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2017 Harrogate Harriers Club Championship

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The championship table is updated on a regular basis by our Club Championship Administrator (Geoff Hirst), usually soon after a given race has taken place.

The 2017 Club Championship races are detailed below, we will be following a similar format to previous years, however there are some changes to the rules so please study them carefully.

Rules: As usual, you are required to do three Evening Leagues races, three 10Ks, two 10-milers and one half-marathon from the list below. If you choose to do more, then your best results will count.

Scoring: This year we will separate the scoring for Men’s and Ladies results. For example, the last (male) Harrier to finish will get one point, the first (male) Harrier to finish will get the number of points that equates to the number of male Harriers competing. e.g. 25 members run the Wetherby 10K, 13 of which are men. The first male Harrier to finish will get 13 points, the last 1 point. Similarly, the first lady will get 12 points, the last 1 point.

Unless indicated otherwise, the points will be awarded based on gun time, i.e. if you cross the line first, you get the points no matter what.  There are certain situations (such as the Great North Run and Leeds Abbey Dash) where the points will be awarded based on chip time, in these races it is quite possible for a runner to finish behind another club member but still run an appreciably faster time.  The affected races are marked [C] below.

Evening League:  We are hosting an Evening League event this year and therefore there will be no qualifying points for our race, however if you race, marshall or otherwise support the event (by prior arrangement) that will count as one of your three qualifiers.  The Norman Smith Handicap will count as a qualifying race for the club championship but will not attract any points.

Additionally, if you do ANY RECOGNISED MARATHON worldwide you will be awarded 10 points, irrespective of how many club members take part. Note that this can only take place on a single occasion, running two marathons during the year will not generate 20 points!

Second Claim Members:  You must enter any given race as a Harrogate Harrier in order for it to count towards the Club Championship.  For example, if your first claim club is Leeds A.C. and you run a given race under those colours, it cannot count.  You MUST have entered as a Harrogate Harrier and wear the appropriate club vest.

If you change age categories during the year, your age on June 30th 2017 will be the one used to calculate results.

2017 Events

Harrogate & District Summer Race League

  • HDSRL Race #1 – Harrogate (23rd May)
  • HDSRL Race #2 – Dragons (1st June)
  • HDSRL Race #3 – Wetherby (14th June)
  • HDSRL Race #4 – Knaresborough (20th June)
  • HDSRL Race #5 – Otley Norman Smith Handicap (6th July)

10K Races

  • Dewsbury  (5th February)
  • Fountains  (2nd April)
  • Melmerby  (28th May)
  • Staveley Stampede (June – TBC)
  • Burton Leonard  (16th July)
  • Wetherby  (September – TBC)
  • Leeds Abbey Dash  (November – TBC) [C]

Reserve Race:  Kirkbymoorside (30th April)

10 Mile Races

  • Thirsk  (19th March)
  • Vale of York (9th April)
  • Ripon  (14th May)
  • Otley  (7th June)
  • Guy Fawkes  (5th November)

Reserve Race:  Burnsall (August – TBC)

Half-Marathons

  • Leeds Half  (14th May)
  • Burn Valley (9th July)  *IT’S BACK!*
  • Great North Run  (10th September) [C]
  • Redcar (1st October)

Reserve Race:  Vale of York (10th September)

Please note that the nominated reserve races will only be added to the club championship in the event of a race cancellation.