Leybourne LakesSat 10 Jun
Kent Junior Orienteering Festival
Local level event
What does this mean?
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun6 App.
Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland
We hope you enjoyed today's event at Leybourne Lakes Country Park. It was hotter than anyone would have liked but the children seemed to cope with this admirably. Well done to everyone who participated, several for the first time and most of you found all the controls on your course successfully.
Table of medal winners:
|Year 1 and 2 girls||Poppy Embleton|
|Year 1 and 2 boys||Thomas Ford||Oliver Mitchell||Vincent Cullum|
|Year 3 and 4 girls||Menna Double||Isla Findlay|
|Year 3 and 4 boys||Joshua Double||Joseph Embleton||Toby Underwood|
|Year 5 and 6 girls||Harriet Evans|
|Year 5 and 6 boys||Theodore Grobel||Percy Sanders|
|Year 7 and 8 girls||Alice Evans|
|Year 7 and 8 boys|
|Light green course|
|Year 9+ girls||Madeleine Pitcher|
|Year 9+ boys||George Grobel||Adam Davidson||Toby Prior|
Dartford Orienteers invite you to the Kent Junior Orienteering Festival, the flagship event in the annual calendar for juniors only.
The forecast is for high temperatures. Please bring a sun hat, wear sun cream and have plenty of water available to maintain hydration before and after your run. Water can be purchased from the cafe if you forget this.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on each course for each of males and females.
Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.
Near: Maidstone Lat,Lng: 51.31669,0.43390 Postcode: ME6 5LB
Map / Terrain
There will be a control at each decision point.
Two sets of medals; boys and girls separately, for each of years 1 & 2 and years 3 & 4
Controls (checkpoints) are easy to find, either on or adjacent to paths. There is a maximum of two places where a decision has to be made to get from one control to the next.
Medals for years 5 & 6, boys and girls
Controls are on or near paths with some choice of route.
Medals for years 7 & 8, boys and girls
Light Green 4.5km
Controls will require some navigation to locate them and they may be in the forest but there will always be a path fairly close in Leybourne Lakes.
Medals for years 9 upwards, boys and girls
Anyone can run a longer course than that specified for their school year group and be competitive on that course.
Entry in advance only via racesignup
Entry fee: £3.00
Entry fee chip hire: £1.00
Entries close at 5pm on Friday, June 9th. This time may be extended if there are still maps available but entry will still need to be done online and before leaving home.
Registration and Start times
Start times: 10.00 - 11.45. Participants will be able to start earlier than the previously advertised first start time of 11:00 given the temperatures forecast for tomorrow.;
Toilets are available near the car park. There is a children's playground and an attractive, recently built cafe with excellent views across one of the large lakes. Our event centre tent will be near to these facilities. We also expect to provide a maze activity which can be done after your run whilst others finish and we prepare the results.
Come along to enjoy the day. It is hoped that as many children as possible will want to stay for the prize giving.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Andrew Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearest A&E Hospital
Maidstone Hospital, Barming, ME16 9QQ (4 miles away)
NHS Urgent care search
Maps are overprinted with the Organiser’s telephone number.
Orienteering is an adventure sport and you take part at your own risk and are
responsible for your own safety during the event.
You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are required to self-isolate.
You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct