New for 2016 is a sophisticated algorithm that was developed by TriRegistration.com to better determine the true champions from HFP’s FIT Family Series and new for 2016, the HFP Ohio Rankings which will rank athletes participating in all HFP events regardless of distance. The series points system gives the average time for each event 100 points (110 for Sprint, 120 for Olympic, and 130 for Half). Your points will be the average time (in seconds) multiplied by 100, then divided by your time (in seconds). If you are faster than the average time, then you will have more than 100 points. This allows us to get a consistent points system that isn’t affected by the number of participants in a particular event or by the time of the overall winner, which can vary greatly depending on who shows up. Your total points is the sum of your 3 highest point totals, so you must complete 3 races to qualify.
Both the FIT Series awards and the HFP Ohio Rankings system will use this method to compute the points earned at each event. From there it is different:
FIT Series Awards are grouped by race distance, thus separate series awards will be given for Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Tri, and so on, so you must do 3 races in the FIT series of the same distance (and in the same category) to qualify for a series award.
Sprint Series Points: http://triregistration.com/2015Points.php?standings=trilogy2015tripoints
Olympic Series Points: http://triregistration.com/2015Points.php?standings=trilogy2015inttripoints
HFP Ohio Rankings are only divided by sport (triathlon and duathlon), so all races count towards your overall ranking regardless of distance. It is separated by sport and category though.
Example Florida Rankings: http://triregistration.com/2015Points.php?standings=multirace2015tripoints
The best part of this new ranking system? The rankings are published immediately after we post the results online!