NVRR Cross Country (XC) Championships

Last reviewed 21/10/18

Objectives of Championship

  • To encourage all club members to participate in cross country running
  • To keep the scoring simple and easy to calculate so that members know what to do to improve their placing at future events
  • To schedule scoring races so that club members do not over compete (1 recovery day for every mile raced where possible)
  • To have a reasonably defined Championship season

Responsibility for co-ordinating the Road, XC and Fell Championships belongs to the Club Captains who may co-opt in helpers.


At the beginning of the year the Season Captain publishes a list of a minimum of 10 championship events at which members can score points. The minimum number of scores required to place in the league is one and the maximum five, qualification is automatic, participants do not have to enter all championship events!

In the event of possible interpretations of the rules the interpretation that gives the highest score shall be used.

Scores shall be awarded as follows:

  • The fastest male member shall score 50 points, second 49, third 48 and so on, likewise the fastest female member shall score 50 points etc.
  • If there are more than 50 members at the race then the maximum number of points shall be increased to the number of members starting the race.
  • Events may be completed as a group. All members of a group will score the same number of points. This shall be the average of the total points that would have been awarded to the individual group members had they finished separately.
  • Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:-
  • Senior Male Champion (male < 45)
  • Vet Male Champion (male 45-54)
  • Super Vet Male Champion (male 55+)
  • Senior Female Champion (female < 40)
  • Vet Female Champion (female 40-49)
  • Super Vet Female Champion (female 50+)
  • Handicap Champion
  • Age related categories: Age as at 1st January during the championship year will be used to determine which age related category competitors fall into i.e for 2017-18 champs age as at 1st January 2018 will determine which age category competitors fall into. Also age as at 1st January will determine the age related factors used in calculating handicap times and scores.
  • The Handicap Championship shall place all members in one league table irrespective of age or gender but with points awarded on a handicap basis. The handicap champion will be the person with the highest number of points. The Handicap champion will also be eligible for a Gold, Silver or Bronze award depending on the handicap points achieved.
  • In the event of a tie for an award then the head to head results of the tied members for all Championship Events shall be considered and the member who beat the other most times shall be given the award. Should the head to head results be equal then the award shall be shared
  • Should a race be cancelled that in the opinion of the Club Captains would distort the results of the Championship then a substitute race shall be added
  • Club members are reminded that they must wear a club vest whilst competing in a Championship event

Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards

Gold, Silver and Bronze Standard Awards will be awarded to members who have completed five qualifying races and are placed in the results table as follows:

  • The maximum total possible score will be deemed to be 250 points. This is the points score in the best 5 scoring events
  • Gold award will be awarded to members scoring 210 or more points)
  • Silver will be awarded to those scoring between 185 and 209 points)
  • Bronze will be awarded to those scoring between 184 or less points)