The fourth in our series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners. The courses are on the fast, mainly open parkland around Furzton and Teardrop Lakes, with great views, plus, for those on the longest course, some urban interest.
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.
Uses public footpaths. No road crossing.
Suitable 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. Crosses minor roads which have traffic calming, good sight line and low traffic volumes. Risk assessed as suitable for under 16.
A 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). Several road crossings.
A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and experienced orienteers. All competitors on this course must be aged 16 or over (unless accompanied by an adult). Several road crossings.
Electronic (SI) timing will be used for start and finish, with mini-kites and traditional pin punches used on the courses.
The map is A4 in size and printed on waterproof paper. The map scale is 1:10,000 for all courses.
Starts from 10.00 to 12.00 for Amble, Trot and Short run, 10:00 to 11:30 for Run. Courses close 13:00.
Furzton Lake car park, off V4 Watling Street. Nearest postcode: MK4 1BZ
No toilets at today's event. Nearest toilets at Furzton Lake pub for customers.
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
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 and medals.
If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.