Club Championship

Championship Race Listing 2020

The 2020 Club Championship Race Listing is up to date on 09 December 2019, but remains subject to changes made by race organisers.

Group 1: (5 miles and under)

Date Race Distance Terrain Entry/Results
16/02/2020 Absent Friends Trail Run – The race is approximately 5 miles and is ran at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, Billingham on a mixed terrain, including plenty of mud. 5mi Trail
29/03/2020 Hartlepool Marina 5mi Road Online entry
29/04/2020 Spring Coast Road 5km Road
06/05/2020 Pie and Peas 5mi Road
TBC Ali Brownlee – A flat fast 5k road race starting outside Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium and finishing inside the stadium. 5km Road
07/07/2020 Bridges of the Tyne – The race start is located on the Quayside footpath to the west of the Millennium Bridge. The race uses a flat and fast out and back course. 5mi Road
TBC Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by 200 acres of idyllic parkland, making this a perfect spot for our trail run. Starting at the Robinson Arch, the run will take you past the Walled Garden, into the park, where you can take in its natural beauty as well sites such as the Deer House. At approximately five miles it includes all terrain, trail and forest. On your return you will finish at The Wyatt Gates, the main entrance to the castle and Library Tea Room. 5mi Trail
TBC Roseberry Topping – This is one of two short races that can be run in Cleveland. The start is at The Newton Under Roseberry Car Park, currently owned by The National Trust.
The registration takes place in the car park 571128. The start and finish are adjacent to this on Roseberry Lane 571129. 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.
1.5mi Fell Entry – On the day
07/09/2020 The Quaker Mile is a timed event run by Quakers Running club with runners completed 4 laps of Eastbourne track. 1mi Track Entry – On the day
TBC At the Thirsk relays, each leg is approximately 2 miles. Please be aware that all competitors must be UKA affiliated and must wear a club vest. It is recommended that you arrive at least 45 min prior to your race. 2mi Cross Country

 


Group 2: (Under 10 miles)

 

Date Race Distance Terrain Entry/Results
02/02/2020 Dewsbury 10km Road Entries closed
08/03/2020 Lightwater Valley 10km Multi Terrain Online entry
26/04/2020 Washington Trail 10km Trail
09/05/2020 Raby Castle – The event will be hosted once again by Teesdale Athletic Club within the magnificant grounds of Raby Castle, near Staindrop, in Teesdale, and its surrounding estate. It’s a beautiful run taking in the gorgeous scenery of Raby Estates. 10km Mostly Road
09/06/2020 The Blaydon Race is a 5.6 mile athletics race from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blaydon, in England, that is steeped in local tradition. It takes place on June 9th every year starting on Collingwood Street in Newcastle, heading west along Scotswood Road and finishing in Blaydon. The actual race was the inspiration for Dr James Dewar of Blaydon Harriers, who organised the first 24 races starting in 1981. 5.6mi Road
12/07/2020 Kilburn Feast 7mi Road
02/08/2020 Ray Harrison 10km Road
20/09/2020 Run Northumberland 10km Road
20/10/2020 Yorkshire Coast – The 10km course is almost flat with approximately 25 metres of climb throughout.
The 10km course route is as follows:-
The run starts at the Spa Complex, onto South Bay foreshore, Sandside, Marine Drive and around the Castle Headland.
Continue to the Peasholm Gap roundabout and then through Northstead Manor Gardens (past the miniature railway station), through the fantastic new open air theatre and out onto the North Bay promenade and on to the Sealife Centre.
The turn point is just after the Sea Life Centre and proceed back directly along North Bay promenade (past the brightly coloured beach chalets,) along Marine Drive and back to the Spa Complex.
10km Road
TBC Slayley Hall 10km Trail

 


Group 3: (10 miles and over)

Date Race Distance Terrain Entry/Results
23/02/2020 Snake Lane 10mi Road Entries closed
14/03/2020 The Dentdale Run is a 14.2 mile road race staged on the roads and lanes around Dentdale, the Yorkshire Dales’s beautiful “secret” dale. Following a figure-of-eight course, it winds up hill and down dale, starting and finishing at Dent Primary School, where finishers are treated to a hot drink, sandwich and cake! The race is one of the most scenic road races you are ever likely to do. Plus, back for 2018, the shorter 7.5 mile race that takes in the the first half of the course before cutting back to the village. All proceeds go directly to Dent C of E Primary School. 14mi Road Online entry
21/03/2020 DHAC South Park 20 20mi Road
19/04/2020 Vale of York 10mi Road
10/05/2020 Durham Trail 10mi Trail
21/06/2020 Penshaw Half 14mi Trail
 26/07/2020 Yorkshire Rydale Running Festival 13.1mi Road
02/08/2020 South Shields 10mi Multi Terrain
13/09/2020 Vale of York Half Marathon 13.1mi Road
TBC 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. 10mi Mostly Road

 

Championship Updates

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 Update

27th April 2019 - Hamsterly Forest 10k 9 Quakers took to the hills and tough terrain of Hamsterly Forrest 10k where there were plenty of up hills and less down hills, along with the woodland paths and beautiful forest trails, Quakers were rewarded with magnificent...

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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.