2021 Club Championship

* * * DUE TO THE ON-GOING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC, THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE * * *

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About the Championship

   Overview    |  Poster (A3)    |  Flyer (A4)  

ETHOS

The Club Championship is inclusive and encourages friendly rivalry within individuals’ training groups and across the club as a whole. It also encourages individuals to try different types of events, that they may not otherwise have considered.

When selecting events, a number of considerations were made, including:

  • Having a range of different types of events, i.e. Distance, terrain etc.
  • Event capacity and thus capability for individuals to have a fair opportunity to obtain an entry.
  • Event costs have also been considered, with the majority of events not being prohibitively expensive.
  • Having a range of local events.
  • Having a range of week days on which events take place.

EXPLANATION

There are 15 events to choose from in 2021 with a wide variety of distances, terrains and locations. The first event is a 2K Time Trial, on the track on ?? ??th ?.

  • Your best 6 events will count (plus the opportunity for a bonus, see below).
  • Events will be scored as follows: 150 points for first place, down to 1 point for 150th place (Men / Ladies are scored separately) except:
    • One Marathon (or greater) distance event will qualify for maximum points.
    • There is a 'Worst Of' event, in November (Event #12). Places are limited on the two dates available for this event, so for individuals that do both dates if both dates their slowest time will count towards the championship. This will hopefully discourage entry into both sub-events.
  • Individuals will be split by age categories (age as of 01/01/2021), with Cups being awarded to individuals that achieve the most points within their given Age Category from their 6 best events.
  • Additional Awards.
    • One award will be given to the BEST IMPROVER (called the Level Playing Field) which recognises outstanding improvement over the year.
    • One award will be given for the BEST AGE GRADE which measures your % performance, taking into account age and gender (similar system to parkrun).
    • Complete 12 events (or more) and receive a pair of rainbow shoelaces!
    • As usual, there is the annual 'Race Face' Award - to be decided by poll in November / December. Please submit your nominations for this throughout the year!

RULES

  • Only events participated in after the individual has become a member, will count.
  • In the event of any award finishing in a draw, the individual with the highest overall points will win. If this still doesn't determine a winner, joint winners will be declared.
  • If any event results in unusable results etc. (e.g. Cowbridge 10k, in 2019): Points will be allocated based on the average (Mean) points scored by each individual, across the events they’ve already completed prior to this one. The same approach will be used for allocating the Age-Grades for each individual.
  • For entry into the Improvers Award (Level Playing Field), the best result from Newport (Tredegar House) parkrun in 2020 is used as a benchmark. Where this isn't possible, or members have joined after 1st January, 2021 an equivalent must be provided.

RESULTS

  • For full details, as well as results, please see the relevant documents on this page.

CONTACT

This Year's Races are . . .

   Race List  

                      

Standings

   Please Note: You can use the built-in search facilities (usually CTRL+F / CMD+F), to search for your name.

   POINTS LEAGUE & RAINBOW SHOELACES AWARD

   Standings will appear here, when available.

   AGE CATEGORY LEAGUE

   Standings will appear here, when available.

   LPF LEAGUE

   Standings will appear here, when available.

   AGE-GRADED LEAGUE

   Standings will appear here, when available.

Event-by-Event Results

   You can use the built-in search facilities (usually CTRL+F / CMD+F), to search for your name.

   Results will appear here, when available.

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   Any Marathon (Or Greater) Distance Bonus Events

   Results will appear here, when available.

Interim Updates

   Updates will appear here, when available.

'Race Face' Award

   This Year's Contenders . . . So Far!

   Please keep an eye out for any worthy contenders and send them in for nomination throughout the year!

   Images will appear here, when available.