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