Runners set off in groups of similar ability based on their predicted time, (with the exception of prologue #1, where all runners set off together), and their race time is recorded.
Race time is compared to predicted time in terms of a % of predicted time.
Runners are placed in order of % improvement (smallest first) - this means that a slower runner will have to improve on their predicted time by much more than someone with a faster time for the same score.
Runners without a verified predicted time will score last place +1 - this is to prevent situations where a first time runner can adversely affect the scores should a very inaccurate predicted time be used for them. Once they have run, then they will have a time that can be used for subsequent races.
Organisers reserve the right to use a recent best 5k time if believed first race time provided is not representative.
If you think there is an issue with the race used or you think you should be listed, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Results for individual events in the series will be published on the web site. However, the final result may, at the discretion of the Committee, not be publicised until the Annual Awards night.
Runners scores for their best 4 races are added together with the smallest overall score to giving a male and female winner according to the following criteria:
A runner must have completed a minimum of 4 races
A runner must have raced each of the 3 routes
To help the event run smoothly, the organisers ask the following: