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Last update 02 Aug 2016
Some recent achievements

2016

British Sprint:
Alison Sloman 1st W80

British Middle:
Alison Sloman 1st W80

British Champs:
James Thompson 2nd M12B
Tim Kienewicz 2nd M21L
David Aldridge 1st M35S
Andy Hemsted 1st M65
Charlie Nelson 1st M65S
Rose Taylor 3rd W10A
Carol Farrington 3rd W55S
Alison Sloman 1st W80
Kath Atkins, Lindasy McMillan, Heather Kienewicz 1st Women's Short Relay

2014

British Champs:
Andy Hemsted 1st M65L
Alison Sloman 1st W75
Eric Brown, Brian Hughes, Andy Hemsted 1st M60 Relay
Arthur Mitchell, Sebastian Mitchell, Alexander Mitchell 4th Mini-Relay

JK:
Tessa Hill 1st W21E Sprint
Alison Sloman 2nd W75 Sprint
Beata Falk, Lovisa Falk, Tessa Hill 3rd Women's Trophy Relay
John Embrey, Andy Munro, Andy Hemsted 3rd M165+ Relay

2013

British Champs:
Chris Embrey 3rd M21S
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Derek Grainger 1st M70S
Tessa Hill 1st W21E
Penny Hemsted 3rd W70S
Alison Sloman 2nd W75
Mike Baggott, Brian Hughes, Andy Hemsted 1st M60 Relay

JK:
Tessa Hill 1st W21E sprint
Alison Sloman 2nd W75 sprint
Rob Farrington 2nd M21S
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Lynden Hartmann 2nd W55S
Alison Sloman 2nd W75
Andy Hemsted, Brian Hughes, Andy Munro 3rd Veteran Men's relay

2012

British Champs:
Alison Sloman 2nd W75
Brian Hughes 3rd M65

JK:
Andrew Munro 2nd M40 sprint
Colin Spears 3rd M75 sprint
Alison Sloman 1st W75 sprint
Kath MacMillan 1st WOpen sprint
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Brian Hughes 2nd M65L
Colin Spears 1st M75L
Alison Sloman 2nd W75

2011

British Champs:
Tessa Hill 1st W21E
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Alison Sloman 1st W75
Tom MacKenzie 1st M20L
Heather Hartmann 1st W21V
Dan Hartmann 3rd M21S
Lynden Hartmann 3rd W55S
Suzette Spears 2nd W70S

JK:
Tessa Hill 1st W21E
Kath McMillan 2nd W21L
Alison Sloman 2nd W75
Sebastian Mitchell 3rd White
Dan Hartmann (in SHUOC team) 2nd Men's Short relay

British Night Champs:
Tessa Hill 1st Women's Open

2010

European Trail O Champs:
Dennis Mews in 2nd Men's Team

British Champs:
Duncan Leeson 1st M20S
Dan Hartmann (as SHUOC) 3rd M21S
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Rosemary Hartmann 3rd W18S
Heather Hartmann 3rd W20S
Marian White 2nd W50S
Lynden Hartmann 1st W55S
Suzette Spears 1st W70S
John Pearson/Brian Hughes/Andy Hemsted 1st M60 relay team

JK:
Duncan Leeson 1st M20S
Dan Hartmann (as SHUOC) 2nd M21S
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Geoff Sara 3rd M70S
Lynden Hartmann 3rd W55S
Penny Hemsted 3rd W65S
Suzette Spears 1st W70S
Andy Hemsted/Brian Hughes/John Embrey 3rd M165+ relay team

2009

HOC 5th in their first CompassSport Cup final

World Masters:
Andy Hemsted 1st M60

JK:
Dan Hartmann 1st M20S
Heather Hartmann 1st W20S
Kath McMillan 1st W21V
Dot Keeling 3rd W60S
Alison Sloman 1st W70L
Suzette Spears 1st W70S
Rosemary Hartmann 1st Novice Trail-O (prov)

British Champs:
Ant Clerici 2nd M55S
Andy Hemsted 1st M60L
Alison Sloman 3rd W70L
Suzette Spears 2nd W70S

British Night Champs:
Alison Sloman 1st W70
Andy Hemsted 1st M60

HOC win Laurie Bradley Trophy

2008

Beata Falk voted "Junior Orienteer of the Year"

British ARDF champs:
David Williams & Robert Vickers - 3.5MHz and 144MHz winners

British Champs:
Val Dugmore & Penny Hemsted 1st & 2nd W65S
Alison Sloman 2nd W70L

JK:
Matt Evans, Peter Ford, Rob Farrington 1st, 2nd & 3rd M20S
Tom Horton 2nd M21L
David Williams 3rd M45S
Andy Hemsted 3rd M55L
Brian Hughes 3rd M60L

About HOC

Harlequins are large, long established and successful orienteering club. We have around 220 senior and 70 junior members. Harlequins' membership and mapped areas fall within an area centred south-west of Birmingham, bounded in the west by Leominster, in the north Walsall and Dudley, in the south Malvern and in the east the M42. These boundaries are not formalised and there is sometimes a degree of overlap with our neighbour clubs

About half of our membership lives in Birmingham with concentrations in Kidderminster, Worcester, the Malvern/Ledbury area and the Black Country. Our better small orienteering areas lie on an outcrop of sandstone running from Stourport, north-east to Himley. We have access to larger areas suitable for higher-status events in the Wyre forest and hills in South Shropshire/North Herefordshire.

There is still some argument about exactly when the club was founded, but the generally agreed date is April 1st 1968. In our early years we absorbed Halesowen Orienteering Club and spawned Wrekin Orienteering Club. For more about the history of the club and where the bones of contention are buried, go to our history page.

We are fortunate to have a wealth of experience in mapping, planning and organising events. Each year Harlequins aims to put on one event at the old District (C4) standard and above per month - we are fortunate that we have an active mapping team and around 50 mapped areas so we are able to achieve this without overloading any one area. See the fixtures page for our forthcoming programme.

Normally we hold 2 badge events each year plus the occasional national competition, often as part of a multi-day event run in association with neighbouring clubs. SInS logo On 'odd-numbered' years HOC co-organise 'Springtime in Shropshire' over the late spring bank holiday.

We also have a programme of less formal events, including the highly successful Malvern mini-league, Winter Evening, Summer Evening and Night Street leagues. Occasionally the latter takes us a little out of area (like Venice!). We also hold the annual 'June Jaunter' on Clent and Walton Hills - the nearest you can get to a fell race within 10 miles of Birmingham City Centre.

We are affiliated to, and play an active role in, the West Midlands Orienteering Association (WMOA) and through the WMOA are affiliated to British Orienteering, the national governing body.

 


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