Club Championship

2022 Club Championship

Races remain subject to changes by the race organisers.

Group 1: (5 miles and under)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
13/02/2022 Absent Friends Trail Run – The race is run on a testing course that takes in the beauty of Cowpen Bewley County Park. It is a warm, welcoming race to remember Gavin and other members and has been operating for over 12 years. 5 miles Trail
TBC Hartlepool Marina 5 miles Road
06/04/2022 Trimdon Grange Pie & Pea 5K – This is a beautiful scenic route with a mix of all terrain with plenty of nature to see! 5K Trail
27/04/2022 HMP Kirklevington 5K – This event you will actually run inside the prison! The route is predominantly flat with a mix of trail and paths, taken you in and around the prison grounds. Don’t hang around too long or the guards will pop you in your cell. 5K Trail
08/05/2022 Pizza 8K Trail – This is a fantastic trail route bringing you the delights of Errington Woods with amazing views of Roseberry Topping and the cliffs of Saltburn! 8K Trail
15/06/2022 Lordstones 5K – A multi terrain course with a few up hills along the way, you may even get to see the gliders taking off! 5K Trail
20/07/2022 Summer Coast Road 5K 5K Road
TBC Auckland Castle Trail Race 5 Miles Trail
TBC Roseberry Topping – The rules are simple as Roseberry Common is open access. ‘Touch the Trig’ at 579126, using Roseberry Lane ‘up and down’ until you reach or after you leave Newton. 1.5 miles Fell Entry – On the day
05/09/2022 The Quaker Mile – a timed event run by Quakers Running Club with runners completed 4 laps of Eastbourne track. 1 mile Track Entry – On the day
TBC XC – Thirsk Relays. At the Thirsk relays, each leg is approximately 2 miles. 2 miles Cross Country

 


Group 2: (Over 5 miles and under 10 miles)

 

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
06/02/2022 Muddy Boots 10K – It is a multi-terrain course over undulating farmland and through picturesque countryside incorporating a mixture of road, footpaths and trails. 10K Multi Terrain
12/03/2022 Lightwater Valley 10K – Starting at the Lightwater Valley car park it is run on quiet country roads into the surrounding countryside which makes it a lush and scenic route with amazing view points 10K Road
18/04/2022 Dalton Park 10K – Starting near the renowned Dalton Park Shopping Outlet, this 10km race is an adventurous route involving 3km on trail tracks as well as tarmac paths throughout. It is much more multi terrain than previously. 10K Multi Terrain
29/05/2022 Northallerton 10K – A loop that takes you from an electric, atmospheric start on the High Street out of the town into some of the most stunning country road views in North Yorkshire. 10K Road
16/06/2022 Kiplin Hall 10K – Evening Trail Race within the gardens and estate of Kiplin Hall, a beautiful Jacobean Historic House near Northallerton and Richmond. The route consists of two 5K approx loops, taking in the formal gardens, woodland trail, grassland and lakeside paths.  10K Trail
21/06/2022 Gateshead Sundowner 10K – Set in the picturesque Derwenthaugh Country Park, Gateshead, the races start and finish near the Swalwell visitor centre and use paved footpaths and tracks in the Park.” “It’s two loops for the 10K 10K Road
TBC Kilburn Feast 7 Miles Road
31/07/2022 James Herriot Trail Race – Will take place over the same scenic route on moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale by kind permission of Lord Bolton. 14K Trail
28/08/2022 Ray Harrison 10K 10K Road
18/09/2022 Matfen 10K – This popular 10k course runs through the beautiful country roads in Matfen Village, before looping around the outskirts and finishing near Matfen Hall (within walking distance). 10K Road
02/10/2022 Zetland 10K 10K Road
20/11/2022 Slayley Hall 10K – The 10K will be one big lap of the beautiful Slaley Hall Grounds 10K Trail

 


Group 3: (10 miles and over)

Date Race Distance Terrain Results
27/02/2022 Lambton Castle – The courses are moderately undulating and you will spend time on trails, paths, woodland tracks, fields and some brief spells on the estate roads. A fabulous event among some jaw-dropping scenery and, if you are lucky, some actual Wild Deers! 10 miles Trail
12/03/2022 Dentdale Run – An undulating course but the most scenic race you will do, you will be provided with a hot drink, sandwich and a cake at the end. 14 miles Road
24/03/2022 Northumberland Big 10 Miler – This popular 10 mile course runs through the beautiful country roads in Matfen Village, before looping around the outskirts and finishing near Matfen Hall. 10 miles Road
01/05/2022 Gateshead Half Marathon – Road closed course taking in the famous landmarks including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Sage Gateshead, BALTIC, Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge and finishing in the iconic Gateshead International Stadium. 13.1 miles Road
14/06/2022 Vale of York 10 Mile – The race takes off from a runway to glide around some fast, flat, traffic-free closed roads, west of York, east of Leeds. 10 miles Road
20/08/2022 South Park 10 10 miles Road
17/09/2022 South Park 20 20 miles Road
23/10/2022 Northumberland Castles Half Marathon – The course consists of a loop of closed roads between the Bamburgh/North Sunderland – slightly undulating with lots of flat sections in the beautiful Northumberland countryside, with some views out to the Farne Islands and Holy Island and the North Sea. 13.1 miles Road
06/11/2022 Guy Fawkes 10 – This is a hilly 10 mile run starting and finishing at Ripley Castle. Most of the course is on quiet country roads with a couple of sections on well surfaced bridleway. 10 miles Multi Terrain

 

Championship Table 2020

Championship Table 2019

Championship Updates

Championship Update February 2020

The Championship races have begun and what a great start we have had, in February 52 Quakers have taken part in at least one Championship race all trying to gain those elusive points!   First race of the season was Dewsbury 10k which took place on 02/02/20, 32 Quakers...

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Club Championship update November 2019

The championship calendar has now come to the end of the year and what a cracking year of running the Quakers have had. 176 Quakers have taken part in at least one Championship Race across the year and a special mention goes to Rob Gillham who has ran 29 races out of...

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Club Championship Update October 2019

There were 32 Quakers taking part in the Richmond 10K on a wet and Undulating course. Marc Ellis Gained the full 50 points in an age adjusted time of 35:14:14, Brian Martin gained 49 points in an age adjusted time of 35:18:52 and Dave Jones gained 48 points in an age...

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Club Championship Update

28/08/19 Roseberry Topping We saw 3 Quakers head to the heady hights of Roseberry Topping in search of points…… Phil Rutter gained 50 points in an age adjusted time of 16:45, Rob Gillham gained 49 points with an age adjusted time of 19:54 and Gill Colling gained 48...

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Club Championship Update

Sunday 18th August – Scorton Feast Memorial 10K 23 Quakers who took part in this Multi Terrain 10k race around North Yorkshire. The weather stayed fine and dry for the runners taking part. Brain Martin gained 50 points with an age adjusted time of 31:55, Dave Jones...

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Club Championship Update

Wednesday 17th July – Summer Coast road 5K This fast, flat course saw the first Quaker coming in on an age adjusted time of 16:20, which was Paul Dalton. Dave Jones was the next Quaker home in an age adjusted time of 16:33 and third home was Dave Murphy in an age...

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Club Championship Update

Sunday 30th June – Ali Brownlee – 5K Ali Browlee saw a change in the course this year making this an ideal race for a PB. The weather was warm and sunny on the day of the race which starts just outside Middlesbrough Stadium and finished in the stadium creating a great...

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Club Championship Update

19th June – Whorlton Run - 10K – Fell It was warm, sunny and still, perfect weather for a summer evening of fell racing. The Whorlton Run. It’s a bit of a marmite race for fell runners, with a road start and finish, one main steep climb, shortly followed by a steep...

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Club Championship Update

9th June – Blaydon Race 5.4 mile The weather was perfect for running up at Newcastle for the Blaydon race where runners ran from Newcastle City Centre, along Collingwood Street and Scotswood Road, covering 5.4miles with 23 Quakers taking part. Marc Ellis gained the 50...

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Club Championship Update

Sunday 12th May – Raby Castle 10K 19 Quakers took on the two lap course which was mainly on tarmac, however still undulating around the beautiful Raby Castle Estate. Brian Martin gained the full 50 points with an age adjusted time of 32:14, Dave Jones gained the 49...

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Club Championship Rules

Events

Events are chosen to cover the range of distances and disciplines (road, fell and trail).  Long distance walks may also be used, as traditionally some entrants run them and they are a good source of longer off-road events.  Championship events are not special or different from any other events you do.  Just enter and do them as normal.  Our club championship administrator will find the results and will process them for the championship.

Adjustment Factors

Age grading is a way to adjust an athlete’s performance according to age and gender. The age-grading tables were developed by the World Masters Athletics (formerly World Association of Veteran Athletes), the world governing body for track and field, long distance running and race walking for veteran athletes. The tables were first published in 1989 and most recently updated in 2015.

The tables work by recording the world record performance for each age at each distance, for men and women. Where necessary, the world record performances are estimated.

For example, the world record for a 53 year old woman running a 10km is 35:01.  So if a 53 year old woman finishes a 10km in 45:18, she has an age-graded performance of 77.3% (which is 35:01 divided by 45:18).  The wide availability of age-grading tables has allowed older runners to compete on even terms with younger generations. In many running clubs today, the age-graded champion earns as much, if not more, recognition as the outright (non-age adjusted) winner of the event.

Whilst the age grading tables allow men and women of differing ages to compete on a level playing field, they do not make any allowances for natural ability and/or the amount of training an athlete undertakes..

Adjusted Time

The runner’s actual time is multiplied by the adjustment factor to give the adjusted time.  Here are some examples for a 10k event.

Man Age 45 Actual Time 45:25 Factor 0.9332 Adjusted Time 45:25 x 0.9332 = 42:23

Female Age 45 Actual Time 45:25 Factor 0.9192 Adjusted Time 45:25 x 0.9192 = 41:45

Female Age 55 Actual Time 45:25 Factor 0.8381 Adjusted Time 45:25 x 0.8381 = 38:04

Points

How points are obtained is very simple.  50 points are awarded to the Quaker with the fastest adjusted time, 49 to the next etc.  Championship points updates will be regularly updated on the website.

Groups

For the 2018 Championship, there will be a wide range of events spread over 3 groups. The groups are organised by distance to encourage runners to try a range of distances and disciplines. Overall a maximum of 10 races could count.

Group 1 is distances up to 5 miles.
Group 2 is over 5 miles and under 10 miles.
Group 3 is distances from 10 miles upwards.

As mentioned above, points from a maximum of 10 races will count as the runners total. The only stipulation will be that the maximum 10 races to count will include a minimum of two races from each group. Therefore if you do 10 races or more from the selection of championship races, then the highest two scores from each group will count plus the next 4 highest scores.

A few dates are still to be confirmed but the expected date is shown for these. Entry details for many of these races can be found at NE Races.

Club colours, which can be either a vest or t-shirt, should be worn. Some discretion has been used recently due to a shortage of vests. This rule may be enforced when kit supplies are available. Basically, if you have a vest, then please wear it.

Finally, only races completed after members have joined the club or renewed their membership will count towards the Club Championship.