Keyne-O 6 - Great Linford

Sunday 13thAugust 2017

Great Linford

Keyne-O 6 - Great Linford

Sunday 13thAugust 2017

The sixth in a series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners. The courses cover the parkland around Great Linford and the Grand Union Canal. Longer courses will also have an interesting urban element, taking in some of the surrounding housing estates.

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.

Courses

Amble

2.4km

Very straightforward. Suitable for complete novices, whatever their level of fitness. Does not cross any roads.

Junior Trot

3.5km

Still fairly straightforward. Suitable for confident navigators of all ages. Road crossings suitable for competent juniors under 16.

Trot

4.7km

Similar to Junior Trot but crosses several estate roads and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16.

Run

6.3km

A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and reasonably experienced orienteers. Crosses many estate roads and is not not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16.

Controls and Map

NEW for 2017 Electronic (SI) timing will be used for start and finish, with mini-kites and traditional pin punches used on the courses.

Maps: A3 waterproof maps with overprint for Run and Trot, A4 for Junior Trot and Amble. Map scale for all courses is 1:5000.

Times

Starts from 10.00 to 12.00 for Amble and Trot, 10:00 to 11:30 for Run. Courses close 13:00.

Entry Fees

  • Members of orienteering clubs £3
  • Other individuals, couples and families £5
  • Groups with more than two adults £10
  • Extra maps £2

Location and Parking

Parking is off Marsh Drive - accessed from H3 (Monks Way) via St. Leger Drive.

Map

Registration Form

If you want to fill in your registration form before the event, then download and print out a form.

Other Information

Well-behaved dogs are permitted. Please keep them on a lead.

Extreme weather

In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info

Future Event.

Our Next Keyne-O is on the 3rd of September based at Furzton.

Keyne-O Collector Cards

The popular Keyne-O Collector Cards will again be available this year. Each Keyne-O run earns you a sticker. Collect stickers to earn prizes, certificates, medals and diplomas.

Helpers

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.

Officials

Organiser:††Helen Nisbet

Planner: Ian Byrne

Joining SMOC

If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.