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 1th 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 Vacant --- --- ---
Tue 21 Jun Wittenham Clumps SU 563926 Richard Sharp - 01235 835567 Parking at Hill Farm/Earth Trust, not the public car park to the south. Carefully cross the road to the start/finish area.
7.30pm start
Wed 29th Jun Bernwood SP 611117 Ben Green 7.30pm start
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 Vacant --- --- ---
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)
Pseudo-mass start at 19:30
Emit timing for start / finish
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