NB Individuals in all categories are best 3 races to count. Discard the worst race of each runner. If a runner has run 4 races, discard the largest number of points. If a runner has only run 3 races, there is no race to discard. There is just one rule: Examine races where the two runners have been in competition with each other and have counted these races as their best 3. Add up the times for these runners for these races. The runner with the lowest total time wins. Some examples follow. Examples 1 to 3 show different situations where runners have run either 3 or 4 races. Example 4 shows where a runner has run 4 races and has two equal scores as worst - which one should be discarded? Example 5 shows a 3-way tie. Example 1 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Runner A notrun 4 5 3 12 (no race to discard) Runner B 1 5 6 notrun 12 (no race to discard) times Runner A notrun 24:42 25:11 22:35 Runner B 21:22 24:45 25:21 notrun after discards Runner A notrun 24:22 25:11 ignore 49:33 }only races 2 & 3 Runner B ignore 24:25 25:21 notrun 49:46 }are added Runner A wins Example 2 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Runner C 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Runner D 1 5 6 notrun 12 (no race to discard) times Runner C 21:42 24:42 25:11 22:55 Runner D 21:22 24:45 25:21 notrun after discards Runner C 21:42 24:22 25:11 discard 71:15 }races 1 2 3 Runner D 21:22 24:25 25:21 notrun 71:08 }are added Runner D wins Example 3 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Runner E 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Runner F 1 7 6 5 12 (discards 7 in race 2) times Runner E 21:42 24:42 25:11 22:55 Runner F 21:22 25:05 25:21 22:20 after discards Runner E 21:42 ignore 25:11 discard 46:53 }only races 1 & 3 Runner F 21:22 discard 25:21 ignore 46:43 }are added Runner F wins Example 4 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Runner G 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Runner H 1 6 6 5 12 (discards one of the 6's) times Runner G 21:42 24:42 25:11 22:35 Runner H 21:22 25:04 25:21 22:20 if runner H discards the 6 in race 2 Runner G 21:42 ignore 25:11 discard 46:53 }only races 1 & 3 Runner H 21:22 discard 25:21 ignore 46:43 }are added if runner H discards the 6 in race 3 Runner G 21:42 24:42 ignore discard 46:24 }only races 1 & 2 Runner H 21:22 25:04 discard ignore 46:26 }are added since runner H is allowed to discard his worst race, he discards race 2 and wins by 10 seconds Example 5 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Runner J 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Runner K 1 7 6 5 12 (discards 7 in race 2) Runner L 4 notrun 4 4 12 (no race to discard) times Runner J 21:42 24:42 25:11 22:55 Runner K 21:22 25:05 25:21 22:20 Runner L 21:50 notrun 25:00 22:10 after discards Runner J 21:42 ignore 25:11 discard 46:53 }only races 1 & 3 Runner K 21:22 discard 25:21 ignore 46:43 }are added Runner L 21:50 notrun 25:00 ignore 46:50 } Runner K wins Note that we do not count races that have been discarded by any runner - they may have had an off-day and perhaps were making up numbers for their team so should not be penalised for a non-counting event for them as individuals.

NB Teams in all junior categories are best 3 races to count. Discard the worst race of each team. If a club has had a complete team in 4 races, discard the race in which they had the largest number of runner points. If a club has only had a complete team in 3 races, there is no race to discard. There is just one rule: Examine races where the two teams have been in competition with each other and have counted these races as their best 3. Add up the runner points for these teams for these races. The team with the lowest total runner points wins. Some examples follow. Examples 6 to 8 show different situations where teams have completed either 3 or 4 races. Example 4 shows where a team has completed 4 races and has two equal scores as worst - which one should be discarded? Example 5 shows a 3-way tie. Example 6 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Team M notrun 4 5 3 12 (no race to discard) Team N 1 5 6 notrun 12 (no race to discard) runner points Team M notrun 42 51 35 Team N 22 45 61 notrun after discards Team M notrun 42 51 ignore 93 }only races 2 & 3 Team N ignore 45 61 notrun 106 }are added Team M wins Example 7 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Team P 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Team Q 1 5 6 notrun 12 (no race to discard) runner points Team P 42 42 51 55 Team Q 22 45 61 notrun after discards Team P 42 42 51 discard 135 }races 1 2 3 Team Q 22 45 61 notrun 128 }are added Team Q wins Example 8 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Team R 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Team S 1 7 6 5 12 (discards 7 in race 2) runner points Team R 42 42 51 55 Team S 22 65 61 50 after discards Team R 42 ignore 51 discard 93 }only races 1 & 3 Team S 22 discard 61 ignore 83 }are added Team S wins Example 9 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Team T 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Team U 1 6 6 5 12 (discards one of the 6's) runner points Team T 42 42 51 55 Team U 22 64 61 50 if team T discards the 6 in race 2 Team T 42 ignore 51 discard 93 }only races 1 & 3 Team U 22 discard 61 ignore 83 }are added if team T discards the 6 in race 3 Team T 42 42 ignore discard 84 }only races 1 & 2 Team U 22 64 discard ignore 86 }are added since team T is allowed to discard their worst race, they discard race 2 and win by 10 runner points Example 10 race1 race2 race3 race4 best3 Team V 3 4 5 6 12 (discards 6 in race 4) Team W 1 7 6 5 12 (discards 7 in race 2) Team X 4 notrun 4 4 12 (no race to discard) runner points Team V 42 42 51 55 Team W 22 65 61 50 Team X 50 notrun 40 40 after discards Team V 42 ignore 51 discard 93 }only races 1 & 3 Team W 22 discard 61 ignore 83 }are added Team X 50 notrun 40 ignore 90 } Team W wins Note that we do not count races that have been discarded by any team

NB Teams in all senior categories are all 4 races to count. Only teams that have had a complete team in all 4 races can be considered. Rule Add up the runner points for the teams for all 4 races. The team with the lowest total runner points wins. Example 11 race1 race2 race3 race4 total Team Y 3 4 5 6 18 Team Z 1 6 6 5 18 runner points Team Y 42 42 51 55 190 Team Z 22 64 61 50 197 Team Y wins