Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Club Championships 2017

Club Championships Cup

This took place in conjunction with SoSOL 7 at Riccarton on Sunday 19 November. See this news item for further details about the event. 
The winners were:

    Novice Junior – Aisling Stuart
    Junior Girl – Megan Brown
    Junior Boy – Calum Robertson
    Experienced Junior Girl – Maja Robertson
    Experienced Junior Boy – Joseph Lawlor
    Senior Boy – Jamie Lawlor

    Men's Open – Martin Quirke
    Women's Open – Laura Robertson
    Veteran Men – Alistair Hindle
    Veteran Women – Alison Cunningham
    Superveteran Men – Roger Scrutton
    Superveteran Women – Eleanor Pyrah
    Overall Superveteran winner – Eleanor Pyrah

Pentland trophy (best junior performance on a senior course) – Ben Brown
Best Newcomer – Tim Westmoreland
Most Improved Orienteer – Ben Brown

The trophies were presented at the Club Championships social on Sunday 19 November. See this news item for a report from the social, with a few photos.


Club Championships League
The 2017 ESOC Club Championships League is now complete. The list of events for this year's league was:
    26 Feb - SoSOL 2: Hedderwick Hill/John Muir Country Park
    5 Mar - SOL 1: Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie
    1 Apr - “Double Dukes” Middle Distance race: South Achray, Aberfoyle
    16 Apr - JK Day 3: St Leonards & Holmbush, West Sussex
    20 May - Scottish Championships Individual race: Gullane, Archerfield & Yellowcraig
    3 Aug - Scottish 6 Days, Day 4: Creag Choinnich, Braemar
    10 Sep - SOUL 8: Dunblane
    17 Sep - SoSOL 5: Cademuir, Peebles
    24 Sep - SOL 5: Inshriach, Kingussie

There were four categories: Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's Veteran (M40+), and Women's Veteran (W40+). The winners are:
    Men's Open – Martin Quirke
    Women's Open – Laura Robertson
    Men's Veteran – Keith Brown
    Women's Veteran – Margaret Dalgleish

The final league tables are now available:
      Club Championships League 2017

Thanks to Alistair Hindle for calculating the scores. If anyone would like to see the full details, please email Helena Nolan, ESOC Club Captain.

The scoring system uses BOF ranking points to compare different courses. It doesn’t matter which course you run. The system works as follows:

  • Any ESOC member who successfully completes a course that gets allocated BOF ranking points will be automatically scored.
  • There are 4 categories: Open Men, Open Women, Veteran Men, Veteran Women.
  • For the Open categories, the person with the highest ranking points scores 20, the second 19, etc.
  • For the Veteran categories, the ranking points are converted to times in an average race and then scaled by the World Masters Athletics Association age-graded relative running speeds for 5km. Fastest scores 20 points, the second 19, etc.
  • Your best 4 scores count.
  • In the event of a tie, the 5th, 6th, etc score is taken into account (if available). Otherwise, head to head results are taken into account (greatest number of wins). Where head to head results have been used to determine positions, the relevant results are underlined in the league tables.