The Harvester Trophy – 25/26 June 2016

The Harvester Trophy is a Level B overnight relay competition for teams of seven or five runners. It is modelled on similar events in Scandinavia, such as the Tio Mila and the Jukola.

There are 7 Trophy Classes, as shown in the table below.

Course trophy Class Laps Status
A Harvester Trophy Men’s Premier 7 Open
A Sutton Park Trophy Small Club 7 Not in top 3 in last 5 years
A Handicap Trophy Mixed sex and Age 7 Handicap
B Panasonic Trophy Women’s Premier 5 Open Women
B Happy Harvester Trophy Junior 5 Mixed M/W20 and under
B Devilla Trophy Mixed sex and age 5 Handicap
B Star Posts Trophy Women’s mixed age 5 Handicap

This year the following clubs are those that are NOT eligible for the Sutton Park Trophy, as they have been placed in the top three of the Men’s Premier class within the last five years:

BOK, DEE, FVO, LOC, NOC, SLOW & SYO

For the Handicap classes, handicaps are based on age classes, with points allocated as follows.

Class 10 12 14 16 18 20 21 35 40 45 50 55 60 65+
Men 1 2 4 6 8 9 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3
Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Each relevant class is permitted a maximum point score from the above table as follows:

Class Handicap
A Handicap 49 points or under
B Handicap 26 points or under
B Women’s Handicap 26 points or under

The winning time for the Men’s Premier race is expected to be around 7 hours, and for the Women’s Premier race around 5 hours.

You can find full rules and guidelines for Harvester courses and the event as a whole here.

NGOC Host Harvester 2016