a “score” course suitable for everyone. The aim is to find as many
control flags as possible in the 45 minute time limit. There will be
between 20 and 30 controls at each event; you are not expected to locate
them all. Most of you will visit between 8 and 15. If you get stuck on
one, juts move on to the next one. Flags with a number in the 60’s will
be very easy to find and suitable for complete beginners and young
juniors. Control flags with a number in the 70’s will be a little
harder, and the 80’s are as hard as possible to keep experienced
orienteers happy. Younger juniors up to about age 14 can run a “line”
course of Yellow orienteering standard that starts around the same time
as everybody else (or can choose the 45 minute score course).
of the parks are small, but the planning will ensure that experienced
orienteers and fast runners who think they can get all the controls in
the time limit will need to run between 5-8km (straight line distance,
actual distance will be greater).
for beginners: The course is suitable for complete beginners with no
experience. DFOK club members will be available to help you. If you have
any questions before the event please email email@example.com
On the main website there are some beginners pages which might help newcomers before coming to the event.