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Remember that the UK is currently in lockdown. Government guidance states that ‘Outdoor exercise should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)’. In the circumstances, the closing dates of current OSS and TVSS events have been suspended until these travel restrictions have been lifted.
This page lists the TVOC MapRun events other than the Oxford Street Series (OSS) and Thames Valley Street Series (TVSS) events, which may be found on a separate page.
Please note that many of these events involve road crossings and, as such, are not suitable for unaccompanied under-16s.
These events are intended for training or just for a bit of fun. They do not form part of any competition. However, you may want to see which routes other runners took and you may do that by clicking here and typing TVOC into the box. This will bring up results for all these events.
To access these events in the MapRun app, go to Select Event > UK > Thames Valley > Other Events. (Note that some early events are in their own folders, with obvious names.)
PDF maps to print take on your run are linked from the text below.
Penn and Tylers Green (published December 2020): a 45 minute score event in the adjoining villages of Penn and Tylers Green (2miles NE of High Wycombe), planned by Alun Jones. Control descriptions on the map. Mainly tarmac, but some off-road bits which are quite wet currently – trail shoes advised. Start and Finish in a small car park on Tylers Green common, nearest postcode HP10 8LR. Parking in that car park, or in the village hall car park HP10 8LN. In MapRun the event is found at UK >> Thames Valley >> Hazlemere Runners >> TVOC Penn and Tylers Green Dec20
Wood Farm and Shotover (published November 2020, planned by Neville Baker, TVOC). We have a 6.4k long course with 16 controls and a 3.9k short course with 10 controls. These are linear courses, taking in urban streets and Shotover Country Park woodland paths. There are steep climbs and descents in Shotover on the long course; the short course is relatively flat. Limited free parking at Homebase/Aldi, adjacent to the Oxford Eastern Bypass. Postcode: OX3 7JN
Manor Farm estate and Tylers Green (published November 2020): a 45 minute score event in the northern outskirts of High Wycombe, planned by Alun Jones. Control descriptions on the map. Start and Finish in Oaktree Close, postcode HP10 8BW. On-street parking on nearby roads. In MapRun the event is found at UK >> Thames Valley >> Hazlemere Runners >> TVOC Hazlemere PennTylersGreen
Blackbird Leys (published October 2020, planned by Neville Baker, TVOC): A long course (6.8k, 13 controls) and a short course (3.8k, 7 controls) are available. Control descriptions on the map. Start and Finish is adjacent to Grenoble Road, just off the roundabout with the B480. Nearest postcode: OX4 7UY. Free on-street parking on Grenoble Road, between the Start and Finish
Wendover Town (published June 2020): two urban line courses (visit all controls in the right order) planned by Dawn and Dave Figg. The short course is 3km long (optimal route 4.4km on the ground) and the long course is 6.8k long (optimal route around 9.5km on the ground). Both courses start and finish in the centre of Wendover.
King’s Wood, High Wycombe (published May 2020): two forest line courses planned by Alun Jones. These courses have a separate page here.
Harwell courses (published May 2020): a linear course and score course in Harwell (near Didcot), planned by Richard and Carys Sharp. These courses have a separate page here.
Wendover Woods (published May 2020): 6 line courses in the forest, planned by Heidi Lloyd. These have a separate page here.
Didcot Ladygrove Sprints (published May 2020): 6 sprint courses in urban terrain, planned by Roger Thetford. These have a separate page here.