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Review of the season

This week saw us reach the end of the second season of the Oxford Street-O Series, which has built on the first with two more events and on average 33% more runners at each one. Thanks to everyone who has helped to make it a success, in particular those who have planned an event but also the regular runners without who there would be no competition.

The final event was followed by a short prizegiving to celebrate the success of those who have spent the season at the top of the results lists. In the overall men’s competition, Ben Stevens convincingly won the final event (visiting every control within the hour) to join John Owens on a perfect 200 points. As they had each won one of their head-to-head meetings, the trophy is shared. Roger Thetford, who unfortunately wasn’t able to make the last event, was third overall having accumulated four second places during the year. There is a new name on the women’s trophy, with Anne Edwards winning every event she attended. She was joined on the podium by Marie-Anne Fischer and Carol Edwards.

Joint men's champions of the 2011-12 Oxford Street-O Series, Ben Stevens and John Owens

The top three women in the 2011-12 Oxford Street-O Series, Anne Edwards, Marie-Anne Fischer and Carol Edwards

Congratulations to all and I hope to see you again when the street-o season restarts in September!

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