2022 Autumn Classics Challenge

2022 Autumn Classics Challenge

The Autumn Classics Challenge was a competition based on the results of all Hard courses in the two events of the 2022 Autumn Classics. Competitors’ results were matched against the OACT age/gender handicap table to create a standardised kilometre rates for all finishers of Hard courses. The concept was developed in the late 1980s, by Bob Allison and Bob Mouatt, and has been refined over the years since. It was last revised in 2016 and covers all ages from 10 to 86. The process was first used for the determining the Orienteer of the Year in 1990 and expanded to create the Runners Shop Twilight Series in 1996-97.

For the 2022 Autumn Classics Challenge, the results of all finishers on Hard courses in both events were processed through software which standardised kilometre rates and awarded points from 125 downwards at one-point intervals. For this competition, the best two scores were aggregated to determine the overall placings.

Middle Distance

The full results are here and at Winsplits, and photos and maps are on Facebook.

After the handicap factors were applied, Ewan Shingler was the winner with a corrected kilometre rate of 7 min 36.78 sec. The top 10 competitors in the event were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected km rate
Ewan Shingler 0.9700 7 min 36.78 sec
Debbie Davey 0.5504 8 min 11.8 min
Sue Key 0.5216 8 min 30.07 min
Ross Barr 0.5560 8 min 39.42 min
Darryl Erbacher 0.5080 8 min 41.02 min
Nea Shingler 0.7040 8 min 43.73 min
Aston Key 1.0000 8 min 45.72 min
Warren Key 0.7100 8 min 45.95 min
Alastair George 1.0000 8 min 52.08 sec
David Stocks 0.9400 8 min 54.09 sec

Long Distance

The full results are here and at Winsplits, and photos and maps are on Facebook.

After the handicap factors were applied, Stephen Craig was the winner with a corrected kilometre rate of 6 min 18.84 sec. The top 10 competitors in the event were:

Competitor Handicap  Corrected km rate
Stephen Craig 0.8100 6 min 18.84 sec
Aston Key 1.0000 6 min 19.40 sec
Debbie Davey 0.5504 6 min 19.97 sec
John Le Carpentier 0.5080 6 min 22.02 sec
Grant Bluett 0.8400 6 min 26.93 sec
Sue Key 0.5216 6 min 27.66 sec
Brodie Nankervis 1.0000 6 min 32.63 sec
Jenny Bourne 0.5216 6 min 38.80 sec
Warren Key 0.7100 6 min 39.91 sec
Paula Shingler 0.6000 6 min 45.43 sec

 

 

Photos from left: Debbie Davey, Sue Key, Aston Key

The final top ten placings with the best two scores were:

  • 247 Debbie Davey WR-N
  • 243 Sue Key MF-V **
  • 243 Aston Key VN-V
  • 239 Ewan Shingler ST-N
  • 235 Stephen Craig NC-N, Warren Key MF-V
  • 233 Brodie Nankervis TF-T
  • 230 Grant Bluett AO-A
  • 229 David Stocks CC-A
  • 228 Patrick Jaffe VN-V

** The judiciary decided to award second place to Sue Key for being the most consistent.

The final standings are here.