The eighth in our series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners. This event takes place on the same fast, open parkland used for the National Sprint Orienteering Championships a fortnight ago. For those on the ĎRuní course, there is also an additional urban challenge.
If you havenít tried orienteering before, someone will be available to explain the basics and point you in the right direction. Entry is on the day so no need to pre-enter. No special equipment is needed - just wear whatever you would for a walk or run in the park.
Very straightforward. Suitable for complete novices, whatever their level of fitness. Does not cross any roads.
Suitable both for adult beginners and those with a little experience who want to go a bit further. Also good for more experienced orienteers who want a run or walk that isnít too demanding. This course has one minor road crossing. This has low traffic volumes and is suitable for competent juniors under 16
A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and reasonably experienced orienteers. All competitors on this course must be aged 16 or over (unless accompanied by an adult), as routes will include numerous estate road crossings
Controls are mini-kites with pin punches. The map is A4 in size and printed on waterproof paper. We will be using electronic timing to determine your run time but you must still use pin punches to record visits to controls.
The map scale is 1:5,000 for Amble and 1:10,000 for Trot and Run.
Starts from 10.00 to 12.00 for Amble and Trot, 10:00 to 11:30 for Run. Courses close 13:00.
Parking at Campbell Park Pavilion, MK9 4AD
Well-behaved dogs are permitted. Please keep them on a lead.
In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info
This is the last event in our 2017 series. Our next event will be on 4th March, 2018 at Aspley Heath. With courses on offer to suit everyone, itís a must for your 2018 calendar!
The popular Keyne-O Collector Cards are again available this year. Each Keyne-O run earns you a sticker. Collect stickers to earn prizes, certificates, medals and diplomas.
As always our events can't take place with our volunteers. The first 6 signed up SMOC helpers will get free entry so email the organiser now to secure your free run.
Planner: Richard Pownall
If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.