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UK Skyrunning 2017 calendar confirmed

09-Mar-17

By Elsa Trujillo

Skyrunning UK has confirmed the races and dates that will make up this year’s calendar and has introduced a series of changes to the points system.

Races and dates

2017 Date KM Vertical gain
Wales      
V3K June 24th 55 4000m
England      
Lakes Sky Ultra 15th July 55 4500m
*Scafell Sky Race 16th July 40 2700m
Scotland      
Salomon Mamores VK™ 15th September 5 1000m
*Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ 16th September 110 4000m
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ 16th September 29 2500m
Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ 17th September 55 4750m
Northern Ireland      
Mourne Skyline MTR October 21st 35 3370m

* New

Changes to the points system

The points for the 2017 Series will be awarded to the top 20 men and 10 women in these races:

  • V3K
  • Lakes Sky Ultra or Scafell Sky Race
  • Ring of Steall or Ben Nevis Ultra or Glen Coe Skyline
  • Mourne Skyline MTR

The Mamores VK will not be included in the points for the UK Series.

Participants must run at least three races, if more are run the best three results will be counted. The new scoring points are:

  • Ladies: 25, 22, 19, 12, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Men: 25, 22, 19, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1

Points will also go to the Skyrunning World Ranking.

The Skyrunning World Ranking is a rolling 52-week ranking based on all the points awarded to the athletes’ participation in: all Skyrunner® World Series races, SNS races, Skyrunning World Championships and Skyrunning Continental Championships.

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