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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

Kidlington Report

Thanks to Carol for supplying the following thoughts on the event.

Thanks to everyone who turned up and ran on this dark and wet evening. The pub was very welcoming, and had set aside four tables for us at one end of the pub. This gave us a nice social space for drinks, food, and chat after people’s runs. You can see that Christmas apparel made a key difference in the final positions at the top of the table. Marcin won overall, but his 510 points without the bonus for the full Santa Claus outfit that he ran in (not technical material, and he said it was very hot, and I think he really deserves more than 40 bonus points) would have put him in joint 3rd place, with Roger winning, and Robin moving up from 4th to joint 3rd. And if, in addition, Roger hadn’t had his Christmas decoration, then Ben Green would move up to joint 1st place from 3rd. There are some close scores lower down the table as well, and positions could have been different if Christmas bonuses had been earned. Maybe this information can be used to prepare for next year’s Christmas event…

Kidlington results are published

The Kidlington results have been published. Many thanks to Carol who planned and the Black Horse for hosting us.
As usual if you see any mistakes please let me know and I’ll get them sorted.
There was a mistake in the November allocation of points which has now been fixed.

With half the season gone our pacesetters in the overall standings are Marie-Anne and Roger. Will they be able to stay the distance until the end of the season or will the chasing pack catch and even overtake them. Find out in 2016.

Temple Cowley results are published

The results have been published for a few days, hopefully you have found them. Many thanks to Neville for organising and the Marsh Harrier for hosting us.

We also welcomed a few new runners and hoped they enjoyed themselves.
As ever, please check the results and let me know if you think there is
something not quite right, and we’ll endeavour to fix it up.

Next month, Tue Dec 15th, we’ve escaped Oxford again, just North by a couple of miles to Kidlington. More details on the event page soon.

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.