Super 7 Road Competition

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 total point score wins. Trophies are awarded to the top seven (7) finishers in the competition. The competition rules are as follows:

  1. Members can earn points in the following events:

    1. A maximum of four Terrigal Trotters 10km Time Trials.
    2. Any CERTIFIED road event of 10km or greater or
    3. Any of the following special events although they are not currently certified (*)
      1. City to Surf (14km)
      2. Lake Macquarie Running Festival (10.5km/Half)
      3. Carcoar Cup (10km/Half/Marathon)
      4. South West Rocks (10km/Half/Marathon)

      5. (*) Distance adjustments may be applied to special events

  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. Where 'gun time' and 'net time' are measured, then the time used is the 'net time'.
  4. The seven (7) best AG scores will be totalled for each participant
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Competition

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 (3) finishers in the competition.

This competition has over the years been extremely close and requires participants to turn up to as many TT races as possible whilst working around other commitments and staying injury free. It is the ultimate test of commitment.

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

Super 3 Ultra Competition

This is a point score series where the three best ultra-running (distances greater than or equal to 50km) performance points of a member over the year are totalled 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 course adjustment factors applied to each event. 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 distances of greater than or equal to 50km 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, then the time used is 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 a Course Adjustment Factor (CAF) based on the winning time and the winner’s ITRA Performance Index

Super 4 Trail Competition

This is a point score series where the four (4) best trail running (distances greater than or equal to 10km but less than 50km) performance points of a member over the year are totalled 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 course adjustment factors applied to each event. 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 of the trail events listed below. At these events, any course with a distance greater than or equal to 10km but less than 50km will qualify. For courses with distances less than that shown in the list below, the CAF for the longer course will apply. The Committee may choose to add a new event to this list if more than one Trotter competes in that event.
  2. Only members who complete at least four trail running events in the financial year qualify for this competition.
  3. Where 'gun time' and 'net time' are measured, then the time used is the 'net time'.
  4. It is 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 a Course Adjustment Factor (CAF) based on the winning time and the winner’s ITRA Performance Index



The course list below provides calculated CAF's for popular trail events that have historically been attended by Trotters. The list is not exhaustive and is far from complete. The CAF's for other events will be calculated when results are available - or on request.

Date Course Distance (km) CAF

Course Adjustment Factors (CAF)

The CAF is an adjustment factor that is used to adjust AG points based on the difficulty of a specific event that has elite runners participating. The idea is that the CAF should be used multiply standard Ag points to acknoweldge and recognise the difficulty of different trail races so as to provide a fair mechanism to compare the results of runners across different results.

The previous method of multiplying AG points by a distance multiplier never accounted for the differences in courses (i.e. it was unfair to allocate the same AG points for aaa runner who completed the Woodford to Glenbrook (a very easy course) compared to a runner who completed Mount Solitary (a very difficult course).

The process for calculating the CAF is as follows:

  1. Elite runners with ITRA rankings times are extracted from the previous one or two years results
  2. Runners with limited results, no ITRA ranking or who are unknown are removed from the list
  3. In general there are normally two or more athletes who meet the criteria
  4. The ITRA ranking is used to calculate runnners per km times and uses the following two (2) assumptions:
    1. An ITRA ranking of 1000 is the world record marathon Time [02:01:57] | Minutes [121.95] | Km/Pace = 121.95/42.195 = [2.89]
    2. An ITRA ranking of 850 has a comparable marathon Time Time [02:31:55] | Minutes [151.92] | Km/Pace = 151.92/42.195 = [3.60]
    3. The expected marathon pace for any ITRA ranking is calculated as 2.89 + (1000 - ITRA ranking) * (3.60 - 2.89) / 150
    4. A simplified method for calculating the ITRA per km is: 2.89 + (1000-ITRA Ranking)*0.004739336)
    5. Example:
      Runner A has an ITRA ranking of 750
      The runners ITRA per km pace is calculated as 2.89 + (1000-750) * (3.60 - 2.89) / 150 = 4.07
      Or using the simplified method: 2.89 + (1000-750) * 0.004739336 = 4.07
    6. The net results is known at the ITRA per km time
  5. The per km time of each ITRA runner is calculated for the course by dividing the runners finishing time by course distance.
    Example:
    Runner A completed a 35km course in 2:45:00
    The runners per km value = Time [02:45:00] = Minutes [165.00] = 165 / 35 = 4.7
  6. The runner CAF is calculated by dividing the runners per km value / ITRA per km value
    Example:
    Runner A
    Per KM value = 4.7
    ITRA Per KM Value = 4.07
    Runner CAF = 4.7 / 4.07 = 1.15
  7. The course CAF is calculated by averaging ITRA eligible runners CAF

    Note: Examples are rounded to improve readability.

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