RR10 LEAGUE SCORING RULES

These rules are applied to determine team and individual results for the RR10s, in specific events and for the overall championship. They apply to the men's and the ladies' competitions, which are completely independent of each other.

They came into effect for the 1998 season, and will apply until such time as they are amended by the AGM.


RESULTS OF A SPECIFIC RACE

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

  1. 2019 onwards: A runner's score in the league tables for a particular race is their PFB (= the Percentage of the Field in the same category that they Beat). For example, a woman finishing 31st in a field of 121 has beaten 90 of the other 120 women and so gets a score of 75%. This means that the winner in each category gets a score of 100, and the person who is last gets 0. This method allows comparisons between men and women, and makes some allowance for variations in field sizes (finishing 100th out of 206 should count for more than 100th out of 108).
    1998-2018: A runner's finishing position will be recorded as the one corresponding to the ticket they receive at the finishing line.
  2. Runners will not be given a finishing position in the event organised by their own club.

TEAM COMPETITION

  1. Men's teams for a club for a specific race are formed by taking the finishing runners for that club in groups of five. The first five finishers are the A team, the next five the B team, and so on for as many complete groups of five as are available.
  2. Ladies' teams for a club for a specific race are formed by taking the finishing runners for that club in groups of three. The first three finishers are the A team, the next three the B team, and so on for as many complete groups of three as are available.
  3. A team's score will be the sum of the individual finishing positions of its runners, so lowest score wins.
  4. In the event of two teams getting the same score (as determined by (3) above) the team with the best placed final team runner will be given the higher position in the team competition. This will tend to give a slight advantage to teams with strength in depth rather than those who depend on one or two individuals. For example, if ladies team X had runners finishing 1st, 3rd and 7th, and team Y had runners finishing 2nd, 4th and 5th, both would have a score of 11. Team Y would be the winners because their third runner finished higher (5th) than team X's third runner (7th).

RESULTS OF THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

  1. 2019 onwards: A runner's score for the season is the mean of their best six PFBs.
    1998-2018: A runner's score for the season is the sum of their best six finishing positions.
  2. Runners with only five finishes will be ordered and ranked after those with six finishes, and so on down to those with only one finish.
  3. Runners with equal scores will be listed as tied.
  4. After n races of the season, each runner's best n-1 races (up to the maximum of six) will be considered when producing the league table. This allows for runners from the organisers of the early races to be represented fairly. So, after two races, the best single race will be used. After three races, the best two, and so on up to the best six from race seven onwards.

TEAM COMPETITION

  1. A team's finishing position counts as its score for a particular event.
  2. Each team's points for all events will be summed to give its total for the season.
  3. The club with the least points is the winner.
  4. Clubs with equal scores will be listed as tied.

[These rules added by Alan Tulip on 9 June 2005. Updated January 2020.]