Nearly 400 trail runners from Texas and around the country, are participating in the inaugural year of the Texas Trail Championship series that contains 29 races from throughout the state. 19 races in the books, and 10 races queued up for the remainder of the year. And like a good novel, we won’t know the final results until the last race (page) has played out. Someone could join the series today and take home some bling, cash, the mother load of race discounts for an age-group win (half price entries in 2015), or even enjoy a cold beer…from a dreamy Yeti cooler!
Before we take a glance at the current standings, how about a little understanding on how points are accumulated (assuming you have a USATF membership or get one before your series race) for the Ultra and Trail (sub-ultra) series divisions.
- Finish a series race and you earn points with the following formula ((Winning Time) / (Your Time)) * Distance = Your Points (Example: winning time – 1 hour, your time – 2 hours, distance – 10 miles. (1/2) * 10 = 5 points)
- Your top 7 points finishes will be used in the series standings for that particular division.
- For the Trail (non-ultra) series you must finish four races to be included in the final standings.
Now the series standings may make a bit more sense, let’s check it out.