Saturday Series Handicap League 2011/2012
To make it more interesting and give all a chance to win we have decided to adopt a handicap system and we are testing this out on the Light Green and Green (or short green if applicable) courses this season. We may include other courses next time around - your feedback will be invited.
The handicap system follows that used for Frolics (many thanks to LOK for their permission to adopt the Frolics system here). Total handicap in minutes will be subtracted from your time taken to complete the course. The overall winner allowing for handicap is the runner with the lowest corrected time. We will maintain a league system for the 2011/2012 season based on the best 5 out of a possible 10 events.
Handicap adjustments in minutes are made for 3 categories:
Thus a W50 who would be expected to finish in the bottom third at a level B event would receive a total handicap of 18 minutes, whilst a leading M21 would receive none. A top W14 would get 15 minutes.
Ask Mark or Alun if you want more details. The LOK details which we have adopted can be found at http://www.londonorienteering.co.uk/frolics/frolic-handicap-rules.pdf
Don't worry about what handicap you think you should have. We will decide what feels right, but feel free to complain to Alun if you feel he has misjudged your abilities!
The orienteer with the lowest overall time corrected for handicap will score 100 points, next 99 etc.
Mark Thompson (Series Coordinator)
Alun Jones (spreadsheet design)