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Fyne Court & Broomfield Common


Sat 17 Feb

Near: Kingston St Mary
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Score, Night

Well done to Matthew Owen of Bristol OK for bagging all the controls within the time limit!


Results and Splits
League table

the QOADs' warning

the QOADs' warning

Graham (R) talking to a newcomer

Graham (R) talking to a newcomer

Planner's comments

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event at Fyne Court on Saturday. It had been a lovely early spring day with the snowdrops very much out in force, calm with bright sunshine. There were hazards though; after a wet winter the paths were very slippery in places.

Fyne Court is an excellent venue for such an event - good parking, and a straightforward venue to develop your orienteering skills. It also makes for a good introductory night venue to get used to the demands of a night event and the pressure of navigating by head torch and having to know where you are in the map. Well done not just to the winners but to all those who took part and enjoyed themselves.

Graham P finishes

Graham P finishes

It is a very long day as planner, from 11 in the morning until 8 in the evening, so the thanks from the participants were much appreciated. As also were the very kind offers of help from the participants in the night event to collect in the controls. I've never had so many offers and the job was completed in record time.

Finally, a word of thanks for the two people, there all afternoon and evening, who make the club what it is and without whose energy and enthusiasm we wouldn't have such a great programme of events and so many people joining the club - Judy and Roger.

- Graham Hartley

Wood at night, by torch

Wood at night, by torch
Credit: Peter Lindberg

Organiser's comments

A dedicated small group of QOAD specialists set off at Fyne Court for the usual one hour score course. Graham Hartley was the planner and his courses were beautifully planned as only one person managed to get all the controls in time!

- Judy Craddock

Picture credits

Photography: Jim Pearson

Captions: Judy Craddock

Pre Event Info

QOAD - After Dark Series Info

Our series of night events, with a score course for all abilities.

See our page dedicated to night events, including the latest league table.

All those participating must wear a head torch plus carry a spare and a whistle for emergencies.

Series Contacts

Series Co-ordinator: Roger and Judy Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

Parking: £3 all day or £1 per hour; pay at the meters.

Besides the car park within the grounds, there is an extra car park opposite the main gates.

Course Information

Format: one hour score course for all abilities.

Scoring: different points awarded for each control dependent on its difficulty e.g. 15 for easy control 50 for difficult or far away control. Maximum points available typically = 500.

Penalties: will be deducted for late finishes at 10 points per minute and pro rated to fractions of minutes.

Restriction: controls are divided equally into two blocks, red and blue. You can switch between one set of controls to the other only once. e.g. If you started on red, once you have dibbed a blue control you must continue on blue. This format allows stronger runners to cover more ground i.e. two loops of the area.

Newcomers: it is possible to select a sequence of controls that would be no more difficult than a Yellow or an Orange course. To make it even easier, if you attend JOG training during the day you can see where the night controls are located.

Entry Details

Seniors £5 (non-BOF members £8)
Junior/Student £2
Dibber Hire: £1

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 17.00 – 17.45

Starts: as soon as it is dark enough. The latest possible start time is 18.15.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Graham Hartley

Photo Gallery

James Downloads

James Downloads

Graham Talks To Robin After Her Run

Graham Talks To Robin After Her Run

Jim Looking At The Map

Jim Looking At The Map

Martin Downloads

Martin Downloads

Night nav

Night nav
Credit: Andy Johnson

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is