Third round results
League Positions after 3 rounds (following Hound Tor event):
At last we had some good weather for one of our winter league events and, although it was cold, many turned out to race on a fantastic piece of moorland terrain at Hound Tor.
A mix of families with young children to orienteers from afar took part in this regional event. Good planning by Tom McMurtrie provided some fast running on open moorland.
On the Brown course Flurry Grierson M16 is now in first place with Robin Carter W55 leading the women. Blue has Jack Forrest M16 in the lead with Tamsin Horsler W50 first woman. Green sees Alistair Sellar M40 leading with Hillary Eastley W60 first woman. Short Green has more women than men in the results and Ann Hughes W75 is leading with Frankie Perren Smart W18 in 2nd place. On the Light Green course Tom Perry M14 is leading with Elizabeth Horsler W14 1st female whilst on the Orange course Finn Sellar M14 is in the lead and Anna Perry W16 is 1st female. Finally, on the Yellow course Oliver Hayter M10 and Alexi Sellar W10 are the respective first and second male and female participants.
All in all, a good turn out and we hope to see you all at Fernworthy on 25th March. Tim Gent
The Devon Moorland Orienteering League aims to present regular and reasonably competitive orienteering to club members (Devon and non-Devon) and newcomers.
All competitors are automatically registered at the time of their first run during the season. In 2017-18 (from November 2017 –March 2018) it is intended that the league comprises five events over varied terrain, including Devon’s Galoppen (South West league) event in November.
Please see the latest fixture details for dates of league events.
There are a range of courses available to suit both novice and experienced orienteers, linked to the British Orienteering colour coded guidelines. The courses used for the 2017-18 league are: Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow.
Competitors scores are calculated as follows:
Score = (fastest registered competitors time/your time) X 1000
On all courses, the competitor’s best four out of five results will count.
Certificates will be awarded at the end of the season for the first male and first female competitor on each course. On the Yellow and Orange courses, only junior competitor scores qualify.
Whilst shadowing of juniors is allowed we ask that this should be non-active unless the run is subsequently declared non-competitive. The adult shadowing the junior should also have already completed their run. Non-competitive results are not included in the league. Second runs at the same event should also be declared non-competitive.
For the purposes of the league, pairs are allowed to run on Yellow and Orange courses and shall be awarded the total number of points as if they were individuals. Competitors on Yellow or Orange courses may change to running individually or with a different partner at any event during the season.
Organisers, Planners and Controllers of league events receive a score equivalent to the average of the score they achieve at other events. Their scores are highlighted in red on the table of results.
Tim Gent compiles the league scores –to whom any comments or questions should be addressed.
Planned League Dates and Venues
See www.devonorienteering.co.uk for latest information
12/11/2017 South West Gallopen and League Event 1 Haytor
10/12/2017 League Event 2 Holne Moor
21/01/2018 League Event 3 Five Tors
25/02/2018 League Event 4 Hound Tor
24/03/2018 League Event 5 Fernworthy
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