minute score event. There will be three loops

30-39, 40-49 and a small loop consisting of just three controls (71,77 and 78)

You can start with any loop and do as many controls as you want in that loop before moving onto another loop. Controls within a loop can be done in any order. When switching loops you must visit the non-scoring control 100. One you have switched you then can't go back to a previously started loop.

10 points per control with 10 points lost per minute, or part minute, late.

All controls are SIAC enabled except the start and finish which must be physically dibbed.

Entry Details

SO/BOF members: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.50, SO Juniors free (use discount code SOjuniors).

Non members: Seniors £7.00, Juniors £2.50

'Dibber' hire: Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2 (£1 Juniors), non-SIAC (not contactless) £1 (50p juniors)

Online entry only via racesignup, entries close 23:59 on Jan 5th

Start Times


Map Details

Map scale 1:7500

Terrain Description

Golf course and some adjacent woodland. Although you are free to run on the fairways please do not run across the greens - these are mapped with the olive green out of bounds screen. Some of the bridges across the streams are a bit slippery so care should be taken when crossing these.


In order the celebrate the organiser's 60th birthday which falls on this day cake will be available at the finish.

Competitors should carry a spare torch and whistle in case of emergencies.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Garry Greenstreet

Organiser: Neil Crickmore