Club Annual Running Championships
The Club Running Championship was introduced in 2008 with the aim of:
- Encouraging members’ participation in a more varied mix of race events and distances.
- Encouraging “friendly competition” between members, despite differences in age and gender, and in turn increasing an individual’s motivation and performances.
- Increasing the visibility of the Club at events and the potential for members to achieve individual and team awards.
- The Running Championship will be run over a 12 month period commencing on the 1st January.
- The Championship is open to all first claim members.
- Individuals must complete four events from a list of “nominated” events.
- An individual’s final score is calculated using the total of their best three age and gender graded scores.
- The race finish times are taken from the official published race results. Chip timing will be used, where available.
- Only results that record the individual competing as a BRJ member will be scored. If a BRJ member completes a race under the name of another person, the result will be disallowed.
- Finish times will be converted into an age and gender percentage score using the Howard Grubb WMA (October 2016 edition).
- Self-timed races will not be eligible.
- The age category is determined by the member’s age on the 1st January.
- Clothing shall be worn that identifies you as a member of BRJ.
In the event of a tie, when calculating the final scores, the following criteria will be used to determine the final positions.
|i).||Compare the average points for all events completed across an equal number of races. The individual with the highest average percentage will win.|
|ii).||If the position is still tied after applying the test at (i) above, the individual with the highest total number of completed eligible events will take precedence.|
|iii).||In the event that there is any dispute, the arbiter shall be the senior club captain, whose decision shall be final.|
Senior Qualifying Events for 2020
|23rd February:||Tarpley 20m|
|8th March:||Cambridge Half Marathon|
|5th April:||Sandy 10m|
|10th May:||Eye 10k|
|8th July:||Peterborough Grand Prix 5k Series (Ferry Meadows)|
|5th September:||Any parkrun 5k|
|6th September:||Bedford Half Marathon|
|18th October:||Great Eastern Run Half Marathon|
|15th November:||St Neots Half Marathon|
|20th December:||Waterside 10k (Grafham Water)|
|31st December:||Any 10k|
|1st January -31st December||Any full marathon UK or overseas.
Note Only 1 (one) marathon will count towards the final score
Running Performance Awards
In conjunction with the Annual Running Championship there is a Performance Awards Scheme.
If an individual achieves a finish position in the Running Championship their level of achievement will be measured against the pre-determined set of criteria detailed below:-
|Award Level||Award Criteria|
|Club Standard||The average of the total score for their best 3 events fall below 50%|
|Bronze||The average of the total score for their best 3 events fall between 50% to 59.99%|
|Silver||The average of the total score for their best 3 events fall between 60% to 69.99%|
|Gold||The average of the total score for their best 3 events fall between 70% to 74.99%|
|Platinum||The average of the total score for their best 3 events fall between 75% to 79.99%|
|Diamond||The average of the total score for their best 3 events fall at 80%, or more|