Club Championship


Championship Table

Click here to view the final 2017 Club Championship Table (PDF)

 

Championship Race Listing (PROVISIONAL)

The 2018 Club Championship Race Listing is PROVISIONAL and subject to change

Group 1: (5 miles and under)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
15/04/2018 Hartlepool Marina 5mi Road
25/04/2018 Spring Coast Road 5km Road
09/05/2018 Pie and Peas 5mi Road
tbc ~07/2018 Ali Brownlee 5km Road
18/07/2018 Summer Coast Road 5km Road
tbc ~08/2018 Auckland Castle 5mi Trail
tbc ~08/2018 Rosebery Topping 1.5mi Fell
03/09/2018 Quaker Mile 1mi Track
05/09/2018 Autumn Coast Road 5km Road
tbc ~09/2018 Thirsk Relays 2mi Cross Country
tbc ~11/2017 Gavin Duffy Memorial 5km Trail

 


Group 2: (Under 10 miles)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
30/03/2018 Mermaid 10km 10km Road
20/05/2018 Pier to Pier 7.5mi Multi Terrain
tbc ~05/2017 Raby Castle 10km Mostly Road
27/05/2018 Northallerton 10km Mostly Road
09/06/2018 Blaydon Race 5.6mi Road
tbc ~06/2018 Whorlton Run 10km Fell
tbc ~07/2018 Kilburn Feast 7mi Road
29/07/2018 James Herriot Trail 14km Trail
19/08/2018 Scorton Feast Memorial 10km Multi Terrain
22/09/2018 Snape 10km Trail
07/10/2018 Richmond Castle 10km Road
21/10/2018 Yorkshire Coast 10km Road
11/11/2018 Dalby Dash 10km Multi Terrain
24/11/2018 Ravenstonedale Red 10km Road
tbc ~12/2017 Eskdale Eureka 8mi Fell

 


Group 3: (10 miles and over)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
10/03/2018 Dentdale Run 14mi Road
18/03/2018 Thirsk Ten 10mi Road
25/03/2018 DHAC South Park 20 20mi Road
09/09/2018 Vale of York Half Marathon 13.1mi Road
30/09/2018 Redcar Half Marathon 13.1mi Road
28/10/2018 Town Moor Half Marathon 13.1mi Road
04/11/2018 Guy Fawkes 10 10mi Mostly road

 


Archives

Click here for 2017 Club Championship archive

Click here for 2016 Club Championship archive

 


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.