Kent Junior Orienteering Festival

Sat 28 May 2016

Saxons Orienteering Club invites you to take part in the Kent Junior Festival 2016 at Lorenden School, Painters Forstal, Faversham, ME13 0EN, on Saturday 28th May 2016

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: School, Woodland

Info updated: Wed 1 Jun


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Lorenden School, Painters Forstal, Faversham, ME13 0EN

Registration & Start Times

Start times from 11.00 until 12.00 noon

Course Information

This is a “junior only” event which takes place within, or just beside, the grounds of the school where the competitors can feel confident to run by themselves and are never very far from the start or finish.

The courses to be run according to school year group

Year 4, 5 and 6 - White course

Year 7 and 8      - Yellow course

Year 9 and 10    - Orange course  

Years 11, 12 and 13 – Light Green

Competitors running white and yellow courses may see their maps before starting.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Adults with distinctive bibs will patrol the courses and will be available to give essential help to any competitor if they should need it.

Medals will be awarded to the first three boys and girls in each age category at the end of the event and hopefully the weather will be conducive to family picnicking.

Entry payment will be taken on the day, but to ensure that there are the correct number of maps available please email the organiser and order one with;-

Entrants name, school year group, club [if any], and a request to hire a dibber if needed.

BOF members £1          non BOF members £2         Dibber hire£1

Planners Alison and Brendan Howe

Organiser Tony Connellan      []

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.