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GPS Orienteering at Shire Oak

GPS Orienteering at Shire Oak

The Permanent Orienteering course at Shire Oak Park now has a GPS element – the two hardest courses can be run either individually or combined to offer the equivalent of a full green length course – ie 4.2 km straight line route.  Many thanks to Barry McGowan and Paul Basher for adding this option; further details and links to the maps are on the British Orienteering website.

Peter Rose wins the league!

Peter Rose wins the league!

Congratulations to Peter on a  clear win in our Summer Series.  He scored highly on all the courses as he did – 6 of the 8 – and was involved in setting up the other 2.  A very deserved winner of the virtual crown. Well done to everyone else who set up the courses and those who got out there and gave them a go – especially Eloise and Paul Hammond who pushed Pete all the way. Also a big…

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HOC has a new Chair

HOC has a new Chair

Last night’s AGM was held via Zoom for the first time in the club’s history; assistance had been made available beforehand for members lacking the technology and/or the practice in using it.   Peter Langmaid was elected as Chair.  Mandy Mackereth’s in depth membership analysis provoked a wide ranging discussion and provided food for thought for the incoming committee.

Kinver Edge gets a MapRun

Kinver Edge gets a MapRun

The first of our new series of MapRuns is now up and running at Kinver. Thanks to Alison for both updating the map and putting together a score event for everyone to try it out. The map and details are on the GPS Orienteering page, which also has information about using the MapRun app and other areas and courses that are available.

Castlemorton Common report

Castlemorton Common report

It was sunny; we all kept our (social) distance and the locals were welcoming.  Thanks to Ian for some interesting planning and Babs for the slick organisation.  Results and Routegadget are available;  congratulations to Dave Aldridge for the overall win and to Alex Mitchell for running him close. James Thompson was just a couple of places behind Dad Simon with brother Craig whizzing round the Orange controls.

Long Mynd Long O

Long Mynd Long O

It was Long, but glorious. The pictures say it all (credit Charlie Leventon, SummitsUp).  Harlequins in varying degrees of exhaustion and elation!  Congratulations to Wrekin Orienteers in general and Tim and Heather in particular for a splendid day out. Routegadget and Results on their website; join us on the forum or facebook for more photos and chat about the event.

Alison Sloman wins Bonington Trophy

Alison Sloman wins Bonington Trophy

British Orienteering announced today that Alison Sloman, HOC’s very well respected mapper, had won the 2019 Trophy for “best contribution to mapping”. More details, including Alison’s reaction, is on the British Orienteering’s news page. Congratulations!