The Rules

Race Rules

  1. The Trunce race series is run under the rules and regulations of the Fell Runners Association (FRA).
  2. Each season, there are 9 races, usually 3 weeks apart but this can vary depending on public holidays. The race dates for the current season are accessible via the menu bar on the website.
  3. The age categories used are Junior Male, Junior Female, Male, Female, Vet Male, vet Male 50, Vet Male 60, Vet Female, Vet Female 50 and Vet Female 60.
  4. Seniors must be aged 16 or over on the day of the  race . Please note that if you start the season as a junior, you must obtain a new number to run as a Senior.
  5. Points are awarded to the first 20 finishers in each age category. The first runner is awarded 20 points, the second 19 and so on.
  6. A runner can gain up to an additional 10 points if they better their previous Personal Best (PB) Trunce time.
  7. PB points are allocated on a sliding scale according to how much you exceed your PB time. Basically, you get 1 point for every 3 seconds you take off your PB up to a maximum of 10 points. This method of calculation is new for the 2016 season and has been introduced to improve the correlation between how much effort you put in and how many points you get.
  8. The PB for Vets is set at the beginning of the season to be the average time of the last four races that the runner completed.
  9. The PB for all runners is updated after every race if their time for that race is better than the PB from previous races in the season, or the pre-season PB.
  10. Juniors must be at least 10 years old on the day of the race in order to be able to compete (New FRA Rules).
  11. All runners must clearly display their Trunce number on the front of their shirt.
  12. Numbers must be written in black (seniors) or red (juniors) on a white background, and digits must be at least 5cm high.
  13. We cannot allow dogs to run the race. The route goes over private land and we do not have permission to allow dogs on it.


  1. There are a number of photographers who take pictures of the race, and we are happy to encourage this. The race is held in a public place and as such there are no restrictions on photography. Anyone who is unhappy for themselves or their children to be photographed should not take part in the race.

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