Devon Orienteering


Ashclyst: Devon League Event 4

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Sun 29 Jan 2017

Info updated: 01st Feb
Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest


Results Ashclyst 29.1.17




Organiser's Comments

You may think that the lyrics of " a policemans lot is not a happy one" could apply to the organisers role when there are complications with a chainsaw wheeling forester in the days leading up to the event, the toilet is delivered to the wrong car park and then the heavens open with a vengeance.   Definitely not the case though. The controller and planner quietly sorted out the courses, the punters accepted the toilet issue with a shrug and the rain didn't seem to stop anyone from getting out there and enjoying themselves.  

What is always so nice is when in the weeks leading up to the event people contact you saying "can I give you a hand on the day" . It makes such a difference and is one of the best things about the club. Don't be shy and wait to be asked..  you will put a smile on someone else face.

Thanks again to everyone who helped. Its really appreciated, not just by me, but by everyone who attends.

Steve Perrelle

The photograph at the event start is of Javier, a Spanish orienteer from Salamanca who has been staying in Exeter. 

Pre Event Information

Dogs must be under control at all times. In bad weather a cagoule and whistle may be required.


Nearest town: Broadclyst

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the Ashclyst Forest car park. The event will be signed from the B3181 at Budlake (SS984001).

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00-12.00
Starts 10.30-12.30
Courses close at 14.00, at which point we will start to collect in the controls.

Course Information

Following remapping you will now have an opportunity to run on areas in the northern forest last used for orienteering on the first Caddihoe Chase.  It will be good to go back there. There will be a full range of classes from WHITE to BROWN so this event is suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

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 fees: Seniors £8, Juniors, £3, Dibber hire fee £1, Punch type: SI

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Steve Perrelle

Planner Will Kromhout

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. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

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