The Equilibrium Cup competiton runs in the background throughout the year and is based on a set distance that is decided by the membership annually. Inaugurated in 2020 it is now an annual event, the winner receiving a handsome trophy.
It is an individuals competition with a built-in gradient equalising factor.
To be included you must submit your race result data on the Virtual Events Upload Form, irrespective of any other submission to the results pages.
You can submit as many race results as you like for the specified distance between 1 January and 31 December.
The competition winner will be the member with the highest score as at 31 December. The winner of the inaugural edition in 2020 was Mike Duggan.
You will be able to follow progress of the competition on the Equilibrium Cup results chart when results begin to accumulate.
It works like this:
- Run any UKA certified race over the specified distance and submit your race result via the results upload form on the Virtual Events page. The data needed is:
- Official finishing time
- Total elevation gain
- Total elevation loss
- Link to your wearable tech device
Time adjustments will be be made to submitted results based on age, gender and net elevation (the difference between to total again and total loss).
- For every 44 feet (13.4m) of overall loss 10 secs is added to your minute mile pace (NB a looped run will be net zero).
- Similarly for every 44 feet (13.4m) of overall gain 10 secs is subtracted from your minute mile pace.
- Next, a new time is recalculated based on this Grade Adjusted Pace (GAP).
- This new time is used to calculate your WAVA score – (a score out of 100 adjusted for your age and gender).
- You can submit as many race results as you like for the specified distance between 1 January and 31 December.
- The competition winner will be the member with the highest score as at 31 December.
An example of how the GAP is calculated
|Male aged 57||An elevation loss||Looped run net zero||An elevation gain|
|GAP adjust (secs)||-9:09||0:00||9:09|
|WAVA (male aged 57)||65.48%||66.16%||67.42%|
You can follow progress of the competition on the Equilibrium Cup results chart.