HOW THE RANKING WORKS

In order to enter the Ranking System and to ensure its proper functioning for each athlete's results and ranking, the following needs to be respected. Firstly, an entry fee including the BIB-number needs to be purchased and must not be folded at any time. The BIB-number includes the registration chip which can become damaged if folded or without care. Secondly, the participant re-sells the BIB-number, it is their responsibility and that of the new participant, that these changes be communicated to the race organizers. Lastly, during the run, the BIB-number needs to be worn at the front to ensure proper detection by the timing system. If the BIB-number is placed anywhere that is not the front, the organizers will not be responsible for any missed time-detection.

In order to enter the Ranking System, a participant must finsh atleast 1 Patrishi Sports' Ranked Events in 2018 or onwards. See the “Running Events” Tab for more information of the 2020 Events occuring this year. Once in the system, the participant will receive a Personal Page with his/her results that includes an Overall Ranking (Gender Specific) and Category Ranking (Age Group Specific) based on Event Points earned per Year

Event Points are earned PER Event, BASED only on Distance and Average Speed. Your final standing within a specific event does NOT affect your Event Points, only Distance and Average Speed. A Participant can earn more Event Points by running longer distances OR by running faster on the same distance. For Example: 1. Jareth Vermeulen finished 6KM Distance with an Average Speed of 4 Minutes Per Kilometer earning 1005 Event Points. 2. Jareth Vermeulen finished 10KM Distance with an Average Speed of 4 Minutes and 12 Seconds Per Kilometer earning 1199 Event Points. As you can see, Jareth had a faster average speed on the 6KM distance. However the longer effort of finishing a 10KM distance earned him more points. The longer the distance, the longer the effort, the more Event Points you can earn.

Your Ranking Position can be improved, by increasing your Average Points. There are 4 ways to improve your Average Points: 1. Amount of Event Points Earned Per Event By Running longer or faster you can earn more Event Points. See “How to Earn Event Points” for more information. 2. Number of Events Completed in the Year As you train and participate in more events consistently, you can improve your ability to either finish longer distances or run faster thus earning highest Event Points. 3. Keeping Up with the “2/3 Norm” There are 21 Events during 2019 and the “1/2 Norm” stipulates that you should participate in 1/2 of the total number of events to achieve your best possible Average Points. At the end of 2020, you can achieve your best possible Average Points by participating in a minimum of 12 Events. While the FINAL amount of Events you should participate in is 12, during the year this number will slowly move from 1 after the Event 1: Urataka Run & Walk all the way to 12 at Event 24: Sport Caribe Run. This means that keeping up with the “1/2 Norm” during the year requires you to participate consistently in 1/2 of the Events at that particular time. This norm was put in place to avoid participants needing to run every race OR achieve high rankings while participating in very few Events. 1/2 of the Events has been established as the norm for 2020. Thus, it is NOT REQUIRED to run all 24 events to receive the best possible Average Points, only 12 events. 4. Best 1/2 Event Points Will Count While you must only run 1/2 of the Events, there is an advantage to running more than the minimum of 1/2 of the Events. The calculation of the Average Points will only include your best 1/2 Event Points, NOT all of them if you have more than the 1/2 norm. Example 1: If you run the first 4 events of the year, you will have earned 4 different Event Points. After 4 Events, the “1/2 Norm” indicate that you should have ran a minimum of 2 races at that point to adhere to the “1/2 Norm”. Therefore, your Average Point at that moment will ONLY include your 2 highest Event Points. Example 2: At the end of the year, if you ran all 24 events, ONLY your highest 12 Event Points will count in the calculation for your Average Points. So if you are improving during the year, it may be in your benefit to run more races as the year goes on as you may earn more points due to increased speed or ability to run longer distances. Various strategies can be effective depending on your approach, training method and goals. The Exact Steps of Calculation is explained in Step 4: How To Calculate The Average Points.

The calculation is done in 4 steps 1. Organize Your Event Points from Highest to Lowest. 2. Find the Current “1/2 Norm” Number at that moment in time, based on how many events have passed at the time and divide that by 2 and round up its an uneven number. 3. Select the highest Event Points Equaling the “1/2 Norm” and add them up to get Total Points For Example: After Event 4: RCA Powerade Walk & Run, “1/2 Norm” Number is 4/2= 2. Select your highest 2 Event Points. Then Divide those 2 Events Points By 2 to get your average, that is your Ranking Point! After Event 24 Sport Caribe Run, “1/2 Norm” Number is 12. Select your highest 12 Event Points and divide those by 12 to get your average, that is your Ranking Point! 4. In order to Calculate the Average Points: Total Points/”1/2 Norm Number” = Average Points ---> Ranking Point!

A participant receives the best possible Mean Ranking Points (MRP) if he or she participates in the number of events that is equal to the Magic Number at that particular moment in the year.

If a participant does not meet the “Magic Number requirement”, he or she did not participate in the number of events equal to the magic number at that time. In this case, the participant’s event points will be summed up and divided by the Magic Number. This would thus lower the Mean Ranking Points a participant can receive which leads to a lower Ranking Position.

Total Events Magic Number
1 1
2 1
3 2
4 2
5 3

 

Total Events Magic Number
10 5
15 8
20 10
24 12
The ranking is calculated using the best points available from a participant (based on the magic number) and divide those points by the Magic Number. The person with the higher Mean Ranking Points will be ranked higher in the rankings.
Every Participant will be ranked twice. Once in the ranking per gender (Overall Ranking) and also once per age group (Category Ranking).
Please send a mail to results@patrishisports.com with your name, race, bib and change you would like to see in the results.

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