Twelve orienteers turned up to this month's activity evening at Joydens Wood. The session this time was to be a MapRun Course with three to choose from: a Short Line course of 2.7km, a Long Line course of 4.5km and a Score course with 26 controls to try and get in an hour. MapRun is a form of orienteering where Smartphones are used for punching and timing, avoiding the need to put out flags and SI units, saving time and effort for organisers or in this case coaches!
The 26 event Kent Night Cup series reached a conclusion for 2021/22 in late March. Joel Hallberg finished in top place in the men's league and Rachel Collins was top of the women's league giving DFOK the highest ranked competitors for several years. Also of note was that DFOK members occupied 5 of the top 10 places with a tussle between Neil Speers and Andrew Pitcher for 5th place going to the last two events. Congratulations to the 22 club members who participated in at least one event in the series and thanks to the club members and David Float who volunteered to organise and plan one or two events in the series.
The season finale is to be held at Shorne Woods Country Park on Saturday 18th June. Several club members are in with a good chance of finishing in the top 3 men or women of their course although there is strong competition from several Saxons club members seeking to improve their standings in the League. The latest league standings for each course are here https://www.saxons-oc.org Good luck everyone at the final event!
A few photos from today's Compass Sport Trophy at Balcombe Estate. Thanks Mole Valley Orienteering Club for organising the event. DFOK members came back into download with many a tale of mud , steep climbs and cliffs. Well done to David Lobley for completing the course without his footwear as they disintegrated on route. Still managed to bring them home as a trophy though.