ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP

Discipline

Road
Road
Road
Road
Road
Road
Road
Road
Road
Road

Month

April
May
May
June
July
August
August
October
November
February

Distance

10km
5km
21.1km
16.1km
16.1km
8.1km
1.6km
10km
10km
10km

The series takes place between April and March and consists of ten designated races with distances ranging from 1 mile to 13.1 miles.

Please click on any of the race names in the table above to visit and sign up for races in the Road series.

The competition is open to all first claim members who compete in these designated races and who have paid their Club subscription in full.

There will be separate identical competitions for men and for women.

The best seven performances for each member will be totalled. Where two or more members have scored an equal number of points at the end of the season, final positions will be determined on head-to-head and if these are equal then positions are tied. As a general rule only members who are current members at the end of the year (31st March) will be eligible for awards. With this as with all other matters the decision of the committee will be final.

All races are local and where practicable a tie in with races organised by other Leeds based running clubs will be sought. We did take a vote regarding two rounds of this year’s championship as it didn’t fit in with being organised by local clubs.  When entering races please indicate that you are a Hyde Park Harriers club member. Please wear your club colours at designated races.  If you do not wear your vest/shirt you may not get any points.

The club is affiliated to UKA therefore we are obliged to follow their rules with regard to transfer of race numbers. If a member gives their number to someone else without using the official transfer system then they may be disqualified from all club competitions in that year. Members should be aware that some race organisers (eg Abbey Dash) have no system for the transfer of race numbers.

Performance criteria will be based on finishing position. This year we will have three divisions, (Premier, First and Second). There will be 20 named members in the Premier and First divisions (the appropriate promotions and relegations have taken place) and everyone else will be in the Second division.

The fastest Premier/First Division member at each designated race receives 20 points, decreasing by one point for subsequent finishers.  The fastest Second Division member receives 20 points, decreasing by one point for subsequent finishers. Where twenty plus runners compete then one point will be awarded for twentieth and each subsequent placing. A full list of Premier/First Division members is attached. Members who join the club during the year will automatically be placed in the Second Division.

At the end of the competition the members in positions 1 to 5 in the First and second Division will be promoted to the Premier/First Division and replace those who have finished in positions 16 to 20 in the Premier Division for the forthcoming year.

If any member finishing in positions 1 to 5 in the First Division does not renew their membership, then the member finishing sixth will be promoted to the Premier Division. If more than 5 members have not competed in the current year they will be automatically relegated.

There will be a trophy and a prize for the winner of the Premier Division and a trophy for the winner of the First Division.

Please note the rules regarding the John Carr series.  We will allow members to enter 1, 2 or all 3 of the races and count your fastest time of the 3 for points. At the end of the competition the designated races will be reviewed and at least one will be changed in order to keep the competition fresh and introduce new running challenges

In all respects the decision of the committee is final.