2018 Harrogate Harriers Off-Road Championship

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

Details of the Off-Road Club Championship are below, please take the time to read the rules as they’re quite different from our more familiar Road Championship.

Races:  There are a total of twelve races to choose from, each is categorised as a fell race (F) or trail race (T).  They’ve been selected to be accessible to beginners as well as offering a challenge to more experienced off-road runners, all are recognised by either the FRA or BOFRA.

Rules:  You have to do FIVE races in order to qualify for a finishing position in the Championship, although if you do six your points will count.  If you do more than six, your best races will determine your final position.  From that minimum requirement of five races, you must do at least two of the fell races (F) and one of the trail races (T).

For 2018 there is a slight addition to the rules:  We have classified four of the races as “long” (two fell and two trail), these are denoted by (L) below. You must do at least one of these races to qualify .  As an example, you could qualify by doing four fell races (including one of the “long” fell races) and one trail race.  Alternately you could do two fell races and three trail races (including one of the “long” trail races), all would meet the basic requirement.

Please note that for the purposes of the championship, we have decided to categorise the Austwick Amble as a Trail Race.  Come and talk to us if you feel you’d like to debate the point.

Scoring:  Scoring is straightforward, the first Harrogate Harrier man and woman to finish any given race get 20 points each.  If you are the only person in the race, you still get 20 points.  The second-placed man and woman get 19 points, the third 18 and so on.  If there are more than 20 men or 20 women to finish a race (unlikely), each finisher will get 1 point.  It follows therefore, that if you were the first Harrier to finish in all of the six races you contest, the maximum you can get is 120 points.

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.  Few off-road races of this nature are chip-timed in any event.

Championship Winners:    There are NO category prizes, the winning man/lady will be the ones that score the most 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 Wetherby Runners and you run a given race under those colours, it will NOT count.  You MUST have entered as a Harrogate Harrier and wear our club colours.  No arguments.

2018 Off-Road Championship Events

Ilkley Moor – 18 Feb (AS) (F)  (entry info)

Dick Hudson’s – 26 Apr (BM) (F)  (entry info)

Fairfield Horseshoe – 12 May (AM) (F)  (entry info) (L)

Austwick Amble – 28 May (T) (entry info)

Wharfedale Trail Half-Marathon – 2 Jun (T) (entry info) (L)

Kettlewell Anniversary – 7 Jun  (AS) (F)  (entry info)

Addingham Gala – 14 Jul (AS) (F)  (entry info)

Kentmere Horseshoe – 29 July (AM) (F)  (entry info) (L)

Round Hill – 5 Aug (F)  (entry info)

Yorkshireman Half – ** Sep (T) (entry info (L)

Shaun Lee Johnstone – ** Oct (T) (entry info)

Burley Moor Trail – ** Nov (T) (entry info)