SRAC Virtual League

Welcome to our new virtual race league, sign up and join your local team here! – www.entrycentral.com/SRACVirtualRaces

VIRTUAL LEAGUE TABLE – after Season 2 Round 1

The Minch are the Season 1 Champs!

The Teams

We have created 6 virtual teams based on where you live. When you sign up to the league please choose the team that covers the area you live in:
TEAM 1 – Stornoway
TEAM 2 – From Laxdale, Tong to Tolsta
TEAM 3 – Westside (south of Borve), Uig, Lochs and Harris
TEAM 4 – North Lewis (Borve and everywhere north to the Butt)
TEAM 5 – From Sandwich to Point
TEAM 6 – The Rest of the World!

The areas have been combined to balance the numbers but when the transfer window opens in future we might need to shift some areas between teams for a re balance. If you happen to live in-between two teams, we’ll leave it up to you to decide, it’s just for fun!

Scoring

We will be using runner’s Age Graded (AG) results from each race to give each team a score, AG is a fairer way of comparing times have a look at the
explanation below. We will take the average AG for each team and award a score: 6 points for 1st, 5 points for 2nd,… and so on.

There will be 6 bonus points for the team with most runners in the race, 5 for the team with the 2nd most, and so on.

1 bonus point will be awarded if someone in your team score the highest AG in the following categories and also if someone in your team is the most improved in each category:
– Highest Junior boy U20
– Highest Junior girl U20
– Highest senior man
– Highest senior lady
– Highest V40+ man
– Highest V40+ lady
Note: the same runner can’t 2 points each race. If a runner with highest AG is also most improved, the 2nd most improved will score.

What is Age Grading?:

Age grading is a way of putting all race participants on a level playing field, regardless of age or gender. Age-graded scores let you compare your race times to those of different runners, as well as to the standard for your age and gender.

A calculation is carried out that takes into account the age and the gender of the runner and produces a single percentage value. This value can then be used to compare performances between males and females and across different ages and distances.

Age grading is a fun way of allowing a simple comparison between runners that could not otherwise be competitive. So, it’s possible to compare a 42-year-old woman’s marathon, a 15-year-old boy’s 5k, and a 66-year-old man’s 10k.

The higher the percentage, the better the performance. A value of 100% is the best time (world record) that is possible for a particular distance by a runner of a specific age and gender.

  • You only need to sign up once for the series here: www.entrycentral.com/SRACVirtualRaces
  • We will email you telling you the date and distance of each race.
  • Once you run a race, send a link to your Strava, Garmin Connect or a picture of your watch to results@srac.org.uk
  • We don’t want to discourage folk from running other virtual challenges (especially local charity ones). So feel free to submit your charity run time for the league too 🙂
  • Feel free to do the race distance during part of a longer run, just let us know which part
  • Please note we will use your Elapsed time rather than your Moving time on Strava/Garmin

NOTE: Elapsed Time and Moving Time can and often will be different. For example, if you start recording your activity at 10 o’clock and stop recording your activity at 11 o’clock, the Elapsed Time will be 1 hour, but the moving time may be less if you stopped moving at any point or stopped your watch during that hour.

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