Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

ESOC Club Championships 2019

Final results for the ESOC Club Championships Cup and Senior League.

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.

The John Colls Award was presented to Judy Bell for services to the club as Training Co-ordinator. This annual award was set up in 2016, in memory of a former member who made a huge contribution to ESOC as well as both Scottish and British Orienteering.

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).

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