TVOC Saturday Series

Mark Thompson - Saturday Series Co-ordinator

TVOC runs a series of low key events, generally once a month, on Saturdays. These events are an exciting introduction to orienteering, and are aimed at children, families, beginners and improvers of all ages. More experienced orienteers are also welcome to attend.

Courses of all standards and help for beginners is available. Course lengths are normally upto Green standard, although the planner may offer a longer Green course for those wanting a longer run.

These events are now listed on the main Events and Results pages.

Events should be considered provisional until details are posted for the event.

Please note: If you have already tried orienteering 3 times and not become a member you will not be covered by the British Orienteering Public Liability Insurance. You can join at the next event, please ask for a form.

Entry Fee

The cost for these events is £6 for adults and family groups (£4 for TVOC or BOF members) and £2 for juniors and students. Extra maps £1 each. EMIT hire included, second runs at an event are free.

Registration normally open from about 10am until 11.30am, and starts from 10.30am until 12 noon. No formalities, just turn up and enjoy.

Coaching for beginners

Coaching will be available at these events, check with the organiser or coaching[at]tvoc.org.uk if you are intending to bring a large group.

Emit electronic punching is used at these events.

For a definition of the course colour standard see the British Orienteering newcomers guide.

Entry form

It is recommended to save time at registration to download the TVOC event entry form. Fill this in, print it, and bring it with you to the event.

Saturday Series League

To make it more interesting and give all a chance to win, we adopt a handicap system on the Light Green and Green (or short green if applicable) courses. For full details see the Quick Links menu.

Results of the Handicap league for the current season can be seen here. Scroll across to the right to see the detailed calculations of each event's handicap-adjusted times and the resulting scores for each event.
Schools League

All Saturday series events will also be part of the TVOC Schools League. There is no extra charge for this, simply sign up with your school details to gain points for your school.