Horley KNCThu 27 October, 2022

Near: Horley
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Night, Score, Urban



On the plus side it was a fun estate to run around, on the negative side the quality of the open street map data left something to be desired. Unfortunately in my currently crocked state I lacked the commitment to check out all the possible footpaths and roads in the area. As a result some of you ended up on dead end paths or confused by unmapped ones. Next time I'll get the map properly updated. My plan was always to have a large number of controls in the estate so that even the slowest runners could pick up a reasonable number of them. Thanks to Chris and Jane for braving the estate again to collect those controls and Joe for running the SI once again. Thanks also to Garry for setting up routegadget for this event - please upload your route, not least to let us know where the new paths are.


Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Pre event info

A new urban area for SO's first contribution to the 2022/23 Kent Night Cup.

SONiC Series Info

SONiCs are events held during the evening hours of darkness and take place either around streets or in parks/woods. They are score events where you get an hour to visit as many controls as you can, with everyone starting at the same time. For insurance purposes juniors under the age (actual age) of 16 are not allowed to compete in street events unaccompanied. For the street events a small torch is helpful to read the map. For forest events a stronger (head)torch is recommended.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Horley

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

Directions / Parking

Parking in the High Street Car Park - free after 6pm

Course Information

A 20 control score event. Get as many as you can in 60 minutes.

Entry Details

Entry will be via racesignup.

SO/BOF Senior members £5.00 (non-members £6),

Juniors £2.50 (SO Juniors free - use discount code SOjuniors).

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

Start Times

Starts at 7:30pm

Map Details

1:10000 Open Orienteering Map with updates by the planner.
A reminder that white areas on the map are out of bounds and may not be crossed.

Terrain Description

Mostly streets and urban footpaths. There is the possibility of some unlit footpaths and the option of crossing some open parkland.
Paarticipants should carry some sort of light and ideally wear high visibility clothing.


There is a Waitrose store 200m south of the car park open until 9pm. There are customer toilets there (in the plant foyer before you enter the main store).


Due to British Orienteering insurance stipulations any junior under 16 on the day of the event can not run unaccompanied.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Neil Crickmore