SCOTTISHATHLETICS VIRTUAL Hill Running Challenge
5th – 8th February 2021
Entry Opens: Tuesday 19th January 2021
Entry Closes: Thursday 4th February 2021
Competition Window: 0000 Friday 5th February to 2359 Monday 8th February 2021
Submission Deadline: 1200hrs Tuesday 9th February 2021
Following the most recent Scottish Government announcement on the extension of the National Lockdown -
ALL RUNS MUST NOW BE RUN SOLO
Athletes without access to GPS devices may name a suitable adult observer who can confirm the accuracy of the performance.
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Aim of the Virtual hill running challenge is to climb as many vertical metres as possible in 30 minutes (U17 to Masters) and 15 mins (U13 to U15).
Runners use a slope, hill or steps in their local area and record their total vertical ascent and descent. The challenge can be completed like hill reps or as a hilly run, planning the run to have as much vertical ascent as possible in your local area.
Most runners will live in an urban environment. To reflect this, the maximum ascent for one climb should be approximately 100m and if running reps please ensure the distance travelled is far enough to register on your device to enable possible verification (200m plus for distance covered on ground should work).
The total ascent and descent should be approx. the same.
Total Climb by Individual Age and Gender
This category ranks individual athletes in each age group and gender category running the most metres in 30 minutes (U17 to Masters) and 15 mins (U13 to U15)
Total Climb by 4 Person Mixed Team – 4 x 30 min Runs (U17 to Masters) and 4 x 15 mins (U13 to U15)
This team category ranks teams of 4 athletes (from the same club, same age group; 2 male and 2 female) who covered the most metres for their club in 2 hours.
Total Climb by all Club Members (U17 to Masters)
Every extra metre counts in this total club climb category, which adds up the climbs run by all members of all ages and genders to give one club total.
Total Climb by all Club Members (U13 and U15)
These general rules apply to all scottishathletics Virtual Challenge events
o Para Wheelchair or Race Runner athletes may submit Point to Point results. P2P results with a net elevation loss of more than 10m will be subject to a 10sec penalty per 10m of loss.
a) supervised by a UKA Licenced Coach
b) backed up by suitable GPS data showing full completion of the challenge distance as measured on the track (number of completed laps)
All current government guidelines regarding physical distancing must be strictly adhered to. Any changes to government guidelines will be implemented immediately.