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Saturday 23rd March 2024 Townhill Woods, Dunfermline

 

Kingdom of Fife Orienteers are staging an orienteering event at Townhill Woods, Dunfermline, Fife.   

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Start times will be between

11am and 12 noon.

 

This will be suitable for all abilities, from those just starting out to people who have been orienteering on many previous occasions.

It’s a lovely wood with plenty of interesting features, including the remains of a railway embankment and a number of small ponds.

Entries are through the link to sientries 

This is going to be great. See you there.


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Saturday 9th December 2023 – KFO Xmas Score event at Lochore Meadows results

 
 
 
 
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Congratulations to everyone who took part in the festive orienteering at Lochore Meadows today.
 
Great fun was had by all, despite the rain.
 
The results are available on this link.
 
You can see which of the different controls everyone went to. 
 
Thank you to our hardy helpers for putting out and collecting the controls, setting up the registration and marshalling the road crossing: Claire, Shona, Adam, Gordon, Caleb, James, Andy and Matthew.
 
Unfortunately there was a problem with the tech which means we haven't been able to allocate the bonus points for festive attire, but hopefully those who indulged enjoyed the day anyway.
 



 

 

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Results KFO Devilla SOL5 Event Sunday 29th October 2023

 

Congratulations to the more than 300 competitors at the Kingdom of Fife Orienteers event at Devilla Forest.

Well done to all who took part and the intrepid volunteers who helped run the event in slashing rain.

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Results with splits 

Junior Inter Area Individual Results

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Split times, WinSplits Online   You can check how well you did over each leg of your course compared to other people.
 

Routegadget                             Allows you to draw the route you took and compare it to everyone else

 
 
Special thanks to Claire for spending the best part of year organising and John for planning the eleven different courses, suitable for all ages and different abilities. He was assisted by Colin as the safety controller.
 
The flooded streams meant we had to shorten the Yellow course on the day to protect the juniors running it. Everyone else had a bit of wading to do as well as running.
 

Club helpers turned out in force to make sure everyone got to their Start and back again: Roddy, Jim, Rab, Phil, Les, Heather, Jayne, Jane, Gordon, Pauline, Craig, Robin, Sheila, Sharon, Sara, Ian, Lucy and Matthew.

 

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Controller's Comments

 

Well done to KFO and a very hardy band of volunteers who braved the elements today to stage a very successful event in Devilla Forest. Special thanks go to the planner John Emeleus who put in a huge amount of time and effort into planning an excellent set of courses across the board and at all technical levels.  John was very receptive to the various suggestions I made following my forays into the forest including shortening some of the longer courses and moving courses from Green downwards out of some of the rougher forest in the northwest.  Short Blue and upwards could/should cope with this terrain and while the vegetation masked the shape of the ground the obvious hilltop (control 112) was a fair control site.  We could not have predicted the amount of overnight rain which flooded out many of the marshes, one of which was deemed dangerous (though canny runners avoided the worst).  Competitors on Black and Brown had to contend with a short swim to reach control 152 if they were unlucky.  On the morning of the event it was decided to cut out three controls on the Yellow Course.  The easy path run was underwater in places and with the adjacent ditch varying from a foot to a yard deep (impossible to tell under the turgid brown water) this was definitely the correct decision.  A control was removed from the Orange course which gave runners a safe crossing option via a track run but with a marshal in place near the weir most if not all competitors elected to cross near the control site.  John is commended for setting his alarm very early and heading out into the forest with his headtorch to wake controls up – all done except the far northeast so thank you Oleg for waking them up even if you did expect to waft your SIAC in the near vicinity.  Devilla is rough and tough so well done to everyone for their kind remarks and comments on reaching the finish line.

Colin Matheson

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Results from KFO Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy on Saturday 19th August 2023

 

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The results for Green, Orange and Yellow are here

 

Thank you to everyone who came to our KFO orienteering event at Beveridge Park.

The competition was fast and furious with just a few seconds between many of the competitors.

Please note that the first control on the Green course was not placed correctly by the organiser. This means that we have removed the first leg from the calculation of the overall race result for Green.

Well done to the people at their first ever orienteering who all did spectacularly well.

Thank you to the large number of helpers from KFO who set up and cleared up the event, especially John Campbell who planned the courses for the first time.

 

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Results from KFO Sprintelope Dunfermline Wednesday 12 July 2023

 

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The results are here

 

 

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Success at the junior cup for KFO

 

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KFO had a great day out at the Jamie Stevenson Trophy competition for juniors at the weekend, 18 Jun 2023.

 

 

We had our biggest ever team with seven juniors taking part in the sunshine at Plean Country Park.

There was a flag parade and mass warm-up followed by the races.

KFO came 6th out of 11 clubs entered with some excellent individual results.

Christopher came 2nd on Yellow, got a medal and was interviewed over the Tannoy. The whole team won the award for "Most Supportive Team" for our efforts cheering at the finish line.

Thanks to Christopher, Caleb, Greg, Aster, Errol, Aaron and Nathan for running, and to Craig, Caroline, Lesley, Eve-Marie, Shona, Martin, Adam, James and Lee for bringing them all and helping support the team.

Full results on ESOC's site.


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Results for Sunday 11th June 2023 Falkland Estate Score Orienteering Event (KFO)

 

 

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Here are the Final Results

 


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Results from Duloch Park and Calais Muir Wood on Sunday 14th May 2023

 

Duloch Thank you to everyone who came to our KFO orienteering event at Duloch Park on Sunday 14 May.

 

We had a big number (54) of people taking part with some very close times between many of the competitors.

Congratulations to the people at their first orienteering event, and for those moving up to harder courses today. We hope you enjoyed the challenge.

Special thanks to Lesley and Aster for acting as planners for the first time, to John for organising, and to Shona, Aaron, Les, Rab, Claire, Roddy, Matthew for their help on the day.

Here are the Simple Results

Here are the Results with split times The organiser sends his apologies for the earlier results files, which showed runs finishing at the last control, not the finish.  Now sorted out

And here is routegadget.

 

 

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Results Saturday 15th April at Dunnikier Country Park in Kirkcaldy


 

Thank you to everyone who came for a wonderful morning of orienteering in Dunnikier Country Park. 


Here are the Simple Results

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Scottish Inter-Club Competition 2023

KFO is in the Small Clubs section for the Scottish Inter-Club Competition which has one counting event for each month of the year. After 3 events, the Club is lying 5th with 19 counting runs. In the Junior Inter-Club, we have had 2 runs and lie in 8th position.  It would be good to have more runs per event which means more points of course.


There are 9 events to go and here are the next ones:


  2 April - Scot Sprint Champs - SOUL5 Kirkintilloch (entries closed now)
27 May  - Scottish Individual Champs - Creag Mhic nr Oban
11 June  - Race the Abbeys - SOUL 7 Jedburgh
30 July   - Scot 6 Days - Day 1 Lossiemouth 


The events are spread over Scotland to involve all clubs and also set at a higher level from the Scottish Leagues and Championships, though the standards of the course are consistent with local events. Generally the differing levels describe the level of organisation required, not the technical difficulty of the various courses.


Longer travel is obviously a side effect, but there are always some from the club travelling to these events and with spare seats. Some of the longer trips involve weekends and two days of orienteering can be enjoyed. Typically, the Scottish Champs is two days with the Individual on Saturday and Relays on Sunday, this year at Creag Mhic and Inverawe respectively, near Taynuilt/Oban where there is plenty of accommodation and camping.

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Results for Ladybank 25th March 2023

 

Thank you to everyone who came for a wonderful morning of orienteering in Ladybank.

The weather was mostly kind. The forest looked beautiful, and great fun seemed to be had by everyone.

Competitors may have noticed that the main electronic unit at the Finish failed about halfway through. We have been able to recover some

Simple Results 

Our next event is on Saturday 15th April at Dunnikier Country Park. The entry details for that event are here

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Congratulations to our CompassSport Trophy team

 

Congratulations and thank-you to the 20 KFO club members who entered the CompassSport Trophy event on Sunday. This is one of the big inter-club competitions in orienteering.

It was a lovely, cool morning in a spectacular woodland near Pitlochry.

Overall, the club finished 8th out of 15 clubs with 989 points.

This is an amazing achievement. Half of our team were running their first race in a higher-than-normal category in order to score points for the team. That means they were up against some of the best orienteers in the country.

It was fantastic to see so many KFO members out in the forest giving it a go.

It is part of the club’s drive this year to encourage our members to dabble with bigger events further afield. Our local events obviously continue too!

You can see the detailed results here on the website of the organising club STAG  (We were in the Trophy not the Cup).

 



 

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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