Club Championship

Championship Race Listing 2020

ANEngland Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April; we now have a number of Championship races cancelled or postponed.

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 Absent Friends 5 Mile Results
29/03/2020 Hartlepool Marina 5mi Road CANCELLED
29/04/2020 Spring Coast Road 5km Road CANCELLED
06/05/2020 Pie and Peas 5mi Road ENTRY CLOSED LIKELY TO BE CANCELLED
05/09/2020 Ali Brownlee – A flat fast 5k road race starting outside Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium and finishing inside the stadium. 5km Road Online entry
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 Dewsbury 10K Results
08/03/2020 Lightwater Valley 10km Multi Terrain
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 CANCELLED
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 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
12/07/2020 Kilburn Feast 7mi Road CANCELLED
02/08/2020 Ray Harrison 10km Road
20/09/2020 Maften to Northumberland 10km
20/09/2020 Run Northumberland 10km Road
18/10/2020 McCain 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 Snake Lane 10 Mile Results
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 CANCELLED
21/03/2020 DHAC South Park 20 20mi Road Online entry POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 2020
19/04/2020 Vale of York 10mi Road Online entry POSTPONED UNTIL 4.10.20
10/05/2020 Durham Trail 10mi Trail Online entry
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 Table 2020

Championship Table 2019

Championship Updates

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 Update

Friday 29th April - Mermaid 10k The mighty Quakers were out in force on Good Friday down the road at Marske for the Mermaid 10k, which is a flat, fast course and ideal if you are chasing a PB. The weather was hot with a slight breeze on the sea front and Quakers...

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Club Championship Update

Sunday 31st March – South Park 20 Miles The fast and flat 20 mile multi lap of the Beautiful South Park saw 8 Quakers taking part in this race with Marc Ellis finishing 3rd overall and first in the club championship with an age adjusted time of 2:02:46, gaining 50...

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Club Championship Update

Saturday 9th March – Dentdale 14mile Race Dentdale saw 15 Quakers flying the flag on a tough 14 mile route around the Beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The route follows a figure of eight, winding up and down the dale taking in the scenic views. First three Quakers to...

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Club Championship Update

10 February 2019 - Marsden 5k Trail There was only one Black and White vest at the 1st Championship race, which was the tough, undulating Marsden 5k Trail at Marsden Old Quarry, in the form of Marc Ellis. Marc admired the beautiful scenery of the coastline and...

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Club Championship Update

18 November 2018 – Town Moor Half Marathon 4 Quakers took part in the multi-lap Town Moor Half Marathon, with Paul Dalton not only winning the 50 championship points, in a time of  1:24:14, but also taking the outright race win by over 2 minutes! Second placed Quaker...

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Club Championship Update

4 November 2018 – Guy Fawkes 10 The Guy Fawkes 10 was a popular run with the Quakers with 20 members taking part. Paul Dalton had a great run, getting 50 club championship points in an age adjusted time of 01:01:33. Phil Rutter finished in 01:08:33 getting 49 points,...

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Club Championship Update

14 October 2018 – Richmond Castle We had another great turnout for a tough 10k route finishing in the grounds of Richmond Castle. Phil Clarke got 50 club championship points in an age adjusted time of 40:07. Michael Kipling got 49 points in 40:20 followed by Phil...

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Club Championship Update

30 September 2018 – Redcar Half Marathon 16 Quakers completed the Redcar Half Marathon. Marc Ellis ran fantastically getting 50 Club Championship points in an age adjusted time of 01:16:08 with Dave Jones not too far behind him in 01:20:02 getting 49 points. 48 points...

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Club Championship Update

22 September 2018 – Snape 10k We had a great turnout for the Snape 10k with 28 Quakers taking part. Paul Dalton took 50 Club Championship points in an age adjusted time of 36:07, closely followed by Phil Clarke in a time of 36:10, getting 49 points. Darren Wright got...

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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.