Championship Race Listing
The 2019 Club Championship Race Listing is up to date on 30 January 2019, but remains subject to changes made by race organisers.
Group 1: (5 miles and under)
Each event takes place in Marsden Old Quarry, a hidden gem in South Shields with fantastic views of the coastline and Northumberland.
|10/02/2019||Absent FriendsTrail Run
The race is approximately 5 miles and is ran at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, Billingham on a mixed terrain, including plenty of mud.
|10/04/2019||Spring Coast Road||5km||Road||Results|
|08/05/2019||Pie and Peas||5mi||Road||Entry
A flat fast 5k road race starting outside Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium and finishing inside the stadium.
|02/07/2019||Bridges of the Tyne
The race start is located on the Quayside footpath to the west of the Millennium Bridge. The race uses a flat and fast out and back course.
|17/07/2019||Summer Coast Road||5km||Road||Entry
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 Robinson Arch, the run will take you past the Walled Garden, into the park, where you can take in its natural beauty as well sites such as the Deer House. At approximately five miles it includes all terrain, trail and forest. On your return you will finish at The Wyatt Gates, the main entrance to the castle and Library Tea Room.
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||Entry – On the day
The Quaker Mile is a timed event run by Quakers Running club with runners completed 4 laps of Eastbourne track.
|1mi||Track||Entry – On the day
At the Thirsk relays, each leg is approximately 2 miles. Please be aware that all competitors must be UKA affiliated and must wear a club vest. It is recommended that you arrive at least 45 min prior to your race.
|2mi||Cross Country||Entry – TBC|
|24/11/2019||Gavin Duffy Memorial
Part of the Stockton Winter 5k Trail Series. This race is one of the most special of them all. In memory of one of the greatest athletes and extremely well thought of Gavin Duffy, from Billingham Marsh House Harriers, who will always continue to be in our thoughts.So please come along, whatever your level of ability, and join the whole community together to take time out to remember your personal memories you shared with Gavin. whether you are a runner, walker or went to school, work with him EVERYONE is welcome to come along and join in whether you walk or run.A 1 minute silence will be made prior to the race starting.
|5km||Trail||Entry – TBC|
Group 2: (Under 10 miles)
Washington trail 10k winds it way around the wonderful James Steel Park and picks its way around some beautiful woodland trails along the banks of the river Wears.
|27/04/2019||Hamsterley Forest 10k
The Hamsterley 10k takes place in the forest which is largely flat, the race turns and comes back to the start/finish area at the Nest Car Park near the middle of the Hamsterley drive.
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.
|19/05/2019||Pier to Pier
This is one of the most scenic runs in the North East along the coastline from South Shields to Sunderland following the coastal paths.
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!.
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.
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||Entry – On the day
|28/07/2019||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.
|18/08/2019||Scorton Feast Memorial||10km||Multi Terrain||Entry
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.
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.
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.
Group 3: (10 miles and over)
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.
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.
|31/03/2019||DHAC South Park 20||20mi||Road||Results|
|07/07/2019||Burn Valley Half||13.1mi||Road||Entry
|29/09/2019||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.
|03/11/2019||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.
|17/11/2019||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.
2020 Club Championship Races
|Date||Race||Race Distance||Age Grade Distance||Terrain||Group|
|TBC||Absent Friends Trail Run||5 Mi||5 Mi||Trail||1|
|29-04-20||Spring Coast Road||5km||5km||Road||1|
|06-05-20||Pie and Peas||5mi||5mi||Road||1|
|07-07-20||Bridges of the Tyne||5mi||5mi||Road||1|
|TBC||Thirsk Relays||2mi||5km||Cross Country||1|
|08-03-20||Lightwater Valley||10km||10km||Multi Terrain||2|
|09-05-20||Raby Castle||10km||10km||Mostly Road||2|
|23-02-20||Snake Lane||10Mi||10mi||Multi Terrain||3|
|14-03-20||Dentdale Run||14mi||Half Marathon||Road||3|
|21-03-20||DHAC South Park 20||20mi||30km||Road||3|
|19-04-20||Vale of York||10Mi||10mi||Road||3|
|21-06-20||Penshaw half||14mi||Half Marathon||Trail||3|
|12-07-20||Burn Valley Half||13.1mi||13.1mi||Road||3|
|02-08-20||South Shields||10Mi||10mi||Multi Terrain||3|
|13-09-20||Vale of York Half Marathon||13.1mi||Half Marathon||Road||3|
|TBC||Guy Fawkes 10||10mi||10mi||Mostly road||3|
Club Championship Rules
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.
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..
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
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.
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.