Devon Orienteering


Devon Relays & Score Event

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Killerton (National Trust) near Exeter

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Info updated: 22nd Jul
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland



Killerton Relays 21.7.18

One Hour Score Splits

Killerton Relays Non Handicap Results 

Killerton Relays Handicap Results


Congratulations to BOK for winning both of the Relay competitions today; best time, including handicap, and best time overall. A photograph of the winning team can be seen below.

Congratulations also to Tom Perry, M14, for winning the individual score event  against some strong and experienced competitors!

Tom McMurtrie's planning provided a great challenge, making good use of the terrain offered by Killerton. The vegetation at this time of year did not seem to present too much of a problem. The Harris Relay format added an additional level of strategy for the teams of three -very much enjoyed by all of those present on the day. 

There was also a presentation to WESSEX for winning this season's overall SW Relay series. 

Thanks are also due to Tim for efficient organisation, Matt for his role as risk assessor and to Andy for overseeing the SI as well as producing a particularly complicated set of results for the prize giving and subsequently for the web. In addition, thanks are due to all of the other helpers on the day, not named here, but you know who you are!

Which leaves me with two additional questions; firstly, why do we not have more Devon runners taking part in relays and secondly, what do we need to do to change that? Based on today's experience, the relays are great fun and a particularly sociable aspect of the club's programme of events. Let's see what we can do next time round. Bryan Smith

Pre Event Information

For full details see the flyer: Devon Relays Killerton (Updated V3 10.7.18) 

Final event of the South West Region Relay Series - Devon Orienteering Club Relays plus an individual 60 minute score event held on the wonderful Killerton National Trust Estate

Forms for entering teams of 3 are here: Entry Form 

Please return forms to Tim Gent at


National Trust Parkland and Woods 1:10,000 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.


First Aid at Registration. Toilets in National Trust car park


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.

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.


Nearest town: Killerton

Directions / Parking

Directions: From Exeter follow B3181 to Budlake, then brown tourist information signs to Killerton N T Property.

Parking: NT members FREE. All others £4 for all day. 

Access: Via NT entrance to collect wristband, then follow signs to Registration

Registration & Start Times

A Registration Form must be handed in at least one hour before your start time.

Registration and Start Times:

Registration:    10.00
Individual Starts: 11.00 – 12.30
Relay Team Starts: Relay Team start times are calculated by taking the total team handicap from the base time of 12.00
Course closes:    14.00
Prize Giving:        14.00 (Final SWOA Relay Event)

Course Information

Harris Relay Competition

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 nine ‘Spine’ controls (31 – 39) with the remaining controls (40 – 58) 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

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)

For details of the handicap system see the flyer

Relay Team start times are calculated by taking the total team handicap from the base time of 12.00

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.

Entry Details

Relay Entry Details: £24 per team (includes £2/head to NT), SI hire £1 each
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Score Entry Details: £8 Adult, £7 Families, £3 Junior, SI Hire £1 each EOD

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tom McMurtrie

Organiser: Tim Gent M: 07735 541751  E:

Risk Assessor: Matt Atkins

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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