Vertical Effort Points in the NUTS Virtual Challenge

We’ve gotten a ton of requests to factor in the vertical gain in the NUTS Trail Running Virtual Challenges. We will factor in the vertical metres from the people who add it in their results.

In Mother’s Day event, we’ll follow the ITRA Effort Points calculation: 1 kilometre = 1 point and 100 vertical metres = 1 point.

So if you run 21 kilometres with 1000 metres of vertical gain, your effort factor is: 21 + 10 = 31

The vertical gain will be taken into consideration by multiplying the average pace with this effort factor.

All suggestions on how to improve the Vertical Effort Factor are welcome!