KNCTilgate KNCThu 03 January, 2019

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



In past years we have used a combination of the golf course and surrounding streets for this event. Having just remapped the golf course I decided to restrict the courses to just this area this year. I knew that it wasn't big enough to keep the best runners busy for an hour but didn't want to add in any "funny business" so let it be known at the start that getting them all was possible. In the end only seven of you managed this so not too big a problem. Thanks to Joe for running the SI for us and to Jonny, Tom and Paul 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.

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: Crawley

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

Directions / Parking

Parking at the Fisherman's car park (free after 4pm)

Course Information

60 minute score, two sets of controls (80s and 90s) plus a changeover control (100). Competitors can start on either set and do as many as they want in any order but then must punch at control 100 before moving onto the 2nd set. Once you have changed over you can't change back. Note that control 100 is a non-scoring control.

All controls (except the finish) will be enabled for contactless punching. Don't worry if you accidentally run past, and thus punch, a control in the wrong set at any time - the software will cope.

Entry Details

£4 seniors, £1 juniors (SO juniors free), dibber hire £1. To ensure that we have enough maps please use the Doodle poll to let us know that you are coming (


From 6:45pm

Start Times

Mass start 7:30pm

Map Details

I :7,500 orienteering map

Terrain Description

Golf course with some wood. The event will not go on any roads this year so metal studded shoes are suitable.


We will retire to the Hawth Park Inn afterwards. I have booked a table for 9pm and food can be ordered at the inn - ie no need to order at the event.

Whistles and a back-up torch are compulsory for unaccompanied juniors and highly recommended for all.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Neil Crickmore (