Kent Junior Orienteering Festival
There were some excellent runs from a very varied group of participants including the Hackney squad, Maxime Pesenti’s birthday party group and some newcomers, all of whom did very well. There was good feedback on the courses too.
It was excellent to see everyone staying afterwards for the prize giving. I am sure this was helped by the face painting, colouring and numerous other activities going on as part of the Family Fun Day. There were certainly some interesting faces on medal winners so the photos may be different from most other events! A summary of the winners in each year group is below. This will be added to the Kent Junior Orienteering Roll of Honour off past winners on the DFOK website very shortly.
Thanks are due to Tony Connellan, Heather Brown and the several DFOK members who assisted with the putting on of the event. But without you it would have been pointless so a big thank you to every one of you for coming and making it an enjoyable event for me to be involved with.
South East Relays 2017
Sunday 18 June 2017 saw the SE Relays being run by Southdowns at Capite Wood near Dial Posts in West Sussex. DFOK entered two teams; one in the men’s open and one in the women’s open, with good performances all round. The main challenge on the day was dealing with the 30 degree heat. A lot of the teams, us included, spent most of the time around the edge of the assembly field trying to keep cool in the shade of the trees.
KOL Medals 2017
The final event of the 2016/17 KOL series took place on a lovely sunny June morning at Lesnes Abbey Woods. Congratulations to the following medal winners:
Antoine Pesenti (3rd Blue)
Neil Speers (1st Light Green)
Neil Gemmell (3rd Light Green)
Fynn Bearfoot (1st Light Green Junior Men)
Linus Sheaff (3rd Light Green Junior Men)
Ruby Greensides (3rd Orange)
City Academy, Hackney who retained the senior schools trophy
Final league tables may be found here.
Bexley Primary Schools Orienteering Championships
This year's Bexley Primary Schools Orienteering Championships took place at Danson Park on Tuesday 23 May 2017. Over 170 children took part from six local schools, including first time participation by Parkway Primary School and Northwood Primary School. The individual results from the morning can be found here and the afternoon results here. For the school competition the results were:
1st Barnehurst Junior School - 725 points
2nd Parkway Primary School - 718 points
3rd Northwood Primary School - 681 points
1st Gravel Hill Primary School - 732 points
2nd Barrington Primary School - 721 points
3rd Bedonwell Primary School - 671 points
Morning and Afternoon Winners Only Combined:
1st Overall - Gravel Hill Primary School - 745 points
2nd Overall - Barnehurst Junior School - 735 points
Well done to all those that took part and in particular Gravel Hill Primary School in winning the trophy this year. See you all again next year.