The 2023 event will be on the 9th December in Uffmoor Wood
The Club Championships are held on a Saturday in mid to late December. They are followed by a social event, often a “bring and share” picnic at a village hall or similar venue close to the orienteering area chosen. They are a closed event, restricted to members of the club, but it may be possible to accommodate visiting friends and family, former club members etc. Please check with the organiser if you would like to bring a guest or join us!
The format is a one hour, mass start score. A shorter option may be available to juniors, and additional tweaks may be applied if the area requires this. The rules are here and some amendments to them are here.
It is a club tradition that the event officials are volunteers from the senior winners at the previous year’s event.
The 2022 club championships were held on the 12th December at Bodenham Arboretum:
The trophy winners were:
- The Bert Pardoe trophy, awarded to the best performance on handicap. Arthur Mitchell.
- Men’s Open (Philip Thompson Trophy). The highest scoring M class competitor. Jason Howell.
- Ladies Open. The highest scoring W class competitor. Mandy Mackereth.
- Men’s Veteran. The highest scoring M40 or M45. Dave Aldridge.
- Ladies Veteran. The highest scoring W40 or W45. Not contested.
- Men’s Super Vet (The President’s Trophy). The highest scoring M50, 55 or 60. Simon Thompson.
- Ladies Supervet. The highest scoring W50, 55 or 60. Kerstin Mitchell
- Men’s Master. The highest scoring M65. Mike Farrington.
- Vintage Ladies Champion. The highest scoring W65+. Carol Farrington.
- Ultra Vet Men’s Shield. The highest scoring M70+ Geoff Trewin.
- Boys Junior Champion (Chris Schaanning Jubilee Cup). The highest scoring M16 or M18. Craig Thompson.
- Girls Junior Champion. The highest scoring W16 or W18. Not contested.
- Harley O’Quinn Trophy. The highest scoring M12 or M14. Not contested.
- Columbine Trophy. The highest scoring W12 or W14. Not contested.
- M10 Champion. The highest scoring M10-. Not contested.
- W10 Champion. The highest scoring W10-. Not contested.
- The Alex Wing Trophy, awarded to the highest scoring new member. Guanzhi Chen.
- The MADO Family Trophy. The HOC Family achieving the highest score. Not contested
Click on the trophy name for an image of the trophy
Bert Pardoe handicap factors; December 2023. These are used to decide the best performance on the day using handicap factors calculated from your times in recent events. They are based on your running speed in events including West Midlands League events, the Compass Sport Cup and other local events where our Members compete. Your running speed is compared to the average running speed of other competitors so a handicap of 1 means that on average you are running as fast as the average competitor and a handicap of 0.5 means that you are running twice as quickly as the average competitor. It only includes results on TD4 & TD5 courses and does not include urban events or night events which is why some members may not be included.