Claiming Colour Coded Badges
Calling SO Juniors… Do you want to collect your colours?
Colour coded awards help you to see how you are progressing as an orienteer, all the way from white standard to the rarely seen black.
If you reach the qualifying standard on 3 courses you can claim a badge and start thinking about how you could move on to the next level.
(Note this is also available for all adults, but they will need to keep track of their own achievements).
Colour Coded Awards
A competitor qualifies for a Colour Coded Award by achieving the Colour Coded Standard for that colour course on three separate occasions. Pairs can qualify for Colour Coded Awards on the White, Yellow and Orange courses.
A White Colour Coded Standard is achieved by anyone who successfully completes the White course.
The Colour Coded Standard for courses other than White is calculated using whichever of the following two methods gives the larger number of qualifiers:
• The time that is achieved by at least 50% of those who started the course, which includes those who retire or are disqualified. Each pair or group on Yellow and Orange courses (if any) should be treated as a single starter.
• 150% of the winner’s time.
The Controller may extend the qualifying time if there are reasonable circumstances to do so, but may not reduce it.
Posted by Ali Hooper on 16th Nov 08