Road Championship 2022

Our 2022 Road Championship is open to all 1st-claim members of Steel City Striders.

The race calendar includes 12 open races, of which you need to run 5. For each race, you’ll score points based on how your time compares to the first-placed runner of the same sex: 100 points x (winning time / your time). So for example, if the winner takes 60 minutes and you take 75, you’ll score 100 x (60 / 75) = 80 points. A slower runner who took 80 minutes would score 100 x (60 / 80) = 75 points. At the end of the season, your total score will be your best five race scores added together.

This is considered a whole-club event, so all members who run a listed race are automatically included: to take part, just enter the races of your choice in the normal way. When you enter races, please remember to give your club as “Steel City Striders" if given the option, as that makes our admin much easier. If you join the club part-way through the year, you can score points from the day you join onwards.

Prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners and runners-up in senior, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+ age categories. Your age category is determined by your age on January 1st, 2022. So if, for example, you were 49 on January 1st and turned 50 on January 2nd, you’ll compete in the 40-49 age category until 2023.

Our Championship calendar includes our most popular local events, some scenic challenges for hill-lovers, and a couple of flat courses where PBs and club records will hopefully fall. See below for a full list of fixtures and when we expect the races to take place. Remember, you don’t need to run them all, as it’s just five scores to count.

  1. Run Your Heart Out Valentines 10k (13/2)
  2. Dronfield 10k (13/3)
  3. Sheffield Half (27/3)
  4. Holymoorside 10k (8/5)
  5. Buxton Half (29/5)
  6. Ashbourne Half (3/7)
  7. Askern 10k (14/8)
  8. Vale of York Half (11/9)
  9. Sheffield 10k (25/9)
  10. Chesterfield 10k (16/10)
  11. Worksop Half (30/10)
  12. Doncaster 10k (27/11)

Championship updates will be posted after each race; for full standings see The Spreadsheet.

If you have any queries, please get in touch using our contact form, selecting the “Road Championship" department.