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Knightshayes National Trust

Devon vs QO

Sun 11 Jun

Near: Tiverton
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Social

A (friendly) competition between QO and Devon with a summer picnic social. Congratulations to Devon who, with 51 points, just beat QO with 42 points.



The event will be a loop race hosted by Devon just down the road at Knightshayes Park in Tiverton.

Joining Devon for some friendly competition over either a Short, Medium or Long course, with a chance race against your friends, family or rivals, or simply run your own course as usual without the added pressure!

Please bring your own picnic to enjoy after your run, and if you can, bring some cake to share. The start and finish will not be far from the National Trust café, shop and toilets.

Short (1 loop) – 2 .3K, 55m climb - suitable for newcomers/novices and similar to Yellow/Orange standard

Medium (2 loops) – 3.9K combined, 130m climb

Long (2 loops) – 6.2K combined, 190m climb

Course lengths subject to final controller checking.

Please enter your preferred time slot as usual. Course lengths are approximate, and subject to final controller.

The idea of the loop race is that where a course is listed as having 2 loops you will run one loop, returning to a common control before heading off on a second different loop of similar length, to finish your course. By us identifying the loops as A and B, we can start 2 runners off at the same time. One person runs loop A then B, while the other runs B then A, so effectively the same course but in a different order. If you are running head to head with someone, the excitement comes at the crossover point between loops and then the run in to the finish, where we hope those enjoying their picnic will cheer everyone on!

If you wish to join the friendly competition we will try to select a competitor of similar age/ability so you race head to head, at around that time.

This will be done manually on the day so please accept some flexibility in start times to make that possible.

Devon and QO members are invited to race in this way if they wish, for an informal inter club competition.

If you prefer to simply run your own course as usual, that is fine, and there is no pressure to race head to head against others if you really don't want to.

For information and to enter: https://www.devonorienteering....

Photo Gallery

Phil, Knightshayes

Phil, Knightshayes
Credit: Mark Lockett

All four teams, Knightshayes Court

All four teams, Knightshayes Court
Credit: Chris Hasler

Important Event Information

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