Why am I not always in the same batch at different events?
The following factors have an influence on your batching:
1.1 Event Size
Batches are created for each event specifically. The more participants for a distance, the more batches there will be for each batch – usually between 100 – 150 riders. As the riders with the lowest Ri will start in A, it is possible to move down in batches during big events.
1.2 First technical section
The more technical a race is, the smaller the batches will be made in order to prevent bottle necks in the 10km after the start. Often batches are made smaller than 50 riders to prevent bottlenecks.
1.3 Participant Ability
You are seeded against other riders for that specific event, thus if there are very strong riders or an average of ‘slower” riders who entered, this will also influence your batching.
The formula used to calculate your Ri is based on various elements, including the weighting of distances. The longer distances (Ultra – & Marathon) has a higher weighting than Fun Races and Half Marathons. Thus participants who usually participated in shorter distances, and now enters for a longer distance – will on average have a higher Ri than those who has ridden longer distances before. This also applies vice versa.
1.5 Amount of Races
The number of SA Seeding uploaded events participated in, will also influence the batch allocation. In the case were there are no data (results) linked to the participants ID number, he/she will automatically be seeded in the last “Z” batch.
Why do I have two profiles on the website?
Why doesn’t my results show on the website?
When I look for my SAS number, it does not give me information …
I lost my board, can I get a new number?
Can I borrow someone else’s board for one event?
What must I do to start in an earlier batch?
7.1 Participating in “A” graded events (e.g Nissan Trailseeker Series – like you do)
7.2 Improving your results by decreasing your time after the winner, Positioning.
7.3 Competing in Longer distances ( The longer the distance, the more weighting it has in the RI calculation formula)
7.4 Racing regularly (The formula has a time depreciation, thus a race will count less after 3, 6 and 9 months)
Why isn’t the race I competed in not included on the SA Seeding website?
8.4 Event Time
8.5 ID Number