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Dudmaston closing date is SUNDAY 9th

Dudmaston closing date is SUNDAY 9th

If you have not yet got around to entering our West Midlands League event at Dudmaston, Comer Woods, on Sunday 16th, you need to know that the closing date has been brought forward! ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSING AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 9TH JANUARY Don’t delay – get your entries in NOW via Fabian4 https://www.fabian4.co.uk/ The only entries on the day will be limited numbers on White, Yellow and Orange. Thanks, and see you on 16th.

Walton Hill, 13th January

Walton Hill, 13th January

The 3rd event in our Winter Evening series will take place on Thursday 13th January at Walton Hill. Further event details are here. If you know that you will be attending, please enter in advance by emailing the organiser (details on the flyer); entry on the night will be available while map stocks last.

Dudmaston Entries

Dudmaston Entries

Entries are now open for our West Midlands League event on the 16th January in Comer Woods, Dudmaston. Full details are linked here, and entry is via Fabian4 is linked here

Club Championship Results

Club Championship Results

The deliberations are over, the great and the good of HOC have debated the rules at length and the winners of the 2021 Club Championships have been announced. Congratulations to David Williams on a double – both Bert Pardoe handicap and Mens Open trophies. The first time this has happened? Links to Results, Splits, Bert Pardoe handicap and of course Trophy winners are all on the current Results page. More information about trophies, rules and past champions can be found…

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Uffmoor Results

Uffmoor Results

Many thanks to Andy H for last night’s event, to Alison for her excellent map of what is an lovely area, and to the Woodland Trust for looking after it so well and giving us their support. The results and comments are on the WEE page here. Congratulations to David W on a narrow victory over Ifor, and to Eloise for her win in the women’s race on only her second event in the woods after dark.

British Night Champions

British Night Champions

Congratulations to Alex Mitchell (M20) and Alison Sloman (W85) who beat the wind, ice, rock and snow on Saturday night to become British Night Champions in their age classes. It was a real challenge for everyone who braved the conditions, and even more so for the hardy volunteers of our neighbouring club, North Gloucestershire. Thank you NGOC!

West Midlands League

West Midlands League

The scores have been updated after 6 of the 7 events, and with the BEST FOUR events counting it is a very close competition going into the final event – Brandon Woods on 5th December. Pre-entries via Fabian close on Sunday, there will be entry on the day while maps last but do email the organiser to reserve a map – details on the linked flyer. Harlequins are just 250 points behind the leaders, Octavian Droobers but Wrekin are snapping…

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Shire Oak results

Shire Oak results

Many thanks to James for last night’s event, and to Barry for his valiant efforts to update the map during conservation felling. The results are here; comments to follow. It was a baptism of fire to those of us who had forgotten how to orienteer in the dark; to quote one of HOC’s best orienteers “If that area was larger it would be worthy of a championship!” It was a double vistory for Wrekin, with Kristof for clearing the course…

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