First Asia Trail Master ranking online

Following last weekend's Ultra Trail Hong Kong, the first Asia Trail Master ranking has now been released based on the results of the 175km and 92km races. As Alex Fan, Lau Hoi Fai, Wong Tze Wan and Chung Pak Hang have all four been confirmed as winners in the men's longest distance race at UTHK, they are also granted the same number of performance points. In the women's Yuen Kit Shan leads.

The Asia Trail Master ranking is a points-based ranking, adding up runner's distance points and performance points for each race on the Asia Trail Master calendar. At the end of the year, each runner's best three points results will count for the championship ranking. The champions in the men's and women's overall categories will win a cash prize of USD 1,000 as well as a number of quality sponsor items. To find out more details on the points system, please read here

Following the particular  conclusion of the UTHK men's race, it was decided - as reported yesterday - to add a new line in the points regulation to prevent tactical manoevres by runners competing for the championship later in the year. If runners cross the finish line of a race in what can be called brotherly fashion, performance points for each runner will be attributed according to their respective ranking at the last timing checkpoint before the finish of that race.  

The next race where points will be scored is the Wild Elephant Trail in Sri Lanka next week.