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Heart of England Urban weekend -entries close this Sunday 5th June

Heart of England Urban weekend -entries close this Sunday 5th June


Both events are part of the 2022 City Race Euro Tour and UK Urban League, brought to you by Octavian Droobers, Harlequins OC, COBOC and with help from Walton Chasers.

Full details are on the Heart of England City race website.

18th June in Coventry City Centre

Explore the 2021 City of Culture with a Middle style race in quality urban terrain. Be prepared for an unrelenting technical challenge in a city that combines medieval history through to stunning modern sculptures.

The competition area is mostly inside the historic Ring Road. The area is heavily pedestrianised with shopping and business areas. Almost half is taken up by the Coventry University campus. There are some multi-level sections and together with the complex campus areas this will provide for an appropriate level of technical challenge for all courses including the junior courses.


19th June in Birmingham City Centre.

This is a brand-new map and a new area to orienteering. The map was drawn by Dave Peel in 2019 with updates by Alison Sloman.  The courses will include some multi-level sections.

Run round a challenging, varied and scenic Urban Orienteering venue as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Games. 18th century canals are now lined with cafes and bars; Victorian era passages open onto 21st Century buildings.

West Midlands Schools Championships

West Midlands Schools Championships

The West Midlands Schools Champs take place at Sandwell Valley on 14/5/22. This event is for school age children only who have previously taken part in an orienteering event and are experienced enough to go round an orienteering course either by themselves or in pairs. Schools or individuals can enter. Shadowing is not allowed.  If your child would like to take part please go to  COBOC HOME PAGE  for more details and complete the application form. Please return this to by 7/5/22 at the latest so we can print enough maps.

2022 WM League

2022 WM League

The 2022 League got off to a busy start with over 200 competitors at the Harlequins event, Dudmaston on Sunday.

The league points have been calculated and it’s looking good for another tight competition. OD lead by just 12 points from HOC, with Wrekin 15 points further back in third. More details on the West Midlands League page.

You next chance to score points for your club is on 6th February at Beaudesert, organised by Walton Chasers.