Striders’ Road Race Championship

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the 2020 Championship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We hope to be able to run a shortened version for 2021, in the summer/autumn. This is of course depending on circumstances. We will update members when are able to make firm plans, hopefully by around spring 2021.

The Road Race Championship is a series of divisions based on ability.

If you wish to be included, you will be placed in a division appropriate to your 2019 running performances. The division should include runners with similar ability to you.

How are points allocated?
– In a division of 20 runners, whoever is quickest in a particular race will score 20 points, 2nd place 19, etc.

How many races can I enter?
– You can enter all 12 club nominated races, but only your highest 6 placings will be used. Therefore, the maximum number of points is 120 for the year.

What happens at the end of the year?
– Each divisional winner will win a trophy.
– The top 4 in each division get promoted and the bottom 4 get relegated.

How are the runners in each division allocated?
– Purely on ability, using statistics from each runner’s 2018 performances. Gender and age are NOT relevant.

Does this mean that there will won’t be male, female and age range prizes?
– We will still be awarding all the same age range and gender prizes, MV40, FV50 etc, as in previous years. The gender and age category results will still be scored separately alongside the new system and we will continue to use the percentage system as in recent years.

What happens if 2 runners have the same number of points?
– Head to head will then come into play.

How do I register?
– Just reply to the post on Facebook saying you want to be included or send an email to Andy Davies –

Is there a deadline?
– Yes, 21st December 2019. After this point runners will be allocated to a suitable division.

Which races are to be included?
The two criteria we use for choosing the races are to: include popular local races and to try not to clash with Striders’ team events, such as cross country races. The following have been chosen this year:

  1. Huddersfield 10k – 23rd February
  2. Dronfield 10k – 15th March
  3. Sheffield half – 29th March
  4. Holymoorside 10k – 3rd May
  5. Eyam half – 17th May
  6. Striders 10k – July (TBC)
  7. Doncaster Town 5k – 15th July
  8. Askern 10 miler – 9th August
  9. Spencers Dash – 2nd September
  10. Sheffield 10k – 27th September
  11. Chesterfield half – 18th October
  12. Clowne half – 22nd November