UK Orienteering League

The primary objectives of the competition are as follows:

  • Encourage greater participation at a national level and thus increase the quality of competition.
  • Provide competition in a variety of terrain types, across the United Kingdom.
  • Promote new and alternative event formats.
  • Provide an excellent sporting experience.

Annually the UK Orienteering League will consist of 16-20 events from February to November spread across the country. They should offer a range of competition formats and terrain types.

The competition is based around the standard age based class structure (It will apply to Long and A classes only, but where there are Elite classes the competition will only apply to these and not the Long class in those age groups. M/W 10, 12, 14 will not be included). Where events use a different class structure, e.g. urban events, classes will be disaggregated for the purpose of the UK Orienteering League scoring.

Scoring is based on position as shown below, with a competitor’s overall score being their best 10 scores from the 19 events:

1st 50 points, 2nd  49, 3rd  48, 4th 47, 5th 46, ... 50th  1 point


Club Competition

In addition to the individual competition there will be a club team competition based on the 15 best individual club members’ total scores as follows:

3 from classes M/W 16 to M/W 21,
3 from classes M/W 35 to M/W 45,
3 from classes M/W 50 to M/W 55,
3 from classes M/W 60+,
plus any 3 additional scores.

Each team must include at least 5 men & 5 women