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

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 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.