Updated October 2021 (applied to 2021/22 onwards)
The Wiltshire Off-Road Race League (WORL) is an annual series of races for all runners from clubs affiliated to Wiltshire Athletic Association with the goal of promoting running within the county and raising the profile of Wiltshire clubs and athletes. These races are Off-Road, meaning they are mostly gravel path, woodland, fields etc. There will usually be road sections. Expect these races to be hilly and potentially muddy.
The races are selected by the XC and Off-Road secretaries and clubs are encouraged to submit races for consideration. There are typically eight races in a season which runs from Autumn to the following Spring.
The League is structured into two divisions (First and Second), with promotion and relegation of the top/bottom teams each season.
More details are available on the Rules site (link below), but in summary each athlete in an affiliated club is awarded points in each race. These start at 100 points and descend to a single point. The team scores are calculated as the top five runners in a club scoring for the ‘A’ team and the next five scoring for the ‘B’ team. Scores are separately allocated for Male/Female. The club points are allocated from 20 points down based on the sum of the male/female scores for each race.
For each individual and club the top six scores are used for the total.
Awards are as follows:
- highest scoring team in the First Division of WORL
- highest scoring Open Male/Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
- highest scoring Category Male/Female in the following categories: SEN, V40, V50, V60 & V70
The full rules and scoring for the league can be found here: Wiltshire Off-Road League Rules