This winter, HOC members will be able to participate in an informal urban orienteering league using the MapRunF smartphone app as restrictions permit (see below). For more information about MapRunF, please see our Virtual Courses page.
Courses will be available for personal training only whilst the current National lockdown applies. League points will not be awarded for runs during this time.
Each event will normally consist of a 60 minute score which participants can run at a time of their choosing. We have dropped the "Night" element as some may feel safer or find it more convenient to run in daylight hours. No penalty/bonus will be applied for runs at any particular time of day.
If your run does take place in the dark, a headlamp / torch is highly advisable, but it need not be a full-power terrain night-O one. You should also wear a light / reflective top to help ensure you are seen.
The Street League Co-ordinator is John Leeson
Covid Update 07 Jan:
The guidance issued by British Orienteering on 06 Jan statesPOCs 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, but we will not award any Winter Urban League points for runs which took place during the current lockdown.
2020 - 2021 Programme (all events opening on Thursdays unless stated otherwise)
|1||19 Nov - ?||Hawkesley||John Leeson||Details||Map||Results|
|2||06 Dec - ?||Bournville||Dave Williams||Details||Map updated 10 Dec | Control Descriptions||Results|
|3||24 Dec - ?||Stourbridge||Robert Vickers||Details||Map||Results|
|4||07 - 14 Jan||St Johns, Worcester||Ian Pickering|
|5||21 - 28 Jan||Birmingham||Andy White|
|6||04 - 11 Feb||Coseley||Richard Price (TBC)|
|7||18 - 25 Feb||North Birmingham||James Thomas|
|8||04 - 11 Mar||Malvern East||Brian Laycock|
|9||18 - 25 Mar||Greenlands, Redditch||Peter Rose (TBC)|
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Events use urban streets and paths, with the occasional stretch of open space or canal towpath. A headlight or torch is often useful, but it doesn't need to be particularly powerful - enough to see your footing and read the map.
Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. Courses may cross main roads and some reflective clothing is advisable.
Trophies are awarded for handicap winners at the end of the season.
2019/2020 season league table
2018/2019 season league table
2017/2018 season league table
2016/2017 season league table
2015/2016 season league table
2014/2015 season league table
2013/2014 season league table
2012/2013 season league table
2011/2012 season league table
2010/2011 season league table
2009/2010 season league table
2008/2009 season league table
2007/2008 season league table
2006/2007 season league table
2005/2006 season league table
2004/2005 season league table
2003/2004 season league table