Thames Valley Orienteering Club has set up a Schools Orienteering League, which runs alongside the series of TVOC Saturday morning events, and also at some of our larger Sunday morning events.
Full details of the league rules can be found here.
Briefly, any child from any school in the TVOC area (covering Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) can just turn up at any Saturday morning
event and register as a team member for their school. Their run will then score points for their school, with the best six scores
counting on the day. Season results are based on the school's best 5 events. So the more runners a school has, the better they are
likely to do.
Years 6 and under do the White course, Years 7-8 the Yellow course, and so on (see the details in the link above). The Saturday events
are designed to be suitable for beginners as training can be provided on the day, and children are able to go round the courses in
pairs or with adult helpers and still score points (though children able to do the course on their own will score more).
If you are bringing beginners to an event it is best to contact the club in advance so that suitable numbers of qualified coaches can be
The list of Saturday series events can be found here.
For more information please to Ian Buxton or to Alison Smith.
Results of the 2015/2016 Schools League season
Final Season Results:
Congratulations to Holy Trinity School in Marlow, and the Taylor family in particular, for winning this season's schools league
with a stunning performance in the last event of the series at University Parks.
Final Season Results: (following University Parks event)
Congratulations again to Little Milton School for the season win, achieved after a last-minute push in the tail end of the season.
Worthy runners-up and leaders for most of the season were Westbrook Hay School.
Final Season Results: (following Bloom Wood event)
Congratulations once again to Little Milton School for a well-deserved season win, achieved through a combination of regular attendance by a large number of competitors.
Headington School is in second place, and there is a tie for 3rd place between Aylesbury Grammar School and Longwick School