2016 Club Championship

posted 11 Jan 2016, 13:26 by John Redding

The club is delighted to announce the details of the 2016  senior club championships.


To be eligible for the club championship prizes, you must complete 5 of the designated races and be a member of Linlithgow Athletic Club.  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 13 designated club championship races in the period of until November 2016.


The races are:


Alloa Half Marathon                   20th March 2016                [http://www.alloahalfmarathon.co.uk/]

Grangemouth 10k                         10th April 2016                    [https://www.entrycentral.com/RoundTheHouses]

Dumyat Hill Race                                                     11th May 2016                   

West Lothian College 5k                                           TBC (May 2016)

Dunblane Hydro Road Race                 22nd May 2016                    [https://www.entrycentral.com/dunblaneroadrace]

Blackrock 5                                              3rd June 2016                                 [http://www.blackrock5.org/]

Dechmont Law 10k                                                  TBC (June 2016)

1 mile club race                                                       TBC (August 2016)

Linlithgow 10k                         25th September 2016               [http://www.linlithgowac.org.uk/linlithgow-10k]

Templeton 10m                                                        TBC (November 2-16)

Any other half marathon                                            Any time, to 31st October 2016

Any Marathon                                                          Any time, to 31st October 2016

Any Parkrun                                                           Anytime, to 31st October 2016


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 a prize awarded for the best male and best female 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 2015. Therefore, to be considered for the handicap prize you must provide your own personal fastest 10k time of 2015. 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 “2016 club championship handicap”.


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.


There will also be an individual male and female prize for the best age graded performance 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.


You will also have received notification of our cross country championship competition. This will be scored in a similar fashion (100pts for winner, 99 for second etc). There are 6 races of which 3 must be completed to be eligible. Individual male and female prizes will be awarded for the winners.


The Cross Country events are:


1. East District League – Broxburn – 16th Jan

2. National Championships – Callendar Park – 27th Feb

3. East District League – Stirling – October (details TBC)

4. National Short Course Championship – Bellahouston – October (details TBC)

5. East District League – Alloa – November (details TBC)

6. East District XC Championships – Livingston – December (details TBC)

Good luck to all athletes. 

John Redding

LAC Club Ambassador