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Last update 23 Sep 2009
Summer Evening Events

A series of informal events that take place on spring and summer weekday evenings. The first event is usually at the end of April with one event every week until early September. The programme includes the annual June Jaunter (see right), but results do not count for league points. HOC's SEEs are normally arranged for Thursday evenings. And if that's not enough, our neighbour club Octavian Droobers hold their summer evening events on Wednesdays.

2009 League Table after all 12 events. Your best 9 results count for your final score. (The table was reissued with minor corrections on 23 Sep - these did not affect the top placings).

2009 Programme
All events on Thursdays unless otherwise stated

  Date Venue Organiser Details Results
1 23 Apr Callow Hill John Leeson Details Results
2 30 Apr Brockhampton Mike Farrington Details Results
SI splits
3 07 May Pitcher Oak Wood, Redditch Mike Baggott Details Results
4 14 May Hartlebury Common Charlie Nelson Details Results
5 21 May Habberley Valley Robert Vickers Details Results
  28 May No event (SInS)      
6 04 Jun Kingsford (Kinver) Andy Hemsted Details Results
7 11 Jun Wyche (Malvern) Roger Keeling Details Results
Comments
  18 Jun Clent (June Jaunter)* Robert Vickers Details Results
8 25 Jun Lickey Hills David Williams Details Results
9 02 Jul Fibbersley, Willenhall Barry McGowan Details Results
Comments
10 09 Jul Arrow Valley John Pearson Details Results
16 Jul No event
11 23 Jul Himley Hall Peter Langmaid Details Results
12 30 Jul East Park, Wolverhampton Adrian Bailey Details Results
*The June Jaunter does not count as part of the league

The SEE coordinator is Charles Nelson


Rules

Format
A series of informal mid-week evening events held from May to September each year with nominal entry fees.
Small control markers are used with codes to write down (no punches) in order to reduce both the work of the Organiser/Planner and the risk of vandalism.
They provide an opportunity for members to gain experience in course planning, but any member may volunteer to organise one. No Controller is appointed, but novice planners may seek guidance from club Controllers as necessary.
Possible variations include footpath runs, technical training exercises, Sprint-O, Cycle-O and (new for 2009) Radi-O.
A nearby pub, preferably with facilities for children, may be nominated for post-event course analysis.

Courses
Each event offers three or four courses - Yellow (if requested in advance), Orange, Green(ish) and Blue(ish), depending on available terrain - some is not suitable for courses of Technical Difficulty level 5. Courses may incorporate Norwegian, Line, Map Memory or training sections.
To save effort, the Blue course can be the same as the Green with an extra loop to make up the distance; the Orange can be Yellow with a few extra legs/controls of Technical Difficulty level 3.

Scoring
There will be 4 awards Mens Trophy, Ladies Trophy, Junior Mens Trophy and Junior Ladies Trophy. For the purposes of the league juniors = M/W18 and below
Runners on each course are divided up by trophy class and then allocated points as follows:

The JUNE JAUNTER is not part of the league.

Competitors running out of class:

The league coordinator will ensure fair play and reserves the right not to award points to competitors who blatantly run a course below their current ability. Special pleading will be allowed but it will not necessarily do you any good.

 


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Notes

Summer Evening Events are flexible, relaxed and low key. Times and courses offered may vary from event to event to suit the constraints of the area and the whims of the organiser. If in doubt check the details or ask the organiser.

Anyone can come to an SEE - you do not have to be a member, you do not need to have orienteered before, they are great fun.

Courses: Usually Blue-ish - 5+ km, Green-ish 3 to 4km, Orange 2 to 3 km. Blue and Green are generally as technically difficult as the planner can achieve at the venue, Orange will be a bit easier. Yellow (1.5 to 2km, easy) courses can be provided but please let the event organiser know in advance.

Times: Registration is normally from around 18:00. Starts from 18:15 to 19:00. Times are usually flexible and depend on how fast the organiser can get the controls out, and how long it is going to take to collect them in afterwards.

Fees: Adults 3 Juniors 1 (except where land access and parking fees are levied - then the fees will have to reflect this - check event details)

Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. PLEASE NOTE that the carrying of whistles is compulsory at all HOC events (we usually have a few to hire or borrow).


June Jaunter

This is a timed mini-fell run around Clent and Walton Hills. Starting from Nimmings car park, competitors have to visit the trig points at the top of Clent and Walton Hills, and the stile by Clent Church, in any order. If you can beat 20 minutes, you're doing very well. The June Jaunter archive (Excel spreadsheet) contains a complete set of times.


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League Table 2008
Results 2008
League Table 2007
Results 2007
League Table 2006
Results 2006
League Table 2005
Results 2005
League Table 2004
Results 2004