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 2014

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 2014 can be found here.
Date Location Car Park NGR Organiser Notes
Wed 7th May Brill Common SP 652142 Mark Thompson - 01753 893590 7.15pm mass start
Tue 13th May Shotover SP 564062 Jamie Parkinson - 07922 118970 7.15pm mass start, 500m along the top track. Leave car park at 7pm. Pub is the Six Bells, 3 Beaumont Road, Headington, OX3 8JN. Food until 9pm.
Wed 21st May Bloom Wood SU 860891 This is a BKO evening event, full details on BKO website. Thanks to BKO for the invitation.  
Tue 27th May Wittenham Clumps SU 567924 Ian Pickering - 07985 029460 Mass start 7.15pm. The start is 250m from the car park. The Earth Trust car park, which we used for the recent Saturday Series event, is NOT to be used. Pub is the Red Lion in Brightwell (OX10 0RT, SU 582097). Food orders until 8.45pm
Wed 4th June Amersham SU 964988 Andrew Chalmers - 01494 726928 Parking at Sycamore Road Council car park. Vehicle entrance is on the A404 Rickmansworth Road, about 150m SE of the mini-roundabout on the A416 Chesham Road at the Boot and Slipper.
Tue 10th June Bernwood SP 611117 Brad Sutherland - 07554 574894 Mass start at 7.30pm. Bernwood Forest is located east of Oxford. Parking is at the main car park, between Stanton St John and Oakley. Nearest postcode OX33 1BJ. Pub is the Talkhouse in Stanton St John (OX33 1EX, 01865 351654). Food orders until 8.45pm.  
Wed 18th June Whiteleaf SP 823035 Peter Riches - 01494 723014  
Tue 24th June Hill End, W Oxford SP 465065 Mark Collis - 07968 046353 Mass start at 7.30pm. Hill End is west of Oxford on the B4044 towards Eynsham (OX2 9NJ). Park beside the access road and walk in past the gate, the start and finish is on the other side of the main road. Pub: Vine Inn, Cumnor (OX2 9QN) which serves food until 9pm.
Wed 2nd July Youlbury SP 483032 Dave Kingham - 07768 933001 7.30pm start from car park 3, near the Activity Barn (take the third entrance to Youlbury Scout Camp). Pub: the Fox on Boars Hill, OX1 5DR, tel 01865 735131, food until 10pm.
Tue 8th July Coombe Hill SP 851062 Robin Bishop - 01753 650763 *** Bring a watch or timing device ***
The event car park is 250m NorthEast of postcode HP17 0UR. Pub is the Shoulder Of Mutton, 20 pound Street, Wendover, HP22 6EJ. Food orders until 10pm.
Wed 16th July Windmill Hill, Nettlebed SU 701870 Roger Thetford - 01235 221139  
Tue 22nd July Wendover Woods SP 890090, HP22 5NQ Steve Long - 01442 891553 7.30pm start, parking fee 1.60 for 2 hours. Forest gates locked at 9pm.

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

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