UKOL 2021 Roundup
The UK Orienteering League has reached it’s conclusion for 2021 with the Southern Championships being held last week. For those unfamiliar with the league, the purpose is to find the top competitors in their age classes over the course of a season comprising of a variety of course and terrain types.
There were 16 events over the year all over the UK, including national and regional championships, Scottish 6 days, and more locally the November Classic and Salisbury City race. Quite a few of the events were within reasonable travelling distance for QO.
The points for clubs and individuals are based on finish positions (50 for 1st). Best eight scores to count. More details can be found here.
In the Club League QO had a strong showing finishing 33rd out of 111. The extract below shows the contributing members. Our friends and neighbours at BOK took the overall honours followed by SYO.
Rosie Wych (W65), Bill Vigar (M85), Philip Sorrell (M40), Peter Shirvington (M45), Richard Sansbury (M50), Steve Robertson (M65), Andy Rimes (M55), Brian Pearson (M60), Jeff Pakes (M45), Martin Lewis (M50), Tony Hext (M70), Robin Fieldhouse (M21), Adam Fieldhouse (M21), Roger Craddock (M80), Lachlan Chavasse (M21)
In the Individual League some QO’s managed to attend a good number of events and finish in their age classes as follows:
W65 7th Rosie Wych 284pts
M40 5th Philip Sorrell 227pts
M45 11th Jeff Pakes 229pts
M55 30th Andy Rimes 176pts
M60 5th Brian Pearson 300pts
M70 19th Tony Hext 201pts