Virtual icosathlon

This is a virtual competition over summer for the multi-event competitor. Any result (the best performance if the same event is done more than once) in at least 12 of the events below recorded between 1st April and 30th September will count for the final ranking. There are many chances to compete over the next six months and all our teams will be more than happy to have people willing to give it a go in many events.

We will have two competitions: one with absolute performance and one age-graded (using the IAAF age grading factor for icosathlon competitions — more info available on www.icosathlon.com).

2017 Results

Final results for 2017 are available at the links below. Winners for the 2017 Virtual Icosathlon are Rhiannon Needham and Dave Robinson, who won both the overall and age-graded competitions for women and men respectively.

Kings and Queens

  King of Queen of
Sprints Miles Kershaw Laura Carmichael
Jumps David Robinson Inger Brandsma
Hurdles David Robinson Rhiannon Needham    
Throws Frank Womelsdorf     Mary Davies
Endurance     Daniel De Palol n/a

Previous winners

Year     Women Overall    Women Age Graded    Results      Men Overall        Men Age Graded      Results    
2016 Eryn Lovell Eryn Lovell Women Richard Taylor    Richard Taylor Men

Rules

  • The season runs from 1st April to 30th September (or at the T&F social if before)
  • A minimum of 12 events to count for the final ranking
  • Two rankings will be calculated:
      • an overall ranking, based on senior implements
      • an age graded ranking. (NEW RULE FOR 2018) For those events where weight/height is adjusted for different age groups (i.e. throws and hurdles), the best result in each event across all allowed weight/height for a specific age, will be used. Example: let's say you are a V50 woman and, during the season, you throw both 4kg (senior weight) and 3kg (the correct implement for your age group, V50). Your best throws are, for instance, 25m (4kg) and 23m (3kg): the score for the icosathlon will be taken from your overall best throw, in this case the 4kg one, even though the correct weight for your age is the 3kg one. The same rule applies to all throws and all races involving hurdles.
  • We will have the same events for men and women, apart from 100/110m hurdles and 1500/3000m steeplechase
  • Only points scored competing as Serpentine and recorded on this website will count
  • U20 and below counts as senior for the purpose of the scoring (there is no age grading for them)
    (NEW CLARIFICATION FOR 2018) The age used to calculate graded score is the athlete's age at 31st September of the year of competition (so, for example, if you are born on 20th Ocotber 1978, your 2018 "icosathlon age" is 40; if you are born on 20th September 1978, it is 40).
  • In events where people take part but the performance is too low to record points with the official scoring system, 1 point is given to acknowledge the attempt

Note that this is a virtual competition. You don't need to do 20 events in one meeting... just use the entire season to collect as many points as possible!

Scoring events

  • 100m/110m hurdles (women/men)
  • 400m hurdles
  • 1500/2000m steeplechase (women/men)*
  • 2000/3000m steeplechase (women/men)
  • 100m
  • 200m
  • 400m
  • 800m
  • 1500m
  • 3000m
  • 5000m
  • 10,000m
  • Hammer throw
  • Shot put
  • Discus throw
  • Javelin throw
  • High jump
  • Pole vault
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump

*1500/2000m steeplechase (for women/men) replaces the official 200m hurdles as this is a difficult event to find.

Unofficial Queen and King special mentions

Alongside the official competition, in 2018 we will introduce some special sub-competitions for those scoring more points in all type of similar events (jumps, hurdles, etc.) - no awards for this though, just eternal glory. To qualify for any of the below, you need to compete in ALL the events allocated to a category.

  1. King/Queen of Sprint - 100m, 200m, 400m
  2. King/Queen of Endurance - 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, 10000m
  3. King/Queen of Hurdles - 110m Hds (100m Hds for women), 400m Hds, 2000m s/c, 3000m s/c (1500m s/c)
  4. King/Queen of Jumps - HJ, PV, LJ, TJ
  5. King/Queen of Throws - SP, JT, DT, HT

The calculations will be managed by Nicola Barberis Negra. Please get in contact if you have any questions or comments.