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In Association with Suffolk Orienteering Club

News General 2017/18 Events 2018/19 Events Rules Results Results Archive Forum

The Essex and Suffolk Schools Orienteering League (ESSOL)


Results for the Highwoods event have been added. Final scores for 2017/18 are below.

General Information

The Schools League Co-ordinator is Essex Straggler Julie Laver. Please send any ideas or feedback to Julie at julieannlaver@btinternet.com or telephone 01206 826152.

The League is run by the Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society in conjunction with our neighbours the Suffolk Orienteering Club (SuffOC).

ESSOL events are open to all young people of Junior or Senior School or Sixth Form age. You can compete individually, represent a school, youth group or club or do both.

Trophies are presented at the end of the season to each boy and girl with the best score in each combined year group (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12/13) and to the best scoring school.

Free membership of SOS is available to all Schools, Youth Groups and Clubs which fall within the SOS catchments area (i.e. mid and North Essex) - details are here. The SUFFOC juniors page is here.

2017/18 Events

17 Sep 2017HockleySOSResults
8 Oct 2017Kings ForestSUFFOCResults
5 Nov 2017Langdon HillsHAVOCResults
26 Nov 2017Hylands Park SOSResults
3 Dec 2017West Harling HeathSUFFOCResults
25 Feb 2018TunstallSUFFOCResults
29 Apr 2018HadleighHAVOCResults
17 Jun 2018HighwoodsSOSResults

2018/19 Events

23 Sep 2018IckworthSUFFOC
30 Sep 2018Thorndon SouthHAVOC
14 Oct 2018ChalkneySOS
4 Nov 2018Kings ForestSUFFOC
25 Nov 2018Rowney Warren WAOC
9 Dec 2018The BroaksSOS
6 Jan 2019 Bedfords ParkHAVOC
10 Feb 2019Knettishall HeathSUFFOC
17 Feb 2019Danbury CommonSOS
17 Mar 2019HockleySOS
14 Apr 2019Thorndon NorthHAVOC
16 Jun 2019The NazeSOS

Please note these are preliminary fixtures and participants are advised to check Club websites before travelling -
http://stragglers.info   http://www.suffoc.co.uk    http://www.orienteering-havoc.co.uk   http://www.waoc.org.uk

League Rules

The competition consists of a mimimum 8 events held during the school year (September to July). The majority will be hosted by SOS or SUFFOC, and the remainder by adjacent East Anglian orienteering clubs.

ESSOL events are open to all young people of School age in the catchment areas of SOS, SUFFOC, WAOC and HAVOC clubs. Competitors can represent a school, youth group or club.

Competitors compete in the following classes and should normally enter the course appropriate to their age -
School Year ClassColour Coded Course
Years 3 & 4WhiteControls on paths with a control at every junction about 1.5 km.
Years 5 & 6WhiteControls on paths with a control at every junction about 1.5 km.
Years 7 & 8YellowControls on obvious line features no route choice about 2km.
Years 9 & 10OrangeControls on prominent point and contour features route choice about 3 km.
Years 11 & 12 Light GreenControls on any feature significant route choice about 3-4km.
Year 13GreenControls on any feature significant route choice about 4-5km.

Competitors and their teachers, leaders and parents are responsible for ensuring that the correct course is entered, but the scoring scheme adjusts for 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    Winner's time (in seconds)   
Competitor's time (in seconds)
x 100 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. They may run up more than two classes but would still only score a maximum of 120%.
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 with a default to the lower time if a mixed pair.
Competitors running in groups of three or more or with adult (or other) help do not score.
A related adult or supervising person who wishes to run the same course as the competitor must leave at least 10 minutes after the competitor has started their run before setting off on their own run for white and yellow courses, and at least 15 minutes for other courses.
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, and neither will any partner who runs with them.

There is no limit on the number of competitors from any school, youth group or club at any ESSOL event.
The team points score for each ESSOL 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 class (3/4, 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 cumulative during the league season.

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

Junior Team award
An award will be presented to the team which has the highest cumulative points score in the Y3/4 & Y5/6 categories from their best 5 team results.

Senior Team award
An award will be presented to the team which has the highest cumulative points score in the Y7+ categories from their best 5 team results.

Start Times
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 ESSOL co-ordinator.
The decision made by the ESSOL co-ordinator is FINAL.

2017/18 Results

best 5
Y3/4 Boys
Alexander DarwinPerse Prep31001004855303
James ClarkeBarnardiston Hall3100100200
Y3/4 Girls
Abigail PrinceSt Andrews410010070100100100101501
Evelyn Jo WhiteleyLawford CofE Primary48484
Rosanna TaylorSoaring High43333
Y5/6 Boys
Thomas WalkerSt Andrews695834811010670110504
Jake HortonBrentwood Prep610097100100100497
Ben MartinSt Andrews51001008588373
Theo Steventon-BarnesSt Marys680839178332
HarryUpminster Primary65858
JackUpminster Primary65858
GeorgeUpminster Primary63535
LucasUpminster Primary63535
Thomas BrabinSt Josephs Primary63131
Y5/6 Girls
Alice Hopwell-PlantBarnardiston Hall611011011011087527
Hebe DarwinPerse Prep56610610112055110503
Lottie PlantBarnardiston Hall610090100100100100100500
Amelie PattersonSt Andrews68010089100918711080490
Sophie Hough64848
Bethany TaylorSoaring High63333
Emily LowrySt Josephs Primary63131
Year 7/8 Boys
Oliver PrinceHedingham7110120110120120120120120600
Ben ClarkeBarnardiston Hall8931207983110110516
Barney Steventon BarnesFarlingaye High8120120120120480
Sebastian GurteenBarnardiston Hall8681001001005969437
Ben PartridgeHedingham77511011083378
Thomas MartinHedingham89899197
Edward HicksBarnardiston Hall8417763181
Adnan YaqubBrentwood School7597731167
Matthew TrevelyanBrentwood School710066166
Joshua ElsworthBrentwood School74380123
Jenson MartellBrentwood School74368111
Jamie Fegarty105105
Jacob LeslieBrentwood School75454
Salmon YaqubBrentwood School75252
Matas SkarmaEmerson Park Academy82727
Harry ThomasEmerson Park Academy82727
Year 7/8 Girls
Janie HortonBrentwood School85386100699155401
Jemima BorrillStephen Perse Snr862647153250
Pranita Arun PrasadhBrentwood School8675581203
Sophie KerswellStephen Perse Snr78279161
Jemima MamelokBrentwood School76749116
Milly WhitleyIpswich High77373
Summer HutsonFrances Bardsley Academy86060
Amy-Clare SinclairFrances Bardsley Academy86060
Evie JarmanBrentwood School75858
Millie Lambert3737
Lucy Mulligan3737
Year 9 /10 Boys
Jack Hammond Hartismere High101001209261373
Daniel HagueThe Perse910599120324
Samuel LeeBrentwood9748872234
Morgan PlantBarnardiston Hall9627088220
Mayukha RodrigoBrentwood9904678214
Liam Fegarty9677569211
Matthew WadeyKEGS1010063163
Dominic Brown94141
Year 9 /10 Girls
Maisie Waller-ToyneTLA10110831101208196120120580
Lucy WalkerCCHSG968110791101101109273532
Alesha LoweStowmarket High9100100100511007186100500
Emma Bowie-BrittonBrentwood School101207278110110490
Kate Bowie-BrittonBrentwood School976845479949290439
Heather TrevelyanBrentwood School9908067100337
Jessica MillsBrentwood School1062809986327
Sarah PriorBrentwood School9697140180
Lydia MarshallThurston College9100100
Year 11/12/13 Boys
Callum Turner1311010111010588514
Matthew ClarkeThe Perse12120120120120480
Ben Hammond1393120213
Sam HagueThe Perse1112092212
Martin WhiteleyIpswich High School117575
Year 11/12/13 Girls
Daisy PartridgeHedingham12120120240
Chloe CracknellHedingham12110120230
Lucy EdwardsOtley College138080
Amelia WhiteleyIpswich High School117575
TEAM TROPHY (Whole School)
Sum of the best 6 individual results from each of the best 5 event results
Brentwood School5074544691512415925252547
Barnardiston Hall1684345072894733695542337
St Andrews2752832074102912932653791656
Hedingham 1104251104483291201202031525
The Perse34512092219120120924
Perse Prep166106201166110110753
CCHSG 68110791101101109273532
Stowmarket High100100100511007186100500
Brentwood Prep10097100100100497
Stephen Perse Snr82141647153411
Hartismere High1001209261373
St Marys80839178332
Ipswich High School15073223
Upminster Primary186186
Frances Bardsley Academy120120
Lawford CofE Primary8484
Otley College8080
Soaring High6666
St Josephs Primary6262
Emerson Park Academy5454
TEAM COMPETITION (Junior School Up to Y6)
Sum of the best 6 individual results from each of the best 5 event results
St Andrews2752832074102912932653791656
Barnardiston Hall1002102102202002871127
Perse Prep166106201166110110753
Brentwood Prep10097100100100497
St Marys80839178332
Upminster Primary186186
Lawford CofE Primary8484
Soaring High6666
St Josephs Primary6262
TEAM COMPETITION (Senior School Y7+)
Sum of the best 6 individual results from each of the best 5 event results
Brentwood School5074544691512415925252547
Hedingham 1104251104483291201202031525
Barnardiston Hall68297792531693301128
The Perse345120219120120924
CCHSG 68110791101101109273605
Stowmarket High100100100511007186100500
Stephen Perse Snr82141647153411
Hartismere High1001209261373
Ipswich High School15073223
Frances Bardsley Academy120120
Otley College8080
Emerson Park Academy5454


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