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 list of Senior Running Champions can be found at the bottom of this page.


  • 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.

Dispute Resolution

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

January: Not Applicable
23rd February: Tarpley 20m
8th March: Cambridge Half Marathon
5th April: Sandy 10m
10th May: Eye 10k
(TBC) June: (TBC)
8th July: Peterborough Grand Prix 5k Series (Ferry Meadows)
(TBC) August: (TBC)
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


Senior Running Champions


Year Men – Tony Cotton Shield Women – Esther Cotton Shield
2008/9 Tony Cotton Esther Cotton
2009/10 Darren Preston Lucy Moore
2010/11 Darren Preston Sue Yendley
2012 Roger Holliday Annette Newton
2013 Roger Holliday Annette Newton
2014 David Newton Annette Newton
2015 David Newton Annette Newton
2016 David Newton Annette Newton
2017 David Hudson Annette Newton
2018 David Hudson Annette Newton
2019 David Hudson Annette Newton
2020 David Hudson Annette Newton
2021 Not awarded Covid pandemic  Not awarded Covid pandemic