Summer 2011 Race Series Road & Fell

Dear all

Following on from Adair’s earlier email regarding the Chester Spring Five race, please find attached the summer club championship on Roads and Fells. We hope that you’ll all find something of interest in the 24 races listed and we’ll look forward to some friendly rivalry in the coming months. As yet we don’t have all the details regarding times and venues, but will be circulating details on individual closer the time. The document also includes details of the long trail race series.

For our newer members who are unfamiliar with the race series, the club holds a series of championships over the course of the year. These help form a focus for club outings to races and an opportunity for a little friendly competition. In each race points are awarded in descending order according to your finishing position, so first Helsby runner home gets 20 points, second gets 19 points, third gets 18 points and so forth. Ladies and men score separately. Over each series (12 races in each) your best 7 scores are added up to give an overall total, so it isn’t necessary to race in all 12 races (although those who race more can improve their total by dropping less favourable scores). As well as the overall Mens and Ladies champions, a large number of veteran prizes are awarded, so there is plenty to aim for. Note that it is not necessary to be a top notch runner to be in with a chance for a prize, turning up and running more races than a fitter or faster clubmate can often bear dividends. If the above isn’t clear, then by all means ask one of the more established club members what it’s all about.

Above all, the championship is meant to be a bit of fun. so I’ll look forward to see many of you pushing your boundaries a little over the course of the summer.

Good racing

Andy

Road Championship

1          Wednesday 6th April                           7:00pm        Chester Spring 5m http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/spring5

2          Sunday 24th April                   (P)          9:30am        Runcorn Bridge 5m  http://www.runhalton.co.uk/index.htm

3          Friday 6th May                        (P)          7:30pm        Christleton 5k  http://www.tattenhallrunners.com/20.html

4          Sunday 22nd May                                11:00am       Comberbach 5k http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2011/efcomberbach11.pdf

5          Wednesday 8th June                            7:45pm        Birkenhead Park 5m http://www.wirralac.co.uk/

6          Sunday 25th June                                  4:30pm        Lymm 5k  http://www.spectrumstriders.org.uk/our-races/lymm-5k

7          Sunday 3rd July                                    10:30am       Penny Lane 10k http://pennylanestridersrunningclub.co.uk/PLS10kRace.aspx

8          Saturday 16th July                                     pm             Burtonwood 5m http://www.spectrumstriders.org.uk/other-races/burtonwood-5-mile-race

9          Wednesday 3rd August                         T.B.C.          Pie & Peas 5m http://www.valeroyalathleticclub.co.uk/

10        Sunday T.B.C. August                           T.B.C          Great Warford 10m http://www.ajw.blogs.com/wrc/                                          

11        Sunday 18th September                       T.B.C.          Sutton Six http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/Sutton6

12        Sunday 20th November                       T.B.C.          Conwy Half Marathon http://www.conwyhalfmarathon.co.uk/

 

Fell Championship

1          Saturday 9th April                                11:00am       Llantysilio Mountain (AM) http://www.tattenhallrunners.com/22.html

2          Wednesday 4th May                             6:45pm        Dinas Bran (AS) http://www.wfra.org.uk

3          Wednesday 11th May                           7:30pm        Rainow (BS) http://www.fellrunner.org.uk                             

4          Monday 30th May                                T.B.C.          Mynydd Mawr (BS) http://www.oswestryolympians.co.uk/seniors/senior_homepage.htm

5          Tuesday 14th June                                 7:15pm        Up the Beast (AS) http://www.wfra.org.uk

6          Sunday 26th June                                 11:00am       Moel-y-Gamelin (AM) http://www.wrexham-athletics.co.uk

7          Monday 4th July                                    7:30pm        Hathersage Gala (BS) http://www.hathersagefellrace.org.uk

8          Wednesday 13th July                            7:30pm        The Druid (AS) http://www.wfra.org.uk

9          Wednesday 27th July                            7:30pm        Green Green Grass of Home (AS) http://www.wfra.org.uk

10        Saturday 30th July                                 2:00pm        Gyrn Gallop (BM) http://www.oswestryolympians.co.uk/seniors/senior_homepage.htm

11        Wednesday 10th August                       7:00pm        Ponderosa (BS) http://www.wrexhamroadrunners.org.uk

12        Sunday 9th October                             11:00am       Breidden Hills (AM)  http:/www.merciafellrunners.co.uk (P) Pre-entry required

Separate mens and ladies championships will be run in each series.

Your best 7 results to count in each championship, a minimum of 4 needed to qualify for a prize.

More details from Andy Smith (01928-712548 / 07764-948514),  Adair (07821-073959) or Joe Beswick (01928-732427)

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