When you're the only one running in the direction of the first hardpoint.
Definitely. I stopped playing HP though after being on teams with numerous 'morons' who would just keep jumping in and out of the HP hoping for their easy 200 points. I'd end up being the only person actually in the HP as they'd just run ahead and dolphin dive into it for their 200 points, then run away. Definitely a broken game mode for scoring.