Championship Races 2017
The races for the 2017 Road and Off-road championships are here.
Handicap dates are here.
Championship Standings 2017
Womens & Mens Cross-Country Championship 2017/2018 - current standings are here; updated May 10th, 2017
Handicap series - current standings are here; updated May 28th, 2017
Womens & Mens Off-road - current standings are here; updated May 10th, 2017
Womens Road - current standings are here; updated May 10th, 2017
Mens Road - current standings are here; updated May 10th, 2017
Mens Masters Road - current standings here; updated May 28th, 2017
Womens Masters Road - current standings here; updated May 28th, 2017
Best 8 from the 17 listed races plus the option to include:
- any parkrun during calendar year 2017; points awarded based upon fastest times;
- any marathon during calendar year 2017; points awarded based upon fastest times;
- any half marathon during calendar year 2017, excluding any that are already in the championship; points awarded based upon fastest times. As Cardiff, Swansea and Lake Vrywny are not eligible (since they are named races in the championship), this may not actually be your fastest half marathon of the year.
So with the 17 listed races, plus the 3 "fastest" results above, your top 8 scores from 20 events will be summed to arrive at your final score.
Masters championships are the same races but only include people who were 35 or older on January 1st.
Best 5 from the 5 listed races and a maximum of two of the 2017 Gwent League fixtures will count; i.e., if you do all five Gwent League fixtures, only your best two results can be counted.
Best 4 from the 5 Gwent League 2017 fixtures to count.
- be officially entered in the race in your own name;
- be at the start on time, and start with the rest of the runners;
- appear in the official race results;
- be a member of the club on the date of the race.
You no longer have to wear your club vest for your time to count (except in races where other rules require it, such as the Gwent League), although we strongly encourage that you do so as it helps to promote the club (and rumour has it that it makes you go faster anyway).
If the race uses 'chip timing' then the time used for the championships will be the 'chip time'.
In the event of a championship race clashing with a Gwent League race, the Gwent League race will take precedence and an alternative Championship event will be sought if possible. A prime example of this is the Sodbury Slog clashing with the Bath Gwent League fixture.
It is the runner's responsibility to ensure that they are credited with the correct points in club championship tables; any errors should be reported to Ceri Davies.
Handicap Championship - 4 Miles - April to September
There are 6 races in the series with the best 4 over the course of the year to count for championship points. Awards are made at the end of the series. There is no entry fee and all members are welcome. Non-members are also welcome, although they cannot score points in the club handicap championship.
Slower runners will start first with faster runners following at appropriate intervals. With the objective that all will finish at about the same time. It's all very informal and the key objective is fun allied with some exercise, plus a visit to a local pub afterwards!
Championship Standings 2016
Ladies & Mens Cross-Country Championship 2016/2017 - final standings are here; updated April 30th, 2017
Handicap series - final standings are here; updated September 23rd, 2016
Ladies & Mens Off-road - final standings are here; updated January 4th, 2017
Ladies Road - final standings are here; updated January 4th, 2017
Mens Road - final standings are here; updated January 4th, 2017
Mens Masters Road - final standings are here; updated January 4th, 2017
Ladies Masters Road - final standings are here; updated January 4th, 2017