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Last update 11 Nov 2020
Winter Evening Events

These events are intended to provide both a challenge to experienced night orienteers and a good training ground for novices or newcomers to this version of the sport. They will include a number of easier controls, mainly on line features, plus more difficult ones to test skills as experience is gained. There will be a Ladies and Mens Trophy at the end of the series for the respective winners. We hope to hold a full programme this winter despite the pandemic, but the normal post-run socialising will be curtailed.

As many of the areas available to us for WEE are small or otherwise unsuitable for a 60 minute score, most events have a format whereby there is one course and controls are taken in order and will each be worth 10 points. We still limit the time to 60 minutes. Any time over this will be penalised at the rate of 1 point for each 6 seconds or part thereof late. Controls can be missed out but any taken out of sequence will not count. For example, 1-2-3- -5-6 scores 50 but 1-2-5-3-6 only scores 40 because 3 was taken out of sequence. The courses should be planned so that the fastest may possibly clear all controls just inside the 60 minutes, but for most it will be a matter of deciding which ones to miss or when to quit and head for the finish.

2020 - 21 Programme
All events on Thursdays unless otherwise stated

  Date Venue Organiser Details Results
1 26 Nov Habberley Valley David Williams Postponed due to National lockdown
2 10 Dec TBC John Leeson
3 14 Jan
6 28 Jan
7 11 Feb
8 25 Feb

The Winter Evening Event coordinator is David Williams.

Volunteers to organise and plan events are very welcome and will receive 25 points for their efforts. Volunteers please contact the league coordinator.



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The time for starts is typically 18:00 to 19:00 but it does depend on when it gets dark! If cloudy the first runner normally can go off 10 minutes after the end of "Civil Twilight".

Obviously a torch or headlight is needed (the more powerful the better)! Participants are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. PLEASE NOTE that the carrying of whistles is compulsory at all HOC events (we usually have a few to hire or borrow).

Before setting off for an event please check the HOC website for updates

Previous Seasons

2019-20 WEE Page
2018-19 WEE Page
2017-18 WEE Page
2016-17 WEE Page
2015-16 WEE Page
2014-15 WEE Page
2013-14 WEE Page
2012-13 WEE Page
2011-12 WEE Page
2010-11 WEE Page
2009-10 WEE Page
2008-9 WEE Page
2007-8 WEE Page
2007-8 League Table
2006-7 League Table
2005-6 League Table

Post-run fish & chip refuel at the 2013 WEE final
Competitors at the 2013 WEE final tuck into their fish suppers whilst the (then) League Coordinator works out the results.

Dave Williams birthday cake at the 2011 WEE final
Dave Williams cuts cake at the 2011 WEE final

Dave Williams' birthday cake at the 2011 WEE final