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.

As of January 2013 the cost for these events is 5 for adults (4 for TVOC or BOF members) and 2 for juniors. EMIT hire included, second runs at an event are free. See here for a full explanation of the new prices.

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

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Coaching for beginners will be available at these events, check with the organiser or coaching[at] 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.

Previous years' handicap league results can be seen on the Saturday series archive page

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.

Results from previous years can be found here

Events 2013/2014

Date Location Car Park NGR Organiser Notes
14th September 2013 Bernwood, E. of Oxford SP611117 / OX33 1BJ Steve Long 01442 891553 Results, splits, splitsbrowser. Schools League. String course.
Final Details
Control Descriptions
19th October 2013 Furze Brake, Culham SU534965 / OX14 3GY Alison Smith 01235 529390 Results, splits, splitsbrowser. Schools League.
9th November 2013 Kingswood, High Wycombe SU885936 / HP13 7UN Mark Thompson 01753 893590 Results, splits, splitsbrowser.
Schools League.
7th December 2013 Cutteslowe Park, Oxford SP507106 / OX2 8ES Mark and Blanka Collis 07968 046353 Results, splits, splitsbrowser.
Schools League.
String course results
11th January 2014 University Parks, Oxford SP515072 / OX1 3PL Carol Edwards 01869 331368 Results, splits, splitsbrowser.
Schools League.
String course results
15th February 2014 Shotover, Oxford SP564062 / OX3 8TD Luke McNeil 07909 920929 Results, splits, splitsbrowser, Schools League. String course.

15th March 2014 Wendover Woods, Wendover SP888090 / HP22 5NF Jeremy Hill 07793 550776 Results, splits, splitsbrowser,
12th April 2014 Brill Common, Brill, Nr Oxford SP652142 / HP18 9TH Peter Priest 01280 815056  
10th May 2014 Wittenham Clumps, Didcot SU567924 / OX14 4QZ Jim Wilson 01235 201852  
14th June 2014 Bloom Wood, Nr High Wycombe SU860890 / SL7 3RE John Dalton 07767 362805 Not accessible from A404.Take Marlow Bottom Road. Thanks to BKO.

Member Information

Next club meeting:
Tuesday 18th March, 8pm start.

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2013 AGM minutes.

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