Kent Sport and Technical Services marking the way

Canterbury Campus route marker

Technicians from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts have teamed up with Kent Sport to produce a range of markers to upgrade the Canterbury campus orienteering and running routes.

As part of Kent Sport’s ongoing mission to get everyone active they decided it was time to give some much needed attention to the Active Kent orienteering routes on campus by introducing new marked running and walking routes.

Billy Radford, Sports Development Officer, approached the Engineering technical team to help create a bold, professional and long lasting solution for numbering the orienteering posts.

Together they designed innovative acrylic numbered markers which can be configured in 8 different number positions. Once samples were made and colour options were decided, the designs were transferred to the School’s specialist laser cutters where they were manufactured.

The markers have been installed on 46 posts across campus.

Find out more about Active Kent routes on Kent Sport’s website, here:

'1' marker for orienteering route
One of the markers designed and manufactured by Engineering technicians