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Ham Hill

Club champs

Sun 9 Sept

Near: Yeovil
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score


Results and Splits
Adjusted results for all competitors
Club champs results

Event review

According to our records (admittedly incomplete), with more than 50 people running, this was one of the best attended club champs so far this century. So well done to planner Brian Pearson for choosing such a popular venue and organising such good weather!


Top 10 elite scores

Based on actual score achieved any time penalties given.

Ben Chesters bagged all 33 controls, taking 62:18 and covering more than 10km! He achieved the maximum 780 points available less a time penalty at 15 points per minute taken over the alloted hour.

Position - NameScoreClass - Club
1- Ben Chesters 735 M40, DEVON
2- Matthew Atkins 605 M45, DEVON
3- James Jackson 560 M45, DEVON
4- Andy Rimes 550 M55, QO
5- Jeff Pakes 520 M45, QO
6- Robin Carter 485 W55, DEVON
7- David Mullins 480 M65, SARUM
8- Michelle Spillar 480 W35, WIM
9- Adrian Edwards 480 M40, QO
n/c- Martha Macpherson + 1 470 W12, QO
10- Matthew Carter 465 M40, QO

Top 10 - handicap basis

Devon's Robin Carter is something of a dominant force locally when it comes to handicap score events.

How are the handicaps calculated? See the article, Handicap scoring system.

Position- nameScoreClass- Club
1- Robin Carter 915 W55, DEVON
2- Ben Chesters 826 M40, DEVON
3- Sue Gard 821 W70, QO
4- Carol Pearce 808 W70, DEVON
5- David Mullins 800 M65, SARUM
n/c- Martha Macpherson + 1 770 W12, QO
6- Andy Rimes 743 M55, QO
7- Matthew Atkins 720 M45, DEVON
8- Jim Mallinson 700 M65, QO
9- Michelle Spillar 676 W35, WIM
10- James Jackson667M45, DEV


Who did what

PlannerBrian Pearson
Organiser on the dayAngela Modica
Equipment & communicationsRoger & Judy Craddock
MapsBill Vigar
ComputersAndy Rimes, Pete Akers, Rosie Wych
RegistrationKaren Lewis, Hasler family
ScoringAndy Rimes
ParkingChris Hasler & Martin Lewis
Road crossingJim & Graham Pearson
Control collectionvarious people

Club Championships Series Info

An annual one-off score event using handicapping, to decide our club champion. Entries must be made in advance of the day.

List of previous champions & venues

Please make sure you have read and comply with the Participant Code Of Conduct.

Directions / Parking

We have been designated with a public car park to the south of the area.

In the event of this car park being full, an overflow car park will be available and will be signposted.

Course Information

Score course lasting one hour. Suitable for all ages and abilities, from Yellow course standard and upwards.

Maps will be given out just before the start – there will be no loose descriptions. The map is at a scale of 1:5000.

There are 33 controls with values between 10 and 40 points.

Juniors should find enough controls without having to cross a road.

Rules, handicaps, penalties, and bonuses will be explained before the starts.

NB- there will not be any colour coded courses.

Entry Details

Advance booking for entries and food.

Seniors - £8 (£5 for BOF/QO members)
Junior/student - £3 (£2 for BOF/QO members)
Family of Runners £16 (£10 for BOF/QO members)
Family Group - £6.
Shadowed Junior - £4.
Dibber Hire - £1

Payment to be made on the day not in advance.

A card reader will be available.

Registration & Start Times

Entry on the day.

To help with map numbers, please email the planner if you are intending to enter.

Registration from 10.00 to 10.45.

Mass punching start at short intervals from 11.00.

Terrain Description

Quarried hill top with complex contours. Adjoining steep sided wood and fields

Food & presentations

We have arranged for the Chapel room at the Prince of Wales pub to be available for our use for refreshments and presentation of Club Trophy and remaining 2017/18 QOFL certificates.

It will be open from 13.00, and baguettes (see choice below), hot drinks, squash will be available from 13.30. This should give time for controls to be collected and results calculated.

Angela (see Contacts) would appreciate offers of help before, during and after the event.

There is 50% discount on entry fees for helpers.

Baguettes and crisps (£5.00) must be ordered in advance with Judy Craddock by Thursday, 6 Sept. The price is subsidised by QO.

Baguette choices:

Ham & Salad

Tuna & Cucumber

Brie & cranberry (v)

v= vegetarian option


Payment to be made at registration on the day.

Food & entry form

To copy and paste onto your email to Judy

Name / clubCourse &

dibber hire



Baguette choiceTotal

e.g. Joan Smith (QO)5 +15Veg11


A public toilet is available onsite but it's 500m NW of the event car park / assembly, when approaching from Stoke-sub-Hamdon.

Open from dawn to dusk.

To avoid the 1km round trip and walking through the competition area, these are best accessed by car when entering the country park and when leaving.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Brian Pearson results@

Organiser on the day: Angela Modica buddyinfo@

Organisers in advance: Judy Craddock fixtures@


Photo Gallery

Millenium stone circle, Ham Hill

Millenium stone circle, Ham Hill
Credit: Derek Harper

Old quarry spoil heaps, Ham Hill

Old quarry spoil heaps, Ham Hill
Credit: Jim Champion

standing stones at Ham Hill

standing stones at Ham Hill

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is