Championship

For 2022 there are 2 awards centered around your race results within the club, the Championship and the Cross Country. The top 2 in both events will be recognised and receive their awards at the annual awards night.

The Handicap award will return for 2023.

Both championships run from 1st January - 31st December

 

The Championship

The road league championship will be based upon any road race of standard distance, 5km to 20 miles, accurately measured and certified, plus any one marathon may be counted towards the championship. Points will be allocated for each race with the best six races being taken as the final points tally. The Club Results Officer will be the final arbiter on the eligibility of a race for inclusion in the championship.

Race(s) included
  • Road races only
  • 5km, 5 miles, 10km, 7 miles, 10 miles, Half Marathon, 15 miles, 20 miles, Marathon
How
  • Best 6 races used as points tally
  • Only 1 Marathon may be counted
Points
  • Points will be based upon age-graded performance (AGP), which is a percentage value based on the tables created by World Masters Athletics (WMA). AGP allows easier comparison of competitor's results regardless of age, gender or distance.
  • Five bonus points awarded for either a lifetime PB or Age Category PB (pb points will not be awarded the first time you run a distance). The maximum PB points for the championship you can get is 30 (i.e 6 races x 5)
  • Distance bonus points of one point for every 3 miles added to total



Handicap 2023

The purpose of this award is to take into account how well competitors have improved from previous years. The Handicap is the same as the Championship plus handicap bonus points. Each competitor's handicap bonus is based upon their best times for a 10km road race and half-marathon road race during the past 2 closed years.

Since COVID has largely impacted racing events over the past two years, many runners will not have acheived a 10K and half marathon time so will not have a handicap bonus. For this reason, the Handicap will not take place during 2022.

The Handicap will return for 2023 and the handicap bonus for each runner will be calculated on their best 2022 10K and half marathon times. It is in everyones best interests in terms of getting a favourable handicap bonus to have run both a 10k and a half marathon within 2022. Competitors will have a more favourable handicap bonus if they have run both a 10K and a half marathon during 2022. If competitors have only run one of these events, they can still acheive a handicap bonus but it will be less favourable. If competitors run neither of these events during 2022, they will not have a handicap bonus.



Cross Country

The Cross Country championship will be based upon a series of selected races (see below) for which points will be allocated. The best overall points tally from any six races will count towards the championship. Points will be based upon Age Graded Performance, which is a percentage value of the UK best performance for a competitor's age group and gender. The age-graded scores will be increased by a predetermined "level of difficulty percentage" that is based on the degree of difficulty of each racecourse.

Race(s) included
  • Cross Country races listed below
  • Chiltern League Races
  • Wendover Park run (from the two dates below)
How
  • Best 6 races from the list below used as points tally
  • This can be any combination of XC races including Chiltern League races and Wendover Parkruns listed below.
  • Races not in the list below do not count.
Points
  • Based upon age graded performance your total race points will in addition be multiplied by the level of difficulty % for the course
Race(s) Difficulty % Dates for 2022
Bucks County XC Championship 17 Sat 8th January
Chiltern League - Milton Keynes 20 Sat 15th January
Chiltern League - Shuttleworth College 20 Sat 19th February
Hardwick X-Stream 13 Sun 20th March
Ashridge Boundary Run 11 Sat 19th March
Wendover Woods 10K 17 Sun 3rd April
Wendover Woods 1/2 Marathon 17 Sun 3rd April
Beaconsfield 5 mile 10 Mon 18th April
Gaddesdon Gallop 10 Sun 1st May
Cliveden XC 16 Sat 7th May
Wendover Woods Parkrun 11 Sat 14th May
Bledlow Ridge Off-Roader 10K & Half 12 Sun 22nd May
Otmoor Challenge 10 Sat 11th June
Aldbury 5 mile 15 Sun 12th June
Watlington Summer 10k 14 Sun 19th June
Shardloes 10k 11 Sun 18th September
Wendover Woods Parkrun 11 Sat 24th September
Ley Hill Challenge 17 tba
Ridgeway Run 12 Sun 9th October
Frieth Hilly 10k 12 Sun 16th October
Buckingham 10k 10 tba
Burnham Beeches 10K 10 Sun 14th August
Burnham Beeches Half Marathon 10 Sun 14th August
Chiltern League 20 October
Dirt 1/2 Marathon 7 Sat 19th November
Wendover Woods 5 Mile 17 Sun 20th November
Wendover Woods 10 Mile 17 Sun 20th November
Chiltern League 20 November
Herberts Hole (Chesham) 14 tba
Rugged Radnage 10K 13 Sun 20th November
Chiltern League 20 December
Watlington Winter 10K 14 tba

 



The Phil Woodage Trophy

This new award aims to recognise member's racing endeavours and to recognise those that engage in supporting club events and meets. Points are awarded every time race participants wear the Bearbrook vest. In this way, especially locally, we hope to increase the visibility of the club to potential new members and thereby encourage membership growth. Points are also awarded to those who 'don' the marshal vest or assist with the running of Bearbrook events and meets, the success of which, relies entirely on club volunteers. Since points are awarded for participation, not race times, everyone has an equal chance to win this prize. In true Phil Woodage fashion, especially at club running events, greater participation helps promote team spirit whereby we can all realise our running ambitions, share our running successes and disappointments and establish lifelong friendships.

Points
  • 2 points for wearing the club vest during any officated race including Parkruns
  • 2 points for volunteering for the Hardwick X-Stream, Bearbrook 10K, Ridgeway, Bearbrook Dualathlon. Other Bearbrook events may also be included
  • 2 points for bringing up to one family member/friend to volunteer at one of the Bearbrook events
  • 1 point for Mon/Wed/Sun Run Leaders and Tail Enders

 

Members are reponsible for making sure race times and events are recorded correctly on the Results page

Any questions about any of the championships please email them to the Championship Officer.