The club has a winter championship to foster (friendly) competition between members. The championship consists of a series of races and the best performances as several distances (e.g. Marathon). This allows us to:
- Focus on getting a good turnout of members at a select group of events,
- Support local events,
- Improve member’s performance through internal competition.
At the end of the season there will be awards for:
- The overall male winner
- The overall female winner
- The highest placed M40 runner
- The highest placed L35 runner
- The highest placed M50+ runner
- The highest placed L45+ runner
Past championship winners can be found here.
|1||4th Oct||Sandstone Trail A or B||Trail|
|2||9th Oct||Winsford 10K||Road/Trail|
|3||23rd Oct||Clarke Gardens XC||XC|
|4||13th Nov||Beacon Fell XC||XC|
|5||20nd Nov||Run Tatton 10K||Road/Trail|
|6||4th Dec||Walton Park XC||XC|
|7||18th Dec||Arrowe Park XC||XC|
|8||7th Jan||Cheshire Championships XC||XC|
|9||22th Jan||Runcorn XC||XC|
|10||28th Jan||NOEAA XC, Knowsley||XC|
|11||19st Feb||Birchwood XC||XC|
|12||5th March||High Legh 10K||Road|
|13||25th March||WRC Spring 5 Miler||Trail|
|14||*||Best Half Marathon Time|
|15||*||Best Warrington Park Run|
|16||*||Best Marathon Time|
The best 8 performances will count towards the championship.
For each race in the championship, each runner would get a number of points depending on their position in the list of runners from the club. Non-runners would get a fixed number of points based upon how many runners there were.
For instance, if the recent Warrington parkrun was in the championships then the points awarded would be:
And all the other males in the club would get 5 + 15 points and the other females get 4 + 15 points.
For the Best of (e.g. Marathon), all the times achieved by runners during the period are combined together as if it was one race and the points are calculated as before.
The championship is decided by totaling up the lowest 8 points for each runner and the runner with the lowest score is the champion.
Members may run in either the 10.6M (“B” Race) or the 17.1M race ( “A” Race). The 10M mile starts 7 miles into the 17M race 1 hr after the start of the 17M race start so that both races finish together. For scoring purposes both sets of results will be combined together and the extra distance that the B Racers missed out will be calculated according to the formula:
“A” Race estimate = “B” Race Time + (“B” Race Time/10.6)*1.1*6.5
This equates to a 10% drop in performance over the extra distance.