Marlborough House School Orienteering
On 16 May 2019 DFOK assisted Marlborough House School, Hawkhurst, with running an orienteering activity day. Over the day near 300 children from Nursery to Year 8 participated in a variety of orienteering activities. The results from the day are available on the school website in the parental portal section.
Congratulations to the DFOK Junior team (Nikita, Vadim and Maddy) which came 1st in the junior course at the South-East Relays on Sunday 12 May. Overall DFOK had six teams entered with a number of other notable performances; On the handicap competition the DFOK Mens Team (6th overall) were beaten by the DFOK Mens 2 Team (4th overall) thanks in particular to Maxime beating his dad (Antoine) by almost ten minutes. Also well done to Marie for completing the Orange course at only her fifth orienteering event in a commendable time of 32 minutes.
London Marathon 2019
Congratulations to the four klubb members, or those with entries through DFOK, for completing this years London Marathon. The times are below:
· 2:45 Antoine Pesenti
· 3:33 Nick Marsden
· 3:43 Rob Causer
· 5:06 Ian Catchpole
Success at the British Championships
Congratulations to Sheralee Bailey who achieved 2nd place in W45L at the British Long Distance Championships held at Kilnsey Moor in the Yorkshire Dales on 5th May. The terrain was largely runnable open moorland with significant height gain and loss on each course. The start was some 150m higher than the finish leading to some tricky steep downhill legs towards the end of the course. Sheralee was only 18s behind, an excellent performance in terrain well suited to the SYO winner.
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