Rankings watch

There has been plenty of movement in the British Orienteering rankings recently. This is largely due to the removal of scores from last August’s Scottish Six Day event – only your best six results within the last twelve months are used for the rankings.

For ELO this has meant that Jack Poole is no longer our highest ranked runner. Throughout his year away in Senegal he has stayed high on the strength of good runs in August 2015. But just as he returns to the UK he has lost those high scores and plummeted down the list.

This leaves Ian Rowland as ELO’s highest ranked runner with a steady series of solid performances this spring and early summer. Robin Strain has climbed the list with several strong Sprint performances this summer. Last month Michael Atkinson clocked up three qualifying results at Croeso in south Wales.

ELO still has an encouraging total of 18 members listed – although many don’t have the full complement of six qualifying scores.

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