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These are all Updates transfered from the HOME page

30 Dec 2008
HOC 2009 Calendar now available online, with lots of pics of HOC helpers at our Brown Clee event last summer.
Fixtures page updated with event dates up to next summer.
21 Dec 2008
08 Jan - Night Street League Event 6 at Selly Park: details now available
29 Jan - Winter Evening Event 4 at Habberley Valley: details now available.
25 Jan - Local event at Clent Hills: details now available. This the first event in our Sunday League for 2009.
18 Dec 2008
Night Street League Stratford event results and updated league table now available.
16 Dec 2008
Club Champs, 13 Dec: Trophy winners are now confirmed.
14 Dec 2008
HOC 40th birthday cake Club Champs, 13 Dec: event results are now available; trophy winners are being checked and will be announced in due course.
9th December
Night Street League Event 4 at Great Barr: results now available
Winter Evening Event 2 at Lickey Hills: results and comments now available.
7th December
Postensplain event, 7 Dec: results are now available
6th December
NSL Event 5 at Stratford-on-Avon: details now available
Winter Evening Event on 13 Jan 2009 at Rock Coppice: details now available.
Hawkbatch event on 16 Nov: Planner's and Organiser's comments, and Retr-O results now available.
23rd November
NSL Event 3 at Worcester - results and current league table now available
HOC Club Champs: Highgate Common, Sat 13 Dec. details now available.
Updates to Winter Evening Events calendar - see WEE page for details.
17th November
Hartlebury Winter Evening Event, 13 Nov: results and comments are now available
16th November
Results of the 16th November Hawkbatch event are now available
15th November
NSL Event 3: Thurs 20 Nov, Worcester - details now available
Local (C5) event and Round 2 of the Black Country Park-O series: Sat 22 Nov at East Park, Wolverhampton - details now available
8th November
Results of the 8th November MADO British Camp event now available
7th November
NSL Erdington: Results and current league table now available
30th October
NSL Event 1: 25 Oct, City of London - results now available
NSL Event 2: 04 Nov, Erdington - details now available
20th October
19th October
Winter Evening Events page updated with firmed-up details of dates and planners. Also details of 13 Nov event at Hartlebury Common now available
16th October
Details of the 2nd December Night Street Event now available
Details of the 16th November C5 event at Hawkbatch now available
14th October
Details of the 4th December Winter Evening Event now available
12th October
Updated Bert Pardoe handicaps now available
Click HERE
Documents page updated with new versions of Organisers' guide and appendices
6th October
Results of the Brockhampton event on 05 Oct are now available

Click HERE
22nd September
Croft Castle event results - HOC juniors qualify for Yvette Baker Trophy final
Results of the Croft Castle event on 21 Sep are now available
Click HERE
Weekday evening league page updated with more details of programme
16th September
Winter Evening Event League Programme
Provisional WEE programme for 2008/9 is now available
Click HERE
Fixtures page updated
11th September
Details for 7th December C3 at Postensplain now up
Details  Online entries via Fabian4 - HOC helpers half-price; get code from your team leader or the organiser
Fixtures page
Night Street League Event 2
CHANGE OF DATE to Tue 4th Nov
NSL Page
10th September
New event notice - West Park, Wolverhampton C5, 18 Oct 2008

Fixtures page
9th September
Night Street League Event 1

More details and CHANGE OF DATE now up
Click HERE
3rd September
Night Street League Programme

NSL programme for 2008/9 is now up
Click HERE
29th August
Summer Evening Event Results

Habberly Valley results, Sandwell Valley results, and the Final Positions are now up
Click HERE
17th August
Summer Evening Event Results

Arrow Valley results are up
Click HERE
5th August
Summer Evening Event Results

Kingsford Country Park results are up
Click HERE
6th July
Habberley Valley Results

Results are up
Click HERE
9th June
From Brown Clee...

13th May
Callow Hill SEE

The results are here
Best blue course I have run in years, DDW
10th May
West Midlands Schools Champs

The results are here
6th May
Brinton Park SEE

The results are here
It was smashing fun - could have done with being a) 4 legs long and b) as part of an end of season picnic/BBQ
29th April
Highgate Common SEE

The results are here
25th April
English Orienteering Council Website

Orienteering England have a new (and rather nice) website - you will find it here
Who are the EOC? - click on the link and find out.
22nd April
Clent Hills
The results are now available here.
Apologies for the delay in posting these.
2nd April
40th Anniversary Dinner
HOC @ 40
Click the picture to see the album
Of course we all know now how it really happened - but for many years there were differences of recollection:
Foundation (opinion is divided on the subject)
Foundation - The Truth?

2nd April
SEE 2008
The second flyer is up on the SEE Page
This is a Russ Event - it is on May Day - there are three courses - Marx, Engels and Lenin
27th March
Clent Hills 20th April
The flyer is now available here.
18th March
SEE 2008
The first flyer is up on the SEE Page
15th March
This weekends results
The results for this weekends events at Eastnor and Dudmaston can be found through links on the results page.
8th March
Night Street League, Results and final league table can be found here

Robert Vickers says:

"Peter Langmaid emerged triumphant on the Medium course in the 2007-8 Night Street League, and received his trophy at the prizegiving following the final event in the series, at Worcester East.
Peter had organised this grand finale to the season himself, and put the finishing touch to the celebrations with a mouth-watering selection of cakes (energy restoration) baked also by himself.
John Embrey emerged as Champion Night Street Headbanger on the Long course, and received his trophy from Brian Hughes who had coordinated the very successful 2007-8 series of events."

7th March
Winter Evening League, Uffmoor results and final league table can be found here

Barry H says:

"Thanks to David Williams for planning an excellent event again at Uffmoor Wood, . A few more areas like this, embedded in some of our others and we really would have some top notch orienteering venues. Congratulations to Captain Richard Dearden for winning the event and maybe managing to just clear all the controls. (Sorry, but I could not see the punch marks at 18). Mike Baggot did extremely well coming in a close second (the time penalty did not affect the final results Mike) and Chris McSweeny third without a compass. How about doing it without a light next time Chris, give some of us a chance?

The BUOC ladies turned up on the night and Kath McMillan W21, just managed to edge Alison Sloman W70 into second place, although as Alison had very recently updated the map she ran as Non Competitive.

The prizegiving for the WEE League was held at the Vine Pub, Upper Clent. They looked after us well and reserved an area specially for us. It was always going to be close for the Men's title, but Richard Deaden's win on the night put him clear of John Embrey with David Williams third. Alison Sloman took the ladies title, from a late challenger in the form of Barbara Ford and Kath McMillan was third overall. Well done everyone and we look forward to next season.

Don't forget to claim your 25 points by volunteering to plan one of next seasons events, volunteer early enough and you can even choose the venue."

27th February
Barry H says:

"Winter Evening League drawing to an exciting finish

Looks like Alison is romping away with the ladies title this year, She obviously was very envious of the trophy and wants to put it on her mantle piece.

In the gents battle, if John Embrey can win and Richard is no higher than 3rd then its his title. Looks like Dave Williams in 3rd. but if dark horse Andy the Hemp romps away from the field, he could just squeeze past.

Don't forget, you drop your worst event, it's all to play for. Come along to the final event at Uffmoor Thursday March 6th. and see history unfolding. We hope to be able to announce the winners and do the prize giving immediately after the event at The Vine Pub, Upper Clent. Good food and excellent beer and cider. See You there."



Found at Callow Hill, Thumb Compass. To claim it back email me on bjh@uwclub.net."
27th February
Night Street League
The results for Event 8 are now up
The NSL league table has also been updated.
18th February
WEE - Callow Hill Results as up...
It was the toughest WEE yet - congratulations Richard - you had me fooled and in panic several times during the race!

15th February
HOC 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

West Midlander from 40 Years Ago

HOC are hoping that as many old friends and former members as possible can come and help us to celebrate our 40th Birthday at The Fox Inn, near Kinver, on Tuesday April 1st 2008.

Reservations should be made on the special booking form and forwarded with payment to Robert Vickers as soon as possible please.

The form can be downloaded from here, or you can call Robert on 01384 377008 for a copy.
13th February
Uffmoor WEE (6th March) details are here

David will be demonstrating his new homebuilt 3 CREE LED headlamp... with added retinal burn-in - guaranteed to give you the edge at the Harvester Mass Start (as you will have blinded any competitor foolish enough to cast his gaze in your direction)
10th February
Eymore Results
I arrive home from Eymore via B&Q and turn the PC on - and there are the results

The cakes were exceptionally nice!
9th February
Night Street League
The results for Event 7 are now up
The NSL league table has also been updated.
8th February
Callow Hill WEE (12th February) details are here
3rd February
Pictures from the combined Prizegiving and Pizza Party...

HOC Prizegiving and Pizza Party 2008

(click the photo to open the gallery, click on any photo in the gallery to view it large size, originals can be had from David Williams)
3rd February
Bert Pardoe Handicaps Updated...
See the link in the left hand column of this page.
Trophy Winners Table Updated...
See the link in the left hand column of this page.
June Jaunter Historical Times Table Updated...
See the link in the left hand column of this page (it is a .XLS I am afraid!)
29th January
Adrian Bailey has an Orienteering Blog

See the link in the left hand column of this page.
29th January
###STOP PRESS### - White Rose Remains On Same Weekend For 36th Year Running

Towards the end of last year, there was some confusion about the position regarding the White Rose Weekend in August 2008, and some initial thoughts that the weekend might have been held in May under a slightly different format.

Over the last two or three months however, plans have been finalised for the event weekend to take place in the traditional format this summer, over the August bank holiday weekend - with five separate orienteering races (two regional events, a night score, a team relay and a MTBO score) based around the event assembly and campsite at Low North Park just NW of Scarborough.

Full details are now available at the new 2008 website at www.whiteroseweekend.org.uk, and further details will be available at major events from JK2008 onwards.

We hope to welcome you to North Yorkshire again for White Rose 2008.


29th January
WCH Mountain Bike Orienteering -
Relocation due to mud-on-the-course

"Dear surrounding clubs,
Due to permission issues and terrible muddy conditions we have moved our event to Southern Cannock Chase
I enclose the revised details to pass on.
Sorry for the change

Mark Stodgell
MTBO Co-Ordinator
Walton Chasers Orienteering club.

29th January
Join the "Rat Race"
HOC members have been invited to compete in the Birmingham leg of the 'Rat Race' - the invite is here If we enter as a club I believe there are discounts.
29th January
The WEE league table has also been updated.
29th January
Night Street League
The results for Event 6 are now up
The NSL league table has also been updated.
29th January
Webmaster is back from Cuba - normal service resumed
18th January
Shrawley Results are here
14th January
    The Cup
BOK         2367
HOC         2331
DEVON       2155
NGOC        1890

12th January
Night Street League
The results for Event 5 are now up
28th December
HOC CLub Champs Photo Album
2007 club champs
(click on the picture!)
22nd December
Prizegiving Meal - 1st February
Sue has posted details and menu to the forum (check out Event News/Prizegiving Meal 1st February)
There is a limit of 60 (health and safety) so get your orders in soon, and certainly before 25th January
16th December
40th Anniversary
The committee have commissioned a souvenir colour coaster featuring the special HOC anniversary logo designed by Matt Evans. One will be given to each 2008 membership unit - if you are going to Kinver or the club championships please see Mike Farrington to collect yours. If you would like to purchase additional ones there is a limited number available at 1.50 each or a set of four in a presentation box is 6.50. Ideal Christmas../../../ClubChamps07/Competitor%20information%20club%20championships%202007.pdf presents for the orienteer in your life!

We have some new 40th anniversary logos
please use them in all flyers, results and so on... (you will find several sizes linked from the logos page)

The standard event flyer has been updated to include the new logos.
16th December
Club Champs
Carol writes:

"Car Parking will be very tight, please share transport if possible. Cars will be parked in a way that there will not be an opportunity to leave early."
16th December
The Kinver Results are... here
14th December
Lots of new stuff on the Night Street League Page
There are results from Stratford, and updated league table and the flyer for 22nd Jan

Brian writes:

5.	Wed Jan 9		 Kidderminster	 		Martyn Bickerton
6. 	Tuesday 22nd Jan	 Castle Vale			John Embrey
7.	Tues 5 February 	 Bournville			Colin Spears
8. 	Tues 19 Feb		 Malvern			Simon Vickers
9.	Weds 5 March		 Worcester, East		PLANNER REQUIRED
The planner for the event in March has had to pull out for very good personal reasons. If you are able to volunteer for the job, please contact Brian. The Hall is booked and a good OCAD map is available.
To keep up to date, watch the HOC website, ADHOC, and ask to be put on Brian Hughes's NSL e-mail tree
Most of these events will be advertised separately in ADHOC. If not, all the phone numbers are in the HOC Contacts list.
Remember this is provisional. It is sensible to check with the organiser before travelling, just in case of last minute cancellation or postponement. This will also help the planner to print only the required number of maps.

This is where the news ends.... you can read the old news archive here: Old News

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