Club Championship

2022 Club Championship

Races remain subject to changes by the race organisers.

Group 1: (5 miles and under)

DateRaceDistanceTerrainResults
06/04/2022Trimdon Grange Pie & Pea 5K – This is a beautiful scenic route with a mix of all terrain with plenty of nature to see!5KTrail
10/04/2022Hartlepool Marina5 milesRoad
27/04/2022HMP 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.5KTrail
08/05/2022Pizza 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!8KTrail
15/06/2022Lordstones 5K – A multi terrain course with a few up hills along the way, you may even get to see the gliders taking off!5KTrail
20/07/2022Summer Coast Road 5K5KRoad
TBCAuckland Castle Trail Race5 MilesTrail
TBCRoseberry 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 milesFellEntry – On the day
05/09/2022The Quaker Mile – a timed event run by Quakers Running Club with runners completed 4 laps of Eastbourne track.1 mileTrackEntry – On the day
TBCXC – Thirsk Relays. At the Thirsk relays, each leg is approximately 2 miles.2 milesCross Country

 


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

 

DateRaceDistanceTerrainResults
06/02/2022Muddy Boots 10K – It is a multi-terrain course over undulating farmland and through picturesque countryside incorporating a mixture of road, footpaths and trails.10KMulti Terrain
12/03/2022Lightwater 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 points10KRoad
18/04/2022Dalton 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.10KMulti Terrain
29/05/2022Northallerton 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.10KRoad
16/06/2022Kiplin 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. 10KTrail
21/06/2022Gateshead 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 10K10KRoad
TBCKilburn Feast7 MilesRoad
31/07/2022James 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.14KTrail
28/08/2022Ray Harrison 10K10KRoad
18/09/2022Matfen 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).10KRoad
02/10/2022Zetland 10K10KRoad
20/11/2022Slayley Hall 10K – The 10K will be one big lap of the beautiful Slaley Hall Grounds10KTrail

 


Group 3: (10 miles and over)

DateRaceDistanceTerrainResults
27/02/2022Derwent Reservoir – 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 milesTrail
12/03/2022Dentdale 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 milesRoad
24/04/2022Northumberland 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 milesRoad
01/05/2022Gateshead 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 milesRoad
14/06/2022Vale 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 milesRoad
20/08/2022South Park 1010 milesRoad
17/09/2022South Park 2020 milesRoad
23/10/2022Northumberland 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 milesRoad
06/11/2022Guy 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 milesMulti Terrain

 

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.