Club Championship 2017

Linlithgow Athletics Club 2017 Senior Club Championships

The club is delighted to announce the final details of the 2017 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 February 2017 to November 2015. The races are:


1.                   National XC Championships             25th February 2017

(Enter via David Marshall, see email 29th January)

2.                   Alloa Half Marathon                           19th March 2017


3.                   Grangemouth 10k                              9th April 2017


Dumyat Hill Race                              3rd May 2017


5.                   West Lothian 5k                                TBC (May 2017)

6.                   Blackrock 5                                       23rd June 2017


7.                     Dechmont Law 10k                           7th June 2015

8.                   1 mile club race                                 TBC (August 2017)

9.                   Linlithgow 10k                                   TBC (September 2017)

10.                   Any other half marathon                    Any time, to end October

11.                   Any Marathon                                   Any time, to end October

12.                   Falkirk Parkrun                                 the month of November only (best time taken)


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.

Note a slight change in format for Falkirk parkrun this year. Only times from the month of November will be included. A summary of everyone’s position in the competition will be given before the start of November and updated every week to give you 4 opportunities at putting down a decent time. Perhaps we’ll see the leaderboard change a few times…

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 (Falkirk national xc) against the fastest 10k time by a senior athlete in 2016. Therefore, to be considered for the handicap prize you must provide your own personal fastest 10k time of 2016. 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 under the subject “2017 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.

Cross Country

As 2016, there will be a male and female cross country champion. 3 races from the 3 east league matches (Broxburn has already been completed), the national champs, the short course champs and the district champs. Points will be scored in a similar fashion to the main championships

Good luck to all athletes.

Club championship update 19 march

posted 19 Mar 2017, 13:52 by John Redding

With 2 races completed (national xc and alloa half marathon) and with a few athletes having already put down some impressive marathon times the points are quickly adding up.

here are the current standings:

Male Female
1 Redding, John 200 1 Watts, Mairi        200
2 Hyslop, Scott 196 2 Wood, Frances        196
3 Gray, Kenny 100 3 finlay, laura        191
4 Sroka, Michael 99 4 McGill, Lynne         99
5 Watts, Michael 99 5 Duncan, Karen         98
6 Dalmau, David 99 6 Simpson, Lorna         98
7 Boxhall, Ian 98 7 Horsburgh, Jill         97
8 Marshall, David 97 8 Moran, Charlotte 96
9 Anderson, Neil 97 9 McLeod, Katrina 94
10 Grome, Bryan 97 10 Walker, Carolyn         93
Male Female
1 Hyslop, Scott 198 1 Wood, Frances      200
2 Redding, John 196 2 Duncan, Karen          99
3 Sroka, Michal 100 3 Simpson, Lorna         99
4 Watts, Mike 100
5 Gray, Kenny 100
6 Anderson, Neil 97
7 Marshall, David 97
8 Gallie, Angus 96
9 McNish,David 96
10 couper, Brian 95

Next race is grangemouth 10k on the 9th April. get your speedy shoes on...

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