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.
For the 2018-19 season, the following events will form part of the SE League:
|11th November 2018||LOK||Holmbury (SE Long Championships)|
|9th December 2018||CHIG||Epping NW|
|16th December 2018||SN||Wellington College|
|13th January 2019||DFOK||Chelwood|
|20th January 2019||GO||Great Common|
|10th February 2019||MV||Headley Heath (Middle Distance)|
|24th February 2019||HH||Ashridge North|
|19th May 2019||SO||West Angmering|
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:
|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|
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||8½|
|M 12||7¾||W 12||8¾|
|M 14||7½||W 14||8¾|
|M 16||7||W 16||8½|
|M 18||6¾||W 18||8¼|
|M 20||6½||W 20||8|
|M 21||6||W 21||7½|
|M 35||6½||W 35||8¼|
|M 40||6¾||W 40||8¾|
|M 45||7¼||W 45||9¼|
|M 50||7½||W 50||9¾|
|M 55||8||W 55||10½|
|M 60||8¾||W 60||11¾|
|M 65||9½||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.
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.