AGM on Wednesday, 30th September

Our AGM will be held at The Papermakers Arms, Hawley Road, Hawley DA2 7RB. The venue is easily accessible from both the A282 Dartford Crossing road and from the A20.

We will have exclusive use of the restaurant, a closed off area which can accommodate up to 30 diners comfortably.

It is suggested that we aim to arrive from 6:45 onwards and be ready to sit down promptly for dinner at 7:30. The AGM will commence later in the evening.

We will need to pre-order food and the menu choices will be available in early September as the menu is fully refreshed quarterly. Menu options here.

Agenda here.



AGM 2021

This year's AGM and dinner will be held at The Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel, 1 High St, Dartford, DA1 1DU on Wednesday 13th October. Please let David Dawson know if you will be coming and how many guests. The agenda may be found here.

DFOK AUTUMN WINTER SPRING CHALLENGE SERIES

We are organising a series of 8 activities using MapRun, a free App that enables you to run a course without any physical infrastructure being in place. Your route is recorded using the GPS locator within your mobile phone. You can run the courses at any time. The Challenges are designed to provide fitness and training.

Each Challenge operates for most of the month and closes at midnight on the last day of the month but the courses can continue to be run beyond that date. These Challenges is open to everyone and you do not have to be a member of an orienteering club to participate.

In the COVID-19 environment, the latest Government guidance on social distancing and any travel restrictions must be observed. Bear in mind that the areas are open to the general public so please ensure you respect their rights of access to the area and leave plenty fo space around where they are. This series of challenges are individual activities. You participate at your own risk and are not covered by British Orienteering insurance. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others around you.

Results will be available shortly after each Challenge closes. Points will be awarded as follows: 50 for first place, 48 for second, 46 for third and then 45, 44 etc. Your best 5 points scores from the 8 Challenges will count towards your total for the series.

There is detailed guidance on how to load and use the App. Click here

Challenge Area Courses Leaderboard Comments
September 2020 Jeskyns Community Woodland Jeskyns Short DFOK PXAC

Jeskyns Long DFOK PXAC

Both Challenges are in the UK/Kent/Gravesend folder   
Results A choice of 2 line courses entirely within the Community Woodland
October 2020 Plumstead Common and Shrewsbury Park

ShrewsburyPark Junior PXAC

PlumsteadCommon Short PXAC

PlumsteadCommon Long PXAC

The 3 challenges are in the UK/London South East/Greenwich folder

Results A choice of 3 line courses including a Junior course entirely within Shrewsbury Park
November 2020 Shorne Woods Country Park ShorneCP Short PXAC

ShorneCP Long PXAC

Both Challenges are in the UK/Kent/Gravesend folder
Results A choice of 2 line courses within the Country Park
December 2020  Danson Park

DFOK Danson Park Christmas Challenge 2020

In the UK/London South East/Bexley folder

Results

Comments

A novelty score event with a Christmas theme
January 2021  Beacon Wood

Beacon Wood DFOK Orange PXAC

Beacon Wood DFOK Short PXAC

Beacon Wood DFOK Long PXAC

All Challenges are in the UK/Kent/Gravesend folder

  A choice of 3 line courses within the Country Park
February 2021 Lullingstone Country Park and Sevenoaks North  

Lullingstone CP Short PXAC

Lullingstone CP Medium PXAC

Lullingstone CP Long PXAC

Sevenoaks N PXAS ScoreV60

All Challenges are in the UK/Kent/Sevenoaks folder

  A choice of 3 line courses within the Country Park and an urban course in Sevenoaks
March 2021 Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park Orange PXAC

Crystal Palace Park Medium PXAC

Crystal Palace Park Long PXAC

All Challenges are in the UK/London South East /Bromley folder

  A choice of 3 line courses within the Park
April 2021 Foots Cray Meadows

Foots Cray Challenge Short PXAC

Foots Cray Challenge Long PXAC

All Challenges are in the UK/London South East /Bexley folder

  A choice of 2 line courses within the Park

 

April 2021 Challenge: Foots Cray Meadows

Where: Start and Finish are close to Leafield Lane. See the short course map on MapRun for the locations.

Parking: In Leafield Lane off the A223 North Cray Road.

When: Any time until midnight on 3 May. Start at any time you choose.

There is a choice of two line courses where the controls have to be taken in order.
A short course (4.2k) with 12 controls. Print the map
A long course (7.1k) with 18 controls. Print the map

There is no time limit for completing any course.

Download the App MapRun6 to your mobile phone then within the App, go to Select Event then scroll down to UK, then London South East and the Bexley folder. The events are Foots Cray Challenge Long PXAC, Foots Cray Challenge Short PXAC. Click here for Guidance on how to use the App

Control descriptions are printed are on each map.

Both courses have been planned so that the only sensible place to cross the river is at the widest bridge, known as Five Arches. You may encounter other users of the meadows here and on some narrow paths in places. Please pass with caution and allow plenty of space.

The bridge (control 3 on the short course, control 17 on the long course) was damaged but still crossable when the maps were checked but it has since been reported that barriers have been placed either side of it. If the bridge has not been repaired by the time you run the challenge it may be uncrossable and affect your route choice to the next control. If you visit the control but do not pick up the GPS signal then you will need to adjust your result using the MapRun HITMO facility.

In line with current Government guidance, ensure social distancing is maintained at all times, including with members of the public and participate in accordance with those guidelines.

This Challenge is not an organised event or activity, so you are not covered by British Orienteering's insurance. You do the Challenge as an individual for personal training and you are responsible for both your own safety and the safety of others around you.

Results: these will be available in early May.

Questions: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Problems identified: please also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I hope that you enjoy this Challenge.
Any feedback would be welcome to the above email.

Enjoy your run!
Geoff Goodwin

Bearsted and Grove Green Comments

KNC4 at Bearsted and Grove Green produced another good turnout with 38 people attending. The points allocation certainly had the effect of squeezing the middle of the pack and making any time lost more important. Nobody visited controls 63 and 64. Only one person visited 62. Four people visited 71 and six 73. The low pointers in the NW (60) and SW (61) corners only had 11 and 10 visitors respectively. Thanks everybody for attending.

Neil Speers (DFOK)