Hertfordshire Orienteering Club

informally known as Happy Herts (HH)

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Entries now open for Ace of Herts

Entries are now open for our biggest event of the year, the Ace of Herts, which this year is also the SE Long Championships. It’s at Ashridge on 21 February, mostly using the north of the area, which has recently been much less used than the southern and eastern parts.

To enter, visit Fabian4. View more details.

Youth League Round 4 results

Results from the 4th round of the Youth League held at Panshanger Country Park.   Beechwoood Park School won the round, extending their lead in both the league and the Maureen Webster Memorial Trophy.

The Individual competition is tight on most courses;  4 events are needed to be eligible.  Some competitors are not optimising their chances of a place medal by changing course.  If a competitor changed age group in the New Year, their points from the lower class can be moved to the course they are now currently running. This can only happen if they are now too old to run the lower course – not if they are “running up”.  Please let me know if this applies and I have missed it.

Quite a few competitors have claimed Bonus points which are available for runners who compete at up to two level C or above events during the Youth League Season. Please email me if there are points to claim.

The next event is at Sherrardspark Wood, Welwyn Garden City on February 27th.

Thanks Jacob

Calling all Juniors

Our Yvette Baker heat for this year is  Christmas Common on Sunday 14th February which is a change to the previously announced event.  The hosts are TVOC and their website has full entry details.

We are hosting the final in July, and need to get through this qualifying heat so that we can be there.

We still need some more runners – in particular we have no girls entered for the yellow course – if you’re a beginner you are allowed to run in a pair.


Our next Saturday Series event

Our next Saturday Series & Schools’ League event will take place on February 27th in Sherradspark Wood, which is in the north west of Welwyn Garden City and is an ancient woodland consisting mainly of oak and hornbeam.

Event details are available here..

There is a full Fixture List and more details about the Saturday Series here..


Orienteering Foundation press release

Here is some publicity issued in December by the Orienteering Foundation .. more..

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Junior Training – 19th February at Leeswood Camp, near Watford

The next training day for Juniors will be during half-term on Friday 19th February. The venue is Leeswood campsite next to Whippendell Woods. The flyer is here and the 2016 consent form (for parents to sign) is  here.

Juniors should have received an email about the day. If you want to come, please email Frances in advance (juniors@herts-orienteering.club) . Also email Frances if you think you have been missed from the junior distribution list.


Did you know that we are on Facebook?

HH has a Facebook page for promoting and publicising our events – check it out…and give us a Like

We also have a members-only group for discussions, comments etc.  If you already have a Facebook account, why not join in?

Forthcoming events..
Fri 19 Feb 16 Junior Training Lees Wood Junior training
Sun 21 Feb 16 Ashridge North Ace of Herts 2016
Sat 27 Feb 16 Sherrards Park Wood Saturday & Youth Leagues
Sat 19 Mar 16 Frithsden East Saturday & Youth Leagues
Sat 2 Apr 16 Chipperfield Saturday League
Latest Results..
Panshanger Country Park, 16th January 2016 Results
Mardley Heath Night, 2nd January 2016 Results
Highfield Park, 1st January 2016 Results