The International Trail Running Association has introduced a new race evaluation service. This service introduces a major updating of ITRA points (now a 1 to 6 scale) and new evaluation criteria called "Mountain" and "Finisher". For full details on the updated ranking system please check here.
The main benefit of DRH being evaluated by the ITRA is that runners can easily compare the difficulty of different races both in Australia and around the world. And for entry purposes to events such as the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc held in Chamonix, France and is regarded as the foremost ultra distance trail event in the World. For more details on qualifying for UTMB check here.
For a list of events around the world check the ITRA Calendar. Entries for 2016 UTMB are open from 16th Dec 2015- 6 Jan 2016, so Duncan's Run Hundred is your last chance to pick up a few crucial points.