NVRR Road Championships
Last reviewed 28/3/16
Objectives of Championship
- To identify the top runners within the club
- To encourage all club members to participate
- 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 wherever possible)
- To have a reasonably defined Championship season
Responsibility for co-ordinating the Road and Fell Championships belongs to the Club Captain who may co-opt in helpers.
At the beginning of the year the Club Captain publishes a list of a minimum of 15 championship events at which members can score points. There will be at least 10 short events and at least 5 long. The definition of short or long is determined by both terrain and race distance. The minimum number of scores required to place in the league is one and the maximum seven, 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.
Of the maximum seven scores at least 2 must be category long (L).
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 will be used to determine which age related category competitors fall into ( i.e for 2013 champs age as at 1st January 2013 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 Captain would distort the results of the Championship then a substitute race shall be added and given the same Category irrespective of actual length.
- Club members are reminded that they must wear a club vest whilst competing in a Championship event
Gold, Silver, Bronze & Participation Awards
Gold, Silver and Bronze Standard Awards will be awarded to members placed in the results table as follows:-
- The maximum total possible score will be deemed to be 350 points. This is the points score in the best 7 scoring events, taking into consideration the rules around required race mix, ie minimum of 2 long within the 7 scores
- Gold award will be awarded to members scoring 80% or more of the maximum (280 – 350 points)
- Silver will be awarded to those scoring between 65% and 79% (228 –279 points)
- Bronze will be awarded to those scoring between 50% and 64% (175 – 227 points)
A participation award will be made to any member scoring less than 175 points who competes in at least 7 of the Championship events (any distance)
Short Road Course Competition
- There are a minimum of 10 short Road 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. In the event of possible interpretations of the rules the interpretation that gives the highest score shall be used.
- The Short Road Course Competition is run as a subset of the full Road Championship and subject to the rules of the latter.
- Entrants are entered automatically into the competition, scores are those allocated in the full Road Championships
- Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:-
- Members finishing 1st in the main Road Championships (Handicap and both male and female Senior, Vet and Super Vet Categories) do not qualify for the short course competition.
- In the event of a tie for an award then the head to head results of the tied members for all Short Road Course Competition events shall be considered and the member who beat the other most times shall be given the award. Should the head to head short results be equal then the award shall be shared.
Evening League Trophies/Awards
- A trophy will be awarded for both Top Male and Top Female based on points accumulated during the Evening League race series (excluding the Handicap race). The top male or female will be based on the total official points awarded by the Evening League organisers at the end of the race series.
- No runners can race or score in the Evening League series without pre- registering and paying the entry fee in advance.
- In the event of a tie for an award then the head to head results of the tied members for all Evening League Events shall be considered and the member who beat the other most times shall be given the award. Should the head to head Evening League results be equal then the award shall be shared.
- Club members are reminded that they must wear a club vest whilst competing in any Evening League event including the Handicap race.