Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


ESOC Club Championships 2019

Club Championships Cup
This took place in conjunction with SoSOL 3 at Callendar Park, Falkirk, on Sunday 3 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 – Robyn Lupton
    Junior Boy – Calum Robertson
    Experienced Junior Girl – Megan Brown
    Experienced Junior Boy – Fraser Lupton
    Senior Boy – Jamie Lawlor
    Men's Open – Richard Purkis
    Women's Open – Leonne Hutchinson
    Veteran Men – Mark Rowe
    Veteran Women – Alison Cunningham
    Superveteran Men – Ian Pyrah
    Superveteran Women – Mary Williams
    Overall Superveteran winner – Mary Williams

Pentland trophy (best junior performance on a senior course) – Ben Brown
Best Newcomer – the Lupton family
Most Improved Orienteer – Calum Robertson

The trophies were presented at the Club Championships social on Sunday 3 November.

Club Championships League
The 2019 ESOC Club Championships League is now complete.  

The events included in this year's league were:

  1. Sun 27 Jan - SoSOL 1: Arthur’s Seat
  2. Sun 3 Feb - ESOC Sprint-O Race 1 (incorporating Scottish Sprint Championships): Uphall & Broxburn
  3. Sun 17 Feb - SoSOL 2: Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge
  4. Sun 17 Mar - CompassSport Cup Scottish round: Dunrod Hill, Greenock
  5. Sat 20 Apr - JK Day 2 (Middle Distance): Old Windmill Hill, Farnborough, Hampshire
  6. Sun 5 May - British Championships Individual race: Arncliffe and Kilnsey North, Yorkshire
  7. Sat 25 May - Scottish Championships Individual race: Dalbeattie Forest
  8. Sat 22 Jun - SOUL 7 (Scottish Sprint weekend, Day 1): Bo’ness
  9. Thur 1 Aug - Scottish 6 Days, Day 4: Culteuchar & Dron
  10. Sun 8 Sep - SOL 4: Drummond Hill

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 – Richard Purkis
    Women's Open – Sarah Jones
    Men's Veteran – Peter Halling
    Women's Veteran – Eleanor Pyrah

The final league tables are now available:
    Club Championships League 2019

Thanks to Alistair Hindle for calculating the scores. If anyone would like to see the full details, please email the 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 - winning scores are underlined in the tables).