Trail Championships 2017 - Rules and Regulations Rule 1: A scoring trail race is: All races that appear in the MEC trail race calendar All LDWA challenge events All races issued with a TRA permit (excluding cross country league races) Rule 2: To score points you must: Enter as a paid up member of Mid Essex Casuals Appear in the results (i.e. complete the race, DNF doesn't score) some races are time based i.e; how many laps in 2 hours) Rule 3: Points will be awarded as follows: Mileage -1 point per mile up to 10 miles, ½ point per mile from 11 to 30 points (NO FURTHER POINTS AWARDED FOR LONGER DISTANCES) for the ADVERTISED race distance (all scores will be rounded down to the nearest point) e.g. An 8 mile race scores 8 points, a 15 mile race scores 12 points, a 40 mile race scores 20 points Position -1 point for race completion and 1 point for each MEC runner you beat e.g. Runner A 1st, B,C,D next in the same time, runner E last would score the following position points: A-5, B-2, C-2, D-2, E-1 Organising an Event -If you organise an event and therefore unable to take part in it you will receive the average of the points scored by fellow Casuals e.g. 7 runners participating and scoring 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 points respectively would give the non-participating organizer 13 Championship points Relay Races -15 points for completing a leg whatever the distance e.g. The Essex Way Relay Rule 4: Your best 20 race scores plus any relay race appearances will be counted: e.g. If you complete 22 races in the year, the lowest 2 scores will be discarded before calculating your total points; If you enter more than 1 race at an event each race will count as an individual race, if you enter the same race more than once only your first result will count; For 2016 there will be awards in all categories for the winners only. To claim your points send a copy of the results to paulscrivener@live.co.uk