TVOC Summer Series

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TVOC runs a series of weekly low key events during the summer months, normally either on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. These events are split between the west and east of TVOC's area, i.e centred on Oxford and High Wycombe. Mass start at 7.15pm or 7.30pm and after run natter in a local pub.

Normally three loops are offered of varying length and difficulty and these are used in combination to produce 3 courses. You choose which course you wish to run.

These events normally last about an hour and it can get dark quite quickly, so due to safety concerns, these events are not recommended for complete beginners.

The normal cost for these events is £3 for adults and £1 for juniors.

These events do not use Emit electronic punching.

Events 2016

The events listed here should all be considered provisional until marked Confirmed. Check nearer the time for any changes.

Please support in numbers to reward the organisers. If you were to bring a large group of runners please inform the organiser to ensure sufficient overprinted maps.

Roger Thetford's Excel spreadsheet for registration and results (2012 version) can be downloaded here.

Results for 2016 can be found here.
Date Location Car Park NGR Organiser Notes
Tue 10th May Coombe Hill SP 851062
Postcode HP17 0UR is 250m SE of the Car Park
Robin Bishop 7.15pm start
Wed 18th May Brill Common SP 652142 Jamie Parkinson 7.15pm start
The suggested pub is The Pheasant
adjoining the area, serving food until 9pm
Tue 24th May Parkwood SU 830986 / HP14 4XU Chris Poole - 07851 184816 Please arrive, register and prepare to
leave the car park promptly at 7.20pm
7.30pm start
Pub for after is the Black Horse in Lacey Green
just over a mile down the road
The kitchen closes at 9pm so try to order close to 8:30 or earlier
Wed 1st Jun Vacant --- --- ---
Tue 7th Jun Whiteleaf SP 823035 Pete Riches, Mark Thompson Spanish Score
Please arrive, register and prepare to
leave the car park promptly at 7.20pm
7.30pm start
The pub will be the Hampden Arms SP 845015
Wed 15th Jun Penn Wood SU 923961 / HP7 0PY Nat Skidmore Parking and start will be near the church. The small car park near it is accessed via a well concealed drive just after the bend as you approach the village green. Please be ready to leave the car park by 7:25pm.
I'm going to suggest The Squirrel as the pub. Serving food until 9pm, 5 mins walk away opposite the village green. Time penalty added for not going to the pub after running. The Hit or Miss is another option, but a bit more gourmet!
Tue 21 Jun Wittenham Clumps SU 563926 / OX14 4QZ Richard Sharp - 07805 971586 or @
Parking at Hill Farm/Earth Trust, not the public car park to the south. Carefully cross the road to the start/finish area.
Courses on offer include
X - Cross Country
Y - Spanish Score
Z - Map Memory
7.30pm start
The Red Lion in Britwell cum Sotwell is the closest to the area and serves food until 21:00
Wed 29th Jun Bernwood SP 611117 Ben Green Probably two score loops, X followed by Y.
45 minute time limit.
Complete all controls on X first. Then as many as the time limit allows on Y.
Staggered starts from around 7:15pm on minute intervals.
The choosen pub is the The White Horse which serves Thai food, for post run refreshment. They serve food until 10pm.
Tue 5th Jul Wycombe Abbey SU 8657992732 Sue Jones - joness @ 7.30pm start
The suggested pub is The Falcon
in High Wycombe town centre
easy walking distance from the school
Wed 13th Jul Kings Wood SU 8912194111 / HP10 8JW/ w3w clay.ship.cargo Johanna Michl Car park at end of Kingswood road, it is small, please share, park sensibly to allow turning for other vechicles.
7.30pm start
The after run pub will be the Horse and Jockey, HP10 8EG . Serving food from 12 Noon to Midnight !
Wed 20th Jul Bicester SP 581238 / OX26 3HA
Bure Farm, Barberry Pl, Bure Park, Bicester OX26 3HA
Roger Thetford Event centre is the Bure Farm Pub
60-minute street score using OpenOrienteeringMap (blank map)
Emit timing for start / finish, with not-quite-mass starts 19:25 - 19:30
Pen required to answer multi-choice questions
Sorry, no under-16s because of road crossings.
Special weekday deal on food:
selected main courses £6. Menu

Previous years results: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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