Kent Orienteering League - Cobham Great Wood

Saturday 20th April

Beautiful woodland with some splendid ancient trees and lots of brown features.

Newcomers are welcome. You do not have to be a member of an orienteering club to participate.

We have a few spare maps currently on all courses so we are keeping entries open until they have been taken, including potentially Saturday morning. If you would like to come along, please enter using racesignup before you leave home. No cash entries will be taken at the event.
Registration online only in advance. Start Times: 11:00 to 12:30;

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You can add a new entry or view (but not amend) existing entries.

Entered: 100

We have a range of courses to suit all ages and abilities

Yellow 2.2km 50m climb
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Entry limit: 20
Entered: 15

Orange 2.9km 80m climb
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Entry limit: 16
Entered: 9

Green 4.2km 90m climb
Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.
Entry limit: 41
Entered: 38

Blue 6.1km 180m climb
As technically as hard as we can make it; for experienced orienteers.

For all the above courses where you do the controls in a set order, the distances are measured in straight lines between the checkpoints so you will cover a bit longer distance than stated.

Entry limit: 30
Entered: 25

21 controls. Visit as many controls as you can in an hour in any order. 7 easy controls numbered in the 50's, 7 moderate difficulty numbered in the 60's and 7 more difficult numbered in the 70's.
Entry limit: 15
Entered: 13

Entry Fees
Seniors £7
Juniors £3

Additional £2 for Seniors and £1 for Juniors who are not members of British Orienteering

Hire of electronic chip
Standard £1
Contactless punching £2.50

Families and other groups with an adult participating together (one entry and one map) £10 (includes hire of one standard electronic chip)

Juniors participating together (one entry - no adult) £6 (includes hire of one standard electronic chip)
Event Information

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.

Event centre
The event centre is at Lodge Farm, Lodge Lane, Cobham accessible from the mini roundtable with the war memorial to the east of Cobham Village. Easy access from the A2 from the same exit as for Shorne Woods Country Park.

Parking space at the farm is limited so cars will be parked close together. The event centre is close to our parking.

Please follow the red and white taped route from the parking area to the Start and from the Finish, both of which are about 750m from the event centre (allow 10 minutes).

There are no toilets or refreshments at the event centre but there are toilets and refreshments available at Shorne Woods Country Park. Parking for up to 15 mins is not charged but if you want to exceed this time, you will need to buy a parking ticket; automatic numbers plate recognition is in use. If you decide to buy a ticket, it is £3 and valid all day. Entry and exit is permitted so you will be able to return for refreshments, the use of the playground and everything else Shorne has to offer after your run.

The woods
The woods are mainly deciduous forest with some great views.

There's plenty of open and semi open areas with scattered trees which are covered in bracken in the Summer which will still be died down in mid to late April.

A herd of about 25 highland cattle roam Cobham Great Wood. These attractive animals create routes through the bracken. Although they are docile, keep a wide berth when near to them to avoid frightening them.

Some of the majestic trees have fallen during storms and high winds over the years. In Cobham Great Wood. They are left on the ground to provide nutrition for a variety of creatures. Several different species of bats can be seen at dusk in this area.

50 new trees have recently been planted and protected from the deer and cattle by a small wooden fenced enclosure. These fenced enclosures and the small trees whithin them have not been mapped.

Electronic punching
Electronic punching will be used and the controls will be activated for contactless punching for anyone with a contactless SI dibber.

Hired dibbers will be in individual envelopes for collection at Enquiries.

Everyone must punch at the start and finish as these are not set up for contactless recording.

Control descriptions
Control descriptions are printed on the map. For those who prefer to also have loose control descriptions to save opening and refolding the map, these will be available at the start.

Finish and Download
After finishing, please proceed directly to Download. Your splits print out will be handed to you. Hired SI dibbers should then be deposited in a pink container nearby.

Results will not be on display at the event but we hope to be providing a QR code link to live results at the event. They will also be on the DFOK website after the event.

Refund policy
If you have entered but are unable to attend the event, if you contact the Organiser by email no later than 9pm on the day before the event, a full credit for a future DFOK event will be given or a refund of your entry fee minus the small entry system provider charges.

We are grateful to National Trust and West Kent Downs Countryside Trust for permission to use the area and Jim Jackson at Lodge Farm for our parking and event centre.

Event Details
Start List
Yellow Class Age Category Club Start window
Menna Double Individual W10 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Osian Double Individual M10 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Joseph Embleton Individual M10 DFOK 12:00 - 12:14
Gordon Eyers Individual M70 IND 11:30 - 11:44
Isla Findlay Individual W10 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Charlie Green Individual M10 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Harry Green Individual M12 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Edward Knight Individual M80 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Ahmed Mollarecep Individual M12 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Izyan Murshed Individual M10 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Leah Reeves Group participating together W45 11:30 - 11:44
Elliot Sanders Individual M10 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Cordelia Slade-Stott Individual W10 IND 12:00 - 12:14
Charlotte Smith Individual W12 SLOW 12:00 - 12:14
Jonathan Smith Individual M10 SLOW 12:00 - 12:14
Orange Class Age Category Club Start window
Jo Casey Individual W40 IND 11:30 - 11:44
Barbara Castle Group participating together W60 SAX 11:45 - 11:59
Adam Davidson Individual M16 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Chris Davidson Individual M55 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Harriet Evans Individual W12 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Maria Gemmell Individual W21 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Alexandra Gemmell +1 Group participating together W21 11:15 - 11:29
Matthew Perry Individual M21 IND 11:15 - 11:29
Sarah Reith Individual W60 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Green Class Age Category Club Start window
Thomas Bates Individual M16 SAX 11:30 - 11:44
Nicky Bedford Individual W65 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Sarah Blundell Individual W60 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Sophie Blundell Individual W21 SOC 11:30 - 11:44
Heather Brown Individual W70 SAX 11:30 - 11:44
Jody Carter Individual M45 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Ian Catchpole Individual M45 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
David Collier Individual M70 DFOK 12:00 - 12:14
Julie Collins Individual W60 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
John Collyer Individual M75 GO 11:45 - 11:59
Philip Craven Individual M70 DFOK 12:15 - 12:29
Ben Cronin Individual M18 SAX 11:45 - 11:59
David Dawson Individual M65 DFOK 12:00 - 12:14
Steven Elliott Individual M65 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Elaine Eyers Individual W40 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Neil Gemmell Individual M65 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Robert Gladden Individual M60 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Mark Glaisher Individual M70 SAX 11:30 - 11:44
Geoff Goodwin Individual M70 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Renate Henry Individual W55 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Beth Kendall Individual W60 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Robin Kendall Individual M55 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Justin Knott Individual M55 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Richard Leahy Individual M55 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Phillip Locke Individual M65 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Anna Martin Individual W40 DFOK 12:00 - 12:14
Peter Martin Individual M75 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Colin Merry Individual M70 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Allison Page Individual W50 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Keith Parkes Individual M75 DFOK 11:45 - 11:59
Andrea Pauling Individual W50 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Ella Pyman Individual W55 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Karen Ransley Individual W45 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Jennifer Sibley Individual W21 MV 11:30 - 11:44
Christine Smith Individual W40 SLOW 12:00 - 12:14
Tim Smith Individual M45 SLOW 12:00 - 12:14
Annabelle Stearns Individual W50 IND 11:00 - 11:14
Graham Thomas Individual M60 SAX 11:30 - 11:44
Blue Class Age Category Club Start window
Iain Ambler Individual M50 CHIG 11:00 - 11:14
Charles Anderton Individual M21 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Nicholas Betts Individual M60 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
David Cave-Ayland Individual M70 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Mark Collins Individual M60 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Sarah Covey-Crump Individual W45 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Sean Cronin Individual M55 SAX 11:45 - 11:59
Tim Decker Individual M60 DFOK 12:15 - 12:29
Peter Dobra Individual M21 SAX 11:45 - 11:59
Naomi Drewitt Individual W45 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29
Andrew Evans Individual M65 DFOK 12:15 - 12:29
Simon Evans Individual M40 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Thomas Forbes Individual M50 IND 11:15 - 11:29
Brian Henry Individual M55 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Alan Hickling Individual M60 SAX 12:15 - 12:29
Nikolay Kolev Individual M55 SLOW 11:30 - 11:44
Dave Pickup Individual M50 SAX 11:30 - 11:44
Chris Pond Individual M60 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Dimitre Poydovski Individual M50 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
J B Rae-Smith Individual M60 DFOK 12:15 - 12:29
Gabriela Roch Individual W50 SAX 11:30 - 11:44
Catherine Slade Individual W45 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Edward Stott Individual M40 SLOW 12:00 - 12:14
David Thomas Individual M21 BKO 11:30 - 11:44
John Tzanetis Individual M55 DFOK 11:45 - 11:59
Score Class Age Category Club Start window
Anthony Connellan Individual M85 11:30 - 11:44
Mark Ford Group participating together M45 CHIG 12:15 - 12:29
Paul Goulden Group participating together M50 11:15 - 11:29
Ronald Huggett Individual M75 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Peter Le Voir Individual M65 IND 11:15 - 11:29
Rosie Merry Individual W60 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
David Moore + 1 Group participating together M55 IND 11:30 - 11:44
Wendy Neath Group participating together W65 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Tom Newman Individual M70 IND 11:15 - 11:29
Ben Sallows Individual M45 SAX 11:00 - 11:14
Duncan Scott Individual M60 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Elizabeth Scott Individual W60 SAX 11:15 - 11:29
Peter Thorpe Individual M50 SAX 11:00 - 11:14