UK Adventure Racing Rankings

The UK AR rankings have been established to help develop the sport within the UK. The goal of this is to:

  • Promote competition and excellence within the sport
  • Give competitors an idea of where they rank in the country
  • Help in gaining sponsorship
  • Assist with team building

Based on the end of the year positions the Number 1 ranked Male and Female will be honoured at the UK AR Awards.Β  The scores in certain races will also be used for the UK AR Championship.

How it works

  • You can gain points at any UK Adventure Race (list of eligible races in 2012 below).
  • The ranking will take your best 10 results from races in a rolling 2 calendar.
  • Points are gained for a top 10 ranking in any category (i.e 1st mixed pair in an Open 5 will get 100 points each, as would 1st male solo).
  • Points are gained as per the scores below.
  • Categories based on the event and veteran’s points will not be applied.
  • The overall winner will always get the maximum score for the event.
  • Currently international races will not be considered.
  • In a category where less than 10 entries then (this does not apply to the team category of Championship races):
  • If a similar category is also less than 10 then they are amalgamated (i.e Female solo and Female Pair)
  • If not then either:
  • Β½ points awarded.
  • Points starting in reverse with last getting 10th place.
  • Points for overall standing.
  • Apply whichever of the above options gives the higher score.

If a racer plans a course for an event, then they will be credited with 50% of the maximum score.Β  To count as a racer then:

  • Must not be the β€œcommercial owner” of the event.
  • Have scored points in another event in the rankings.

It is the intention of the scoring committee to be as fair as possible.Β  Their decision is final.

2012 Races – Available points

National ranking points can be acquired at the following adventure races.

The points for each event will be attributed to individuals as follows:

Percentage Β  of Win 100 80 65 50 40 30 25 20 15 10
Event Standard Position/score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sting/Smaller Β  XPD 600 600 480 390 300 240 180 150 120 90 60
Swift/48 hr Β  race 400 400 320 260 200 160 120 100 80 60 40
24 hr race/C2C Β  (solo) 300 300 240 195 150 120 90 75 60 45 30
12 hr/2 Day Β  Stage/C2C (team) 200 200 160 130 100 80 60 50 40 30 20
5 hr/sprint event 100 100 80 65 50 40 30 25 20 15 10