League Fixtures, Results & Standings
See the Schools League 2011-12 page on this website.
The following rules apply to the Schools League.
- The competition consists of up to 8 events held over the school year (September to July).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A trophy will be presented to the team which has the highest cumulative points score from their best 5 results.
- Competitors from the same team on the same course must have start at least 4 minutes apart.
- Competitors must include the following details when registering for an event –
- Full Name
- School Year (e.g. Year 6)
- Team Name
- 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.