Summer Series

Summer Series

As Covid 19 restrictions gradually lift, we are planning events in line with both government and British Orienteering guidance. All participants must read and follow the Participant Code of Conduct, and read the details for each event carefully to see what constraints or requirements may be in place.

Kerstin Mitchell

Many events use the same format as our Winter Evening Events – a single course but with a 60 minute time limit; competitors take controls in the correct order but miss out as many as they need to in order to finish within the hour.   Check out the details for each event to see what will be on offer.  There is a fuller explanation of the format here.  Most importantly:  without volunteers to plan and organise there will be no series; guidance and support is available.

For the 2020 series held under covid restrictions we offered eight GPS courses using the MapRun app.  Most of these are still available and details are on the GPS Orienteering page.

The results of the competition were compiled in October, with congratulations to Peter Rose for a clear win .  He scored highly on all the courses as he did  and was involved in setting up the other two.

Redditch – Arrow ValleyResults
Wyre ForestResults
Redditch – Church HillResults
Redditch – WalkwoodResults
Birmingham – BillesleyResults
Worcester – St PetersResults
Burlish TopResults
Sandwell ValleyResults

Without Covid restrictions, Summer Series events are flexible, relaxed and low key. Times and courses offered vary from event to event to suit the constraints of the area and of the organiser.

Anyone can come to an Summer event – you do not have to be a member, you do not need to have orienteered before, they are great fun.

For previous years the winners, with links to league tables and results where available, are preserved in an archive (pdf file format).

The June Jaunter is a timed mini-fell run around Clent and Walton Hills, which often forms part of the Summer Series.  Starting from Walton Hill car park, competitors have to visit the trig points at the top of Clent and Walton Hills, and the stile by Clent Church, in any order. The June Jaunter archive (Excel spreadsheet) contains a complete set of times up to and including 2020.