The points system for the 2017 'championship' will differ slightly from the system used in 2016. B and C races of a single event with a high degree of difficulty (e.g. a 100km race when there is also a 100 miles race) will be better rewarded with performance points. At the same time we stick to our principle “simple and easy to calculate while you run”.
General rule: The points system is designed to be easily understood on purpose. Runners score points in each Asia Trail Master series race that they finish, as long as the race distance qualifies for Asia Trail Master points (see conditions). Finishers score two kinds of points:
More than 1 race distance at the same event
Multiple-day stage trail races
Final ATM Championship Ranking at the end of the year
Joint points total in final Championship Ranking
The Championship Ranking will be filtered by gender and by nationality
The Asia Trail Master ranking will be updated immediately after each race, and published on the ATMs website via http://m.racetimingsolutions.com/rankings , followed by a press release.
Runner A takes part in Penang Eco 100 and finishes 24th on the longest distance race - 100 miles - of the event.
Runner B takes part in the Tengri Ultra Trail and finishes 5th on the B-distance race of the event
Runner C takes part in Ijen Trailrunning and finishes 2nd on the B-distance of 70 km
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The regulations and points system for the 2018 Asia Trail Master series will be slightly modified compared to this year. Most importantly, however, the five-best-result count for the final ranking will remain. The main difference will again be a modification of points awarded to the B-races of certain events. Some, especially 100K B-races when also a 100-miler is taking place, will continue to be highly rewarded with points, while others of lesser distances will become less so.
A minimum number of races will also be required to be ranked in the final Championship ranking of the year in December.
In 2018, 6 SuperTrails will be envisaged and all protagonists for the Championship will be required to run at least one of them. This to avoid a situation whereby a runner collects maximum points in races with less strong participant fields.
The final confirmation of the 2018 points rules will be announced very soon.