Harlow Running Club

Road & Cross Country Running (UKA 2658068)



The Committee has agreed that the format be almost the same as last year. Some of the qualifying races have changed and there are now three 10k and three half marathon qualifying races. Please note that some of these races sell out very soon after entries open, so if you wish to run in them, remember to enter early.

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 will 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 the two Essex Championship races of 5 miles and 10 miles; plus one 5 miles (Saffron Striders); two 10ks (Hatfield Broad Oak & Chelmsford); one 10 miles (Witham); two half marathons (St. Albans & Bedford); the three Sunday cross country races at Ware, Saffron Striders and Bishop’s Stortford; Midweek League races at three locations (not Harlow or the Mob Match); any 5k, 15 miles, 20 miles, marathon, ultra (the best performance at each distance to count).
The following races have been chosen to count towards the Championship:
27th Jan - Ware XC
17th Mar – Saffron Striders XC
31st Mar - Braintree 5 (Essex Championship)
6th May - Witham 10
22nd May – Harpenden MWL
27th May - Hatfield Broad Oak 10k
9th Jun – St. Albans Half Marathon
12th Jun – Watford MWL
26th Jun – Hitchin MWL
1st Sep - Bedford Half Marathon
13th Oct – Saffron Striders Fast 5
10th Nov - Stebbing 10 (Essex Championship)
Nov – Chelmsford 10k
Dec - Bishop’s Stortford XC

If you wish to see how the age gradings are calculated, you can look on the website at http://www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup06.html

Current Standings: (excel) [Updated: 2 Jul 2019]

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