Devon Christmas Novelty Event
Sun 29th Dec 2019
Info updated: 07th Jan
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
Eleanor Taylor writes "Big apologies. Following a conversation on Sunday, I double-checked the manual-input part of the Xmas event results. I have corrected a couple of trypos. Entirely my fault – the clever software jiggery-pokery worked really well. Alison Reynolds has leapt up to 3rd !"
Thanks to the Adrian & Helen Taylor, and all the helpers who contributed to a great event.
Pre Event Information
Join us for a fun orienteering event followed by a social get together with mince pies and mulled wine/apple juice. This is a one-hour score event with some novelty questions. Visit as many controls as you can in 60 minutes, and answer some festive questions as you run round. Families welcome. Facilities: First Aid. Toilets: opposite café - Ridge café: open 09.30 – 17.00 pm serving hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. Terrain: Mixed woodland and trails. Dogs: no restrictions.
Odds and evens 60-minute score event and Christmas quiz instructions
You choose whether you are going to find odd number controls or even number controls first.
You can switch at any point, but once you have swapped from evens to odds or odds to evens you cannot swap back.
You will find Christmas quiz questions at some controls. Make sure you have an answer sheet and pen as well as your dibber.
You must dib at the start and finish – make sure you have cleared your dibber and have had it checked before you start.
Every control will gain you 10 points.
You will lose 10 points for every minute, or part thereof, that you go over the 60 minutes.
Nearest town: Exeter
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: EX6 7XR
- Latitude: 50.65289
- Longitude: -3.58543
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Registration & Start Times
Start window: 11.00-11.15
Find as many controls as you can in 60 minutes and answer some festive questions
Cost: Adults/seniors £8, Juniors (under 21) £3
Dibber hire £1
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Adrian Taylor () 01395 274152
Planner: Wilf Taylor
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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