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## Overall Standings Calculation## IntroductionThe information below details how the overall standings are worked out and how to interpret the results. ## Individual StandingsAccording to rule 6, the overall standings over 5 rounds are worked out using the 4 best results for each individual. The score is given using 2 numbers as follows: X (Y), for example 7 (4) or 7 (–). The individual standing X is the sum of the 4 best results. If the runner did all 5 rounds, Y is the result that has been discarded; if the runner only did 4 rounds, Y is a dash. The winner is the runner with the lowest individual standing, and so on. The same approach is used after 2, 3 and 4 rounds to show the progress as the season develops. After 2 rounds, if the runner did both rounds, X is the better of the 2 results and the other is discarded; if the runner only did 1 round, X is the result for that round. After 3 rounds, if the runner did 3 rounds, X is the sum of the 2 best out of the 3 results and the other is discarded; if the runner only did 2 rounds, X is the sum of those 2 results. After 4 rounds, if the runner did 4 rounds, X is the sum of the 3 best out of the 4 results and the other is discarded; if the runner only did 3 rounds, X is the sum of those 3 results. Runners who at any stage miss 2 rounds immediately fall out of the standings. FOR EXAMPLE, after 4 rounds runner A has finished 1st, 2nd, 1st and 3rd and runner B has finished 4th, 1st, 4th and 1st. In the individual standings after 4 rounds, runner A is shown as 4 (3) and runner B is shown as 6 (4). Runner B cannot overtake runner A in round 5 even if runner A does not run in round 5 and runner B wins round 5. In this case after 5 rounds runner A would have 7 (–) with the previously discarded 3rd place needing to be used as one of the 4 best results of runner A, and runner B would have 7 (4) with the 1st place in round 5 being used as one of the best 4 results of runner B and one of the two 4th places still being discarded. So the two runners would be equal first. ## Team StandingsThe overall team standings are worked out more simply as no discards are allowed – so the team standings at each round are simply the sum of the team results for each club at that stage. And teams which miss a round immediately fall out of the team standings. |

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