Barrow Runners

Club Championships 2018

The Barrow Runners Club Championship is a competition open to all members, which will include a range of popular events, varying each year, with a mix of on and off-road. The results of these will ultimately decide our annual awards, held in November.

We continue to support and compete in the LRRL (Leicestershire Road Running League) series and will continue to do so. However, the internal club championship has been our primary focus since 2017 to allow:

  • accessibility to races and avoid the disappointment of missing deadlines due to sell-outs etc
  • the award of 100% awards
  • the support events of that are popular with members so our participation at these events is as high as possible.
  • Introduction of new challenges and fresh focus.
  • us to offer variety by changing the championship races each year and including a range of distances from 5k to half marathon.
  • the provision of clear guidelines on how you can win awards, including age categories.

Championship Overview

  1. There are 12 races selected and listed below (spread across the year March to October)
  2. To complete the championship, runners must run any 5 of the 12 races, where the best 5 will count.
  3. Scoring is based on the chip time of Barrow runners from race results, i.e. fastest Barrow male and female finisher awarded 100 points, 2nd fastest finisher 99 points and so on...Chip time was selected as the fairest system for capturing position, so as not to give a head start to those standing closer to the start line.
  4. The tables are split male/female then by age categories (with ten year gaps V40-V80).
  5. Table updates and publishing will be quick, as soon as results are available.

The 2018 events and dates are as follows, in selecting these races we have tried to maintain a balance throughout the year of local races that have capacity to take additional runners.

Current Standings

2018 Races

Thank you for your input and suggestions for this years races. Here are a few reasons to support the decisions made by the club captains:

-Lincoln is the target race for the current 10k focused training group

-Livingston and its relay format was very popular in 2017

-May Day is very local, popular and suggested by members

-Bosworth is accessible, a popular one from 2017 and features in LRRL

-Rothley is local and included in member suggestions

-Bestwood was chosen from all parkrun options, it's free and accessible, plus a smaller event to avoid congestion

-Brooksies had numerous votes from members, value for money

-Three Club Challenge was chairman nominated, Mick wants to keep the trophy!

-Hermitage is well organised, accessible, good value including t-shirt (but hilly) and supports LRRL

-JF10 is the nearest 10m event, always popular with the club, a good warm up for autumn halves

-Calke was suggested by members, and where we had a lot of success in 2017

-Finally Beacon trail offers an alternative half off-road in a beautiful setting

-Those that missed the cut:

Loughborough Half (clash with Hose/Rutland and already three halves included), Derby 10k (one for future, Rothley, Lincoln, Hermitage and Calke 10k's included), Prestwold (to help with event volunteering), HP series (short events included at 3 club, parkrun, Livingston), Swithland (can sell out quickly), Ramathon (as above), Watermead (one for future but we chose Brooksies on popularity), Trailfest (clashed with Equinox but option to do a separate club trip...., Atherstone 10k (see 10k comment above), Shelton 10k, (also 10k comment), Derby 10m (too late for awards night)


Event & link


Entries Open

Cost (affiliated)


Now 1/07/17

Lincoln 10k




Club will arrange travel


Livingston Relays




Paid by club, contact Sue Taylor to enter


May Day Challenge




Bosworth Half

CV13 6PD



Entry limit 1200, in LRRL league


Rothley 10k


£17 2017

750 limit

Moved to 02/06/18

Bestwood parkrun




Register for barcode, turn up and run


Brooksies Bash 10m Trail

DE65 6EJ




Three Club Challenge




Stilton to host


Hermitage (Carl Rutt) 10k

LE67 5EU



In LRRL league


John Fraser 10m




In LRRL league


Calke Abbey 10k

DE73 7JF



83 entries 24th Jan, limit 500


Beacon Trail Half

LE12 8SP



35 entries 24 Jan, limit 750

General Rules of prizes/awards

1 The club maintain two championship tables: male and female

2 Championship tables to be used to determine overall and category winners at annual awards presentation

3 Prizes allocated to 1st and runner up for male and female in categories: Junior, Senior (overall), V40, V50, V60, V70, V80.

4 age categories for prizes based on age on 1st Jan of championship year

5 Overall category is all inclusive, i.e. Vets can win overall AND category

6 Other awards (captains, coaches, performances etc decided by committee nominations)

7 Any challenge should be made within 7 days of standings being published / before the next race (whichever is soonest) to

8 Committee decision is final

Scoring system

1 Members to complete at least 5 of 12 listed races.

2 You must be Barrow Member at the time of event to score, enter as a Barrow Runner and run in Barrow Colours

3 Scoring based on the chip time of Barrow runners from the organiser race results eg 100 points fastest Barrow finisher, 100 points fastest female Barrow finisher, 99 for second fastest and so on

4 If two runners share the same chip time, the higher point will be awarded to the first finisher listed in the race results

5 Where the final score for a prize is tied, award based on most head to head victories. If it remains a tie, award is shared.

6 Where there is no category winner due to insufficient races completed, scoring is based on 4 races from 12 (then 3 races and so on)

Coming Up

Club Training
Tuesday, 23 July 19:00

Club Session
Thursday, 25 July 19:00
Ratcliffe College

Heckington 10
Saturday, 27 July
Heckington Show, Lincs

Mk5000 PB Special
Saturday, 27 July
Milton Keynes Athletic Club

The 5000m Track Challenge
Saturday, 27 July
Harvey Hadden Stadium Bilborough Park, Wigman Rd,

Wellingborough 5
Sunday, 28 July
Wellingborough, Northants