The club is delighted to announce the final details of the 2015 senior club championships.
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 2015 to November 2015. The races are:
Alloa Half Marathon 15th March 2015
Grangemouth 10k 12th April 2015
Dumyat Hill Race 6th May 2015
West Lothian 5k TBC (May 2014)
Blackrock 5 15th May 2015
Dechmont Law 10k 7th June 2015
1 mile club race TBC (August 2014)
Stirling 10k TBC (September 2014)
Any other half marathon Any time, to end October
Any Marathon Any time, to end October
Falkirk Parkrun Anytime, to end October
Templeton 10m TBC (November)
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.
There will also be prizes awarded for the top 3 male and best female athletes 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 2014. Therefore, to be considered for the handicap prize you must provide your own personal fastest 10k time of 2014. 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 email@example.com under the subject “2015 club championship handicap”.
The handicap club championships was a very close run affair in 2014 as we had a number of athletes consistently improving over the racing season.
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.
This year there will also be an individual male and female prize for the best age graded performance in the above races according to WAVA. This can only be calculated on standard race distances (i.e. 5k, 10k etc) therefore will not apply to Dumyat and Blackrock 5.
Good luck to all athletes.