For 2020 we will have the standard championship which will incorporate a mixture of short, medium and long off road races. We will also have a summer short hill race championship incorporating the Cosmic/Deeside summer series races.
For the main championship race results will be age graded with an updated race time produced and the ITRC finishing positions based on this. For example someone, aged 34, might finish 1st ITRC in the race but officially finishes 2nd in points scoring as someone, aged 45, has a better age graded time. This will make the championship more competitive and fairer across the board. Scoring will go from 40 downwards a point per place. 1st 40, 2nd 39, 3rd 38 etc
The age grading however doesn’t take into consideration the terrain of the race. For example, it is difficult to score high in Lairig Ghru and Ben Rinnes because of this. To avoid favouritism towards “easier” races we have added grading points to certain races based on terrain difficulty.
Below is a list of all the races including dates they commence (if known) and a link (click on the race) to the relevant website for entry. Reminders will also be posted on the ITRC Facebook page so nobody misses out.
|Main Championship (6 minimum to complete)|
|26-Jan||Haddo House XC||S||0|
|16-Feb||Fetteresso Trail Marathon||L||0|
|07-Apr||Krunce (first race only)||S||0|
|04-Apr||Clachnaben Hill Race||M||1|
|19-Apr||Balmoral 15 mile Trail Race||L||0|
|TBC-Jun||Ming the Merciless||M||0|
|18-Jul||Tom Na-Bat (SHR Champ Race)||S||1|
|25-Jul||Ben Rinnes Hill Race||L||2|
|22 – Aug||Speyside Ultra||L||0|
|05-Sep||Huntly Half marathon||M||0|
|19-Sep||Cairn William Hill Race||S||1|
|27-Sep||Bennachie Hill Race||M||1|
|TBC – Oct||Loch Kinnord||S||0|
|Summer Short Hills Champs (3 minimum to complete)|
|18-June||Hill of Fare||S||N/A|
In addition to the club championship there will be a shield for the most improved male and female runner in the club as well as the Neil Jaffray Quaich which will be awarded to the runner whom the club feels has been most inspirational over the year.