Maidenbower and Pound Hill KNCThu 29 October, 2020

Near: Crawley
Level of event:
Type of event: Night, Score, Urban

Location Info

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

Pre event info

An urban night street score event as part of the Kent Night Cup league. Map now extended to include Pound Hill.

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.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Directions / Parking

Parking at Maidenbower Park

Course Information

A 20 control score event, 60 minute time limit. 20 points per control, 10 points lost per minute or part minute late.

Start and Finish are adjacent to the car park.

You will need a pen or a device running MapRun to record control visits.

Since this event will take place on roads with traffic, under 16s (on the day of the race) can only take part if accompanied by an adult.

Entry Details

Entries will on racesignup - a link will appear here in due course. There will be no on-the-day registration.

Entries will open at 9pm on Oct 22nd

Fees £5 for senior BOF members, £3 for juniors.



Start Times

18:50-19:30 (specific start times)

Map Details

1:10000 specially drawn street map

Terrain Description

Mainly urban streets and footpaths with some unlit footpaths

Dog restrictions

Dogs on leads allowed


Official timing will be by SI, so please bring (or hire) an SI card for this purpose. Control sites are all lamposts - you can record your visit by writing down the lampost number on the appropriate section of the map. Alternatively I hope to also allow competitors to use MapRun to record control visits, more details to follow. Note though that SI will still be used for official timing.

Please note: If you have a medical condition of which the Organiser should be aware, please complete the British Orienteering Medical Form here. A hard copy of this will be kept in the KNC folder and taken to KNC events. The form is normally kept in a sealed envelope with your name on; it is only opened in case of an emergency. The sealed envelope could be put in another envelope and posted to the KNC coordinator Mark Glaisher, 14 Leafy Glade Gillingham ME8 0PJ. Alternatively, either bring the sealed envelope to the first KNC you attend and place in the marked cardboard box at the event; or, if you are happy to do this, email the form to Mark ( and he will print it out and place in an envelope & seal. The envelopes and forms will be shredded at the end of the 2020-21 KNC season

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Neil Crickmore

Organiser: Neil Crickmore


Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. Information about how to keep yourself and your children safe at an event can be found here.

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