League Fixtures, Results & Standings

See the Schools League 2011-12 page on this website.

League Rules

The following rules apply to the Schools League.

Events

  • The competition consists of up to 8 events held over the school year (September to July).

Eligibility

  • HESL events are open to all young people of Junior or Senior School and Sixth Form age.
  • You can compete representing a school, youth group or club.

Courses

  • Competitors should normally enter for the course appropriate to their age -
School Year Colour Coded Course
Years 5 & 6 (and younger) White Controls on paths with a control at every junction, about 1.5 km.
Years 7 & 8 Yellow Controls on obvious line features, no route choice, about 2km.
Years 9 & 10 Orange Controls on prominent point and contour features, route choice, about 3 km.
Years 11, 12 & 13 Light Green Controls on any feature, significant route choice, about 3km.

Competitors and their teachers, leaders and parents are responsible for ensuring that the correct course is entered, but the scoring scheme also rewards those who run a different course. Competitors normally run as individuals, but those lacking experience may run as part of a pair.

Scoring

  • The winner of each class (boys and girls separately) is awarded 100 points.
Other competitors in the same class are awarded 100 x winner’s time
competitor’s time
points.
  • Competitors running up one course (e.g. a Year 8 running the Orange course) will receive 110% of the points above.
  • Competitors running up two courses (e.g. a Year 6 running the Orange course) will receive 120% of the points above.
  • Competitors running down one course (e.g. a Year 11 running the Orange course) will receive 90% of the points above.
  • Competitors running as a pair will each receive 75% of the points above, based on the class of the older member of the team.
  • Competitors running in groups of three or more or with adult (or other) help do not score.
  • Competitors having a second run on the day must declare themselves non-competitive for the second course and will not receive points for the second run.

Teams

  • There is no limit on the number of competitors from any school, youth group or club at any HESL event.
  • The team points score for each HESL event will be the sum of the best 6 individuals representing that team at that event.

Individual Awards

  • A trophy will be presented to each boy and girl in each school year group (5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12/13) who has the highest cumulative points score from his or her best 5 results.
  • A certificate will be presented to each boy and girl who wins their year group course at each event and to those who score at least 100 points from their best 5 results.

Team Title

  • A trophy will be presented to the team which has the highest cumulative points score from their best 5 results.

Start Times

  • Competitors from the same team on the same course must have start at least 4 minutes apart.

Registration

  • Competitors must include the following details when registering for an event -
    • Full Name
    • School Year (e.g. Year 6)
    • Team Name

Disputes

  • Every effort is made to avoid mistakes or omissions but should any be found then please email the details to the HESL co-ordinator.
  • The decision made by the HESL co-ordinator is FINAL.