Autumn Series – Final Race Looms
Updated version: because ranking points for Bucklebury have become available.
On Sunday, at Wormley Woods near Broxbourne, the final race of the SLOW Autumn Series happens.
The last four Sundays have been the other races in the series, at Epsom Downs, Ambersham Common, Highland Water and Bucklebury Common. We all decided that we would use BOF ranking points to compare runners, and then use a 100-99-98-etc scale to award points, with best 3 of 5 to count. All just in time for the AGM.
Unfortunately, last Sunday’s Berkshire Orienteers’ Bucklebury has not had the best of luck, although the woods were lovely and the weather was good if not so warm. As of Wednesday evening the results are not uploaded to BOF and ranking points are not available. The whole point of having a series is to have the light-hearted comparisons, and maybe create a little bit extra to the race for those going on Sunday.
So, by calling on the rule that: if anything unforseen happens, we will do our best to do sensible things, we have used relative speed in mins/km (adjusted for height gain) to enable scoring of last Sunday.
Update: (Thursday morning) Results were uploaded about midnight last night and ranking points calculated overnight. There is little change to scores based on estimation (which have been left in the attached pdf for interest) – Simon and Dorte have swapped the 94 and 93 scores.
We are setup with some interest for the last race, with several folk likely to add a third run, or to improve an earlier one. At the top of the table with Paul’s fast run at Bucklebury not counting because of a missing control (of which there were quite a few across all runners) Yordan leads overall. But Paul and Ollie are pre-entered to get their third scoring runs, and have a fair chance (Paul‘s is better than Ollie‘s.) Dorte looks a safe bet for leading woman, and Olin has probably done similarly in the junior comparison. In the body of the table plenty of places can be won, and you can spot several “local rivalries”.
Bucklebury scores: Bucklebury_Scores
Summary scores so far: AutumnSeries_2017_16Nov