Following extensive consultation with Members and taking on board representations made the officers of the Club have finalised the following rules for the Championship for 2017. We hope that this will reward the competitive members of the club for their running achievements.
The annual awards will include a Club Championship, with points awarded on the basis of results in races, but there will also be a Participation Award for simply getting out there are running races in a TRAC vest irrespective of whether you are fast, slow, fat or thin!
Out of a total of 15 races the best 8 scores count for the Championship with points being awarded according to race distance, placings and age adjusted scores.
The races comprise:
2 x 5 km
3 x 5 m
3 x 10 km
2 x 10 m
2 x half marathon
The proposals are summarised as follows:-
In order to qualify for the Championship members must:-
Be a fully paid up competitive member of the Club, ie a member of England Athletics and therefore eligible to run in a TRAC vest at licensed races.
2. The points awarded will be in five tiers.
Age adjusted scores with 5 points for the highest age adjusted time down to 1 point for the 5th highest age adjusted score.
Place points with 3, 2 and 1 point for first, for second and third over the line.
Distance points to every competitor irrespective of place, adjusted according to distance, as follows:-
Half marathon - 5 points
10 mile - 4 points
10k - 3 points
5m - 2 points
5k - 1 point
Where a race distance does not exactly match the above distances, points will be awarded for the nearest distance.
3. The age adjustment will be based on a member’s age on 1st January at the start of the Championship year and will not be changed until the following 1st January.
4. The Championship will continue to be based on a set list of local races.
5. There are 15 races available and your best 8 results will count towards the final result.
TRAC Participation Award
In addition to the Club Championship a completely separate award will be given to the Male and Female members who represent the Club in the most races in a year anywhere in the world – the Participation Award.
UKA rules require that if someone enters a race as a Club member then they MUST run in Club colours. If a Race judge strictly interprets race rules they have the power to disqualify a competitor who is not in club kit if they have entered the race as a Club Member. At the South Yorkshire Road Races this rule is very strictly adhered to.
The purpose of this award is to recognise the two members in the Club who have got out there in a Club vest the most times in a year which all helps to promote the Club. The onus under this rule will be for individual members to notify the Championship Secretary with the details of the races they have finished in and provide a link to the results.