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Last update 07 Jan 2021
Events List & Recent Results

This is primarily a list of events organised by HOC, but it includes some others which we think HOC members ought to be aware of - particularly if club honours are at stake! All HOC events are open to non-HOC members unless otherwise stated. If it's not advertised here, it's not a HOC event.
Details of events in the distant future are now shown even if venue and officials have not been confirmed. HOC members should view "TBC" in the organiser column as a request to volunteer!
Note that events may be subject to late postponement or alteration because of the Covid situation.

Covid Update 07 Jan:
The guidance issued by British Orienteering on 06 Jan states
POCs and VOCs can still be used for individual exercise... They must not be used for competitions or leagues.
Therefore we are leaving our MapRun courses open (apart from Wyre Forest, which will close at the end of January as planned) but we will not award any Winter Urban League points for runs which took place during the current lockdown.

Date Level/Type Venue Organiser Details Results
September 2020
Sun 20 Local Castlemorton Common O: Barbara Ford
P: Ian Gamlen
Flyer | Final Details Results | Split times | Routegadget
November 2020
Thu 26 - ? Winter Urban Hawkesley John Leeson Details
December 2020
Thu 10 - ? Winter Urban Bournville David Williams Details
Map updated 10 Dec | Control Descriptions
Thu 24 - ? Winter Urban Stourbridge Robert Vickers Details | Map Results

Further Information

Contact the HOC Fixtures Secretary: Ashley Ford

Competitors take part at their own risk. The carrying of whistles is compulsory at HOC events

This website contains mapping data licensed from Ordnance Survey with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. © Crown Copyright. All rights reserved. Licence number PU43423U.

Please note that information, views, statements and images forming part of this site are subject to the site disclaimer.

Handy summary of Forthcoming Events collated by Robert Vickers.
Latest version 25 Jan


Glossary & links (external links open in new window/tab):

Event Levels (see BOF Events Guideline A for full details):

Courses are often described using a colour-coding system:

Colour Typical distance Technical difficulty
Black 12km Hard
Brown 10km Hard
Blue 6.5km Hard
Green 4.5km Hard
Light Green 4km Quite Difficult
Orange 3km Moderate
Yellow 2km Easy
White 1.5km Very easy

In general, the darker the colour, the longer and more difficult the course. Juniors and novices can work their way up from white/yellow as they get older and more experienced, whilst the shorter hard courses are appropriate for those with lower levels of physical fitness. Short and, occasionally, long colour variants may be available if the event is large enough. Age class competition can be provided by mapping colours to age classes. Mappings vary depending on the numbers of courses available - see the details for the particular event or BOF Events Guideline B for more information.

Other event listings and nearby clubs: