Saturday, 9th December 2023

Event & League Structure

Forest League (Sept – May)

The Forest League is Cornwall OC's long established competition, consisting of monthly events running across the "winter" months. The events are usually held on Sunday with start times between 1100 and 1330. All events feature a wide range of colour coded courses meaning that there is something suitable for all ages and abilities.

These events are open to all but only club members are eligible to score points in the league system. At each event club members run their chosen course and receive points based on the following formula:

Runner's points = Winner's time ÷ Runner's time × 100

The best four scores from, usually, seven events count in the final league standings. Trophies are awarded annually for the winner of each colour coded course.

Summer Series (May-Sept)

An exciting series of novel events especially suited to newcomers, whilst offering something different to the established orienteer! The Series runs across the summer months and we try to provide an event somewhere in the county every 2 weeks or so. Friendly advice and coaching is available for beginners of all ages. All events feature a social side with a BBQ or pub gathering after.

Exact course formats will vary from event to event, so keep checking the website and Facebook for details nearer the time.

Night Events (Nov-Feb)

Night events usually take place on Saturday evenings with starts between 1800 and 1900. These events take place alongside the Forest League between November and February. Each winter KERNO organises three events in the eastern half of the county as part of the Devon and Cornwall Night League.

Three colour coded courses are offered; Green, Jade (Short Green) and Orange. A similar scoring system is used to determine the league winners who receive a trophy. It is advisable to try orienteering in the day first before tackling these! In addition the club organises a further three fun, novelty events in the west. Formats of these vary and are more suited to night orienteering novices.

League Tables

The current league standings along with the final standings for previous years can be found here