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News General 2017/18 Events Rules Results Archive Forum

The Essex and Suffolk Schools Orienteering League (ESSOL)


Results for the Langdon Hills event have been updated.

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 SOSDetails
3 Dec 2017West Harling HeathSUFFOCDetails
25 Feb 2018TunstallSUFFOC
29 Apr 2018HadleighHAVOC
17 Jun 2018HighwoodsSOS

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 Prep3100100
Y3/4 Girls
Abigail PrinceSt Andrews410010070270
Evelyn Jo WhiteleyLawford CofE Primary48484
Y5/6 Boys
Thomas WalkerSt Andrews6958348226
Jake HortonBrentwood Prep6100100
Theo Steventon-BarnesSt Marys68080
HarryUpminster Primary65858
JackUpminster Primary65858
GeorgeUpminster Primary63535
LucasUpminster Primary63535
Thomas BrabinSt Josephs Primary63131
Y5/6 Girls
Lottie PlantBarnardiston Hall610090100290
Amelie PattersonSt Andrews68010089269
Alice Hopwell-PlantBarnardiston Hall6110110220
Hebe DarwinPerse Prep566106172
Emily LowrySt Josephs Primary63131
Y7/8 Boys
Oliver PrinceHedingham7110120110340
Sebastian GurteenBarnardiston Hall868100100268
Ben ClarkeBarnardiston Hall893120213
Barney Steventon BarnesFarlingaye High8120120
Edward HicksBarnardiston Hall84177118
Ben PartridgeHedingham77575
Morgan Plant6262
Adnan YaqubBrentwood School75959
Jacob LeslieBrentwood School75454
Salmon YaqubBrentwood School75252
Jenson MartellBrentwood School74343
Joshua ElsworthBrentwood School74343
Matas SkarmaEmerson Park Academy82727
Harry ThomasEmerson Park Academy82727
Y7/8 Girls
Janie HortonBrentwood85386139
Sophie KerswellStephen Perse Snr78282
Summer HutsonFrances Bardsley Academy86060
Amy-Clare SinclairFrances Bardsley Academy86060
Millie Lambert3737
Lucy Mulligan3737
Y9/10 Boys
Daniel HagueThe Perse9105105
Jack Hammond Hartismere High10100100
Mayukha RodrigoBrentwood99090
Samuel LeeBrentwood97474
Liam Fegarty96767
Dominic Brown94141
Y9/10 Girls
Maisie Waller-ToyneTLA1011083110303
Alesha LoweStowmarket High9100100100300
Lucy WalkerCCHSG96811079257
Heather TrevelyanBrentwood School99080170
Kate Bowie-BrittonBrentwood School97684160
Sarah PriorBrentwood School96971140
Emma Bowie-BrittonBrentwood School10120120
Lydia MarshallThurston College9100100
Jessica MillsBrentwood School106262
Y11/12/13 Boys
Matthew ClarkeThe Perse12120120240
Callum Turner13110101211
Sam HagueThe Perse11120120
Ben Hammond139393
Martin WhiteleyIpswich High School117575
Y11/12/13 Girls
Daisy PartridgeHedingham12120120
Chloe CracknellHedingham12110110
Amelia WhiteleyIpswich High School117575
TEAM TROPHY (Whole School)
Sum of the best 6 individual results from each of the best 5 event results
Barnardiston Hall1684345071109
Brentwood School507454961
St Andrews275283207765
Hedingham 110425110645
The Perse345120465
Stowmarket High100100100300
Perse Prep166106272
CCHSG 6811079257
Upminster Primary186186
Ipswich High School150150
Frances Bardsley Academy120120
Hartismere High100100
Brentwood Prep100100
Lawford CofE Primary8484
Stephen Perse Snr8282
St Marys8080
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 Andrews275207482
Barnardiston Hall100210310
Perse Prep166106272
Upminster Primary186186
Brentwood Prep100100
Lawford CofE Primary8484
St Marys8080
St Josephs Primary6262
TEAM COMPETITION (Senior School Y7+)
Sum of the best 6 individual results from each of the best 5 event results
Brentwood School507454961
Hedingham 110425110645
The Perse345120465
Barnardiston Hall68297365
Stowmarket High100100100300
CCHSG 6811079257
Ipswich High School150150
Frances Bardsley Academy120120
Hartismere High100100
Stephen Perse Snr8282
Emerson Park Academy5454


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