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 JanuaryFalkland Trail Run - 9 FebruaryNational XC Championships - 22 FebruaryKings Buildings 5 - 08 MarchGartmorn 6 - 09 MarchSt Andrews Running Festival 5k/10k/half -13 AprilGalashiels 10k - 11 MayBalerno Rigg Race - May7 Hills of Edinburgh - 22 JuneMusselburgh 10k - JulyNorth Berwick Law Race - 06 AugustOldhamstock Flower Show - AugustLinlithgow 10k - SeptemberThe Scottish Half Marathon - SeptemberThe 2 Breweries Race - OctoberSouthside Six - NovemberBlack Bun Run - DecemberFirst 2 Borders XC (not including Dunbar)Any marathonBest 2 parkruns across 2014Any ultra's will again count - 3 points per ultraMarshalling will be scored with 2 points available for each of Dunbar 10k/Doon Hill Race/Dunbar XC5K handicap winners will also be able to score 3 points for each win they have across the yearAny 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.