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Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 23 April 2003, 8:00 AM  
Well, after the weekend a whole bunch of NZ orienteers (male) have world rankings. Sorry females, you don't as there were too few ranked runners competing, but we've asked the IOF for dispensation.

To save you going to the IOF webpage, here they are:

Rank Points Name

175 4339  Jason Markham 
235 3815  Greg Barbour 
356 2953  Greg Flynn 
411 2677  Michal Glowacki 
419 2614  Rob Jessop 
422 2589  Mark Lawson 
426 2563  James Bradshaw 
470 2332  Darren Ashmore 
659 1671  Chris Forne 
669 1638  Alistair Cory-Wright 
672 1624  Alistair Landels 
726 1372  Brent Edwards 
867 1041  Dougal Harding 
1089 817  Patrick Kunz 
1109 803  Phil Wood 
1183 724  Neil Kerrison 
1195 714  Jamie Stewart 
1211 702  David Stewart 
1240 670  Andrew McCarthy 
1263 641  Shaun Collins 
1293 606  Mark Hudson 
1344 536  Ross Morrison 
1466 328  Bryn Davies 
1532 128  Michael Adams 
1562 0  Stuart Barr 

Thanks to Carsten's presence, Rob J's two runs were two of the five best runs in 2003 so far for World Ranking points (points are based in part on the average points of ranked runners competing). If he runs as well in WOC as he did in the weekend, Rob J will be ranked in the world's top 20. Here's hoping!


Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 25 April 2003, 11:58 PM  
Updated world rankings after Thursday...

165 4339 Jason Markham
226 3815 Greg Barbour
232 3717 Rob Jessop
296 = 3304 Darren Ashmore
314 3219 James Bradshaw
352 2953 Greg Flynn
406 2677 Michal Glowacki
411 2649 Alistair Cory-Wright
418 2603 Chris Forne
421 2589 Mark Lawson
527 = 2080 Brent Edwards
660 = 1664 Jamie Stewart
671 1624 Alistair Landels
695 = 1499 Neil Kerrison
709 = 1442 Andrew McCarthy
782 = 1176 Dougal Harding
902 = 1006 Michael Adams
986 = 914 Stuart Barr
1088 824 David Stewart
1094 817 Patrick Kunz
1112 803 Phil Wood
1228 690 Bryn Davies
1251 = 659 Mark Hudson
1268 = 641 Shaun Collins
1350 536 Ross Morrison




Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 April 2003, 4:45 AM  
Well done guys and well done NZ for getting WR status for these events.

Something that perhaps headhoncho might be able to explain is the improvement in ranking between the NZ classic and the Anzac day 1 events achieved by those who did not run the latter.

On second thoughts, maybe he should whisper the answer to the NOS coaches, as we should keep this miraculous method of improving results without actually running to ourselves...

Michael

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 April 2003, 5:41 AM  
Some other ranking observations:

Carsten Jorgensen is currently 14th
Bill Edwards is 222nd (between Jason and Greg B)
Only Jason, Greg B, James and Greg F have 4 results, so the others could improve markedly just by finishing more WREs
Magdalena Danielsson is 297th from two scores, if she got two more of the same she would be 121st
Tania is the only NZ woman with 4 scores, she is 69th
The NZ Short Champs is currently #8 of the "strongest fields in 2003 for men" calculated by average points of ranked athletes. But the northern hemisphere is just coming out of winter...

Michael

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 29 April 2003, 10:04 AM  
I would imagine improved rankings resulted as a result of other rankings dropping - as rankings are calculated on a 12 month basis events 12 months ago would drop out of calculations.

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 13 May 2003, 6:41 AM  
The good news is the IOF Foot O Committee has agreed to our request for dispensation to minimum number requirements for W21E, meaning all 3 races will be ranked for the women as well. Hasn't been done as yet, but will post when it has been.

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 2 July 2003, 7:20 AM  
The rankings for womenn have now been updated to include the 2 National races. Rankings are: (ranking, points, name)

263 2375 Jenni Adams
669 = 747 Kate Bodger
228 2807 Lisa Frith
499 = 1017 Marquita Gelderman
225 2819 Penny Kane
836 425 Maja Kunz
721 = 667 Jill Mains
443 1223 Claire Paterson
394 1563 Lara Prince
176 3369 Tania Robinson
449 1185 Natalie Rouse
237 2716 Rachel Smith
256 2421 Rebecca Smith

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 29 August 2003, 1:08 AM  
After WOC, Tania's world ranking is 59 - I don't think we've ever had anyone ranked in the top 50 since the rankings started (I stand to be corrected) so this must be the close to the highest any NZer has been ranked.

Other rankings of note - Rob J 115, Chris 188, Rachel 144, Carsten 37

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 29 August 2003, 7:35 AM  
I think Tone was about 30th at one stage, can't really remember but she did get quite high. I think that was after the 98 world cups, when the ranking list started and there weren't that many people on it. Maybe I'm getting muddled with another ranking list but I think I was about 50th at the time that Tone was about 30th.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 29 August 2003, 8:47 AM  
I'm not sure whether Tone got as high as 30th, but she was certainly 44th at one point in 98.

As Jenni says, there was a time when a reduced number of results werre in the system. I suspect that even now there are some favourable times of the year for kiwis, when old results have been aged out of the system and the northern hemisphere season hasn't got fully underway.

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 29 August 2003, 8:58 AM  
That may be true Michael, but it is now after WOC and towards the end of the northern hemisphere season :)

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 1 September 2003, 10:43 AM  
Sorry I didn't intend to denigrate Tania's current achievement, rather to say that Tone's ranking might have been a bit lucky.

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