How the East Anglian League works


East Anglian League Courses / Classes

 

The Age Class / Course combinations will vary depending on the Level of the event and the courses on offer . From 2010 the following will apply :-

 

Level C events will normally provide for the following course / age class combinations:-

 

Yellow

M10

W10

Orange

M12

W12

Light Green

M14

W14

Short Green

M75

W65, W70, W75

Green

M65, M70

W16, W18, W20, W45, W50, W55, W60

Blue

M16, M18, M20, M45, M50, M55, M60

W21, W35, W40

Brown

M21, M35, M40

 

Courses by class

M10

Yellow

W10

Yellow

M12

Orange

W12

Orange

M14

Light Green

W14

Light Green

M16 - 20

Blue

W16 - 20

Green

M21 - 40

Brown

W21 - 40

Blue

M45 - 60

Blue

W45 - 60

Green

M65 - 70

Green

W65 - 75

Short Green

M75

Short Green



 

 

Level C events currently comprise most of the League fixtures . Usually a White course will be provided in addition to the above. Other courses may be offered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level A and B events will normally provide for the following :-

 

 

Men

 LONG

Men 

SHORT

Women  LONG

Women  SHORT

Black

M21

 

 

 

Brown

M35, M40

 

 

 

Short Brown

M18, M20,M45, M50

M21S

W21

 

Blue

M16, M55,M60

M35S, M40S

W35, W40

 

Short Blue

M65

M18S, M20S, M45S, M50S

W18, W20,W45, W50

W21S

Green

M70

M16S, M55S

M60S

W16, W55, W60

W35S, W40S

Short Green

M75, M80

M65S, M70S

W65, W70,W75, W80

W18S, W20S, W45S, W50S, W55S, W60S

Light Green

M14

 

W14

W16S

Orange

M12

M14S, M75S, M80S

W12

W14S, W65S, W70S, W75S, W80S

Yellow

M10

M12S

W10

W12S

White

 

M10S

 

W10S

 


Middle Distance and Sprint Events

 

Competitors will be expected to enter the course for their age group . Running down will not score any points as the courses are already shorter than the "Classic" distances .

Running up will score on the usual rules as below. A review of these events and the scoring will take place before 2011 to see if any changes are required to the rules.

 


Scoring

If you run in the correct designated class (Long in Level 2 events) for your age and win, you score 100 points. If you run in the correct class and do not win, then your time is divided into the winner's time to find the fraction of the winner's 100 points that you score.

 

If you run one class lower than your correct class at Level 3 events (or Short at Level 2 events), then you score 50 points if you win for your age, or a fraction of the winner's 50 points if you do not win for your age.

 

If you run more than one course down at Level 3 events then you do not score.

For many age classes there are intermediate courses at Level 2 events - courses which are shorter than the Long age class course and longer than the Short age class course. If you win one of these then you score 75 points or a fraction of the winner's 75 points if you do not win.

 

If you run up a class, then you compete against the first East Anglian eligible to score points in that class, with your time divided into their time to find the fraction of 100 points that you score. If you should win then you score 100 points and the person in the correct age class will also score 100 points. Others in the correct age class always have their time divided into the age class winner's time to work out their score.

 

 

At the end of the year, your overall score is determined by adding up your four best scores over the year. You must also have attended a minimum of three events to qualify for overall positions (this may be reduced if there are less than 7 events). 

 

Helper points - the Controller, Planner , non competing Organiser or non competing S.I. Manager of an East Anglian League event will be given a score for that event equal to the highest score that they attained at any other East Anglian League event that year.

 

The Club Champion and other positions are obtained by adding up every single point scored by all the members of the club, including those who score under 100, and dividing by the number of units in the club.

 

You do not need to register to compete in the East Anglian League, you just need to run a course as detailed above and I will automatically calculate the points for all runners who belong to an EA club (CUOC, DRONGO, HAVOC, NOR, RAFO, SMOC, SOS, SUFFOC, WAOC). Competitors from Schools affiliated to East Anglian Clubs are also included.

 

It would help if you ensure that you state your correct Club and age class when entering - this will reduce the chances of errors in the points calculation. Please remember that age classes  change only on the 1st January each year - no matter when your birthday is.

 

Tony Biggs