2019 Bert Pardoe factors for the Club Champs
HOC Club Kit: Prices and sizes available
In the absence of any real orienteering, we have been running an informal photo-O league, with planners sticking to the travel and exercise restrictions in force at the time. Here is the latest league table (updated 24 May) after the first four events.
Not Coming Soon
Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are following the recommendation of British Orienteering and suspending all events for twelve weeks from 17 Mar. The final 2019-20 Night Street Event on 19 Mar is therefore cancelled, as is the Birmingham Urban on 14 Jun.
Sun 14 Jun WM Urban League Event in Birmingham City Centre Cancellation notice
Thu 05 Mar Night Street Event at Worcester City Centre Results
Thu 27 Feb Winter Evening Event at Kinver Results v2 issued 01 Mar
Citydash - billed as a fast real-world game of speed, stealth and strategy, played on the streets
Open Adventure adventure racing.
parkrun - regular Saturday morning 5km runs. In HOC's area, parkrun takes place at Droitwich, Dudley, Edgbaston (Cannon Hill Park), Evesham, Hereford, Perry Park, Redditch (Arrow Valley), Sandwell Valley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Worcester (two locations) and Wyre Forest.
Open Street Map - free mapping, surveyed and maintained by volunteers. Orienteering's Ollie O'Brien is a contributer and has developedthe Open O-Map version which allows anyone to get map extracts in a format suitable for urban and street events.
Congratulations to HOC's victorious CompassSport Trophy team. We won by 4 points in the final at Pippingford Park, Sussex, on 20 Oct. Pictured is HOC Chair Barbara Ford with the trophy - it's heavier than it looks!
Photo by David Williams
Harlequins Orienteering Club is based in the West Midlands of England. Our 'catchment' covers Birmingham, the Black Country, Worcestershire and parts of Shropshire and Herefordshire. We have a membership of around 130 and put on around 20-30 events a year.
Orienteering is an activity/sport (depending how competitive you want to be) which involves navigating from point to point using a map. Most orienteering takes place in areas such as forests and country parks, but more urban-based events are becoming increasingly popular.
For free-range kids
Orienteering is very family-friendly and suitable for almost all ages. For children in particular it promotes self-reliance and independent decision-making, besides getting them out into the fresh air to burn off some energy. For teachers interested in introducing orienteering to your pupils, we can provide advice and support. We are Sport England Clubmark accredited for supporting junior members.
Fancy a go?
You don't need to be a member of any club to go orienteering. Most small-scale local events are open to all, don't require pre-booking, don't cost much to enter and will have suitable courses for beginners. You don't need to be super-fit and you don't need much in the way of equipment. Go to our events page for dates and locations of events.
Actually, you don't even need to go to an event - try orienteering on one of our permanent courses.
Come and join us
Harlequins is an open club - we welcome new members. Membership gives you a copy of the award-winning club journal every month, access to our club forum, the opportunity to run relay events, and more. Go to our contacts page for details of our Membership Secretary.
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