Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 CHAMPIONSHIP RACES

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions for this years club championships. We had a huge number of suggestions so couldn't select every race, but have picked a good mix of races detailed below. Don't be disappointed if some of your favourites are not included - you can feed these in at the end of the year for possible inclusion next year.

We are making some changes to the scoring for 2014 which we've outlined below. We want to make sure that we are rewarding those that are representing the club at a wide number of races across the year and raising the profile of our club, which is one of the aims of having the championship. The system we are trialling is used by Portobello Running Club.


The new scoring will mean that the first individual will receive 10 points, the second 9 and so on. If there are more than 10 in any one race the first would receive the number of points equivalent to the number of runners in the race - ie if there are 12 men in the race, the first man would get 12 points. We are going to then take individuals' 8 best race scores to assess as the final score - this means that you don't need to run every race across the year to be in with a chance of winning and has meant that we've been able to add in a few different races this year to try to suit the different race preferences you have. If there is a draw across those best 8 races we will look at points for 9th/10th races etc....

Any marathons will continue to count but you must let me know in advance what marathon you are undertaking, and ensure you update me with your results. It really helps out with the administration of the club championships to get these updates from you as it makes collation of the results/points less troublesome.

2014 races:
The Portabello Promathon - 01 January
Falkland Trail Run - 9 February
National XC Championships - 22 February
Kings Buildings 5 - 08 March
Gartmorn 6 - 09 March
St Andrews Running Festival 5k/10k/half -13 April
Galashiels 10k - 11 May
Balerno Rigg Race - May
7 Hills of Edinburgh - 22 June
Musselburgh 10k - July
North Berwick Law Race - 06 August
Oldhamstock Flower Show - August
Linlithgow 10k - September
The Scottish Half Marathon - September
The 2 Breweries Race - October
Southside Six - November
Black Bun Run - December
First 2 Borders XC (not including Dunbar)
Any marathon
Best 2 parkruns across 2014

Any ultra's will again count - 3 points per ultra
Marshalling will be scored with 2 points available for each of Dunbar 10k/Doon Hill Race/Dunbar XC
5K handicap winners will also be able to score 3 points for each win they have across the year

Any issues in relation to race results/scoring should be sent to [...] the committee who meet every 4 weeks. They will discuss the query at their next scheduled meeting and will respond back at that point in time.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Loch Leven Half Marathon

The 2014 Loch Leven Half Marathon, May 10th is now open on Entry Central http://www.entrycentral.com
 
More details can be found about the race and it's history from the Kinross Road Runners website at http://www.kinrossroadrunners.co.uk/ 
 
A nice, scenic half.