Striders Fell Race Championship
The Striders Fell Race Championships is a series of 10 nominated races through the year in which club members are competing against others from within the club.
Points are gained according to finishing time (see below). Scores throughout the season are kept and updated after each race. Members compete in the usual gender and age categories; M, F, 40, 50 and 60.
Presentations are made to the leading runner in each category at the A.G.M. following the competition. In addition medals are presented to the leading and second placed runner in each of the various categories.
Races for 2017
|1||29th January 2017||Tiggor Tor|
|2||26th March 2017||Trust 10|
|3||9th May 2017||Burbage Skyline|
|4||9th June 2017||Castleton|
|5||19th July 2017||Bamford|
|6||20th August 2017||Crowden Horseshoe|
|7||9th September 2017||Longshaw Sheepdog Trials|
|8||7th October 2017||Curbar Commotion|
|9||12th November 2017||The Roaches|
All dates have been compiled on a best endeavours basis and will be confirmed nearer the time once the respective organisers have released the details.
Note, the addition of “The Trunce” in this years championship as the 10th race. The Trunce is an off-road series that has 9 races through the year, approx every 3 weeks April to September). Your single best Trunce time of the year will be the one that counts for the Fell Race Championship. The fastest winning time of the year will be used in those calculations.
The overall winning times in each race for both Male and Females are noted, then your finishing time is compared to that. Bonus points as also awarded for running, the bonus points are 10pts per race. Best 5 race scores through season count (excluding bonus points), ie, ‘half’ the races in the championship.
- Winning man runs in 1hr dead….. 1:00:00 (this is classed as 100%)
- Winning Time / Striders Time * 100 gives the Striders time as a percentage against the winning time.
- Strider A runs 1:05:00 (92.31%, so 92.31 pts)
Strider B runs 1:10:00 (85.71%, so 85.71 pts)
Strider C runs 1:15:00 (80.00%, so 80.00 pts)
Strider D runs 1:20:00 (75.00%, so 75.00 pts)
- A great thing about this system is that the ladies times are compared against the ladies winning time.
- We then add bonus points for running each race at 10pts per race to encourage participation
We hope the fell championship will be hugely popular this year and very competitive. If you’ve never tried a fell race, then the ones in the championship can be perfect starters as there are usually quite a few Striders at these who can show you the ropes.
Be sure to keep an eye out on the website and the clubs Facebook page closer to each race in the championship for more details.