Kingdom Of Fife Orienteers

 

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Final Results of Duloch and Calaismuir Local Event Saturday 30th April 2022

We had a fabulous day of orienteering at Duloch in Dunfermline on Saturday. Early starters were bathed in sunshine. Later starters ran fast to finish before the rain started.

Special thanks to Ian for planning, John and Claire for organising, and to the club helpers who made the day possible.

Special congratulations to the juniors who have been on our introduction to orienteering sessions in March and April. They took part in their first ever competition. We were also delighted to welcome friends from nearby clubs, from St Andrews University and local people from the area.

Thanks everyone for coming - we hope you all enjoyed the courses.

All results are here and the split results are here.

Routegadget is here. We encourage everybody to have a go at plotting their runs on Routegadget, to share in the fun. It will also help the coaches to plan for future sessions. Some details of how to use it are here

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Introductory sessions into orienteering for juniors

We are delighted to offer introductory sessions into orienteering for juniors at Duloch Park, Dunfermline.

These activities are suited to young people aged 8-16 who like the outdoors, a bit of a challenge and who perhaps have a competitive edge. The sessions will teach the fundamentals of orienteering and equip participants with the skills to independently navigate around a basic orienteering course at an event.

The sessions will repeat for two separate groups. Choose from:

Group A: Saturdays 19th, 26th March, 2nd April. 11:30am – 12:30pm

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Group B: Saturdays 9th, 16th, 23rd April. 11:30am – 12:30pm

The group size will be a maximum of 12.

At the end of the sessions, we will have a public event at Duloch Park (subject to Fife Council permissions) where you will be able to demonstrate your new skills to friends and family. And they can have a go, too!

This course would also suit Duke of Edinburgh participants to build map reading skills to assist with the expedition. Additionally, along with follow-on orienteering events nearby, it can be used as the Physical or Skills element of your award.

There will be the opportunity to carry on with orienteering afterwards, at formal events, a follow-on advanced training course and regular (monthly) club training.

Enter here after 21st February 2022.

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KFO Falkland Estate Orienteering Sunday 27th March 2022

 

Results

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The simple results are here

Split times

 

Routegadget

 

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Welcome to KFO coaching

In response to a survey of club members at the end of last year we will be running special sessions for club members to learn new skills and practice techniques with other members.

We will soon discuss the priorities that our members have, so please join us as soon as you can to be part of this. The emphasis is going to be on fun.

 

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Welcome to Kingdom Of Fife Orienteers' Home Page.

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