Trail & Ultra Running Championships
By Dave Sloan – A&T Trail & Ultra Running Captain.
After the success of the inaugural 2017 Trail & Ultra Running Championships where we had 14 members taking part in events beyond Marathon distance we are all set for a big year of ‘Going Long’. With more members than ever showing interest and more and more races popping up all over the country there are ever increasing opportunities to grab a part of this fast-growing running trend, and maybe grab yourself some bling at the end of the season.
I have selected a number of races as ‘Championship’ races, these are all events that have either been done by a member before and have good feedback or have a good reputation, this is in order to hopefully make it easier for anyone new to Ultras to find a suitable race for then (you can always talk to me of you need to).
The scoring system for the races is outlined in the rules attached and is based on the total miles run in a race, a multiplier is then achieved based on the amount of climbing involved in the race, this score is then multiplied by your finishing position (as a ratio of the number of starting runners). There are also a couple of other consideration, firstly, if you take part in one of the listed ‘Championship’ races you will automatically bag yourself an additional 10% onto your score and if you do a multi-day event (total distance over 50km) there will be 5% taken from the score per additional day (i.e. a 3 day event will forfeit 10% of their total score), this is to make it fair for those running longer distances over shorter time-frames.
All supporting information is attached below, including current standings (up to 30/07/2018), scoring spreadsheet and championship rules.
If you have any questions about Trail & Ultra Running, or joining A&T to get involved in this, please feel free to contact me.
Ultra Championships Rules 2018
2018 Current Standing
2018 Scoring Sheet
2017 Final Results