Harlow Running Club

Road & Cross Country Running (UKA 2658068)



The Committee has agreed that the format be the same as last year.

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 1st January).

There will 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 5 miles, 10k, 10m, half marathon; plus one other 5m (Orion Forest 5); one other 10k (Hatfield Broad Oak); 1 other 10m (Ware); 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, ultra (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:

25th Jan - Saffron Striders XC

1st Feb - Bishop’s Stortford XC

8th Feb - Great Bentley Half Marathon 

12th May – Fairlands Valley Spartans MWL

25th May - Hatfield Broad Oak 10k

27th May – Orion MWL

2nd Jul – Hitchin MWL

5th Jul - Brentwood 10k (Essex Championship)

12th Jul - Ware 10

1st Aug – Orion Forest 5

20th Sep - Pleshey Half Marathon (Essex Championship)

18th Oct – Wix 5 (Essex Championship)

8th Nov - Stebbing 10 (Essex Championship)

Dec - Ware XC

If you wish to see how the age gradings are calculated, you can look on the website at 


Current Standings: (excel | PDF)


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