Hertfordshire Orienteering Club

informally known as Happy Herts (HH)

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Our next Saturday Event

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HH Saturday Series

Our next Saturday series event will be held on May 9th at Nomansland Common (netween Wheathamstead & Sandridge).

Event details and flyer are now available in the Fixtures section or through this link….

Well done to HH winners at the British Championships!

With five Long Individual and three Relay podiums, the Forest of Dean saw one of our best club performances for many years.

At the Relays: M14 CHAMPIONS HH Fawns (Angus Harrington, Alex Fielding, Josh M’Caw), HH Impalas bronze in W40 (Janet Rosen, Gillian Hanson, Helen Errington), HH Stags bronze in Men’s Short (Kevin Fielding, Kevin Harding, Ian Marsden).

At the Long Individual: Sian Mitchell silver W35, Alison Harding silver W55, Tegan Frampton bronze W10, Janet Rosen bronze W60, Ben Gostick bronze M10.

Well done to all who took part. Lets see if we can complete a vintage season with more medals at the British Middle Distance and Sprint Championships next month…

The Captain

HertsARC Summer Series

The summer series will be kicking off on May 5th, with a 45 minute score event each Tuesday throughout the summer.

Full details are on the HertsARC fixtures page.

HH Club Dinner – Thursday 14th May

This year’s club dinner will be  held at The Foragers at The Verulam Arms, 41 Lower Dagnall Street, St Albans  AL3 4QE.

All welcome, so put your name down,  choose your food and prepare yourselves for a sociable night out.  Full details are in the attached flyer.

Club dinner flyer

HH Junior training day

This will be on Wednesday 27th May at Lees Wood and Whippendell Woods

More details to follow..

Latest Results..

Updates:

Mardley results now posted…

Mardley Heath – 11th April, 2015 Results
Ashridge South Results
Phasels Wood – 24th January 2105 Results

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Well done to HH winners at the British Championships!

With five Long Individual and three Relay podiums, the Forest of Dean saw one of our best club performances for many years.

At the Relays: M14 CHAMPIONS HH Fawns (Angus Harrington, Alex Fielding, Josh M’Caw), HH Impalas bronze in W40 (Janet Rosen, Gillian Hanson, Helen Errington), HH Stags bronze in Men’s Short (Kevin Fielding, Kevin Harding, Ian Marsden).

At the Long Individual: Sian Mitchell silver W35, Alison Harding silver W55, Tegan Frampton bronze W10, Janet Rosen bronze W60, Ben Gostick bronze M10.

Well done to all who took part. Lets see if we can complete a vintage season with more medals at the British Middle Distance and Sprint Championships next month…

The Captain

HH Success at the JK in the Lake District

With steep, rock-strewn forests and moorland, the Lakes were not a likely hunting ground for HH victories.  Despite this, we ended up with both individual successes at the sprint, and team medals in the relays and a total of eleven medals last weekend at the UK’s premier national orienteering event. Well done to the HH Shikas (Janet Rosen / Helen Errington / Alison Harding), 3rd in the Women’s 165+ race, and to the HH Muntjacs (Hannah Freeman / Ben Gostick / Alex Fielding), 3rd in the mini-relay. Well done also to sprint medalists Kevin Fielding (Gold in M45), Sian Mitchell (Silver in W35), Alison Harding (Bronze in W55), Janet Rosen (Bronze in W60) and Alex Fielding (Bronze in M12). Special mention also for Ian Marsden (1st on M35S), Liz Drew (2nd on W65S), James Errington (2nd on M18S), Alison Saunders (3rd on W55S) and Ben Gostick (fastest run in on the relay!).  Next comes the British Champs!

Youth League 2014-15 – Final Results

Attached are the provisional results of the Youth Orienteering League.  Beechwood Park School came top, ending 5 years of dominance from St Albans High School.

In the Maureen Webster Memorial Trophy (for competitor numbers), St Albans High School retained the trophy.

Any competitor who has done 3 events can claim a medal.  For those in the top 3 (having done 3 events), a place medal can also be claimed.  Please email me and I will send the medals on.

Bonus points have been awarded (according to the rules) to competitors who have attended level C and above events during the youth league season. Anyone who is “denied” a medal by bonus points will be allowed to claim it after the season, if they fulfil the condition for Bonus points by the start of next season. The reason for the Bonus point rule is to encourage wider participation and club membership. 10 bonus points are for awarded for a level C event, and can be claimed for 2 events. The points are doubled for club members or if the competitor joins the club.

Thanks to everyone who attended the league, it was a very successful season. Next year we have 6 events, with an extra run in late March; the first event will be in October as usual.

Jacob

Success at the SEOA Championships, Igtham 22nd March

Well done to our new South East Champions: Tegan Frampton (W10), Helen Errington (W50), Janet Rosen (W60), Alex Fielding (M12), Angus Harrington (M16), Kevin Fielding (M45) and Alan Rosen (M60). Our seven champions, second only to SO, represents a fabulous return from an event right round the wrong side of the M25 from our Hertland. Next stop the JK!

Compass Sport Cup Result 15th March 2015

Unfortunately we were not quite good enough to get through to the CSC final this year, coming in 5th at Woolbeding today.  SN and SLOW will represent the SE in this year’s final – we wish them the best of luck up in the Lakes.

Many thanks to all who ran for the club, and well done to the 25 scorers: more..

Congratulations to our Southern Champions 2015

Well done to our new Southern Orienteering Champions Sian Mitchell (W35) and Janet Rosen (W60). Also congratulations go to Tegan Frampton (2nd W10A), Helen Marsden (2nd W35L), Gillian Hanson (1st W45S), Alison Harding (2nd W55L), Alex Fielding (3rd M12A), Ian Marsden (3rd M35L), and Kevin Harding (3rd M55L).

It is worth noting that Janet also won the Midland Champs course this weekend (but of course she is not eligible for this cup as well!)

Kevin

Forthcoming events..
Tue 5 May 15 HertsARC Clarence Park Urban Score
Sat 9 May 15 Nomansland Saturday League
Tue 12 May 15 HertsARC Clarence Park Urban Score
Tue 19 May 15 HertsARC Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead Urban Score
Tue 26 May 15 HertsARC Whippendell Wood Score

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