Club Championship

2024 Club Championship

All races subject to change

Group 1: (5 miles and under)

29 MarchEaster Coast Road 5 Miler5 milesRoad
3 AprilPie and Peas 5K5KTrail
28 AprilHartlepool Marina 5 Mile5 milesRoad
12 MayDurham Trail 5K5KTrail
16 JuneAli Brownlee 5K5KRoad
18 JulyPine Forest 5K5KTrail
14 AugustSessay Swift 6K6KRoad
2 SeptemberQuaker Mile1 mileTrack

 


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

17 MarchLightwater Valley 10K10KRoad
31 MarchHelmsley 10K10KMulti-terrain
30 MayAngel View 5.5M5.5 milesMulti-terrain
23 JuneCrackpot Trail Run 11K11KTrail
24 July (TBC)Willow Miner 5.7M5.7 milesTrail
11 AugustBranches and Bays 10K10KTrail
15 SeptemberWetherby 10K10KRoad
29 SeptemberBeck Busters 10K10KMulti-terrain
3 NovemberTommy Run 10K10KTrail

 


Group 3: (10 miles and over)

9 MarchDentdale14.2 milesRoad
17 MarchVale of York 1010 milesRoad
12 MayDurham Trail 1010 milesTrail
5 JuneGibside Half13.1 milesMulti-terrain
14 JulyHamsterley Forest Half13.1 milesTrail
25 AugustStanhope 1010 milesTrail

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 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.