The object of the club is to promote orienteering especially in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. TVOC is a friendly club and all officers and members are willing to help. PLEASE ASK.
The club is run on informal lines with bi-monthly committee meetings, to which all members are invited to attend, to discuss future events, as well as matters of general interest to orienteers.
Events and news items are published in the club newsletter, which is sent to all members at roughly bi-monthly intervals.
The club puts on about 25 events a year, comprising large and small orienteering events and smaller events on Saturdays during the winter and evenings during the summer.
Saturday Series of events
Suitable for beginners, families and also more experienced orienteers. Courses normally upto Green or Short Green standard. Full details and list of events here.
Summer Series of events
Suitable for beginners, families and also more experienced orienteers. These events are held during the summer months, normally start about 7.30pm and then meet in a pub for a social chat. Full details and list of events here.
Oxford Street Series of events
TVOC run a series of evening street events around the Oxford area. Full details and list of events here.
TVOC Schools Orienteering League
TVOC run a Schools Orienteering League making use of our Saturday morning events and our Sunday Colour-Coded events. Pupils will be able to gain points for their school as well as individual points. There is no registration fee for the league, simply sign up at an event and pay the usual event fee. Details of the Schools League rules, events and results are available here.
Saturday Series Handicap League
For added interest at the Saturday series events, we use a handicap system on the Light Green and Green (or short green if applicable) courses. For full details see the Saturday Series Handicap League page.
|Sunday 15th December||Level C||Wendover Woods||Final Details
Pre-entry will remain open until Friday 13th December, subject to map numbers. Fabian4
|Satruday 25th January||Level D||Big Wood, nr Watford||Details|
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Bethany Kippin takes 2nd place at British Schools Championships
Bethany Kippin took 2nd place at the British Schools Orienteering Championships, held at Shipley Park, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, on Sunday 17th November. She represented Headington School and came 2nd out of 50 Year 8 competitors. She narrowly missed out on first place to Hannah Hateley. Bethany beat Hannah last year for the championship position.
Fiona Bunn nominated for Oxfordshire Sports Awards
Fiona Bunn of TVOC is on the shortlist for Junior Sportsperson of the Year in the 2013 Oxfordshire Sports Awards. Only three people make the
shortlist in each category, so this is a great honour and a brilliant way to raise the profile of orienteering. Fiona will be up alongside
two other outstanding juniors – the national under 11 badminton champion, Ethan Rose, and England under 17 cricketer Miles Hammond.
The Oxford Mail, who have run a number of articles about Fiona and her achievements, suggested that TVOC should nominate her. The awards ceremony, hosted by Jerome Sale of BBC Radio Oxford, will take place at the Kassam Stadium on Friday 29 November. Tickets are now on sale to the public at a cost of £30 including a 3 course meal and drinks.
Many thanks to Alun Jones and John Dalton for organising the nomination and filling in all the forms!
Fiona helps England to victory in Junior Home International
Fiona Bunn of TVOC ran for England at the Junior Home International competition, held on the wet and windy grassy moorlands of the Brecon Beacons on the 14 and 15 of September. She had a great run on the Saturday, winning the W14 race, and the next day her team also won the relay. England beat Scotland, Ireland and Wales, retaining the trophy for another year.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratories - SCOA sprint championships
Those of you who went to today's event will have enjoyed Roger Thetford's courses, the opportunity to see
something of the RAL site, and enjoyed the sunny summer atmosphere sitting around on the grass outside the assembly
area building. I heard many complimentary comments about the area, the planning, and the clarity and accuracy
of the map. Those of you who could not make it today missed a treat.
I was delighted to see the TVOC team working in their usual efficient manner, to make sure things went like clockwork. Many thanks to all of you who leant a hand today. And a particular thanks to Roger and Richard for their planning and organisational work over the past weeks and months - it was well worth it. Alun Jones
Photos of the SCOA sprint championships are now available, from Ian Buxton.
Saunders Mountain Marathon
Nigel and Fiona Bunn won the Bedafell course at the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon on the 6-7 July. This year's event was held in the Black Combe area - a little-visited range of grassy hills in the south-west corner of the Lake District. The Bedafell course is for parents running with a child aged 14-18, with each pair being handicapped according to the age of the child, by one minute for each month over the age of 14. The course was about 32 km about 1600m climb over two days, with each pair carrying overnight camping kit and food. Nigel and Fiona won by 15 minutes, in just under 5 hours total time, and would have won by 6 minutes even without the benefit of their low handicap time.
Two TVOC teams competed in the Harvester overnight relays at Longmoor at the end of June. We finished 7th on the A course (3rd handicap team) and 5th on the B course (2nd handicap team) - a good solid performance all-round, especially considering that two team members were injured (Jim with a broken toe!).
TVOC World Schools Orienteering Champion!
Congratulations to Fiona Bunn, who took the gold medal in the long race at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Portugal in April. With a lead of over 3 minutes ahead of the second place Austrian, it was a convincing win. For the full story see the May newsletter.
Photo (c) http://fotos.sapo.pt/isf2013orientacao/fotos.