British Night Championships

Level A

22nd February 2020




15FEB20:  Final course details now available here.

17FEB20:  Entries now closed.  But entries are available for the Chiltern Challenge.

UKOL.  THIS EVENT IS A UK ORIENTEERING LEAGUE EVENT.  In order to score UKOL points, you must run the long course for your age class (or your age class if the class does not offer separate Long and Short classes)

See also information about the Chiltern Challenge taking place at the same location on the following morning.  Details here.

SI Touch-free electronic timing will be used.

Directions / Parking


On a large grass field outside Hambleden village, nr. Henley-on-Thames on S. Oxfordshire/Bucks border
• OS Grid Reference: SU 772855 (sheet 175)
• Nearest Postcode now: RG9 3AS

Signed from:
• A4155, approx. 2.25 miles N. of Henley-on-Thames

Terrain Description

Classic Chiltern undulating slopes covered in mature beech or mixed deciduous and conifer. Brashings and undergrowth are limited.

The Map

Updated Jan/Feb 2019 (with minor revisions Jan/Feb 2020) by Mark Thompson and John Farren (TVOC).
• ISOM 2017
• Scale: 1:10:000
• 5m contours
• Pre-marked, waterproof paper
• Based on map used for JK 2013 and Chiltern Challenge 2017

Start Times

Entry for this event has now closed.

SI dibber Collection: 18:00-19:30hrs
Starts: 18:45-20:00hrs
Prize giving: 21:30hrs (approx.)
Courses close: 22:00hrs.


A full range of age-related classes will be provided as per section 7.7.1 of Competition Rule E
Eligibility conditions to be British Champion are set out in section 2.1 of Competition Rule E

UKOL.  THIS EVENT IS A UK ORIENTEERING LEAGUE EVENT.  In order to score UKOL points, you must run the long course for your age class (or your age class if the class does not offer separate Long and Short classes)

Provisional course details available from link at top of this page

How To Enter

Entry for this event has now closed.

Entry Cost

Entry by midnight Sunday 16th Feb 2020: Seniors £20.00, Juniors & Students £9.00.

No entries after Sunday 16th Feb, or on the day.

SI Air dibber hire: (Seniors and Juniors): £2.00 per dibber


Marquee, Toilets, First Aid, Compass Point, Tom's Diner (British and Continental Catering)

Basic camping pitches will be available on Saturday night after the British Night Championships for those wanting to stay for the Chiltern Challenge on Sunday. See below for further details.

Further Information

SI Touch-free electronic timing
The event will have SI Air enabled.  If you do not have a SIAC card you can hire one from us for £2.  If you have an SI card (i.e. non-Air) you are welcome to use it if you wish. Your time, however, will be a bit longer as a result. Our advice, therefore, is to hire a SIAC card for the event.

Event Safety Requirements
A backup lamp and whistle are compulsory and will be checked.
If conditions warrant it, you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket.

Advice for Junior Entrants M/W14 and below
You must satisfy yourself that M/W14s and below (and all junior entrants) are competent night orienteers capable of completing their courses. You may be asked to provided evidence of the competency of M/W14s and below in completing TD4 and night orienteering courses. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to such competitors who cannot demonstrate the necessary experience. Please contact the Organiser for further information if necessary.

Split Start Times
The narrow start window for this event makes providing split start times difficult. We will try to meet such requests as best we can.

Rom has told us that he will be bringing his CompassPoint shop to the event.
Tom and Julie will be providing their usual range of foodstuffs from their catering wagon. They will be serving until at least 21:30, and probably later.

Basic tent, campervan and motorhome pitches are available overnight on Saturday 22nd February. Only facilities provided will be water and event toilets.
Fee: £10 when entering the event.

Updated 23OCT19


Organiser: John Dalton (TVOC)    email organiser      Tel: 07767 362805 (before 9pm please)
Planner: Neville Baker (TVOC)
Controller: Alan Rosen (HH)