2017 Championship Rules

Running club members are grouped into 4 gender, age groups. Male & Female, <50 and 50+.

The age groups are based on your age on the 1st Jan at the start of year.

Points are gained at the following events, based on your finish position. NB: Except for at the park run event where members will be sorted by age graded result.

The first Crewkerne member gets 30 points. The second gets 29 points and so on.

 

New 2017 Chard Flyer 10k 1st Jan [NYD] Sun 10K mt   Som Series
2016-x15 Montecute Parkrun 28th Jan Sat 5k XC   Age Graded
2016-x13 Slay the Dragon 26th Feb Sun 10k XC    
2016-x19 Yeovil Half Marathon 26th Mar Sun 13m road PB Point  
New 2017 Glastonbury 10k 30th April Sun 10k road PB Point Som Series
2016-x20 CRC Spring Handicap TBC Evening 5m road   Handicap
New 2017 Wambrook Waddle 12th May Fri 10k XC   Som Series
2016-x15 Martock 10k 11th June Sun 10k Road PB Point  
New 2017 Forde Abbey 10k end June TBC TBC 10k XC    
New 2017 Yeovilton 5k 12th Jul Wed 5k Flat road PB Point Som Series
2016-x14 Battle of Sedgemore 10k 27th Aug Sun 10k road PB Point Som Series
2016-x14 Ash Excellent 8 3rd Sept Sun 8m MT   Som Series
New 2017 The Minster Challenge - AVR Early Oct TBC TBC 12km   E.Devon Series
2016-x10 Herepath Half Marathon 29th Oct Sun 13m XC   Som Series
2016-x21 CRC Winter Handicap Dec B4 Xdin! TBC 5M road   Handicap

 

Results will be published as we progress through the year.

At the end of the year, each member’s top 5 event scores will be added up.

1 bonus point is added for each event, in excess of the minimum 5 events, up to a maximum of 3, in the year. So to get all 3 of these bonuses you will need to complete 8+ championship races.

Two club handicap races add an element of randomness. Ie anyone can win.

Please be gentle to the handicap organiser if you feel harshly handicapped. Your most recent 5k or 10k times, provided in advance, will help get a more accurate handicap :0)

Certain events will have a 1 point PB opportunity. See event list for which events.

To get a PB point it needs to be your fastest time in the last 2 years and the year to date. So in the 2017 Championship, be faster than 2015, 2016 and 2017 year to date.

If it is the first time you have completed that distance, in an official race, in the same time period, that earns 1 PB point too.

Please inform the championship organiser when PB’s are achieved at these events. Any bonus points achieved will be added to your final score.

Please enter races as Crewkerne RC. If any results are missed or appear wrong, please say.

For events to count, you will need to be a paid up member at the time.

 

Another, single, Championship award will go to the person with the highest total score from their best 10 events plus any bonus points. So Man, woman, young and old – one prize!

Hope you enjoy.

 SLAM & GRAND SLAM awards

To recognise the achievements of runners stretching themselves over a variety of distances, we have these new annual awards.

Every member completing a full suite of event distances during the year will receive some kind of prize at the Xmas Dinner (TBD – suggestions welcome). Any official races, with published results, will count and we will rely on members informing the organiser.

The SLAM: 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.

The GRAND SLAM: as above plus an ultra. [NB: A multi-day ultra is fine]

It is possible that someone might also achieve a multiple SLAM or GrandSLAM, eg. Double!

 

Lastly - we are keen to alert you to our annual photo competition

 

This will be voted for at the Christmas dinner.

We hope this will be fun, encouraging, and team spirited, so that when someone does have a muddy moment of need, a fellow runner is immediately to hand, to take a photograph, before helping prise them out :0)

Nice work Linda, with this snap of Derek and Tracey on the Liberty Trail :0)