BOF Rankings

You may not be aware of the Ranking system compiled by British Orienteering (BOF) which awards points for performances at larger events. It can be a useful tool for measuring your performances and can be a spur to improving your fitness and skills.

The points are worked out by a complicated algorithm using your finish time and the standard and performance of others on the same course. So a 5th place run on a Brown course is likely to get more points than a 5th place on a Green course because the Brown runners are probably themselves highly ranked.

To appear in the list you must be a club and BOF member and must compete at a Ranked event such as a SoSOL or SOL (or the forthcoming CompassSport Cup and JK Festival). And there must be at least ten qualifying runners on your course for Ranking points to be awarded. Local Saturday events don’t count – nor do Score or Relay events.

The list works on your best 6 performances in the previous year. So the more Ranked events you attend the better your chance of improving your rating.

After ELO’s SoSOL last week several club members jumped up in the BOF Rankings and we now have 16 members listed which is our greatest ever number …

Ranking     Change    Name                      Points    Contributing scores
670                +4         Jack Poole                 7104    1164, 1193, 1200, 1229, 1120, 1198
1399              +3         Pete Younger            6570    1122, 1067, 1098, 1092, 1117, 1074
1440             +10       Ian Rowland              6541    1083, 1062, 1065, 1057, 1153, 1121
1525              +1        Robin Strain               6494    1098, 1109, 1078, 1060, 1074, 1075
1593          +1192     Kathryn Neill              6447    1084, 1044, 1113, 1040, 1083, 1083
1695               +5      Sheila Strain               6369    1048, 1050, 1043, 1041, 1141, 1046
1904           +78       Tim Harding               6207    1016, 1033, 1045, 1025, 1015, 1073
2487           -16       Julian Hall                    5722    1167, 1147, 1117, 1168, 1123
2503          -11        Trina Rogerson             5710     956,  935,  942,  963,  972,  942
2940         +507    Godfrey Beddard           5126    1092, 1043, 1012, 926, 1053
2990             -3      Neil McMillan               5041     860,  817,  842,  881,  842,  799
3361          +326    Duncan Edmondson    4306    1161, 1117, 1144, 884
4342          +702    Duncan Leishman        1913     903, 1010
4520            -6       Terence O’Brien            1591     799,  792
4763          -10        Martyn Pegg                  1102    1102
5148        new        Lee Curtis                         835    835

NB The BOF Rankings points system is different from the points awarded for the SoSOL and SOL leagues.

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  1. Pete Younger Post author

    Update 11/03

    After last week when several ELO members leapt up the rankings, this week saw a big drop for those of us who ‘lost’ our scores from SOL1 in 2015 (which is now over a year ago).

    But we again recorded a new high with 17 members currently ranked – because Jonny Harding successfully completed his Short Blue course in SOL1 2016 at Elibank on Sunday. Jonny is only 16 but that means he runs as M18 which makes him eligible to appear in the Rankings list.

    Update 24/03

    And for the third week in a row we reached our highest number of ranked members – Saartje Drijver rejoined the rankings after successfully completing Women’s green at the CompassSport Trophy heat on Dumyat Hill. So we now have 18 ranked members – of whom 4 are female.

    Update 06/04

    Our big gainer this week was Duncan Edmondson who jumped up almost 1000 places after a strong performance at the JK Festival over the Easter weekend.

    Update 19/04

    Ian Rowland’s strong recent performances have seen him climb almost 140 places during April.

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