Below are comments and league tables following the latest 2 events in Fordingbridge and Andover. Remember SOC event at Marchwood tomorrow Thursday 30th January 2020 - see events page for final details.
Fordingbridge was held in torrential rain, maybe the weather was that bad, as I chose that event to make my comeback in the WNL! [Colin H.]
Results here http://www.wimborne-orienteers.org.uk/20%20Club%20Events/Fordingbridge/…
Running through Fordingbridge during storm Brendan made the Winchester race look like a heavy mist! Eamon had planned an excellent odds/evens course with the top boys just managing to reach them all in the hour. Nick Jarvis must have just not seen 149 as he was close by with time in hand. Map management on such a wet and windy night was the key. No preferred route, but taking the evens first seemed favourite as they had one more control which was a 30 pointer.
In the Open League; Rob has stretched his lead and Nick Jarvis, although being behind Alan on the night has gone above Alan in the League as he had a lower score to discard. Jo has extended her lead from 15 to 25 points but I still think Becca is going to win the League. Further down, Gavin, Bertie, Lawrence and Peter have all gained five or six places, due to completing their seventh race. Peter still has one more race to score which should take him into the top 10.
In the Handicap League it’s all change at the top with Gavin now having completed seven races and will be difficult to dislodge. Jo and Becca are slugging it out for top lady but Tereza should overtake them if she gets to enough events. Both Julie and Charlotte could still challenge with a bit more consistency and Carolyn will also be there or there abouts if she gets to enough races.
Results are here: https://bado.org.uk/results/Andover_20200120.htm .
There were some good household battles; with Serena Ludford just pipping Tony who had time to spare. Carolyn Dent scored more than Rob Hick but ended up equal having gone 23 seconds over time. Similarly Lawrence Shaw outscored Jo P but lost out on the time penalty.
In the Open League, with five races to go, there is no change in the top 5 although things are beginning to tighten up. Rob increased his score by 11 points, Dan by 17, Alan by 23 and Nick by 29. Any of the top 4 could end up with the maximum 3500 points. If its tied at 3500 then it will depend on countback. Bertie is up 5 places to 6th, Peter Suba up 7 places to 11th having completed his 7th run. With the Ladies; Jo is drawing ahead with 24 more points to Becca’s 2 point increase. Good to see Tereza back running and up 5 places to 19th and potential for further gains.
In the Handicap League Chris has moved above Dan for 2nd place and that could well be the mens placings come the final race. John Cook up to 20th with one race still to score could potentially break into the top three. Its far more difficult to predict with the ladies. Jo is pulling away from Becca but Tereza is up 9 to 9th, Carolyn up 8 to 17th with a potential 3600+ and Julie could still be there is she can score as well as she did at Wareham and Brighton.