HARLOW RUNNING CLUB's CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
The Committee has agreed that the Club Championship will be revised for 2014 to try to attract greater involvement of members.
The Championship will be held throughout the calendar year, over a variety of distances and terrains, with a runner’s best 10 performances at the specified races/distances out of the 20, counting towards the final positions. Scores will be based on the aged graded WAVA calculations for each race, but points awarded in order of percentage, i.e. highest WAVA score gets 50 points, second gets 49 points etc. Runners under the age of 30 will have their percentage scores calculated at the age of 29, to eliminate some of the bias against younger runners in the formula. All calculations will be based on the official race results. Runners will stay in the same age category throughout the year, (i.e. their age on 1stJanuary).
There will still be an Overall Male Winner, Male Runner Up, Overall Female Winner and Female Runner Up, however these winners would not be eligible for the age category awards.
The Championship will also be used to decide the Club’s eight Age Category awards. For each race, runners would get 20 points for first place for the race in their age category, 19 for the second etc.
The Championship will consist of four Essex Championship races of 5m, 10k, 10m, half marathon; plus 1 other 5m (Ingatestone); 2 other 10ks (Hatfield Broad Oak and Felsted); 1 other 10m; 1 other half marathon (Great Bentley); the 3 cross country races at Ware, Saffron Striders and Bishop’s Stortford; Midweek League races at 3 locations (not Harlow or the Mob Match); any 15m, 20m, marathon (but only the best performance at each distance to count); any two 5k (the best two performances to count).
The following races have been chosen to count towards the Championship:
2 Feb – XC Saffron Striders
9 Feb – Great Bentley Half
16 Feb – XC Bishop’s Stortford
14 May – Bishop’s Stortford MWL (provisional date)
26 May – Hatfield Broad Oak 10k
11 June – North Herts MWL (provisional date)
15 Jun – Great
2 July – Hitchin MWL (provisional date)
13 July – Felsted 10k
14 Sep – Ingatestone 5m
21 Sep – Pleshey Half Marathon (
12 Oct – Tiptree 10m (
9 Nov – Stebbing 10
30 Nov –
If you wish to see how the age gradings are calculated, you can look on the website athttp://www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup06.html
Current Standings: (excel | PDF)