Keyne-O 3 - Caldecotte

Sunday 12 May 2019

Caldecotte Lake

Keyne-O 3 - Caldecotte

Sunday 12 May 2019

The third in a series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners. The courses cover the parkland around Caldecotte Lake and part of the Ouzel Valley. Longer courses will also have an interesting urban element.

If you haven't tried orienteering before, someone will be available to explain the basics and point you in the right direction. Entry is on the day so no need to pre-enter. No special equipment is needed - just wear whatever you would for a walk or run in the park.

Courses

Amble

3.0km

Very straightforward. Suitable for complete novices, whatever their level of fitness. Does not cross any roads. Suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users, but check with starter for information on avoiding steps.

Trot

5.3km

Suitable for confident navigators of all ages. Today's course includes crossing a small car park entrance. This has been assessed as suitable for competitors under 16. There are no other road crossings on this course.

Short Run

6.0km

Similar to Trot but crosses several estate roads and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16.

Run

7.5km

A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and reasonably experienced orienteers. Crosses many estate roads and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16.

Controls and Map

Electronic (SI) timing will be used for start and finish, with mini-kites and traditional pin punches out on course. Please bring your SI card if you have one.

Maps: A4 waterproof maps with overprint. Map scale for all courses is 1:10,000.

Times

Starts from 10.00 to 12.00 for Amble, Trot and Short Run, 10:00 to 11:30 for Long Run. Courses close 13:00.

Entry Fees

  • Members of orienteering clubs £3
  • Other individuals, couples and families £5
  • Groups with more than two adults £10
  • Extra maps £2

Location and Parking

Parking is at Caldecotte Lake car park, off Bletcham Way, MK7 8HP.

Registration Form

If you want to fill in your registration form before the event, then download and print out a team form or individual form.

Other Information

There are no toilets at todays event. Nearest loos (for pub customers only) are at the Caldecotte Pub.

Well-behaved dogs are permitted on courses. Please keep them on a lead.

Extreme weather

In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info

Future Events

Our next event is on Sunday 2 June at Furzton Lake.

Keyne-O Collector Cards

The popular Keyne-O Collector Cards will again be available this year. Each Keyne-O run earns you a sticker. Collect stickers to earn medals and prizes.

Helpers

As always our events can't take place with our volunteers. The first 6 signed up SMOC helpers will get free entry so email the organiser now to secure your free run.

Officials

Organisers:  Sue and Todd Rae

Planner: Ian Byrne

Joining SMOC

If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.