SE relays, Knole Park

Sun 22 May 2016

The South East Relays This is an annual event, normally staged over the summer. Only SEOA-registered clubs are eligible for trophies although (non-competitive) entries from non-SEOA clubs should be encouraged.

Type of event: Regional, Relay
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Info updated: Thu 26 May


Event Report

Photos from today courtesy of Andrew Derrick

I hope everyone enjoyed their runs despite the long walks from parking. We aimed to give a fresh view of Knole and therefore decided to use the eastern and southern part of the Park. This meant Simon got to plan courses using the best bits of woodland without a lot of the restrictions imposed by the golf course and the main Park access road. Unfortunately; there are limited options for off-road parking to the east and our requests to use these were all declined. Luckily the weather stayed fine so hopefully this wasn't too much of a problem this time. Results have been tweaked slightly since the first upload. The changes made should show all non competitive teams on the overall results as well as identifying those individuals on a second run in the course files. A routegadget link has also been added above.

Pre Event Info

Draft final details are now available:


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Limited parking at Godden Green or Fawke Common - see Final Details for information. The main car park at Suffolk Way in Sevenoaks is free on Sundays and has lots of space available:

Public Transport options

The nearest rail station is Sevenoaks.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be open from 09:30 to 10:15 for EOD and final team declarations/modification. For late entry/EOD, if possible please email the organiser in advance of the day to ensure maps are available.

Course Information

Class Start Time Lap1 Lap2 Lap3
Open / Women Open 10:30 Short Blue Green Short Blue
Junior 10:35 Yellow Orange Yellow
Handicap 10:40 Short Blue* Green* Orange*

* Lap order varies between team and the order will be announced in the week leading up to the event.

Call up and map issue will be 10 minutes before the above start times.


This event is open to all clubs but only clubs affiliated to SEOA are eligible to win SEOA medals. Prizes will be awarded to the three class winners from SEOA clubs plus the fastest all female team in the open class. Each team is made up of three runners, and there will be a mass start as detailed above.


Course lengths to follow after final controlling is complete.

Final details will be available on Saxons' website.

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

Entry will be via Fabian4. Entries expected to open by 15th April.

Fees per team:

Open/Womens' open/Handicap  £21 per team of three

Junior £9 per team

A discount of £4 for any junior running in the senior relays will be available. The entries system should allow for this to be claimed.


Pre-entries will close on Sunday 15th May. Late entries and very limited EOD will be available at a charge of £27 per senior team; £12 per junior team.

It is hoped that teams will register their running order on Fabian4 before race day to save hassle on the morning.


Handicap team score must be no more than 46 according to the table below
Junior M/W18 or less and team score no more than 35

Sex 10 12 14 16 18 20 21 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85
M 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8
W 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3

Terrain Description

15th Century Deer Park. Mixed forest, big rides and valleys, grassed areas and a Golf Course.

Restrictions on crossing the golf course will be in place. Details will be available in the final details and at the start. Please follow the instructions given.


Toilets at Knole House

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Simon Greenwood

Controller : Neil Speers

Organiser: Alan Hickling

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.

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