South East League

The South-East League is an annual competition between the member clubs of the SEOA and runs over each autumn / winter / spring season. It is split into two divisions, with approximately half of the clubs in each.

Each orienteer scores points depending on how fast they have run, and clubs are ranked according to their total score.    Within each division, the winning club at an event scores 7 points then 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the following clubs. At the end of the season the club with most points in each division is the winner, with the SE League Trophy awarded in the First Division and the CROC Trophy in the Second Division. Each season the bottom two clubs in the First Division will be relegated and the top two clubs in the Second Division will be promoted.

We compete in division 1, having finished in second place overall for the last two seasons.

Full details of the Club League and the associated Individual competition are available on the SEOA website


For the 2021/22 season, the following events will form part of the SE League:

Date Club Venue
9-May-21 SLOW Winterfold
30-May-21 SAX Chilham & Challock
13-Jun-21 SO Oldhouse
14-Nov-21 SN Long Valley
5-Dec-21 CHIG Epping E
16-Jan-22 DFOK Chelwood
23-Jan-22 SAX Ightham
6-Feb-22 GO Chobham
13-Feb-22 MV Netley Heath
27-Feb-22 HH Ashridge N
10-Apr-22 SLOW Leith Hill
22-May-22 SO Friston


From the 2017/18 season, HH will be obtaining individual results on a race by race basis and publishing them in the Results section of the Club’s website.  See here….


The league is based on events approved by SEOA.  In order to score maximum points, individuals should run the following courses:

Course Men Women
Black M21
Brown M35 M40
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 W75 W80
Light Green M14 W14
Orange M12 W12
Yellow M10 W10

Individual orienteers score points for their runs. There are separate target speeds for each age class as shown in the table below:

Age group (Men) Mins / km Age group (Women) Mins / km
M 10 8 W 10
M 12 W 12
M 14 W 14
M 16 7 W 16
M 18 W 18
M 20 W 20 8
M 21 6 W 21
M 35 W 35
M 40 W 40
M 45 W 45
M 50 W 50
M 55 8 W 55 10½
M 60 W 60 11¾
M 65 W 65 12¾
M 70 10½ W 70 14
M 75 11½ W 75 15¼
M 80 13 W 80 17

These timings 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.

All points scored count towards the overall team result so the more Club members who run, the better we do.

Individual Competition

This is also an annual competition, using the same events as the Club League, but based on the calendar year. Orienteers in each age/sex class are ranked according to their individual score, and the winner gets 100 points, second place 99 points etc. Each orienteer’s total for the year is based on their best results, the number of events depending on how many events there are.

Full details are available on the SEOA website