Kingdom Of Fife Orienteers

 

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Spring Events

 

Sorry - all postponed to a later date

 

KFO has booked dates for a spring series of events. Each of these will start at 11am and you just need to turn up to take part. Advice will be available for beginners and families.

 

Spring flier  

 

Further details are on the Club's Events Page

 

The club will be running a South of Scotland league race on Sunday 13th September near Falkland and other local events in the autumn.

 

On top of all that the Scottish Championships will be taking place at Tentsmuir on 22nd and 23rd August. Everyone loves racing at Tentsmuir because of the great paths for beginners, the intricate dunes for experts and sea views for everyone.

 

There will also be the Scottish Score Championships around the West Lomond on 24th May which ties in nicely with the club event the day before in Kirkcaldy.

 

We have also linked up with Scottish Orienteering’s co-ordinator to publish a list of events for the whole east of Scotland so we can see if there’s an event that looks good just outside of Fife.

 

Joining KFO costs as little as £13 for an adult and just £3 for juniors. You can join here.

 

When you are a member you get:

 

  • A discount on entry fees for events – everywhere in Scotland not just our own events
  • An easy way to get in touch and to meet other local orienteers, to pick up tips and travel to events.
  • The chance to take part in team events where every runner helps our club score no matter where you finish.

 

The next team event is the Compassport Cup being held on Sunday 15 th March near Blair Atholl. Join us in time to be part of our team.

Orienteering and KFO

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Orienteering is an exciting foot race, often through forests, navigating from one point to another on a predefined course printed on an orienteering map. The aim is to navigate around all the points in the shortest time; the fun is in avoiding getting lost, in order to beat your rivals. All ages can take part, from age 2 to over 90 years.

Kingdom of Fife Orienteers (KFO) is a small club. We cover the whole of Fife, with members as far north as Gauldry, as far west as Saline and as far south as Dalgety Bay, and beyond. The club always welcomes beginners - no experience needed.

Orienteering can take place almost anywhere from the remotest forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for anyone who just loves to be outdoors. It is also a very good way for runners, joggers and walkers to improve their navigation skills.

Not for nothing is orienteering sometimes known as ‘The Thought Sport’! Decisions are needed from even before reaching the Start of the course right through to punching the Finish. These decisions are usually based on information received from what can be seen on the ground, information received from the map, personal navigation skills, personal fitness, confidence in abilities and so on.

The best place to get started is at a local event, especially an introductory event near to you. At most events you can just turn up and have a go. You have to register and pay the fee and there will be someone at registration who will help guide you as what to do. When you get to the Start the adventure begins. We hope you enjoy the experience and will want to join KFO, see the Membership page.

Want to know more? See us on the About Us Page.

Further information can be found on the Scottish Orienteering Website