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Round up of the 2016-2017 season

The results for Botley event, end of May, were published some time ago.

Thanks to Heather for both hosting and planning the event. With the Summer
evening it was possible to get into the water meadows.

Rounding up the 2016-2017 season.
We had nine events in total. Including the pre-JK urban event in Bracknell.
With an average of 21 over the eight events excluding Brackell.
The Bracknell events entry (67) was bolstered by being in the pre-JK week.
It also saw the use of contactless electronic punching, full urban waterproof
maps and a dumbbell score event.

Another event that was popular was the City Centre event hosted out of the
University club. 42 runs were completed that evening, double the average,
including many newcomers.

The overall winners for the season were.
Women:
1st 200 Sarah Gales
2nd 199 Carol Edwards
3rd 197 Marie-Anne Fischer

Men:
1st 200 Nigel Bunn
2nd 198 Marcin Krzysztofik
3rd 194 Robin Bishop

Many thanks to all those who participated throughout the season, and in
particular those who planned and organised and event.

The 2017-2018 season will start in September.

Great Hollands (Bracknell) results are published

The results for the Great Hollands event #8 are now published.

Many thanks to Roger for organising and planning such an different Oxford Street-O Series event. There was a record turn out of about 70 participants partly due to the urban nature of the event, the location and that it was in the pre-JK week.
Thanks also need to go to Allan Farrington for providing the touch free punching system for the evening. Also to BKO for allowing us to use the Great Hollands area.

The main results for all the participants on the TVOC website.
http://www.tvoc.org.uk/application/views/results/results_view.php

From the results we have extracted all those who had already participated in a previous Oxford Street-O series event this season. These people have been placed into the usual Street-O results pages and points awarded.

Please let me know if I have missed anyone from the Street-O results and also if you spot any mistakes.

Abingdon South results are published

The results for the Abingdon South event #3 are now published.

Many thanks to John for planning and organising. Thanks also to the White Horse for hosting us at our first event in the area. It was a good turnout last Tuesday with even our Chairman turning out for a light run. Again a tricky area where obtaining high scores was not that easy.

Rose Hill & Iffley results are published

The results for the Rose Hill & Iffley event #2 are now published.

Many thanks to Marcin for planning and organising. Thanks also to the Prince of Wales for hosting us and especially for photocopying a couple more maps. It was a great turnout on Wednesday. The overall locations of the control sites proved to be a difficult one to work out the best route for however far you ran for.

Botley results are published

The Botley results have been published. Many thanks to Roger who planned and Heather for hosting and
providing food for the post race gathering. As usual if you see any mistakes please let me know and I’ll get them sorted.

As this was the final event of the season the overall standings are now complete too.
Congratulations to Roger and Sarah who took the Men’s and Womens overall title respectively.

Further comment and information to follow.

Summertown Report

Thanks to Ben for providing some thought on the event.

Thanks to those who turned up to the Summertown Street O on a miserable evening, making the many months of meticulous planning worthwhile. I hope you all gained useful knowledge on non-consecutive house numbers and the wide variety of hydrant ratios in North Oxford. Apologies for not clarifying that First Turn, whilst closed to traffic, is open to pedestrians – albeit with a less direct route than indicated on the map. It seems to have been quite unclear what the optimal route was – I will have to go and give it a go myself!