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Summertown results are published

The Summertown results have been published. Many thanks to Ben who planned and the family for hosting us. The food was excellent and nicely warming after a chilly damp evening runaround. We also welcomed a couple of newcomers in Nat, Ahmed and Alex. Hopefully you enjoyed yourselves in spite of the conditions.
The leader board is now taking a firmer shape as more people now have the maximum number of scoring events. I can see it getting very tight at the top.
As usual if you see any mistakes please let me know and I’ll get them sorted.

City Centre results are published

The results for the City Centre event #5 are now published.
Many thanks to John Owens for planning and showing us where all the post boxes are around the centre of Oxford. As you can see from the results it was quite possible to run around the whole course and collect all the controls. In part due to the scale of the map which was 1:7500 rather than the usual 1:10000. No wonder I felt good as I crossed the map quickly. Though it’s always better to know the map scale before you start running rather than finding out once you’ve finished. There really is no excuse not to know the scale of the map before starting whether that is Street-O, Urban, Forest or especially Trial-O.

Also many thanks to the Oxford University club for allowing us to host the event at Mansfield road. The facilities of space, food and changing rooms are much appreciated.

With regards to the results, the scores are purely based on points collected, there is no allowance for time taken in the scoring system this year. However below are the results based with time taken into account. Congratulations to Ben for running around in an impressive 51 minutes.

Pos Points Time Name
1 640 51 Ben Green
2= 640 56 Roger Thetford
2= 640 56 Howard Waller
4 630 58 James Crawford
5 620 50 Nigel Bunn
6 590 57 Andy Lawrence
7 580 56 Robin Bishop
8 580 59 James Cunnane
9 530 50 Marcin Krzysztofik
10 530 56 Carol Edwards
11 530 59 Neville Baker
12 490 54 Steven Le Tocq
13 490 57 Marie Anne Fischer
14 450 56 John and Tom Harvey
15 450 60 Rosie Sibley
16 420 56 Emily Schmidt
17 390 54 Jon Wheatcroft
18 390 57 Jane Drury
19 260 56 Fran and Rose Harvey
20 260 57 Nigel Britton

Abingdon results are available

We had a good turnout for our second visit to Abingdon and I hope you all enjoyed it – the results are now available online including updated overall scores. Many thanks to Matt for organising and the Boundary House for hosting us.
A noteble item in the results is that the top six people were all overtime. The planning allowed people to get away from the start but finding a good strategy for the return path picking up points on the way seemed to catch people out. It cetainly did for me.

Headington result are published

The results of Wednesday 23rd event in Headington are now available here. Thanks to Bill for planning and the Britannia Inn for accommodating us. If you see any mistakes in the results let me know and I’ll rectify them.

The 2015/2016 season has started

Last Wednesday, 23rd, saw the start of the 2015-2016 Oxford Street Series. Planned by Bill Child in the Headington area of Oxford. A good turnout on a mild evening with a couple of new faces to welcome. We also took a final opportunity to say goodbye to Mark Collis who came along for a last run around before heading off to Prague in the next few weeks.

I have to apologise for not sending out pre event email from the OSS site, but had not realised this was done automatically on writing posts. That should be sorted now so hopefully everyone on the mailing list will have received this post. A few procedural items need ironing out whilst I get to grips with updating the OSS site.

The 2014/15 season is over

Thanks to everyone who came along on Tuesday, and to Blanka for planning. The results of the final event of the season are now available here.

Congratulations to this season’s champions – though neither of whom were able to make it this week they had sufficient points in the bank already. In the women’s, Carol Edwards kept ahead of Rose Harvey and Marie-Anne Fischer who swapped places, while in the men’s Marcin Krzysztofik’s maximum 200 points was equalled by Roger Thetford but Marcin wins on head-to-head record, ahead of Robin Bishop in third.

Finally, for the benefit of those who weren’t here on Tuesday I would like to announce that I will be standing down as the OSS coordinator from next season, with Robin Bishop having kindly offered to take over. Many thanks to everyone who has organised or run at any of the events in the past five years, I hope you have all enjoyed it!