2014 Club Championship Details

posted 19 Mar 2014, 15:24 by Graeme Lawson   [ updated 6 Apr 2014, 13:48 by John Redding ]

Senior Club Championships 2014

The club is delighted to announce the final details of the 2014 senior club championships.

In 2013, the club championship was a great success and saw teams of Linlithgow athletes participating in many races across the local (and not so local) area. This year’s championship will hopefully encourage further participation of club members and see more LAC vests at some good races.

To be eligible for the club championship prizes, you must complete 5 of the designated races.  100 points will be awarded for the first LAC athlete across the finish line, 99 for second and so on. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 highest scoring male and 3 highest scoring female athletes when all races have been completed. 

There will be 12 designated club championship races in the period of March 2014 to November 2014. The races are:

Alloa Half Marathon 16th March 2014
Grangemouth 10k 6th April 2014
Dumyat Hill Race 7th May 2014
West Lothian 5k 21st May 2014
Dechmont Law 10k 8th June 2014
Blackrock 5 13th June 2014
1 mile club race TBC (August 2014)
Stirling 10k TBC (14th September 2014)
Great Scottish Run 5th October 2014 
Templeton 10m TBC (November)
Any Marathon Any time, March to September
Falkirk parkrun Anytime, March to September

The races have been selected to represent the feedback from club members and provide a variety of events spread across the year.  The events selected are, in the majority, local races that are easy to enter and represent the types of races that the current club members are targeting. Apologies if your favourite race is not in the list.

In the event of a tie, a head to head performance will be taken into consideration (first placed runner declared winner), followed by number of events completed (highest declared winner).

If an athlete completes more than 5 races, then the athlete’s best 5 will be taken into consideration.

It is an athlete’s responsibility to enter themselves for the designated races and cover the cost.


This year there will also be a prize awarded for the best male and best female athlete across all events based upon a handicap scoring system. The handicap for each athlete will be calculated before the first event of the year (Alloa half marathon) against the fastest 10k time by a senior athlete in 2013. Therefore, to be considered for the handicap prize you must provide your own personal fastest 10k time of 2013. If you do not have a 10k time, then please provide your fastest 5k time. If you have neither of these please get in touch. Your handicap time should be emailed to John Redding at jeredding@hotmail.com under the subject “2014 club championship handicap”.

The handicap series is designed to award individual progression throughout the year. This means that whether you are clipping the heels of Mo Farah or simply just finding your feet in the world of running, there is a prize up for grabs.

In the interests of being fair, open and honest if there is anyone who would like to know more about how the handicap will be calculated please contact John Redding at the above email address.

Good luck to all athletes.