*  Authenticity

Authenticity is the first trail-running value. At its origins, trail-running was born from the runners’ motivation to practise their sport in contact with natural surroundings, so as to experience the beauty of the landscape and to learn to evolve without artifice in an environment that is demanding for both body and spirit. Trail-running is an authentic sport, because it creates a confrontation between the participant and the unspoilt natural environment as a source of inspiration, surpassing oneself, but also one of harmony.

As a social activity, trail running promotes human relationships based on simplicity, conviviality, sharing and respect for differences. The trail-running community gives these authentic values as much importance as those of performance and competition.

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