South East League
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.
Each event should have the following courses:
|Short Brown||M18 M20 M45 M50||W21|
|Blue||M16 M55 M60||W35 W40|
|Short Blue||M65||W18 W20 W45 W50|
|Green||M70||W16 W55 W60|
|Short Green||M75||W65 W70|
|Very Short Green||M80 M85+||W75 W80 W85+|
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 group||mins/km||Age group||mins/km||Age group||mins/km||Age group||mins/km|
|M 10||8||M 45||7.25||W 10||8.5||W 45||9.25|
|M 12||7.75||M 50||7.5||W 12||8.75||W 50
|M 14||7.5||M 55||8||W 14||8.75||W 55||10.5|
|M 16||7||M 60||8.75||W 16||8.5||W 60||11.75|
|M 18||6.75||M 65||9.5||W 18||8.25||W 65||12.75|
|M 20||6.5||M 70||10.5||W 20||8||W 70
|M 21||6||M 75||11.5||W 21||7.5||W 75||15.25|
|M 35||6.5||M 80||13||W 35||8.25||W 80
|M 40||6.75||M85||14.75||W 40||8.75||W85||19|
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.
|Year||Division 1||Division 2|
|2011/12||SO / HH||SAX|