Barrow Runners

Club Championships

2017 will see the launch of the Barrow Runners Club Championship; a competition open to all members, which will offer more options, a mix of new and varied events and ultimately decide our annual awards.

For many years the club have supported and competed in the LRRL (Leicestershire Road Running League) Winter and Summer series and will continue to do so. However, the internal club championship will be our primary focus for 2017 onwards for the following reasons:

  • due to popularity, members can no longer guarantee entry to LRRL events (Kibworth 6 sold 600 entries in just 13 hours, Stilton 7 has only 400 places available).
  • The LRRL have decided to no longer award 100% awards, this year the club will honour this for members who complete all LRRL races, but also introduce our own 100% for our championship races.
  • We want to support events that are popular with members so our participation at these events is as high as possible.
  • Introducing new challenges and fresh focus.
  • Offering variety by changing the championship races each year and including a range of distances from 5k to half marathon.
  • To provide 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 2017 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.

2017 Races

05/03/2017 Rushcliffe 10k

02/04/2017 Lincoln 10k

30/04/2017 Livingston relays

14/05/2017 Bosworth Half

04/06/2017 Swithland 6

18/06/2017 Prestwold 10k

04/07/2017 Embankment (Notts series) 5k

02/08/2017 Joy Cann 5

03/09/2017 JF 10

17/09/2017 Calke Abbey 10k

01/10/2017 Shelton 10k

15/10/2017 Leicester Half

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 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)

Current Standings

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Coming Up

The Winter Railway Ultra
Saturday, 16 February
Tf8 7jf

Marriott's Way Trail Marathon and Half Marathon
Sunday, 17 February
Aylsham, East Anglia

Stamford Valentine`s 30k
Sunday, 17 February
Stamford, Lincs

Welly Trail 10k
Sunday, 17 February
Wellingborough, Northants

Leicestershire Half Marathon
Sunday, 17 February 09:30
Prestwold Hall