South East Orienteering Association

South East League

Last Updated: Fri 14 Sep 2018

This is an annual competition between the member clubs of the SEOA. It runs over each autumn/winter/spring season. The league is based on events approved by SEOA.
There is a separate league for individuals based on the SE League events in a calendar year.

Current year to date results

Each event should have the following courses:

CourseMenWomen
BlackM21
BrownM35 M40
Short BrownM18 M20 M45 M50W21
BlueM16 M55 M60W35 W40
Short BlueM65W18 W20 W45 W50
GreenM70W16 W55 W60
Short GreenM75W65 W70
Very Short GreenM80 M85+W75 W80 W85+
Light GreenM14W14
OrangeM12W12
YellowM10W10
White

Since 2011 the league has been split into two divisions, two clubs are relegated and promoted each season. Clubs tied at the top of either league share the trophy. If a tie-breaker is required to decide which club is promoted / relegated then the total accumulated points over the season shall be used to determine this.

Individual orienteers score points for their runs. There are separate target speeds for each age class as shown in the table below. These are set with the intention that a top standard competitor having a good run on an average SE area should score 100 points. Slower runs score proportionately less points, until a run at half the target speed scores the minimum 1 point. Competitors can run any course they want but those that run “down” from the course recommended for their age class will only score a proportion of the points available had they run the recommended course or a higher one. This proportion is as follows;

Running down 1 course 75%, 2 courses 50%, 3 courses 25%, 4 or more courses 1 point only

Target times and scoring: Below are the mins/km target rates for each age group.

Age groupmins/kmAge groupmins/kmAge groupmins/kmAge groupmins/km
M 108M 45
7.25W 108.5W 45
9.25
M 127.75M 50
7.5W 128.75W 50
9.75
M 147.5M 55
8W 148.75W 55
10.5
M 167M 60
8.75W 168.5W 60
11.75
M 186.75M 65
9.5W 188.25W 65
12.75
M 206.5M 7010.5W 208W 70
14
M 216M 7511.5W 217.5W 7515.25
M 356.5M 80
13W 358.25W 80
17
M 40 6.75M8514.75W 408.75W8519

The scores for each competitor from a given club are then added together to give a score for each club. In each division the clubs are then ranked by score and SE League points are awarded as follows. 7 points for the top club, then 6,5,4,3,2 and 1 points respectively for the following clubs. At the end of the season, the club with most points is the winner.

Anyone completing any course at any South-East League event scores at least one point. Runs on the string course and any novice courses score one point, non-running helpers are awarded points based on average scores from the previous season.

Scoring Algorithm (if you want to calculate your own score)

Multiply the distance of your course by the target rate above to give your target time. For each 1% more than this target time you take you lose 1 point (down to a minimum of 1 point) from the 100 points that you would get for achieving this target time. Similarly for each 1% faster you go you gain 1 point.

Past Winners

YearDivision 1Division 2
1971/72SN.
1972/73SN.
1973/74SN.
1974/75SN.
1975/76SN.
1976/77SN.
1977/78SN.
1978/79SAX.
1979/80HH.
1980/81SLOW.
1981/82SLOW/MV.
1982/83MV.
1983/84HH.
1984/85HH.
1985/86HH.
1986/87HH.
1987/88HH.
1988/89HH.
1989/90HH.
1990/91MV.
1991/92MV.
1992/93MV.
1993/94MV.
1994/95MV.
1995/96MV.
1996/97MV.
1997/98SO.
1998/99SO.
1999/00SO.
2000/01SO.
2001/02SO.
2002/03SO.
2003/04SO.
2004/05SO.
2005/06SO.
2006/07SO.
2007/08SO.
2008/09SO.
2009/10SO.
2010/11SOLOK
2011/12SO / HHSAX
2012/13SOMV
2013/14SODFOK
2014/15SOMV
2015/16SODFOK
2016/17SOMV
2017/18SOSN