Wakefield Harriers

Distance Runners 2012 Club Championship

Date                 Event Distance Type Results Link
Sun 4th Mar Norton 9 9 Miles Road Results
Dewsbury 10k 10 Km Road Results
Sun 25th Mar Thirsk 10 Mile 10 Miles Road Results
Sun 15th Apr Wakefield Hospice 10K 10 Km Road Results
Sun 6th May Bluebell Trail 10 Miles approx Multi-Terrain Results
Wed 16th May Askern 10K 10 Km Road Results
Sat 16th Jun Pontefract Park Run 5 Km Road Results
Sun 15th Jul Eccup 10 Mile 10 Miles Road Results
Wed 18th Jul Nostell Priory 10k 10 Km Multi-Terrain Results
Wed 1st Aug Dewsbury 'Flat Cap 5' 5 Miles Off-Road Results
Mon 27th Aug Askern 10 Miles 10 Miles Road Results
Cancelled Sandal Castle 10K 10 Km Multi-Terrain
Cancelled Yorkshire Road Relays Various Road
Sun 23rd Sep Isle of Axholme Half 13.1 Miles Road Results
Sat 20th Oct 1st WYL XC, Wetherby Various Cross Country Results
Sun 21st Oct Bridlington Half 13.1 Miles Road Results
Sun 18th Nov Barnsley 10K 10 Km Road Results
Abbey Dash 10 Km Road Results
Sun 9th Dec 4th WYL XC, Wakefield Various Cross Country Results

Download the Final 2012 Scores in XL.

Presentations were made to the winners of the Club Distance Runners 2012 League Championship at the runners' 2nd clubhouse, 'The Redoubt', with trophies being presented by our former 400m Olympian Alan Slack.
The 2012 Distance Runners Club Championship winners were :- 1st Pete McNamara, 2nd Chris Ward, 3rd Nicky Steel, 4th Hugh Allen, 5th Joanne Biltcliffe , with Nicky Steel being awarded the trophy for 'Most Improved Runner', and Joanne Biltcliffe the trophy for competing in the most events. See Club Distance Runners 2012 League Championship page for all race results and final league table.

Pete McNamara and Nicky Steel receiving their trophies from Alan Slack.

Club Championship Rules

For the 2012 Distance Runners Club Championship there were 15 chosen events, with the best 8 races to count, which must include a minimum of 1 multi-terrain or cross country race. Runners who complete more than 8 races will forfeit their lowest score, unless their lowest score is for a multi-terrain/cross country race.
There will only be one mixed Championship table, with prizes awarded to the top 5 scorers irrespective of gender, once the series has been completed.
Runners must enter the races as a Wakefield District Harrier, and must be registered with England Athletics.
Points will be awarded as per World Masters Association WMA06 tables (% x 10) as per the website www.runbayou.com, with multi-terrain/cross country amended to take account of terrain and conditions underfoot, as described later. The points are scored according to an age and gender graded table, which will tell us, for example, whether a 37 mins 30 secs 10K time for a 48 year old male is better than 40 mins 30 secs for a 30 year old female.
Proposed races are subject to change, and may be substituted with other races if they clash with more important events, such as the championships and relays that Wakefield District Harriers & A.C. participate in.

In order to take account of wide differences in terrain and conditions underfoot the following scoring method will apply. Take the time of the runner 10% down the field and get WMA points for a senior male for this time. If these points are x then the multiplier for all other race points is 693/x. (24 recent flattish local road races of varying distances from 5k to 1/2 marathon averaged 693 WMA points for the time of the runner 10% down the field, measured as a senior male.) Very occasionally, if rogue results occur, the points multiplier might be tweaked a little to give results more in line with norm for consistent runners.

Tony Smith has agreed to-coordinate the results for the championship, and the championship results table will be added to this page after each race. Tony can be contacted on tonywilliam@smith70.fsbusiness.co.uk for any queries about results, or suggestions for future events for the championship.

Links to the race and entry details courtesy of uk.results.net

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