2017 Race League

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To make a race league appeal to all abilities of runner within the club, and not just the elite athletes, it would need to be handicapped in some manner, to give everyone an equal chance.

To handicap the runners, we suggested that each runner has to complete Newent Parkrun if they want to participate in the race.  It’s local, it’s a distance that can be completed by all current members (we believe), and it’s independently timed and recorded.  To avoid cheating, and stop people selecting their slowest time (to give bigger perceived improvements), we suggest using the official PB from each runner for the Newent course.

Runners would then be split into five ability groups, along the lines of the following (times can be altered):

1

Fastest

Under 20 min Parkrun PB

2

 

20-25 min

3

 

25-30 min

4

 

30-35 min

5

Slowest

Over 35 min Parkrun PB

Each race would then have five time windows in which runners had to finish, graded for each ability group.  If you turned up and participated in a race, you would get one point, if you finish within your group’s window, you get two points, or if you smash the target and finish faster than the window, you would get three points.  Out of the number of races entered, your top 10 scores will be used.

For example, for a 10k race (times can be altered, for example extra added to allow for slowing down over longer races):

1

Fastest

30-40 min

2

 

40-50 min

3

 

50-60 min

4

 

60-70 min

5

Slowest

70-80 min


Please note - to enter the league and have your results count, you need to e-mail them to Andrew Lloyd or use the form below to notify him of EACH RESULT.

Races included:

  • Minchinhampton 10k - 12th March
  • Gloucester 20 - 19th March
  • Forest of Dean Spring Half Marathon - 19th March
  • Poets Path Potter - 25th March
  • Eastnor 7 - 2nd April
  • Angels Annual 10k (Ashleworth) - 30th April
  • Stroud Beer Run, 7.2 miles - 3rd May
  • Dymock Half Marathon - 18th May
  • Tewkesbury Half Marathon - 14th May
  • Fairford 10k - 7th June
  • Cheltenham Challenge - 18th June
  • Frampton Vilage 10k - 3rd July
  • Gloucester 10k - 9th July
  • Bugatti 10k (Cheltenham) - 9th August

 

  • Pershore Plodders 10k - 27th August
  • Woodchester 10k - 4th September
  • Cheltenham Half Marathon - 1st October
  • Yorkley Gallop (6 Mile) - 1st October
  • Stroud Half Marathon - 22nd August
  • Tewkesbury 5 mile - 5th November
  • Newent Nine (volunteer) - 19th November
  • Seven Sins - 30th December
  • Malvern Joggers 10k - TBC
  • Apperley 1/4 marathon -TBC
  • Blaisdon 10K - TBC
  • Highnam 5K or 10k - TBC
  • Rogue Run Series (1 of 3) - TBC
You can download a copy of the Race League rules here: Race-League-Rules-2017 And a list of the races with current points status here: Race League - 2017 For the 2016 Race League please click here: Race League 2016 Please note - to enter the league and have your results count, you must e-mail them to Andrew Lloyd (click here for address) - or complete the form below. If you're having trouble submitting a result, or want to submit several, you may need to refresh the page and/or clear your browser data. Don't forget you can send them by e-mail.
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