The Club Championship is an annual event, comprising 9 events, 3 each at 10k, 10m and 1/2m. The races are mainly in Kent, with the occasional excursion into Sussex or Essex. Points are scored in two ways - firstly by finishing position, and secondly by earning bonus points if a personal best is achieved. There are four categories in the Championship:
- Senior Men (Up to 39 yrs old)
- Male Vets (40 - 49 yrs old)
- Male Supervets (50 yrs +)
A partially completed list of past winners can found here.
2016 Club Championship
The provisional final scores for 2016 are here.
The races confirmed so far for 2017 are on the Race Diary page.
There will be 10 races in the eventual list; your best 6 scores will count towards your overall totals. For PB bonus points, you have to beat your time set in ANY race of the appropriate distances since 1st January 2014. If you have been a club member since that date (or earlier), the bonus points SHOULD be added automatically - but please check that we have not forgotten them. If you are newer to the club than this, you will need to tell us which time you have beaten - you cannot claim bonus points for your first race at a given distance.
2015 Club Championship
The final standings for 2015 are here.
2014 Club Championship
The final standings for 2014 are here.
The full rules for 2014 are as follows:
1. There are four categories within the Club Championship: Ladies, Senior Men, Male Veterans (40+), Male Super-Veterans (50+).
2. The category within which a runner competes is decided for the year based on the runner’s gender and age on the date of the first club championship race they complete in the year.
The runner then remains in that group for the whole of the calendar year.
3. The Ladies, Senior Men and Male Vet 40s groups are split in to two divisions, A and B, based on performance.
4. The scoring system is the same in all divisions.
5. The first runner home in each division receives 25 points, the second 24 and so on down to 5.
6. All runners who complete a Club Championship event will receive at least 5 points.
7. Bonus points are awarded for setting a personal best: 3 points for setting that personal best, plus an extra point for each full minute under a previous personal best, up to a maximum of 7 minutes.
8. A personal best is defined as the best time set since 1st January in the last three years, so for 2013, that means since 01/01/2010.
9. Where available, positions within races are decided by chip times. Where these are not available, gun times will be used.
10. There are ten races a year, at least three at each of 10K, 10 miles and Half marathon distance. Runners count their best SIX scores from these races towards their overall totals.
11. When a new member takes part in his or her first race, he or she will be placed in the A division if he or she beats at least one runner from that division; otherwise, he or she will go into the B division.
12. The same rule will apply to more established club members who take a break from club championship races and then return.
13. Where a runner is due to age up in the course of a year, they will compete in the age bracket for which they quailfy in the first race they complete. Thus, a runner who turns 50 on 1st February would compete for the year as a Vet if they did a Club Championship race in January, or a Supervet if they did not do their first club championship race until on or after 1st February.
End of season
14. At the end of the season, the division sizes will be rebalanced, based on the actual number of runners taking part within the category.
15. Any runner who scores zero for a season will be removed from the list entirely, and allocated to a division as if he/she were a new member when he/she returns.
16. All club members who take part in a designated club championship race will be awarded points for that race.
17. All points awarded for races between the AGM and 30th June are provisional, pending the runner paying the following year’s subscription.
18. A member whose subscription remains unpaid after 30th June will be ineligible to receive points for any races after that date, until the subscription is paid in full. In the event that a member scores points for a race and then leaves either by design or default, those points will remain with that runner until the end of the year.
Links to the race websites can be found on this thread on the Club Message Board.
Supervets = Ron Carr (88 pts), Grant Woodman (82 pts), and David Hattersley (75 pts)
Vets = Michael White (94 pts), David Thompson (93 pts), and Ian Hoad (84 pts).
Senior Men = Richard Unwin (100 pts), Matthew Fraser (84 pts), and Mike Murdoch (64 pts).
Ladies = Verity Currie (98 pts), Liane Foord (85 pts), and Sarah Brenton (76 pts).
The full results can be found by clicking on the categories above.