Jan Kjellström
International Festival
of Orienteering 2021
South West England
2nd April - 5th April
South West England 2nd April - 5th April

Day 2 (middle) - Saturday 3rd April – Penhale Sands

This is an IOF World Ranking Event

COVID-19:  the text following on this page describes the event with no restrictions.  As the UK pandemic position becomes clearer the detail may change.

Arena: Part of the touring and camping area at Perran Sands Holiday Park.

Will be on Perranporth Airfield and everyone will be bussed to the arena. The car park entrance is off the B3285 at 50.3306, -5.1722 (OS grid ref SW 7433 5267).  There will be extremely limited parking available at the arena for those with reduced mobility or who are travelling with very young children. Anyone requiring a space will need to apply in advance. If more applications are received than there are spaces available, the allocation of spaces will be prioritised at the organiser's discretion.

Terrain: Intricate fixed dunes with a wealth of contour detail. Some courses may venture onto MoD land with almost no public access since the Southern Orienteering Championships in 2013.

Map: Scales 1:10,000 and 1:7,500, 5m contour interval, drawn to ISOM 2017, by John Pearce (DEVON). Previous map, see: https://www.kerno.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#71

  • 1:10,000 for M/W18 through to M/W60
  • 1:7,500 for M/W16 and younger, and M/W65 and older

Championship classes (pre-entry only):

  • A / B classes in each of M/W 10, 12, 14, 16
  • E / L / S classes in each of M/W 18, 20
  • E / L / S / V classes in M/W 21
  • L / S classes in each of M/W 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and M75
  • W75, M/W 80, 85, 90

Non-championship classes (pre-entry and entry on the day):

  • White, Yellow, Orange and Long Orange

Starts: 10:00 - 14:00. The very senior courses will start near to the arena. All other courses will start approximately 800m from the arena. All start times on the elite courses will be seeded in accordance with the JK rules.

Prize Giving: The JK sprint prize giving (all classes) and JK middle elite flower ceremony will take place at 1500 hrs. The combined middle+long prize giving will take place on Sunday, see Day 3 details.

TrailO: PreO will be available at the St Ives Bay Holiday Park, which is 28km (23 minutes) from the airfield parking. Further details here. Competitors wishing to do both FootO and PreO should compete in the FootO first.

Dogs: Permitted in the arena but not on the courses (except for registered assistance dogs, which are permitted for competitors who require them). We ask that if you bring your dog that you keep it on a lead at all times and clear up after it.


  • Organisers: Graham Pring (KERNO) assisted by Bernie Muir (KERNO)
  • Planner: Phil Newall (KERNO)
  • Controller: Ranald Macdonald (DVO)
  • IOF Event Advisor: Mike Forrest (BOK)