EXPLANATION OF TERMS
one point just for successfully running the course at least once. You
earn 10 points for a first place in your category. 9 points for second
place. 8 points for third place. The scale is adjusted
depending on how many are in a class.
BONUS POINTS: You
get 3 bonus points every time you improve on your own best
previous result, that is when you improve your best previous handicap.
CATEGORIES: There are 7 categories for men, and 7 for women.
The result of your first race determines which category you will be in.
After that, when you improve to the point that your result lands in a
higher category, you will be moved up into
the higher category for the following race. But it takes 2 below
par results before you would be moved back down into a lower category.
UP-STRIKE: A letter "U" next to your name indicates that
you have exceeded the results typical for your own category. Receiving
even a single up-strike means you will be moved up to the next category.
DOWN-STRIKE: A letter "D" next to your name indicates
a down-strike. Your result fell short of what is typical for your
category. If you receive 2 down-strikes (in 2 consecutive races), you
will be moved to a lower category for the following race.
HANDICAP: This number shows how you compare to the fastest
theoretically possible time (the time a top World Cup racer would get)
on any particular race course. If your handicap for a race is 10, then
your time is 10 percent slower than the theoretical fastest possible
time. Pace-setters with known handicaps are used to determine the
theoretically fastest possible time.
DNS: "Did Not Start" - if you do not start in a
race. No points are earned.
DNF: "Did Not Finish" - like if you fall and do not
go through all the gates. A single point is still earned if you record a
DNF and no time on a second run.