Keyne-O 6 - Linford Wood

Sunday 9th September 2018

The sixth in our series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners.

If you haven’t 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.

Controls and Map

Controls are mini-kites with pin punches. The Map is A4 and map scale is 1:10,000 for all courses. We will be using electronic timing to determine your run time but you must still use pin punches to record visits to controls.


Amble - 2.8km

Very straightforward. Suitable for complete novices, whatever their level of fitness. Does not cross any roads (except by underpasses/bridges).

Trot - 3.6km

Suitable for adult beginners and juniors with some experience. Does not cross any roads except by underpasses/bridges.

Short Run - 5.0km

A longer course than Trot with both woodland and urban elements. Suitable for adult improvers and experienced orienteers who want a medium-length run. Crosses some estate roads, so this course is not suitable for competitors under 16 unless accompanied by an adult.

Run - 6.6km

A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and reasonably experienced orienteers. Crosses numerous estate roads, so not suitable for competitors under 16 unless accompanied by an adult.


Starts from 10.00 to 12.00 for Amble, Trot and Short Run, 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

Registration and Start

Route to registration tent will be signed from Breckland. If you want to fill in your registration form before the event, then download and print out an individual form or team form.

Location and Parking

At Breckland accessed via Monks Way or Saxon Street. Nearest post MK14 6FG.

Other Information

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

Keyne-O Collector Cards

The popular Keyne-O Collector Cards are again available this year. Each Keyne-O run earns you a sticker. Collect stickers to earn badges and other prizes.

Medical conditions

If you have a medical condition that you would like our first aid team to know about in an emergency, please download and print the British Orienteering medical form. Fill this in and place it in a named, sealed envelope marked ‘medical form’, and hand it to registration before your run. Any envelopes not collected by their owners after the event will be destroyed.


Organiser:  Helen Nisbet

Planner: Ros James


As always our events can't take place without our volunteers. The first 6 signed up SMOC helpers will get free entry so email the organiser now to secure your free run.

Joining SMOC

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