Urban League Rules

East Midlands Clubs will be invited to submit events for inclusion in the EMUL. Once accepted they will be added to the event list.  Decisions will be made by the league organiser in conjunction with the fixtures secretary and EMOA committee to ensure that factors such as potential fixture clashes, quality of competition and geographical spread are taken into account. Priority will be given to events which achieve a suitable junior course (under BO U-16 guidance) and Saturday events which are geographically combined with a EML weekend or other significant event will also be encouraged. All events must comply with BO Event Guidelines E: Urban Events.

Classes (as per Nopesport Urban League for 2012), ie.

  • M/W16- (with regard to the BO requirements for under 16’s running in urban areas)
  • M/W Open
  • M/W Vet (40+)
  • M/W Supervet (55+)
  • M/W Ultravet (65+)

Points will be awarded to finishers on each CLASS , irrespective of whether they are a EMOA member or not, as follows: 100, 96, 93, 91, 90, 89…

At any given race, a competitor may score in only one class. Unless specified otherwise beforehand, he (or she) will score in the lowest class for which he is eligible; for example, if W Vet and W Supervet share a course, a W55 would score only as a W Supervet. A competitor who runs a course above that designated for his class will score in the lowest class for which he is eligible, e.g. an M55 running up on a course designated for M Open, W Open and M Veteran would score only as M Veteran. IT MAY BE THAT Only those runners aged 16 & over on the day, are allowed to run the Open class, due to BO insurance requirements.

  • In a competition with parallel heats and a set of graded finals, points will be awarded from the top of the A final downwards. Anybody not finishing both races will be disregarded.
  • The coordinator reserves the right to amend the scoring system during the year, with the aim of promoting competition or improving fairness in unforeseen circumstances.

The League will be scored on the best 4 of 8 events. In the event of a tie, a count back system will be applied, so that the highest 5th, then 6th and final 7th score will be taken into account to decide the winner. If this does not result in a clear result, then there will be a joint award for the winner of that class.

Roger Thetford who administers the Nopesport Urban League scoring system has agreed to administer the league scoring software for this league. A local or National BO number will be required to participate.

Organisers please read Roger’s comprehensive guidance on the scoring  system (http://www.oxfordfusion.com/NopeUL/OrganisersInstructions.pdf) before opening up for pre-entry, as the guidance includes information about how best to set up the event to allow results to be exported for the league scores. Please contact me at pmurgatroyd@lincoln.ac.uk for the password for results entry.

Awards for the 1st EMOA member male and female in each class will be made at the end of each series.