hCOW Updated with Crossmurrin Results

You can access the tables from the “STANDINGS” section of the website, then go to “hCOW>hCOW2024”. The event results reveal a large fluctuation in handicaps (variance), both up and down – looks like some folk went well and others had problems. The hCOW Table (that’s points for regularity) won’t start showiing the true picture until after Moydamlaght, when those with 5 results (the required number) will be at the head of the list. At the moment, amongst those with three scores to date, Ric Gamble has a substantial lead over Moire O’Sullivan – does a stint as club Chairman make Read More …

hCALF update with UUJ performances

The usual tables are available at “STANDINGS>hCALF2024”. The hCOW table shows the points (place points so the lower the better) for being closest to your handicap (once the allowance for the terrain speed has been factored in), the Handicap table shows your history of handicap variation and the Regatta table shows your points (again place points) for beating your handicap. This week saw almost a doubling of participants and congratulations to Sharon Dickenson – it’s not often a handicap can be improved by more than a minute!. The UUJ terrain – urban – raises the issue of measuring course length. Read More …

hCALF is back!

With the first WEE event of the summer taking place last Wednesday, the hCOW spreadsheets have been dusted down to cover the 8-event WEE series. The “hCALF2024” tables will be available via the “STANDINGS” section of the website. At the moment the only entry shows the intial handicap settings for those members who finished the Long course at Ormeau. Nice to see James Ewart celebrating his selection for Lagganlia by beating all the bad guys round Ormeau! With 7 scoring events in the series it will be the best 4 results to count in both the hCOW (handicap regularity) and Read More …

Table Updated with Drum Manor results

After a slight delay, the various performance tables have been updated with the Drum Manor results. The official NI Series tables can be downloaded from the NIOA website, but a copy can be viewed at “OneDrive Public>NI Series>NISeries20024.pdf”. The colour standards table can be viewed at “STANDINGS>Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf” As was warned after Drumkeeragh 4 events would drop out of the 12-month window before Drum Manor so quite a few folk have lost their current colour status. The hCOW tables can be viewed at “STANDINGS>hCOW>hCOW2024”. The Event2… table shows that only 2 out of the 38 results showed an event Read More …

TrailO’s coming back!

I’m planning to set up a TrailO exercise at our top-grade events this year. It will take the form of a TempO cluster near assembly or on the way to the start. It is the intention (assuming all the stars align!) to have one at each of: Carnearney 1st June Slieve Martin 22nd June Tollymore campsite 22nd June Whitespots 7th September Glenarriff 19th October and, if re-arranged, Castlewellan. The results will be combined to form the Club TrailO Championship 2024. This was last contested in 2018, won by Lyle Fleming. It’s time an attempt was made to wrest his crown Read More …

Tables available after Drumkeeragh

The various tables can now be seen . Being the first colour event of the year there’s not much meat on the bones but they can help guide your preparation for what’s to come. The official NISeries tables are available for download from the NIOA website but can be viewed (without downloading) at “Resources>OneDrive Public>NISeries>NISeries2024.pdf”. They show that Planner Olivia and the weather conspired to make it a tough day out. The Colour Standards can be viewed at “STANDINGS Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf”. With three events dropping off the 12 month window there are several examples of standards being lost (not Read More …

hCOW2024 is go!

The NISeries event at Drumkeeragh next week is the first colour event of the year and thus kicks off the hCOW calculations. Last year’s finishing handicaps are brought forward so that your performance can be used to adjust your handicap rather than set it. The initial handicaps can be seen in the hCOW2024 folder (on the home page at “STANDINGS” click on “hCow” then “hCOW2024”). The names highlighted are presently lapsed members so although their performances, should they take part, won’t contribute to the scores they will be held for retrospective application should a membership renewal turn up later. Don’t Read More …

Happy New O-Year! (or should that be YearO?)

The Colour Standards table has been reset for 2024. It shows a number of things: first of all it’s a membership list – if your name’s in green then you’re a new member and most welcome; let’s see your name progressing up the results lists as the year goes on. If your name is clear then you’ve rejoined for 2024 – well done; if you’re in the pink then you haven’t so get on with it – you don’t want to have to start paying non-members entry fees! If you’re yellow it means that you forgot to rejoin in 2023 Read More …

Year-End Tables are available!

With Whitespots being the final colour event of the year it’s time to do the final calculations. The NISeries tables have gone to NIOA for publication but a copy can be found on the club website’s public resources. Congratualtions to class winners Áine McCann, Olivia Baxter, James Ewart, Ann Savage, Cecil Armstrong and Aran Power for topping their class; Paul Graham led Light Green but didn’t have the requisite 4 results to be considered as a winner. The Colour Standards table has been updated and sets your 2023 colour standard achievement. That has been carried into the Colour History table, Read More …

Table Update from Cavan Burren

The NISeries tables are published on the NIOA website; you can find a copy on the club site by clicking on “Resources”, “OneDrive Public”, “NISeries”, “NISeries2023.pdf”. A number of classes are already decided (it’s 4 results to count from 7); the brown women class is going down to the wire with Áine McCann and Moiré O’Sullivan sharing wins (thought for the day – does having an accented vowel in your name improve your orienteering? I think I’ll register as Álán to see if I can improve on my dismal return to colour-level events). The colour standards table can be found Read More …