Tilgate Golf Course KNCThu 12 January, 2023

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



Well, it was a bit wet underfoot! In the case of the route to control 70 the water was approaching waist deep! (Sorry about that, who would have thought it would have been raining again?)

I was impressed with the turnout, clearly a hardy bunch! Fortunately it had stopped raining before the start and most runners seemed to have enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to Neil Crickmore for his assistance on the course layout and mapping. Thanks to Penny Parker and Neil for helping put the controls out and helping with SI. Thanks to Garry Greenstreet, Jane Lambert, Jill Blount and Penny Parker for control collecting.


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

Southdown's 2nd contribution to the Kent Night Cup league this time involving a three-loop race around the surprisingly confusing terrain of 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

Parking at the Lakeside (aka Fisherman's) car park just before the golf club car park. Free in the evenings.

Course Information

Three loops of 7 controls (70-76, 80-86, 90-96) and a changeover control (100). You can start at whatever control on whichever loop you like and then complete as much of that loop as you want. Before starting on another loop you must punch control 100. Controls within each loop can be taken in whatever order you like. Once you have punched the changeover control you can't go back to a loop that you have already started.

Entry Details

Pre-entry via Racesignup.co.uk


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

Mass start at 7:30pm

Map Details

1:7500 5m contours

Terrain Description

Golf course with some wooded sections


Pub at the main Tilgate Park car park.


No Apres-O has been planned but in the past people have gone to the local Harvester:

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Joe Barrett