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Annual Running Competitions

Terrigal Trotters makes a number of awards each year (1 July to 30 June) to recognize the running achievements of its members.  To be eligible for any of the awards, a member must have recorded no less than fourteen (14) attendances at Saturday morning Trotters’ runs.  Only performances achieved after a member has earned their official Trotter Number by completing ten (10) recorded Saturday morning runs will count.

SUPER 7 SERIES

  1. This series was first conducted during the 2002-03 race year.  It is a point score series where the best seven (7) races of a member are averaged over the year to determine the highest scorer.  Points are determined using the World Masters Athletics Road Age Standards that allocate points to performances based on the age and gender of the athlete.  The member with the highest average point score wins, and trophies are awarded to the top seven (7) finishers in the competition. The competition rules are as follows:

  2. Members can earn points in the following events:

    1. A maximum of four Terrigal Trotters 10km Time Trials.

    2. One of the Gold Coast Airport, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (July)

    3. Sydney Harbour 10km (July)

    4. One of the Hunter Valley Marathon and Half Marathon (July)

    5. City to Surf (August)

    6. Lake Macquarie Running Festival Half Marathon (August)

    7. One of Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Marathon and Half Marathon (September)

    8. One of the Melbourne Marathon Festival Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (October)

    9. Central Coast 10km Track Championship Mingara (October)

    10. Summer Starter 10km Homebush (November)

    11. One of the Central Coast Half Marathon and 10km (November)

    12. One of the Cadbury Hobart Marathon and Half Marathon (January)

    13. Six Foot Track Marathon (March)

    14. One of the Australian Running Festival (Canberra) 50k, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (April)

    15. The Sydney 10km Homebush (May)

    16. Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon (May)

    17. One of the Macleay River Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (June)

    18. Woodford to Glenbrook 25km (June)

  3. The finishing times of all participants will be adjusted for age and gender using the “WMA Road Age Standards” tables. This will give a rating for the performance out of 1,000.

  4. Where 'gun time' and 'net time' are measured, then the time used is the 'net time'.

  5. The seven (7) best scores will be averaged for each participant, subject to the limitations specified in Point 1, above.

  6. For other than the Terrigal Trotters Time Trials, it will be the responsibility of the participant to notify the Results Coordinator of their race results.

  7. Competitors must compete under their own name.  That is, they cannot compete under another runner’s name if that runner pre-entered and then withdrew for some reason such as injury, illness etc.

TIME TRIAL AGGREGATE POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP

This is a point score series where all the Time Trial performance points of a member are aggregated  over the year to determine the highest scorer.  Points are determined using the World Masters Athletics Road Age Standards that allocate points to performances based on the age and gender of the athlete.  The member with the highest total point score wins, and trophies are awarded to the top three finishers in the competition. The competition rules are as follows:

  1. Members can earn points in all Terrigal Trotters 10km Time Trials.

  2. The finishing times of all participants will be adjusted for age and gender using the “WMA Road Age Standards” tables. This will give a rating for the performance out of 1,000.

  3. All points scored will be totalled for each participant.

ULTRA-RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP

This is a point score series where the three best ultra-running (distances greater than 42.195km) performance points of a member over the year are averaged to determine the highest scorer.  Points are determined using the World Masters Athletics Road Age Standards that allocate points to performances based on the age and gender of the athlete, with adjustments for terrain and distance as detailed below.  The member with the highest average point score wins, and trophies are awarded to the top three finishers in the competition. The competition rules are as follows:

  1. Members can earn points in any official competitive ultra-running event they complete over a distance of greater than 42.195km where results are published .  This can include individual times in team events such as the Oxfam Trailwalker.

  2. Only members who complete at least three ultra-running events in the competition year qualify for this competition.

  3. Where 'gun time' and 'net time' are measured, the time used will be the 'net time'.

  4. For other than the Terrigal Trotter-organised Great North Walk 100s, it will be the responsibility of the participant to notify the Results Coordinator of their race results.

  5. Competitors must compete under their own name.  That is, they cannot compete under another runner’s name if that runner pre-entered and then withdrew for some reason such as injury, illness etc.

  6. Point scores will be calculated as follows:

    1. The finishing times of all participants will be used to calculate a “Raw AG Points Score” using the “WMA Road Age Standards” tables which adjust for the age and gender of competitors. This will give a rating for the performance out of 1,000.

    2. The “Raw AG Points Score” will be multiplied by 1.4 to give a “Terrain-Adjusted AG Points Score” for all events that are not conducted on a running track or relatively flat loop road course.  This is done to take account of the difficult terrain encountered in other ultra-distance events.

    3. The “Terrain-Adjusted AG Points Score” will be multiplied by 1.0 for distances of less than 70km, by 1.1 for distances from 70-99km, by 1.2 for distances from 100-149km, by 1.3 for distances from 150-199km, and 1.4 for distances of 200km and over, to calculate the “Terrain & Distance-Adjusted AG Points Score”.  This is to take account of the greater toll taken on competitors in the longer events which may also impact their ability to perform in other ultra-running events during the year.

    4. The “Terrain & Distance-Adjusted AG Points Scores” achieved by each member over the competition year will be averaged to determine the winner and place-getters.

DEBUT HALF-MARATHON AND MARATHON

In an endeavour to encourage Trotters to compete in longer distance races, two (2) new awards were introduced into the club during the 2002-03 race year.  Points are determined using the World Masters Athletics Road Age Standards that allocate points to performances based on the age and gender of the athlete.  The competition rules are as follows:

  1. Any performance over the year on a certified (and verifiable) Half Marathon or Marathon course is eligible.

  2. It must be the competitor’s first ever Half-Marathon or Marathon, not simply their first as a member of Trotters.

  3. The competitor must not have previously completed an event longer than a Half Marathon to be eligible for the Debut Half Marathon Award, or longer than a Marathon to be eligible for the Debut Marathon Award.

  4. Competitors must be over 18 years of age to be eligible for the Debut Marathon award.

  5. Competitors must notify the Results Coordinator of their performance and confirm that it is their debut.

  6. The finishing times of all participants will be adjusted for age and gender using the “WMA Road Age Standards” tables. This will give a rating for the performance out of 1,000.

  7. Where 'gun time' and 'net time' are measured, the time included is the 'net time'.