We have changed the format this year to make it more inclusive for differing skill levels, to increase the level of competition and decrease the level of complexity when it comes to scoring!
Three courses will be set, Hard, Medium and Easy. Each team will enter three participants on each of the three courses who will navigate the course individually. Each individuals time will be recorded and Decathlon points awarded against the teams collective score of all 9 results. Gender rules apply and each course must be taken by at least 1 male and 1 female.
On each course 9 points for the fastest time, 1 for the slowest. An accumulated score will then determine The Decathlon points awarded. No points will be awarded if any leg is run without respecting the gender mix. A 10 point deduction will be made from any team failing to engage a full squad of 9 participants (but this means you can still participate and earn Decathlon with a lesser number).
It's going to be a good one!
How close was that?
With only 8 points separating the 3 podium places, this was certainly the closet fought discipline thus far. And the victors? Searching For Challenges, taking their first Champions Trophy of the season and a full 100 Decathlon Points. A very close second came Deloitte securing 80 points ahead of Wolfson Warriors (by only 3 points on the day) who claimed 3 spot and 60 all important Decathlon points.
With Edinburgh Leisure's late withdrawal we knew it was going to be all-change on the league table, and so it was. Deloitte now top the rankings with Searching For Challenges and Wolfson Warriors now neck-and-neck in joint second as full Decathlon participants all leap-frogging Edinburgh Leisure who are now third.
Thanks to Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club and all participants. Check out and tag the photos on our facebook page, and get your colleagues to join in. Also, don't forget to complete the on-line Survey issued to all participants where you can win stuff and (more importantly) let us know if you want to see Orienteering back again next year (but I think we know the answer to that one).