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Southville Running Club Championship 2017
What’s it all about?
The SRC Championship started in 2011. It was devised to encourage runners who hadn’t raced before to give it a go, get to enjoy the social side of racing and to make it more interesting for those who already appreciated it. After most races, people stop off at a pub or coffee house to have a drink, something to eat and chew over the day’s events. Celebrate a personal victory or soften the pain of a bad day. Most importantly it’s about having fun.
Each of our overall winners have on the whole not been the fastest runners by any means just kept plugging away, slowly improving. Now in it’s 7th year, we’ve got prizes and a trophy for the overall winner and their name engraved on the club shield for posterity.
The nice thing about the championship is knowing there will always be someone from the club at an event, a chance to share lifts too. So, as they put it in Father Ted, ‘Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to’.
It’s up to you to do your race entries. You must enter as a Southville Runner with an up-to-date EA card, a valid SRC membership card and wear a club vest too.
Nearly all races offer discounts to runners who are attached to a club. To become attached to Southville Running Club talk to Laura Collacott (our club sec) about purchasing an England Athletic Card plus an SRC card (£15) and Dave Shattock about a racing vest (about £20). The EA card will pay for itself after 4-5 races; a club top is a requirement of being an attached runner plus it has the benefit of making it easy to spot a friendly face amongst hundreds of people at the at the start of a race. Entering as a Southville Runner also means I'll be able to pick your name out from the results so if you don't I'll miss you.
|Runner A||Target time for 5km flat road race||= 21.30|
|Points||= + 35|
|Runner B||Target time for 5km flat road race||= 23.15|
|Points||= - 90|
|Runner A||Target of winner’s time for a Blaise Blazer||= 132%|
|Winners time||= 23.15|
|Runner A's time||= 28.54|
|Runner A’s % of winner’s time||= 124%|
|Runner A’s points||32 (4 x 8%)|
Gains and losses are limited to 90 points as for road races. I may adjust the number of points for each % to make it comparable to road racing.
last year it was felt runners who did really well in off road races were unfairly 'scored' so in addition to the scoring system above for off road races,
6th or lower the points scored will be as above
5th or better
- 1st 90pts
- 2nd 75
- 3rd 50
- 4th 30
- 5th 20
Plus for anyone who wins their age category you get an extra 10 points
|How much does it cost to enter?||Nothing, gratis, free.|
|What if I do more than 4 races?||Your worst scores are dropped so the more you do the better your chances.|
|What if I do less than 4 races?||
At the end of the championship, anyone who has 4 race scores takes precedent over someone with 3 races or less even though they may have fewer points. Someone with 3 scores takes precedence over a runner with 2 race scores etc.
|What if I disagree with my race target?||
You will have to be patient for your first race or two if you have no racing history, it usually comes out in the wash at the end. You can moan if you want but it won’t get you anywhere.
|Where do I find race entry details?||
The SRC Championship will have a dedicated web page on the SRC site with the list of races plus Facebook. All race websites can be found on the following sites:
|Where do I find my target?||
The club website will have a dedicated page with a table with all the races, your points score and target for the next race updated after an SRC race and on Facebook too.
Park Run Ashton Crt 5 km 1st April - M/terrain - Park Run
Frenchay 10 km 9th April - Frenchay 10km
Hanham horror 10 km 16th April - O/Road Bitton Road Runners
Weston Prom 5 mile 20th April - Weston AC
Pensford 10 km 30th April - Pensford 10km
Bristol 10 km 7th May - Gt North Run
Park Run Pomphrey Hill 5 km 13th May - Park Run
Tyntesfield 10 km 17th May - O/R Nailsea RC
Hogweed Trot 10 km 22th May - Hogweed Trotters
Towpath series 10 km 26th May - Multi terrain Great Western Runners
TACH races Burrington 10 km 1st June - O/R Town and Country Harriers
Blaise Blazer 6 km 5th june - O/R Westbury Harriers
The table and your targets are here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18n9x3GD5gI87voZjgrHHEMVxoxNXxOwL...