Club Championship Rules

In summary the 2020 championship will consist of:

  • 15 rounds in total
  • 7 Road Races, 5 of which are DRRL
  • 5 Purbeck Trail Series Races
  • 1 Multi Terrain
  • A parkrun round – your best parkrun time from 1st January – 31st October
  • A marathon round – your best marathon time from 1st January – 31st October
  • Prize for completing 8 races (GR8)
  • Prize for completing all 15 races
  • For the parkrun and marathon rounds, you do not have to wear club  vest to secure points.

Championship Rules:

Format

  • Club championship is a set race competition with your best scores from 8 races counting towards the championship
  • For each race, 1st finisher will receive 50 points, with 2nd receive 49 and so on, until the 50th or last finisher, whichever comes first.
  • A bonus point for each additional race completed, above the minimum 8, will be awarded.
  • A bonus point for helping out in our club hosted race the Purbeck 10k.
  • If the championship includes a race series, such as the Upton Series, points will be awarded based on your best time from the designated races. We cannot accept times from any of the other races. If the course differs for one race, (for example, due to bad weather leaving part of the course flooded) then the race will be deemed void. If the course is adjusted for all races (and therefore the same course), then all races will count.
  • The parkrun round will be determined by your best parkrun time from the season, rather than specifying one particular race.
  • The marathon round will be determined by your best marathon time from the season, rather than specifying one particular race.
  • Multi lap events are now included as marathons as long as the total distance is 26.2 miles or more. The time recorded will be the elapsed time from start of the 1st lap to the end of the last lap. Official race results should be provided via the website #marathontimes.

Earning Points

In order to qualify for points, each runner must:

  • Be a fully paid up Member of Purbeck Runners (prior to any race the runner runs in)
  • Be a Purbeck Runners first claim member. Members as "second claim" do not qualify for points or prizes.
  • Wear official racing club kit. This is any of our our official club kits; the new “wave” blue and yellow vest or T-shirt, the blue and yellow hoop vest / T-shirt or the older style “Purbeck Runners” Vega T-shirt. Purbeck 10K, GR8 or GR12 shirts do not count. You do not need to wear club kit for the Parkrun, marathon rounds or any internal club race, such as the equaliser series.
  • Ensure they have the “Purbeck Runners” Club name visible on their vest/T-shirt. Your race number can be attached as you wish (according to the organizers rules!). This rule is to promote our club by displaying our club name proudly across our vests during the race.
  • For the parkrun and marathon rounds, any time to count from 1st January to 31st October inclusive. Members should “self-certificate” their time. Submit your time via the Racing Group in the Members area of the Website or via e-mail to TBA.

Prizes

  • A memento is given to every runner who completes 8 races in a season
  • You must complete a minimum of 8 races to be eligible for any prize
  • In the event of two members being level on points, the member with the highest 9th race score will determine places. If this is level, the 10th will count & so on. If there is still a tie, the most race wins will determine places. If still a tie, a toss of a coin will determine the place.
  • Prizes are given as follows for both the Men’s and Women’s championship:
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd outright
    • Age category winners Under 40, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+ (Ages are determined as of 1st January of the championship year)
    • WAVA gender and age adjusted winner
    • Runner of the Year
    • GR8
  • Winning a top 3 prize excludes you from winning a category prize
  • 15-17 age category will be awarded to the highest scoring runner, they do not have to do 8 races to qualify (as it would be unlikely there would be 8 races they are allowed to enter)

General Completion Rules

  • Minimum age of 15 to be eligible for the championship. 14 and under to be eligible for the junior championship.
  • Members can contact any club committee member if they see members not wearing correct kit to ensure the points are awarded fairly.
  • In races using chip timing, finishing order will be determined using chip time, rather than gun time. All other races will use gun time to determine finishing order.
  • Points will be awarded in race finishing order, as described above. If two or more runners finish a race together, recording the same time, finishing order as listed in the race results will determine all points scored.
  • If any championship race is cancelled the club committee will endeavour to offer an alternative, with consultation with the members where possible.
  • Under NO circumstances can members swap race numbers without the prior agreement of the respective race organisers. This could lead to disqualification from the championship.
  • For any race series, the club will designate individual races that will qualify for points.
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