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Ham Hill

Club Champs

Sat 31 Aug

Near: Yeovil
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race, Score

Score event, followed by food, presentations and our AGM.

NEW: Review of the year - a slideshow



Overall results - summary
Results & splits

Map map Bill gets Ray started off

Map map Bill gets Ray started off

Congratulations for Jim Mallinson on a clear win. Jim regains the crown he last won 15 years ago.

Thanks to Martin and Karen Lewis for planning, Angela Modica for controlling and Roger & Judy Craddock for organising.


The action continued at the AGM, with standing room only at this most quorate of meetings. Our outgoing chair Roger Craddock treated us to a visual feast by Powerpoint. The slides to accompany the final Chairman's Report of Roger's latest three year tenure have to be seen to be believed...

Chairman's Presentation- visuals

Gathering around for Karen's briefing

Gathering around for Karen's briefing
Credit: Roger Craddock

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.

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 not be any loose descriptions. The map is at a scale of 1:5000.

There are 39 controls with values between 10 and 40 points.

Juniors are not to cross the road. The juniors will have the chance to add up to 100 points to their score if they ‘crack the code’.

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

NB- there will not be any colour coded courses.

See 'Briefing Notes' below for more detailed information

Entry Details

Advance booking for entries and food.

Seniors - £5
Junior/student - £2
Family of Runners £10
Family Group - £6
Dibber Hire - £1

Payment to be made on the day not in advance.

Registration & Start Times

Entry on the day.

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

Registration from 11.00 to 11.30.

Mass punching start at short intervals from 12.00.

Terrain Description

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


A public toilet is available onsite but it's a little way from the event car park / assembly, when approaching from Stoke-sub-Hamdon.

Open from dawn to dusk.

Food & presentations

We have arranged for the Lord Nelson Pub at Norton Sub Hamdon for a buffet - £6 per head.

It will be open from 14.00, and food, hot drinks, squash will be available from 14.30. This should give time for controls to be collected and results calculated.

Martin, Karen and Angela (see Contacts page) would appreciate offers of help to collect in controls after the event. There is 50% discount on entry fees for helpers.


£6 per head.

Includes plates of chips and filled rolls consisting of:

  • Coronation chicken
  • Ham and Dijon
  • Beef and horse radish
  • Cheese onion mayo
  • Tuna and red onion

Must be ordered in advance please. Let Judy Craddock know by Wednesday, 28 August if you would like to join us for food.

Payment to be made at registration on the day.


At about 15.30 we will have the presentations for QOFL trophies and the Club Champs trophy itself.

For children and those not attending the meeting, there's a playing field with play area almost directly opposite.


Will follow directly after the presentations and typically last about an hour.

For the youngsters, there is a recreation ground and play area almost directly opposite the pub.

Briefing notes

Rules and Planners Information for QO Club Championships 2019

1 hour score from 12 noon, punching start at short intervals. Map will be given just before start. No loose descriptions. Pictorial descriptions printed on the adult map and text on the children’s map. Controls have to be taken in ascending order of point groups eg 10s then 40s.

For adults or family groups, there are 39 controls available with 960 points maximum. For children (under 16s), without written permission to cross the road, there are 29 controls with 760 points available. Second digit of control code indicates score -

controls 110 to 119 = 10points

controls 120 to 129 = 20 points (all across the road)

controls 130 to 139 = 30 points

controls 140 to 148 = 40 points

Controls within a point group can be taken in any order. You can switch any time to a higher point group eg visit one 10 pointer then move to the 20, 30 or 40 pointers. However, no points will be scored for a lesser control punched after a higher control. For example, punch 130 then 112.

Children in M10/W10 may do the controls in any order with no penalty applied.

Penalties will be applied at the rate of 10 points for every minute late back.

If all controls are visited within the hour, a bonus of 10 points for every minute early back will be added.

The QOFL age class handicap will be applied after these calculations. For example, M55 score 600points / 0.74= 811points.

For those children (16 years or under) doing the children’s course, there is the opportunity to add an extra 100 points to your score by solving the ‘battle’ clues. At certain of the 10 point controls (110 to 119) there will be a copy of the ring of stones and a direction angle. Go to the ring of stones and collect the number from the stone at the indicated direction. Find all 4 and write down the numbers in the correct order to gain the extra 100 points.

There is one mandatory marshalled crossing point for the otherwise Out of Bounds road marked on the map. Anyone crossing the road will be logged going across and will need to come back across at the same point to be logged crossing back.

Cross the out of bounds red line on the road and you will be disqualified.

Full leg cover strongly advised. Vegetation including brambles and bracken is quite high at this time of year. Remember to check for ticks afterwards.

The field may contain cattle and should only be entered or exited via the marked gates/stiles.

Be aware there are various unmapped small paths especially in the central area.

Contacts / Officials

Co-planners: Karen & Martin Lewis membership@

Controller: Angela Modica 01823 451647 buddyinfo@

Organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850 jandr.craddock (AT)

Photo Gallery

Richard Left Assists In Debriefing A Juniors Run

Richard Left Assists In Debriefing A Juniors Run

New Club Champion Jim M Centre

New Club Champion Jim M Centre

Bill Handing Out The Maps

Bill Handing Out The Maps

Karen Starting Them Off

Karen Starting Them Off

Exactly There  Angela Listens To Grahams Tale

Exactly There Angela Listens To Grahams Tale

Important Event Information

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