Calendar 2021

 

Date Event Type Venue Organiser Planner Controller
Sat 9th Jan Local - KOL5 Enchanted Place or Scotney Saxons Event    
Sun 17th Jan National - SE League Westerham      
Thu 28th Jan Local - KNC Lullingstone Andrew Pitcher Andrew Pitcher Neil Speers*
Thu 11th Feb Local - KNC Petts Wood David Float (HAVOC) David Float Neil Speers*
Sat 27th Feb
Local - KOL6 Cobham/West Kent Downs      
Thu 18th Mar Local - KNC TBA      
Sat 27th Mar Local - KOL7 Knole Park Saxons Event    
Sat 10th Apr Local - KOL8 TBA      
Sat 22nd May Local - KOL9 Trosley Saxons Event    
Sat 12th Jun Local - KOL10 Lullingstone      

* primarily for risk assessment purposes

Challenge 13 Lloyd Park and East Croydon

Our last of the Weekly Challenges. We have a Line Course of 2.5km entirely within Lloyd Park using an Orienteering map and a 60 minute Score course in and around the park and East Croydon. The Score course uses an Open Orienteering Map. Both activities use the MapRunF App. Everyone is welcome to have a go, DFOK members and others.

Are you up for the training challenge? Click here for further details

Don’t forget that Challenge 12 at Blackfen and River Shuttle is open until next Monday.

Missed a previous Challenge ... or want to have another go at one you’ve done already? All previous Challenges remain live on MapRunF.

Andrew Evans

Lloyd Park

Where: Lloyd Park & East Croydon. Start and Finish is at NE corner of the car park by the Lloyd Park tram stop = CR0 5RA.

Parking: Lloyd Park car park on Coombe Road.  There is 3 hours free parking, but you have to take a ticket from the machine.  If full, there should be space on the roads opposite.

The ticket machine is within the start triangle, so do not collect your ticket with Go To Start set ready.  The start also may be triggered by driving close to that corner. If you inadvertently trigger the Start before you are ready to go, go to Results and swipe to the right to delete the event. Reload it from the server.

When: At any time you choose.

Line course entirely within Lloyd Park:

A line course with 19 controls so the controls must be taken in order. This course finishes about 75m west of the start.
Print the map of the course. This is an orienteering map and the control descriptions are on the map.
Download the App MapRunF to your mobile phone then within the App, go to UK, then London South East and select Croydon and the event called Lloyd Park Line. Once done, press Go to Start and the map should appear. Once you know you have access to it, click on Results and then Exit. Once any event is in Results you can always access it later (doing this will avoid the App starting before you are ready to go). When you are ready to go, click on the event in the results and then click Go to Start. Click here for Guidance on how to use the App.

Score event in Lloyd Park and East Croydon streets:
A 60 minute score event.
Print the map of the course. This is an Open Orienteering Street O map.
Controls are a mixture of post boxes, fire hydrants and path/road junctions. CDs are not on the map and loose CDs are here.

There is also a blank orienteering map of Lloyd Park here if you need to see more detail within the park.

There are 30 controls of  points value as follows:  1 to 10 = 10 points; 11 to 20 = 20 points; 21 to 30 = 30 points.  There is a penalty of 10 points for each minute or part of a minute late back.
Download the App MapRunF to your mobile phone then within the App, go to UK, then London South East and select Croydon and the event called Lloyd Park & East Croydon Once done, press Go to Start and the map should appear. Once you know you have access to it, click on Results and then Exit. Once any event is in Results you can always access it later (doing this will avoid the App starting before you are ready to go). When you are ready to go, click on the event in the results and then click Go to Start. Click here for Guidance on how to use the App.

In line with current Government guidance, members are to complete these courses alone, within a household group, or with one person from outside their household and ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.
The Score event crosses busy roads hence must not be attempted by anyone under the age of 16, even if they would be accompanied by an adult.

As with all street orienteering events please take care crossing roads. There are many suitable crossing points on all the major roads in the area.  Note that trams are street running on the 800m length nearest to East Croydon station, so take extra care there.

This Challenge is not an organised event or activity, so it is not registered with British Orienteering and 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.

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 do hope that you enjoy this challenge. Any feedback would be welcome to the above email.

All the best
David Dawson

Weekly Challenge 12 Blackfen and River Shuttle

Discover the unexpected green spaces alongside the River Shuttle and the shaded path around the lake in Lamorbey Park. A 60 minute score event using MapRunF and an Open Orienteering map. Everyone is welcome to have a go, DFOK members and others.

Are you up for the training challenge? Click here for further details

Don’t forget that Challenge 11 at Swanley is open until next Monday.