The ITRA Performance Index (PI) is calculated over 36months with recent results being worth more than older ones (for more information on the ITRA PI click here). With the cancellation of a vast majority of races during this period, runners are unable to race to maintain or improve their PI. If we were not to place this freeze on the PI, we will see a decrease of PI across all athletes and at all levels.
By placing a freeze on the PI over this period of uncertainty we hope to achieve the following:
On Tuesday the 12th of May, your ITRA performance index will revert back to its value on the 1st of March 2020.
Your ITRA PI will remain at this value until the reopening of the index in January 2021.
ITRA races completed during the freeze period:
Yes, it will! All races will be scored, so you will still be able to compare your race scores to previous years and other races.
However, it will not be taken into account for your General and Category PI before the 1st of January 2021.
No, your Performance index will not change until December 31, 2020.
However, on the 1st of January 2021, all the races for which you received a score in 2020 will be integrated into your PI.
If you completed a race between March 1st and May 11th, your PI will have changed already. In fairness to all the runners who had their races canceled, the PI will be reverted back to its March 1st, 2020 value.
The PI uses results from the previous 36 months, therefore when the PI reopens in January 2021, your PI will be calculated using your older scores from 2018 & 2019.
If you did not complete any ITRA races between March and December 2020 then your PI will decrease on January 1st, 2021. This is normal, as your PI naturally decreases by a small amount over time as more weighting is given to new results and less weighting to older results.
If you did race during this period, but the results were not high enough to impact your PI, then you will also see a decrease in your PI in January 2021.