BONUS POINTS for JANUARY
•Every week there will be bonus points for the feet of ascent you do as a team spread over your weekly distance. (eg. if your team run a total of 100 miles and have a total ascent of 1550ft, your ascent per mile will be 15.5ft) Points will be awarded based on your team’s ranking across all teams
•You can claim bonus points for your team for taking part in any officially timed run; This can be a Parkrun to a Marathon to an Ultra – only one point each team per event! (Eg. If two members of a team both run Concord Parkrun, they only get one point, but if they run at different Parkruns they get a point each. Yes – it’s mean I know!!) . To get these points, you need to email me with the name of the event you took part in. I won’t check, so it’s another one down to honesty.
•It’s far harder to renege on your commitments if you are part of a team and the team is small enough that your runs matter!
•When you tell me you want to take part, you will be put in a team (by me) based on some criteria which will be published (eg. Month of birthday, length of surname… you get the idea?)
•Teams will be published as soon as possible before the end of the year.
•The challenge will work best if everyone uses Strava and are a member of the Smiley Paces Strava Group. If you’re not a member, then go into Strava > Explore > Find Clubs > find us and request to join. Providing you’re a paid up member, I’ll click you in.
•If you have a GOOD reason for not being on Strava, contact me and we’ll try and sort out an alternative method of submitting your runs.
ILLNESS AND INJURY
•We really don’t want you to run when you are injured or ill, so we are allowing one “Sicky Card” per person which you can play at any time during the challenge.
•If you are ill or injured, you can “earn” the week’s points by emailing me by 8:00pm on the Monday following the week you are using it for, to tell me you want to use your “Sicky Card”.
•A “run” must be at least 2 miles in distance.
•There is a minimum of 2 runs per week and a maximum of 10! Contact me to discuss any alternatives you think are appropriate!!
•There is no minimum distance for a “long run” (except to be a run it has to be more than 2 miles!) Changed; Minimum distance for Long Run =4 miles.
•You can only claim one bonus point per week per criteria – eg. One for running a parkrun and one for a late night run.
•A timed run can be any run where you put in your full effort and are timed doing it. It would be best if it were an official run (Park run or a race somewhere) but if you can’t do that, we will hold an Thursday evening speed session where we will time you over a short distance.
•All communications concerning the previous week (Bonus Point Claims, Sicky Cards) must arrive before 8:00pm on the Monday after the week you are claiming for.
•HOLIDAYS and Skiiing Holidays in particular. You can count a skiing day as ONE RUN so you still need to specify how many runs for your holiday week. No elevation will be used and you may NOT claim sub-zero bonus points – obviously!! You will not have to specify a long run for a ski-holiday week if it’s in February or March provided you show the week clearly in the email you will be sending me at the end of Jan and/or Feb. Huh!!
•You will need to email me with your information at the end of your holiday week. It’s up to you to remember to do this by 8:00pm on the Monday… (sorry!)
•TREADMILL runs. The purpose of this challenge is to get you out and running, but I accept there may be days when the only safe way to run is on a treadmill, so Treadmill Runs will count towards the Number of Runs, but not Elevation. You may also use a treadmill run for your longest run in February and March. You will be able to manually enter these into Strava so it’s up to YOUR HONESTY!! Huh again!
•If you use a Treadmill, you may NOT claim sub-zero points or pre-7:00am or post 8:00pm bonus points. That is pushing things TOO FAR!!!!
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HOW THE SCORING WORKS
Number of Runs per week: (In January, February and March)
There are 10 points available per runner per week.
•If you do ALL of your pledged number of runs for the week, you get 100% of the point, ie. 10 points.
•If you don’t do all your pledged number of runs for the week, you get a percentage of the points. Eg. If you pledged to do 5 runs and only do 3, then you have done 60% of your pledged runs so get 60% of the points, ie. 6 points.
•If you do MORE than your pledged number of runs, you still only get 100% of the points, ie. 10 points AND you get called a SANDBAGGER (someone who deliberately understates what they are capable of doing!)
•If you do the runs, but don’t download to Strava by the time I extract the table of runs, then you won’t get the points. I won’t extract the number of runs until at least after 8:00pm on the Monday evening following the week in question.
Longest Run (in February and March)
There are 10 points available per runner per week
•If you do the full distance of your pledged longest run for the week, you get 100% of the point, ie. 10 points.
•If you don’t the full distance of your pledged longest run for the week, you get a percentage of the points. Eg. If you pledged to do a 8 mile run and only do 6 miles, then you have done 75% of your pledged distance so get 75%of the points, ie. 7.5 points.
•If you do MORE than your pledged distance, you still only get 100% of the points, ie. 10 points AND you get called a SANDBAGGER (someone who deliberately understates what they are capable of doing!)
Timed Run (March)
There are 50 points available per runner in total for doing a timed run (race) at full effort. You either get the points if you do the timed run and tell me, or you don’t!
•Only ONE timed run is required in March
•You MUST email me when you do it with the following information:
oThe name of the timed run (eg. Liverpool Half Marathon, Concord Parkrun etc)
oThe distance and your time
oYour Strava address for the run (eg. https://www.strava.com/activities/457342979)
SMILETASTIC 2016 - JANUARY Information and Rules
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