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Ham Hill

Sun 18 Apr

Near: Yeovil
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race

A special event celebrating the return to competitive orienteering (hopefully).

The preliminary results are now available. Read on for the organisers' comments and a virtual mass start of the Green course....


Short Green
Light Green

Organisers' Comments

The idea of putting on an event to celebrate the return of Orienteering to QO came in the depths of ‘lockdown’ from the Toomers who had planned a QOFL on this date.

It was clear that a virtual event was needed, but if it was to be more competitive than the series of virtual JOG’s held last autumn, it needed to have an extra element (in the event of GPS ‘drift’) at control sites. Our ever-inventive Chairman, Alasdair Shaw proposed the use of QR codes at the controls as an alternative to dibbing and the use of the latest version of MapRun6 which enabled this.

Thanks to the co-operation of the Ham Hill Wardens and the strenuous efforts of Ray & Sue, the use of the complex area was successful despite the large number of public around, celebrating the fine weather and easing of restrictions. COVID caution required dedicated car parks, no entries on the day, registration, or download. Pete Akers went through a steep learning curve as a Controller using the new technology, having to field comments from frustrated competitors with a variety of phones with different settings!

As usual our volunteers were prompt, flexible, and cheerful. Many thanks to them. The numbers of entries were manageable given our restrictions, yet sufficient to make it feel worthwhile. Social distancing was evident but relaxed enough to enjoy the open air and renewal of friendships. We extended the period of the event to spread out competitors and this meant a long day for everyone.

If you have not seen the results, I suggest you look on the website where Alasdair has worked his magic to analyse your runs and summarise them. His Routegadget ‘race’ of the Green course (below) is most entertaining (and revealing!). If you feel your results have been missed or not registered contact him at and he will investigate it.

Roger & Judy Craddock


Directions / Parking

Public carparks on top of Ham Hill. We have kindly been allowed to cone off two for our exclusive use - look out for the signs...

NB: Please don't use the Prince of Wales pub carpark.

The White and Yellow start is 5 minutes to the north of the car parks. The remaining courses (Orange to Blue) start 2 minutes to the south of the car parks. Any juniors running courses with starts to the south will need to be taken to the start as it involves crossing the road.

Course Information

The will be the normal range of colour-coded courses from White up to Blue.

Punching will be by MapRun6. QR codes will be on control kites in case GPS reception is poor.

A road crossing on the course will be marshalled.

Short Green3.570
Light Green2.950

Registration & Start Times

Registration closed.

Please arrive at your allocated time at the start and leave promptly after your run.

Name Start Time
Vikki Page 1045
Oliver Rant 1046
Graham Pearson 1047
Andrew Page 1050
Brian Pearson 1051
Tony Hext 1052
Heather Harvey 1100
Deb Ryles 1100
Ethan Ryles 1100
Lewis Ryles 1100
Peter Clothier 1101
Poppy Clothier 1103
Nellie Clothier 1104
Edward Harvey 1105
Emily Macpherson 1105
Jeff Pakes 1106
Nicola Harvey 1109
Freddie Macpherson 1110
Mark Stodgell 1111
David Mullins 1115
Joseph Morris 1116
Christine King 1117
Denise Ann Mullins 1119
Julia Robertson 1121
Steve Robertson 1123
Carol Iddles 1125
Chris Johnson 1130
Louise Day 1130
Richard Day 1130
Alex Day 1130
James Day 1130
George Day 1130
Mike Kite 1131
Tony Milroy 1132
Sam Landrigan 1134
John Trayler 1135
Matt Atkins 1138
Mark William Harvey Maynard1139
Finley Goddard 1140
Peter Shirvington 1142
Lauren McEwen 1145
Crispian Macpherson 1145
Jack Parish 1145
Becca Ellis 1147
Debbie Ewing 1148
Brian Fletcher1152
Hugo Poole 1200
Mel Poole 1200
Matthew Owen 1200
Alasdair Shaw 1202
Alice Owen 1204
Keiran Herrod 1205
Jemma Davie 1206
Ruby Owen 1208
Martin Yeo 1210
Andy Rimes 1212
John Carter 1215
Rosie Wych 1217
Sarah Hasler 1245
Lyra Wootton 1246
Jess Wootton 1246
Paige Vaughan 1246
Edwin Bates 1246
David Harrison 1250
Oliver Lewis 1251
Martin Lewis 1253
Louisa Wootton 1255
Anna Wootton 1255
Emma Vickery 1255
Elise Bates 1255
Annabelle Lewis 1256
Roger Craddock 1259
Thomas Hasler 1300
Karen Lewis 1301
Philip Harvey 1305
Miffy Treherne 1306
Vicky Fieldhouse 1310
Simon St Leger-Harris 1311
Robin Fieldhouse 1315
Adam Fieldhouse 1320
Malcolm Hilton 1345
Catherine Hilton 1346

Courses close 1530.

Terrain Description

Open hilltop and steep wooded hillsides.

Enquiries and First Aid will be available in the Car Park.

Contacts / Officials

Planners: The Toomers

Controller: Pete Akers

Organiser: J & R Craddock

Photo Gallery

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.

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