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.
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
|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||
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||
In the UK/London South East/Bexley folder
|A novelty score event with a Christmas theme|
|January 2021||Beacon Wood||
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||
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||
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||
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 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.
I hope that you enjoy this Challenge.
Any feedback would be welcome to the above email.
Enjoy your run!
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)
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