In 2017/18 Clare Evans and Philip Goose came out on top of the clubs Road Championship. Can anyone knock them off top spot this coming year.
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 six 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.
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/receives their number without using the official transfer system then they will be disqualified from scoring points in that race and repeat offenders maybe 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 will 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. 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/1st 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.
So what have we in store this year –
The Road series consists of ten designated races.
|Rnd 1||Brownlee 5k||April – Nov||Open|
|Rnd 2||Bronte 5||June 7th||On day|
|Rnd 3||Otley 10||June 13th||Open|
|Rnd 4||Eccup 10||July 1st||Open|
|Rnd 5||Firefighter 5||Aug 12th||Open|
|Rnd 6||Vale of York ½||Sept 9th||Open|
|Rnd 7||Golden Mile||TBA|
|Rnd 8||Bramley 10k||Sept 23rd|
|Rnd 9||Abbey Dash||Nov 4th||Open|
|Rnd 10||Dewsbury 10k||Feb|
This year with the John Carr not running we have added the Brownlee 5k’s. Your best time from the series (April onwards) will count so you can do one or all its up to you.
Round 2, back by popular demand is the Bronte 5 mile race before we head to a couple of our regular 10 mile races at the Otley and Eccup 10’s. Round 5 in August is the Firefighter 5 then we head to the very fast Vale of York half.
We are awaiting actual dates but we can have fun again on the track for the Golden mile then new for us this year is the Bramley 10k before we end with the usual Abbey Dash and Dewsbury 10k.
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.
See below Premier and 1st Division, everyone else scores in division 2.
|1||Clare Evans||1||Philip Goose|
|2||Clare Maxwell||2||Chris Smith|
|3||Joan Kavanagh||3||Dan Donnelly|
|4||Caroline Sanders||4||Richard Edwards|
|5||Lucy Rider||5||Chris Jones|
|6||Liz Jones||6||Andrew Maddock|
|7||Rebecca Gray||7||Scott Watson|
|8||Sarah Farnell||8||James Booth|
|9||Claire Booth||9||Daniel Waas|
|10||Clare Mason||10||Ben Hartley|
|11||Susan Smith||11||John Blatherwick|
|12||Diane Aykroyd||12||Thomas Mason|
|13||Kay Jefferies||13||Mike Webb|
|14||Hilary Lund||14||Paul Sawyer|
|15||Michelle Hancocks||15||Graeme Miles|
|16||Matilda Rhodes||16||Matthew Gray|
|17||Samantha Scarlett||17||Jeremy Forber|
|18||Jo Rhodes||18||Ralph Kidner|
|19||Sara Scholes||19||Aron Fulton|
|20||Maika Ohno||20||Russell Webster|
|1||Laura Cummings||1||James Vickers|
|2||Catherine Hayward||2||Simon Gilbody|
|3||Emma Amor||3||Trevor Raddings|
|4||Linda Glendinning||4||Charlie Jackett|
|5||Lois Gardner||5||Andrew Nicolls|
|6||Delyse Forber||6||Liam O’Brien|
|7||Claire Hougham||7||Jack Rose|
|8||Denise Hofman||8||Phil Hammond|
|9||Laura Edwards||9||Mike Gallagher|
|10||Lesley-Ann Donnell||10||Simon McGrath|
|11||Jasbir Bangerh||11||Olly Coultrup|
|12||Heather Fulton||12||Angus Milne|
|13||Naomi Kellett||13||Michael Vargas|
|14||Nichola Moreland||14||Robert Howard|
|15||Emma Brown||15||Paul Dickens|
|16||Alison Pullan||16||Nick Payne|
|17||Jane-Marie Bracchi||17||Mark Haddrill|
|18||Amy Young||18||Steve Rhodes|
|19||Claudia Bauer||19||Chris Bracchi|
|20||Lizzie Coombes||20||Adam Sumnall|
Have fun and please keep sending in race reports for our blog page.