ARC permit 17/380
In the event of a runner starting but for whatever reason being unable to complete a stage (DNF), a predetermined time penalty will be applied. The runner will be deemed to have covered the stage in a time equivalent to the previous year's slowest running time over the stage, regardless of category, plus 5 minutes.
Where a runner fails to start a stage (DNS), for whatever reason, the team will be deemed to have covered the stage in a time equivalent to the previous year's slowest running time over the stage, regardless of category, plus 10 minutes.
Predetermined penalty times to be applied in either default instance are as shown in the table below.
A default (DNF or DNS) must be noted on the Team Result Sheet. A default time will be attributed to the runner attracting the penalty. After an individual default teams are free to start the next stage as soon as they are ready. The start time of the next stage will be zero and the timer(s) must be reset to zero.
If a nominated runner fails to turn up to run a stage, the team must not insert a replacement runner.
A team is allowed to default on up to three stages, after which they will be disqualified. In this case, individuals in that team who have successfully completed a stage, prior to disqualification, will still be eligible for stage awards/records.
|Stage||Distance (miles)||Slowest time (2017)||Failure to start (DNS)||Failure to finish (DNF)|