Club Championship


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Championship Race Listing

The 2018 Club Championship Race Listing is up to date on 7 October 2018, but remains subject to changes made by race organisers.

Group 1: (5 miles and under)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
15/04/2018 Hartlepool Marina
5 miles, flat run from Hartlepool’s Historic Quay.
5mi Road Results – Hartlepool Marina
25/04/2018 Spring Coast Road 5km Road Results – Spring Coast Road
09/05/2018 Pie and Peas 5mi Road Results – Pie and Peas
01/07/2018 Ali Brownlee
A flat fast 5k road race starting outside Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium and finishing inside the stadium.
5km Road Result – Ali Brownlee
18/07/2018 Summer Coast Road
Entries now closed
5km Road Result – Summer Coast Road
26/08/2018 Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by 200 acres of idyllic parkland, making this a perfect spot for our trail run. Starting at the Clock Tower, the run will take you past our Walled Gardens, into the park, where you can take in its natural beauty as well as sites such as the Deer House. At approximately 5 miles it includes all terrain, trail and forest. On your return you will finish at The Wyatt Arch.
5mi Trail Results – Auckland Castle
29/08/2018 Rosebery Topping
This is one of two short races that can be run in Cleveland. The start is at The Newton Under Roseberry Car Park, currently owned by The National Trust.
The registration takes place in the car park 571128. The start and finish are adjacent to this on Roseberry Lane 571129. The rules are simple as Roseberry Common is open access. ‘Touch the Trig’ at 579126, using Roseberry Lane ‘up and down’ until you reach or after you leave Newton.
1.5mi Fell Results – Rosebery Topping
03/09/2018 Quaker Mile
The Quaker Mile is a timed event run by Quakers Running club with runners completed 4 laps of Eastbourne track. Registration on evening.
1mi Track Results – Quaker Mile
05/09/2018 Autumn Coast Road 5km Road Results – Autumn Coast Road
23/09/2018 Thirsk Relays 2mi Cross Country Results – Thirsk Relays
25/11/2018 Gavin Duffy Memorial 5km Trail

 


Group 2: (Under 10 miles)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
30/03/2018 Mermaid 10km 10km Road  Results – Mermaid 10km
20/05/2018 Raby Castle 10km
The event will be hosted once again by Teesdale Athletic Club within the magnificant grounds of Raby Castle, near Staindrop, in Teesdale, and its surrounding estate. It’s a beautiful run taking in the gorgeous scenery of Raby Estates.
10km Mostly Road Results – Raby Castle
27/05/2018 Northallerton 10km
The Northallerton 10km is a loop that takes you from an electric, atmospheric start on Northallerton high street, out of the town into some of the most stunning country road views in North Yorkshire. The course has been conquered by all abilities & ages from 15 to 82 yrs old!
10km Mostly Road Results – Northallerton
09/06/2018 Blaydon Race
The Blaydon Race is a 5.6 mile athletics race from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blaydon, in England, that is steeped in local tradition. It takes place on June 9th every year starting on Collingwood Street in Newcastle, heading west along Scotswood Road and finishing in Blaydon. The actual race was the inspiration for Dr James Dewar of Blaydon Harriers, who organised the first 24 races starting in 1981.
5.6mi Road Results – Blaydon Race
20/06/2018 Whorlton Run
This is a long established summer fete race, which we have adjusted with the agreement of the parish council to make it a little more challenging.
10km Fell Results – Whorlton Run
08/07/2018 Kilburn Feast
Kilburn 7 Road Race is an annual event run as part of the charity Kilburn Feast weekend.
Kilburn is 20 miles north of York, 6 miles east of Thirsk in the North York Moors National Park. An undulating, scenic route overlooked by the White Horse. The race passes through historic Coxwold – Lawrence Sterne’s Shandy Hall on your left, the Norman Church on your right – the Cistercian Byland Abbey – the picturesque village of Oldstead – back to Kilburn with its Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ Workshops, Museum & Café, plus the Norman Church & 12th century Forresters Arms.
Race starts in Kilburn, through Coxwold, pass Byland Abbey, onto Oldstead & then back to Kilburn.
7mi Road Result – Kilburn Feast
29/07/2018 James Herriot Trail
A 14th run will take place over the same scenic route on moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale by kind permission of Lord Bolton. The Start/Finish will again be in the same field, close to Bolton Castle car park.Traffic free and well marshalled.
14km Trail Result – James Herriot Trail
19/08/2018 Scorton Feast Memorial
The Scorton 10K is a Multi-Terrain race around Scorton Lakes to raise money for Target Ovarian Cancer and Heriott Hospice Homecare.  The route is approx. 10K.  It is mostly flat race covering public footpaths, bridle ways and some private land.
10km Multi Terrain Result – Scorton Feast Memorial
22/09/2018 Snape 10km Trail Results – Snape
14/10/2018 Richmond Castle
The race starts in Richmond’s cobbled market place, passes the spectacular Richmond Falls on the River Swale, and finishes within the grounds of Richmond Castle. Click here to enter
10km Road
21/10/2018 Yorkshire Coast
The 10km course is almost flat with approximately 25 metres of climb throughout.
The 10km course route is as follows:-
The run starts at the Spa Complex, onto South Bay foreshore, Sandside, Marine Drive and around the Castle Headland.
Continue to the Peasholm Gap roundabout and then through Northstead Manor Gardens (past the miniature railway station), through the fantastic new open air theatre and out onto the North Bay promenade and on to the Sealife Centre.
The turn point is just after the Sea Life Centre and proceed back directly along North Bay promenade (past the brightly coloured beach chalets,) along Marine Drive and back to the Spa Complex.
10km Road
11/11/2018 Dalby Dash
In remembrance of our soldiers in the 1st & 2nd World Wars and subsequent wars & conflicts. A beautiful run on Tarmac & hard trails, in association with Pickering Running Club. The race starts outside the beautiful Visitor’s Centre and you run up a firm Tarmac road (Housedale) to the top of the only hill in the race (a steady slope!) – First man and woman to the top gets a special prize. Then along the top of the rigg on gravel trails and a long and speedy decent down to the beck. Then a ‘DASH’ to the finish line back at Low Dalby. Click here to enter
10km Multi Terrain
24/11/2018 Ravenstonedale Red 10km Road
09/12/2018 Eskdale Eureka
A medium distance fell race over the North Yorkshire Moors. Click here for entry details
8mi Fell

 


Group 3: (10 miles and over)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
10/03/2018 Dentdale Run
The Dentdale Run is a 14.2 mile road race staged on the roads and lanes around Dentdale, the Yorkshire Dales’s beautiful “secret” dale. Following a figure-of-eight course, it winds up hill and down dale, starting and finishing at Dent Primary School, where finishers are treated to a hot drink, sandwich and cake! The race is one of the most scenic road races you are ever likely to do. Plus, back for 2018, the shorter 7.5 mile race that takes in the the first half of the course before cutting back to the village. All proceeds go directly to Dent C of E Primary School.
14mi Road Results – Dentdale Run
25/03/2018 DHAC South Park 20
Darlington Harriers & AC, are hosting this multi lap event for those runners who are looking to run a fast 20 mile race, prepare for a Spring full or half marathon. Using predominantly the same course as the Darlington South park parkrun, although removing the infamous ‘Squirrel Hill’. Starting outside the tropical bird cage…well it has a parrot. Runners will head out past the children’s play area before taking a sharp left down a slight incline before taking another left as you head towards the bandstand. Taking a right turn, takes the runners around the outskirts of the bandstand and around a cluster of trees and a sharp left before taking the left path adjacent to the river Skerne before once again turning left one last time back to the starting point. Runners will receive a bespoke medal. You can run all 20 miles as an individual or you can enter a team of 4 and run as a relay team. Prizes will be given based on number of entrants.
20mi Road  Results – DHAC South Park 20
08/04/2018 Thirsk 10
The Thirsk 10 has been run for over 30 years and in the early days it was run from Northallerton to Thirsk. However with the passage of time and the increase in road traffic the route had to be changed. For many years the route went through Sowerby and then out into the country, but some years ago the route had to be changed again because of the problems with closing the roads around town and the resulting traffic congestion.
We now have a fast flat course which lends its self to a fast time and gives all abilities a chance of achieving a PB. It is a wheel chair friendly route and such competitors are started 10 minutes ahead of the main field. In recent years the Club has hosted the North of England 10 mile Championship, Yorkshire Veterans Championships and the North Yorkshire Championships.
The finish is at the main grandstand at Thirsk Race Course and the Club appreciates the support give by the Race Course. Cash prizes are awarded in all age categories in 5 years age bands and team prizes.
10mi Road Results – Thirsk Ten
09/09/2018 Vale of York Half Marathon
The Vale of York Half Marathon is a fast and flat half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder. The race starts on a race track and ends by a runway and takes in scenic closed roads on the way. For the novice runner this is a perfect introduction to a longer distance. For the more seasoned racer it is a genuine PB opportunity. And for those training for an autumn marathon it fits perfectly into your training schedule.
13.1mi Road Results – Vale of York Half Marathon
30/09/2018 Redcar Half Marathon
The Redcar Half Marathon has a potentially fast course given the right conditions. With a start that takes you along Majuba Road on to the Trunk Road and returning to head off towards Marske before returning to finish on the promenade passed Tuned In.
13.1mi Road Results – Redcar Half Marathon
04/11/2018 Guy Fawkes 10
This is a hilly 10 mile run starting and finishing at Ripley Castle. Most of the course is on quiet country roads with a couple of sections on well surfaced bridleway.
10mi Mostly road
28/11/2018 Town Moor Half Marathon
For those who don’t mind multi-lap runs! This is a run of Newcastle upon Tyne’s marathon over a traffic-free 7 lap course (or half of that for a half marathon) on good footpaths through and around its historic Exhibition Park and Town Moor. Road shoes are perfect for this event. Gates are tied or held open by marshals, but there may be cows joining you! There is a feed station on the course with water, juice and sweets. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks to leave at the feed station. Portable toilets are provided on the course and there is a single toilet at race HQ, in the Boathouse. Hot drinks, chocolate are available in race HQ after the race. Click here to enter
13.1mi Road

 


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Club Championship Rules

Events

Events are chosen to cover the range of distances and disciplines (road, fell and trail).  Long distance walks may also be used, as traditionally some entrants run them and they are a good source of longer off-road events.  Championship events are not special or different from any other events you do.  Just enter and do them as normal.  Our club championship administrator will find the results and will process them for the championship.

Adjustment Factors

Age grading is a way to adjust an athlete’s performance according to age and gender. The age-grading tables were developed by the World Masters Athletics (formerly World Association of Veteran Athletes), the world governing body for track and field, long distance running and race walking for veteran athletes. The tables were first published in 1989 and most recently updated in 2015.

The tables work by recording the world record performance for each age at each distance, for men and women. Where necessary, the world record performances are estimated.

For example, the world record for a 53 year old woman running a 10km is 35:01.  So if a 53 year old woman finishes a 10km in 45:18, she has an age-graded performance of 77.3% (which is 35:01 divided by 45:18).  The wide availability of age-grading tables has allowed older runners to compete on even terms with younger generations. In many running clubs today, the age-graded champion earns as much, if not more, recognition as the outright (non-age adjusted) winner of the event.

Whilst the age grading tables allow men and women of differing ages to compete on a level playing field, they do not make any allowances for natural ability and/or the amount of training an athlete undertakes..

Adjusted Time

The runner’s actual time is multiplied by the adjustment factor to give the adjusted time.  Here are some examples for a 10k event.

Man Age 45 Actual Time 45:25 Factor 0.9332 Adjusted Time 45:25 x 0.9332 = 42:23

Female Age 45 Actual Time 45:25 Factor 0.9192 Adjusted Time 45:25 x 0.9192 = 41:45

Female Age 55 Actual Time 45:25 Factor 0.8381 Adjusted Time 45:25 x 0.8381 = 38:04

Points

How points are obtained is very simple.  50 points are awarded to the Quaker with the fastest adjusted time, 49 to the next etc.  Championship points updates will be regularly updated on the website.

Groups

For the 2018 Championship, there will be a wide range of events spread over 3 groups. The groups are organised by distance to encourage runners to try a range of distances and disciplines. Overall a maximum of 10 races could count.

Group 1 is distances up to 5 miles.
Group 2 is over 5 miles and under 10 miles.
Group 3 is distances from 10 miles upwards.

As mentioned above, points from a maximum of 10 races will count as the runners total. The only stipulation will be that the maximum 10 races to count will include a minimum of two races from each group. Therefore if you do 10 races or more from the selection of championship races, then the highest two scores from each group will count plus the next 4 highest scores.

A few dates are still to be confirmed but the expected date is shown for these. Entry details for many of these races can be found at NE Races.

Club colours, which can be either a vest or t-shirt, should be worn. Some discretion has been used recently due to a shortage of vests. This rule may be enforced when kit supplies are available. Basically, if you have a vest, then please wear it.

Finally, only races completed after members have joined the club or renewed their membership will count towards the Club Championship.