Scoring in the SROC Winter Street League

 

 

There are two time limits:- 60 minutes and 75 minutes.  The fpt is firstly adjusted to take this into account; they are scaled to 60 minutes.  Competitors on the 75-minute course have their fpt multiplied by 0.8 (60/75 = 0.8).  Those on the 60-minute course keep their fpt unchanged. 

 

Gross score league

 

After each event the competitor with the highest fpt is allocated 100 points in the gross score league.  Every other competitor is allocated a lesser score equal to the percentage of his or her fpt compared to the winner.  E.g. if the winner has an fpt = 500 and competitor A has an fpt = 400; competitor A will earn a league score of 80 because 400 is 80% of 500.

 

Age adjusted league 

 

Obviously older runners and ladies are at a disadvantage in the gross league.  Typically they run slower than the fastest young male so an age adjustment factor is applied to the fpt.  The factors are based on the relative running speeds for athletes over 10km.  World fastest times for 5-year age bands have been used to calculate the age adjustment factor. 

 

Adjustment Factors for age based on World 10000 metre running records 

Age Group

Factor

Age Group

Factor

M21/M20

1.00

W21/W20

1.12

M35/M18

1.04

W35/W18

1.17

M40/M16

1.08

W40/W16

1.22

M45/M14

1.13

W45/W14

1.28

M50/M12

1.18

W50/W12

1.35

M55

1.23

W55

1.42

M60

1.30

W60

1.50

M65

1.37

W65

1.60

M70

1.45

W70

1.72

M75

1.54

W75

1.90

 

For example a W60 would have her fpt multiplied by 1.50.  Once this adjustment has been made for all competitors on the night a winner will emerge with a score of 100 and every other competitor will score their appropriate percentage as described for gross league scores.  There is no data for juniors so the factors have been chosen in a rather arbitrary manner.  It is a difficult balancing act: stamina versus speed, experience versus exuberance. 

 

Age class

 

20% of adults and 50% of juniors will change class on the 1st of January.  To keep the scoring simple all age related calculations will use the age class at the start of the series. 

 

The Age adjustment for pairs will use the age factor of the two members which is the HIGHER. 

 

Winners

 

The winners of the two leagues will be the individual or pair who has the highest total for their best five scores.  In order not to penalise Organisers of individual events, their total will be their best four scores plus the average score for their best four events.

 

Comments and queries 

 

Please address all comments and queries concerning the above to Bob Nash (nash.family@talktalk.net ). 

  

However I will not be able to deal with queries about points earned on the night, these must be referred to the Organiser of that night’s event. 

 

Last Updated : 20.10.2016