Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Club Championships 2018

Club Championships Cup
This took place in conjunction with SoSOL 7 at Dechmont Law, Livingston, on Sunday 4 November. See this news item for further details about the event. 
The winners were:

    Novice Junior (accompanied) – Adam Rowe
    Novice Junior  – Catherine Rowe
    Junior Girl – Megan Brown
    Junior Boy – Calum Robertson
    Experienced Junior Girl – Maja Robertson
    Experienced Junior Boy – Rowan Lawlor
    Senior Girl – Rachel Brown
    Senior Boy – Jamie Lawlor
    Men's Open – Duncan Robertson
    Women's Open – Gill Martin
    Veteran Men – Keith Brown
    Veteran Women – Alison Cunningham
    Superveteran Men – Alastair Lessells
    Superveteran Women – Mary Williams
    Overall Superveteran winner – Mary Williams

Pentland trophy (best junior performance on a senior course) – Rachel Brown
Best Newcomer – Juliette Maire
Most Improved Orienteer – Peter O’Hara

The trophies were presented at the Club Championships social on Sunday 4 November.

Club Championships League
The 2018 ESOC Club Championships League is now complete. Unfortunately the number of events for this year’s senior league had to be reduced from 8 to 7, since SoSOL 7 was intended to be the final event, and it would not be possible to work out the scores in time for the for the prizegiving later the same day.
The full list of events for this year's league was:
   21 Jan - SoSOL 1: Holyrood Park
   4 Feb - ESOC Sprint-O Race 1: Broxburn & Uphall, West Lothian
   11 Mar - CompassSport Cup Scottish round: Beecraigs, Linlithgow
   31 Mar - JK Day 2 (Middle Distance): Brereton Spurs, Staffordshire
   19 May - British Championships Individual race: Balmoral, Royal Deeside
   26 May - Scottish Championships Individual race: Achagour & Dulsie, Nairn
   7 Oct - SOL 4: Errochty, Pitlochry

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 – Alistair Hindle
    Women's Open – Rona Lindsay
    Men's Veteran – Jim Martin
    Women's Veteran – Eleanor Pyrah

The final league tables are now available:
         Club Championships League 2018

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 will be 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).