Club Championship

The 2020 Club Championship consists of 24 club nominated races (12 road and 12 off road). There are 2 races per month and 6 months must be completed in order to qualify for the championship, ALL races will then count and the average point score will be calculated. In the event of a tie on points the highest age-graded percentage will be used.

The races are selected by the club, and will be approved by the committee each year. The races selected try to create a wide range of competition against club members, over a variety of distances and terrain and to encourage members to participate in local races, without creating a demanding or expensive race schedule.

These races are scored on an age graded basis that enables performance to be gauged without bias to age or gender. Points are rewarded for each race. 50 points will be awarded for the best age graded performance for each race, with 49 for second, 48 for 3rd, and so on.

The 2020 Championship Races:

 

 

Date Race Type
Sunday 5th January Kelston 10k Off-Road Race
Sunday, 26th January Slaughterford 9 Off-Road Race
Saturday, 8th February Gwent XC League Chepstow Off-Road Race
Sunday, 9th February Wiltshire 10 Road Race
Tuesday, 3rd March Somer AC Time Trial Road Race
Sunday, 29th March Yeovil Half Marathon Road Race
Friday, 10th April Westonbirt 10k/Half Marathon Road Race
Sunday, 26th April Corsham 10k Road Race
Sunday 3rd May Bristol 10k Road Race
Saturday, 16th May Semington Slog Off-Road Race
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June Cheddar Gorge Races Off-Road Race
Sunday, 28th June Lacock Races Road Race
Saturday, 4th July Charmouth Challenge Off-Road Race
Sunday, 12th July Two Tunnels Races Off-Road Race
Tuesday, 4th August Somer AC Time Trial Road Race
Tuesday, 11th August Warmley Forest 5k Off-Road Race
Sunday, 6th September Chippenham Half Marathon Road Race
Sunday, 20th September Mells Scenic 7 Off-Road Race
Saturday, 4th October Keynsham 10k Road Race
Sunday, 11th October Mendip Muddle Off-Road Race
Tuesday, 3rd November Somer AC Time Trial Road Race
Sunday, 8th November Sodbury Slog Off-Road Race
Sunday, 6th December Weston Christmas Cracker Multi-Terrain Race
December TBC Gwent XC League TBC Off-Road Race

Prizes

There is a separate Championship for Men and Ladies. A shield will be awarded in each category and engraved with the recipient’s name. This will be presented at the annual awards presentation evening in January.

Rules

The club championship is open to all fully paid-up first claim members only.

All competitors must enter the race as affiliated to Somer AC. You must be wearing a Club vest, t-shirt, or long sleeved shirt bearing the Somer AC logo and name.

You must have an official number in your name, for the selected race in which you are competing. Runners are responsible for organising their own entries to all races – no member of the committee will assist in obtaining race entries. Please be aware that some of the more popular races do reach limits early.

6 of these races must be completed during the year in order to qualify for the Championship. In the event of two races being completed in any one month, only the best age graded performance will count towards championship points.  If more than 6 races are completed, the runner’s best 6 will count In the event of a tie on points, the average age-graded percentage over those 6 best races will count.

Points will be awarded based on percentages calculated by the ‘Racemaster 98’ software. At the end of the competition, in the event of a tie on points, the winner will be the competitor with the highest overall average age-graded percentage over the six ‘best’ races used to calculate their points. A bonus point will be awarded to anyone competing 9 or more races, 1 point per race up to a maximum of 3 bonus points.

Races will only be changed under the following conditions:-

  • The race date interferes with/is detrimental to a club sponsored activity (e.g. club trip, Club camp, Wobbler).
  • The race date clashes with a Club organised race.
  • There are circumstances beyond the committee’s control, for example cancellation of race, a non-permit, in which case a similar race will be substituted.

Ownership of trophies will remain the property of Somer Athletic Club and must be returned within 2 weeks of the Club’s annual Presentation evening. Damage or loss of trophies must be rectified by the recipient.

These will be presented at the Club’s annual awards presentation evening in January.

All runners compete in races at their own risk.

REMEMBER – Club vests must be worn at all races!!