Club Events

 

Local event at Lochore Meadows and Harran Hill

Saturday 24th October 2020

 

Event information:

 

    • Location: Post code KY5 8BD, grid reference NT 171961
  • Signed from Lochgelly – Ballingry B920 road in Crosshill
  • Parking – use the main public parking area on the right, at the end of the long, straight drive, or, if this is full, there is further parking on the left at the end of the drive, adjacent to the Education Centre.
  • Start and finish areas: look for the KFO sail banner on an open grassy area, close to the Willie Clarke Centre (on the other side from the loch).
  • Starts: 1100-1230
  • Courses: White, Yellow, Orange and Green.
  • Terrain: white, yellow and orange use the plantations adjacent to the loch. The green course will go onto Harran Hill, which comprises mature beech forest on top of well contoured ground with some rock features.
  • SI Electronic punching is in use except on white. For white, a SI card will be used for start and finish timing and a pen is needed to use at controls (rather than using the pin punches). For people without SI cards, ones to borrow will be allocated in advance and available for pick up at the start.
  • Courses close at 1400. You must report to the finish even if you haven’t visited all the controls (safety check).
  • Fees for orienteering club members: £3 for adults and £1 for juniors Fees for non-club members: £5 (adults and family groups) and £2 (juniors).
  • Entry fees to be paid in cash on the day – exact amount please, placed in an envelope with name and payment figure written on
  • Pre-entry only using this link:
  • Organiser & course planner: John Emeleus info1@kfo.org.uk

 

Covid Risk Assessment

This event has been given permission to go ahead by the park manager at Lochore Meadows Country Park, subject to Scottish Government COVID rules in operation on the day of the event, as well as Scottish Orienteering’s COVID rules, having presented Risk assessments for the event to the park manager.

The event is pre-entry only (by the end of Tuesday 20th October) with start times to be issued in advance. A health screening form from Scottish Orienteering will be issued to entrants, which must completed in advance of the day. No entry on the day.

All participants need to take note of the following important information:

  • If you're displaying one or more Covid-19 symptoms you must not attend.
  • If you are in Covid-19 quarantine you must not attend.
  • People in higher risk categories as set out by the government should be aware that attending could put you at increased risk.
  • Unnecessary travel from certain central belt health board areas is officially discouraged . We shall not accept entries from people with addresses in those areas. Please note that there are members of Lothian, Forth Valley and Borders based clubs resident in Fife and they are perfectly eligible to attend.
  • The 2 metre rule applies at all times, including at controls, so please move away from controls as soon as you have punched and wait if someone else is at the control when you arrive.
  • Please give way to other non-orienteering members of the public, including walkers, cyclists and horseriders.
  • Please keep young children with you at all times.
  • You should turn up for your start about 5 minutes early please.
  • Please do not congregate at the start, finish, download or car park. This is important but is entirely against our normal practice. We must not be seen by non-orienteering members of the public to have any form of gathering of non-family members. The officlal British Orienteering guidance is to go directly from the finish (download) to your transport, and to leave the event once all members of the party have returned.
  • By taking part you agree to British Orienteering’s code of conduct

Other things that will be different from our previous local events:

  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided at the start and at the finish
  • No splits printout will be issued on finishing – results will go online soon after the event.
  • Please avoid touching the controls. Control units will be enabled for touch free punching, for those with SI air cards.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with fences and gates/stiles (you may still have to climb them and/or go through them).
  • We won’t have a communal car key drop box.

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KFO Autumn Series

  • For further details, contact John Emeleus info1@kfo.org.uk
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