Weekly Challenge 1 Petts Wood
All members should have received an email from DFOK inviting you to participate in our first weekly challenge over the period 28 May to 1 June. I hope many members will be up for the challenge! Click here for further details.
Kent Orienteering League
We have liaised with Saxons and concluded that as 6 of the 10 events were able to take place before social distancing hit us, that is enough events for the winners to be able to be based on the results to date.
The roll of honour for DFOK members, including the Hackney elite squad, is:
|Short Blue Men||Antoine Pesenti||2nd|
|Light Green Women||Rosie Merry||3rd|
|Light Green Men||Geoff Goodwin||1st|
|Light Green Men||Dave Collier||2nd|
|Light Green Junior Female||Ruby Andrews||1st|
|Light Green Junior Male||Joe Gibson||1st|
|Light Green Junior Male||Luke Sokhal||2nd|
|Light Green Junior Male||Linus Sheaff||3rd|
|Orange Junior Male||Luke Bennett||1st|
|Orange Junior Female||Madeleine Pitcher||1st|
City Academy retained the trophy for the Senior Schools League.
The full results are available here.
Well done to everyone who participated and especially to the above.
CompassSport Cup 2020
Club members performed exceptionally well at the inter club CompassSport Cup competition at Hampstead Heath on 15th March across all ages groupings, males, females and juniors. We came 2nd of the 6 clubs competing for the Trophy. Particularly impressive results were achieved by our juniors with both Madeline Pitcher (W14-) and Maxime Pesenti (M18-) achieving the maximum 100 points and Vadim Pesenti (M14-) achieving 98 points. Thanks to Club Captain Antoine Pesenti for mustering up a strong team. 2nd is our highest place for many years. Let’s see if we can go one better next year and make it to the finals.
British Night Championships 2020
Saturday 22 February 2020 saw three club members head to the British Night Championships at Hambleden Estate, near Henley on Thames. The area comprised lovely runnable beech woodland with a wealth of features
Andrew Pitcher ran up on the M35L course (9.8km and 345m of climb) and came a creditable 9th in 105:49.
Neil Speers ran the M50S course (5.7km and 210m climb) and came 1st in 60:18.
David LeFevre ran the M60S course (4.7km and 140m climb) and came 3rd in 87:05.
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