Barrow Runners

LRRL and Derby Runner League Rules

Below is an overview of rules for both LRRL and Derby Runner. Since writing this revised rules have come from LRRL which can be found here

Users have been asking for clarification on how the team scoring works in the different leagues. There are various versions available but the below has been pieced together to provide a summary of the rules.

Indirect Counting

It's important to note runners positioned outside of the "scoring" positions do still have a large impact on the performance of the club over the course of the season. If runners behind you from rival clubs are counting for their teams, your being there is pushing their position total up and increasing the gap in the league table. Being such a large club, we benefit massively from this and it shows in the final league tables.

Leicestershire Road Running League

Team Scoring - Individual Races
Team prizes are competed for within four team categories:

Men – First 8 Barrow runners count, regardless of age.
Women – First 4 Barrow runners count, regardless of age.
Veteran Men – First 4 Barrow runners, aged 40+ count
Veteran Women – First 3 Barrow runners, aged 40+ count

Unlike individual standings, there are no further veteran categories for V50 / V60 etc. Veteran status is your age on the day of the race.

In the Women's category, Barrow also has a "B team", where our 5-8th place runners count, and we have asked for "B Teams" in other categories and are waiting on confirmation for this.

For each race the counting runners finishing positions are added up, and the team with the lowest total is first. On the rare occasion there are teams level on positions total, race times will be used.

2nd claim runners do count in this league, as long as their 1st claim club is not also within the LRRL league.

Note – some races within the summer league have their own team prize system in addition to the LRRL system. E.G. Swithland 6 on the day award team prize to first 4 men / first 3 ladies.

Team Scoring - Season
There are league tables for each of the four categories, which get updated as the season progresses. Within each category there is a first / second / third division with top / bottom teams being promoted / relegated each year. Only teams in the top division can win the title at the end of the season.

At present all Barrow teams are within the top divisions in their respective categories.

For each race the team position gets an allocated number of points:

  • 1st – 20 Points
  • 2nd – 17 Points
  • 3rd – 15 Points

...then decreasing by 1 point per team position.

The team with the highest number of points for all races is then leading that category, and the team leading at the end of the season crowned champions. If 2 teams are drawn at the end of the season, the result is decided on total of all positions, with the lowest winning.

Although individual standings split the season into winter and summer, the team standings are accumulative for all races.

Individual Scoring
There are individual prizes available for both the winter league and summer league. As with team scoring this is based on race placing. Your best 4 races (in terms of finishing position) are added up and the lowest total is LRRL Winter / LRRL Summer champion.

The categories available are Senior, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, U20 (all for both Men and Women)

100% Award
In addition to team and individual awards, if you finish all races in winter and summer leages you receive the 100% Award.

Derby Runner Cross Country League

The overall format of the Derby Runner league is very similar to the LRRL, however there are a number of nuances that can impact heavily on the team standings.

Team Scoring – Individual races
Unlike LRRL there are no separate veteran categories, but teams have to include a set number of veterans.

The categories are:

  • Men – first 8 runners, including 2 veterans
  • Women – First 4 runners, including 1 veteran
  • Team – 7 Men, including 2 veterans and 3 ladies, including 1 veteran.

Veteran is 40+, however if you turn 40 within a season, you will not count as a veteran until the following season.

As with LRRL the total of the position of these runners is taken and the team with the lowest total is first.

Users running second claim for Barrow only count if less than the required number to fill a category are present (which is very rarely the case).

Team Scoring - Season
There are league tables for the three categories, which are updated throughout the season. There are 2/3 divisions per category and teams are relegated / promoted at the end of each season. Only teams in the top division can win the title at the end of the season.

At present all Barrow teams are within the top divisions in their respective categories.

For each race the team position gets an allocated number of points:

  • 1st – 10 Points
  • 2nd – 9 Points
  • 3rd – 8 Points

...decreasing by 1 point per team position.

The team with the highest number of points for all races is then leading that category, and the team leading at the end of the season crowned champions. If 2 teams are drawn at the end of the season, the result is decided on total of all positions, with the lowest winning.

Unlike in LRRL when there are 3 points between 1st / 2nd, having only 1 point between each position keeps it close throughout the season, and often very open going into the last race.

Individual Scoring
As with LRRL there are league prizes available based on race placing. Your best 4 races from the first 5 races (in terms of finishing position) are added up and the lowest total is the winner. The 6th / last race only counts for team placing and not individual.

The categories available are Senior, V40, V50, V60, U20 (all for both Men and Women), if you turn 40/50/60 within a season you do not move up a category until the following season. Unlike team scoring, 2nd claim runners are eligible for individual prizes.

If you are still unsure on anything just ask one of the captains, we will either know or find out for you!

Coming Up

Beginners Training
Monday, 17 December 18:45
Humphrey Perkins School - Barrow

Club Training / Fancy Dress Social
Tuesday, 18 December 19:00
Humphrey Perkins School, Barrow

Club Session
Thursday, 20 December 19:00
Ratcliffe College

Gaddesby Gallop
Saturday, 22 December
Gaddesby, Leics

Barrow Boxing Day Handicap
Wednesday, 26 December
Barrow Upon Soar, Leics