Devon Relays and Individual Score Event
Sunday 16th June
Sun 16th Jun 2019
Info updated: 16th Jun
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Results (Team): Devon Relays
Please note the results include a 30 min time penalty, where appropriate, to the ‘Open’ Class finish timings before placing them in order. This time penalty then carries over to the ‘Handicap’ class.
Organiser's Comments: Knightshayes Court NT is a great location to hold a Relay event; the National Trust were very supportive, moving cattle from fields with controls in, opening gates to improve access to wooded areas and giving us prime locations to site Registration, the Start and the Finish! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped ensure a safe and successful event. Despite it being the 21st century, we opted for hand–written results which worked well; thank you for your patience. And well done to everyone who tackled the score course; almost as many as those who competed in the Relays! With hindsight we should have pitched a second tent as additional shelter, but the local trees provided some cover. Thanks again, and look forward to seeing everyone at the Club Championships on 30th June at Killerton NT. Tom McMurtrie
Pre Event Information
This is an opportunity to compete in teams of three runners, at the Devon Relays, held on the wonderful Knightshayes National Trust Estate, near Tiverton. This is the second of seven events in the South West Orienteering Association’s Relay Series NB. There will be a score course available for individuals not wanting to run in a team.Terrain: National Trust Parkland and Woods using a 1:7,500 map.
Fences must not be crossed, please use gates and marked crossing points.
There may be livestock in some areas, please close gates behind you.
Facilities: First Aid at Registration. Toilets in National Trust Visitor Centre
Dogs: All dogs must be under control at all times and wormed within 3 months of this event. Dogs on leads on driveway and near livestock.
Nearest town: Tiverton
- Grid Ref: ST 96 11
- Postcode: EX16 7RQ
- Latitude: 50.92879
- Longitude: -3.47902
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
From Tiverton follow the A396 north towards Bolham, then brown tourist information signs to Knightshayes N T Property.
Parking: In main car park. NT members FREE – scan membership card. All others £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours and £4 for all day
Access: Follow signs to Registration
Registration & Start Times
Individual Starts: 11.00 – 12.30
Relay Team Starts: See Relay Details
Course closes: 14.00
Prize Giving: 14.00
Harris Relay (teams of three) in Classes:
Open – first team (no handicap applied)
Handicap – first team (handicap applied)
Junior Handicap – first junior team (handicap applied)
Harris Relay: All three members of the team punch at their start time and are given three maps (showing all controls). All team members must visit the ‘Spine’ controls with the remaining controls visited by at least one team member
Teams will be given a 30 minute penalty for:
Each spine control not visited
Each remaining control not visited
Relay Team start times are calculated by taking the total team handicap from the base time of 12.00
A Registration Form must be handed in at least one hour before your start time
Individual Score Event:
60 minute score event – great for newcomers and improvers!
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.
Relay Entry Details: £20 per team, £10 per junior team, SI hire £1 each
E-mail team details to by 12th June 2019. Limited EOD
Score Entry Details: £8 Adult, £7 Families, £3 Junior, SI Hire £1 each EOD
Contacts / Officials
Organiser:Tom McMurtrie M: 07711 941958 E:
Risk Assessor: Damian Wilson
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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