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.
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/
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)