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 late August if we get
enough volunteers to organise events. The programme includes the annual June Jaunter (see right),
but results do not count for league points.
You do not have to enter for the league - just turn up and run (but it helps to give the individual event organisers the notice they ask for so they can prepare enough maps etc). If you're a HOC member you will be credited with league points.
HOC's SEEs are normally arranged for Thursday evenings. And if that's not enough, our neighbour clubs Wrekin Orienteers and Octavian Droobers hold their summer evening events on Tuesdays and Wednesdays respectively.
Final 2012 League Table (updated 25 Aug) after all events. Your best 10 out of the 13 (or 11 out of 14) events will decide your final score.
All events on Thursdays unless otherwise stated
|1||26 Apr||Haden Hill||Adrian Bailey||Results|
|2||03 May||Kingsford Country Park||Andy Hemsted||Results|
|3||10 May||Lickey Hills||Richard Dearden||Results|
|4||17 May||Barr Beacon||Barry McGowan||Results
|5||24 May||Clent Hills||David Williams||Results|
|6||31 May||Postensplain||Charlie Nelson||Results|
|7||07 Jun||Pitcheroak Wood||Mike Baggott||Results|
|8||14 Jun||Arrow Valley||John Leeson||Results|
|21 Jun||Clent (June Jaunter)*||Robert Vickers||Results
|9||28 Jun||Bumble Hole||Kerstin Mitchell||Results|
|10||05 July||Worcestershire Beacon||Ant Clerici||CANCELLED|
|11||12 Jul||Hartlebury||Roger Keeling||Results|
|12||19 Jul||Morton Stanley Park||John Pearson||Results|
|13||02 Aug||Hill Top||John Bennison||Results|
|14||16 Aug||Rough Wood, Walsall||Barry McGowan||Results
*The June Jaunter does not count as part of the league
The SEE coordinator is Charles Nelson
A series of informal mid-week evening events held from April/May to July/August 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.
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.
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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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.
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).
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 up to and including 2011.
League Table 2011
League Table 2010
League Table 2009
League Table 2008
League Table 2007
League Table 2006
League Table 2005
League Table 2004