*  Fair-play

Fair-play indicates the loyal acceptance of rules, not only to the letter but also in the spirit which presides over their definition.

For the runners, to be fair-play means respecting the race regulations, not cheating, not bending the rules, refusing all forms of doping; but also embodying the human values of trail-running throughout all of their races; mutual aid and solidarity with the other runners, respect for all the players present at the races.

For organisers, respecting fair-play supposes the implementation of the necessary means to fight against "...cheating, bending the rules, doping, ...physical and verbal violence ...exploitation, unequal opportunities, excessive commercialisation and corruption" (extract from the Council of Europe’s Code of Sports Ethics).

Semi-autonomy

The average interval (AI) between 2 refreshment posts is calculated as follows:

  • Dist = distance expressed in km
  • Height gain/loss =a hundredth of the ascent expressed in metres
  • N° Refr. posts = number of refreshment posts on the route (excluding start and finish)
  • AI = [Dist + (Height/100)] / N° Refr. P

Example for a race of 65km with 3500m of ascent and 6 refreshment posts: AI = (65+ (3500/100)) / 6 = 16.7

When the average interval AI is inferior to 13, the number of effort points diminishes according to the following chart:

  • Calculated AI is inferior to 13 and superior or equal to 11 : -10
  • Calculated AI is inferior to 11 and superior or equal to 9 : -15
  • Calculated AI is inferior to 9 and superior or equal to 7 : -20
  • Calculated AI is inferior to 7 and superior or equal to 5 : -25
  • Calculated AI is inferior to 5 : -30

Example for a race of 65km with 3500m of ascent and 10 refreshment posts:

AI = (65+ (3500/100)) / 10 = 10 → penalty: -15 → number of effort points retained: 100 – 15 = 85