For the MetrO Series you are welcome to enter whichever course you choose, and enter a different course at each event if you wish. However, to qualify for the season-long competition, you will need to complete the same course on at least 5 events.

Each course offers categories for both men and women. There is no handicap system for adjusting points based on ages in the MetrO Series.

Categories:

  • Junior is 16 years of age or younger on December 31st, 2023.
  • Senior is 17 years of age or older on December 31st, 2023.
  • Open is any age.
  • A group is two or more people of any age and sex. Group entries are available for every course, however there is no series competition for groups.

Course

Men

Women

Group

Short

Junior

Senior

Junior

Senior

 

Medium

Junior

Senior

Junior

Senior

 

Long

Open

Open

 

Scoring:

  • 100 points will be awarded to the winner of each category at every event, then 99pts for 2nd, 98pts for 3rd, etc.
  • Series awards for the first three placegetters in each category will be calculated on an individual’s best 5 scores over the 2023-24 MetrO season.
  • Each competitor can only qualify for award in one category. If a competitor has completed at least 5 events in more than one course, the course in which the competitor first reaches a total of 5 events will count for an overall award.
  • In the event that two runners achieve 500 points in the same category, a count back using their next best score will be used to select the winner.

Inter-club competition:

The Inter-Club competition will be decided on the basis of a 3-2-1 score for placegetters in all of the final category results.

Notes:

  • Ages for junior/senior are calculated as the age on 31st December 2023, which allows everyone will remain in the same Category for the whole Series, regardless of whether they have a milestone birthday during the Series.
  • Children aged under 11 are recommended to be accompanied by an adult for safety reasons.
  • Please only enter a junior category if the child is predominately doing the navigation. If the adult is navigating, please enter your category as “group”.

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