Knowledge Base - Downhill Running
- Downhill running,is a canicross skill that, can be without sufficient experience of training, pose a danger to both human and dog.
- Selection of race routes should preferably be a loop or out and back so any gradients are self cancelling, (unless you are wanting to compete for climbing points).
- Single direction routes are permissible. However should the organisers and/or league adjudicators identify a consistent trend of races with significant elevation loss, (we would define as a gradient equal to or exceeding -2%), The ruling adjudicators would initially request a participant to submit their next result with a climb that would bring their nett elevation closer to zero over their total overall submissions.
- The -2% nett gradient limit does not mean that a downhill run may be a linear gradient. There must be an effort to include sufficient altitude changes both up and down to create an adequately challenging route.
- Should the competitor refuse to comply with the adjudicators request then the league will remove sufficient valid previous submissions until there is a nett overall elevation loss of less than -2%
- In summary, try and run out and back or a loop otherwise competitors must accept closer scrutiny of the course elevation characteristics to make sure there is no gaming of the rules or spirit of participation in the league.
Created : 2021-01-19 20:15:24, Last Modified : 2022-02-08 06:11:18