SeniorsOff-Road Championship
Off-Road Championship

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 and have been revised for 2019.

Races:  There are a total of twelve races to choose from, each is categorised as SHORT, MEDIUM or LONG.  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 a minimum 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 one short, one medium and one long race – it’s that simple.   So, you could qualify for a finishing position in the championship by doing three short, one medium and one long (five races in total) but obviously your chances are better if you do six races.

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: The winning man/lady will be the ones that score the most points, but there will also be mens/ladies v40, v50 and v60 categories.

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.

NOTE:  The FRA Executive Committee have voted to introduce a new race category relating to the use of GPS devices for navigation, meaning that if a race is classified ‘non-GPS’ (NG) then the use of any electronic device to delineate a route, to display current position on a map, or as a compass, will be prohibited. The use of such a device to display distance travelled, time, speed or altitude will be allowed, as will recording of an actual route for post-race analysis. If such a device is used in an emergency situation then that competitor should retire from the race and declare themselves non-competitive.  Just to be clear, GPS is not allowed in FRA registered races in England unless the race is categorised as “G”; by the race organiser.

Championship Fixtures

Date/Time Event/Location Terrain Info
Sun 24th Feb, 2019 11:30 Ilkley Moor
Ilkley Moor
Fell View Results
Sun 24th Mar, 2019 10:30 Heptonstall
Heptonstall
Fell View Results
Sun 12th May, 2019 11:00 Charlesworth Chase
Craven Arms, Appletreewick
View Results
Tue 14th May, 2019 19:15 Jack Bloor
Ilkley Moor
Fell View Results
Mon 27th May, 2019 Austwick Amble
Austwick
Fell View Results
Sat 1st Jun, 2019 11:00 Wharfedale Trail Half-Marathon
Wharfedale RUFC, Wharfeside Ave, Threshfield, Skipton BD23 5BS
Trail View Results
Thu 6th Jun, 2019 19:30 Kettlewell Anniversary (AS)
The Blue Bell Inn Middle Ln, Skipton BD23 5QX
Fell
Thu 20th Jun, 2019 19:15 Beamsley Beacon
St Peters Church Hall, Addingham
Sat 20th Jul, 2019 Ingleborough
Ingleborough
Fell
Sun 4th Aug, 2019 11:00 Round Hill
Timble Village
Fell
Sat 24th Aug, 2019 16:30 Burnsall
Burnsall
Fell
Sun 8th Sep, 2019 Yorkshireman Half
Haworth
Trail
Sun 17th Nov, 2019 11:30 Wadsworth Half-Trog
Old Town, Hebden Bridge
Fell

View Championship Table

Female Championship Table

Name
Points
Claire Jones
120
Helen Price
118
Crystal Goecker
57
Helene Whitaker
54
Theresa Oldroyd
35
Aimee Bellwood
35
Bryony Halcrow
20
Issy Rowe
20
Anne Scafe
19
Liz Sandell
18
Caroline Oldfield
17
Katharine Woodhead
16

Male Championship Table

Name
Points
Tim Richardson
118
Chris Gibbins
114
Martyn Price
91
Mark Jordan
82
Nick Andralojc
70
Iain Entwistle
51
Phil Rogers
50
Jon Whitaker
50
Simon Moffatt
48
Dan Simmons
48
Ben Grant
46
Ian Rowbotham
45
David Oldfield
40
Chris Miller
40
Ben Holmes
38
Jake Turnbull
38
Iain Jenkins
36
Mark Oakes
26
Luke Salmons
24
James McCreanor
20
Steven Clegg
20
Josh Fuller
18
Richard Frosztega
18
Mark Bryant
18
Paul Berwin
17
Charles Casey
17
Simon Davies
17
Geoff King
17
Alastair Da Costa
16
Alan Couldwell
16
Steve Trudgeon
14
Adam Bates
14
Jim Goddard
13
Nathan Smith
13
Stephen Nesbitt
12
Sam Alton
12
Martin Umpleby
11
Graham Molineux
10
Tim Broomfield
9
Adam Bates
8
Andy Laverick
5
Mark Seymour
3
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