2020 Championship Races
Best 8 to count, 2 of which must be SA championship races. Full rules are below. Most dates are guessed based on previous year’s dates.
- Portobello Promathon, 01/01/20
- National XC Champs, Falkirk, 22/02/20 – entries through club
- Cupar 5 Mile, 07/03/20
- Tom Scott/SA 10 Mile Champs, Strathclyde Park, 05/04/20 – entries open here
- Round The Houses 10k, Grangemouth, 19/04/20 – entries open here (incorporating British Masters 10k Champs – to be eligible you need to enter here)
- Self Transcendence/SA 5k Champs, Silverknowes, 01/05/20
- Corstorphine 5 Mile, Edinburgh, 03/06/20 TBC
- Glenrothes 10k, 21/06/20 – entries open here
- Kirkcaldy Prom Mile, 24/07/20
- Graham Clark Memorial Race, Knockhill, 04/08/20 TBC
- Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon*, 30/08/20
- SA Trail Champs, Strathmiglo, 06/09/20 TBC
- Stirling 10k, 13/09/20 TBC
- Great Scottish Run Half Marathon, Glasgow, 04/10/20 – entries open here
- National Short Course XC, venue TBC, early Nov
* Plan is to replace Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon with Brig Bash 5 in event of clash clash with SA Trail Champs.
2020 Championship Current Standings
2020 Championship Rules
- The Championship consists of 15 races of varying distances both on and off road and will run from 1st January to 30th November
- All paid up 1st claim members qualify, no membership no points.
- Athletes are to enter races as PH Racing Club and are obliged to wear a club vest or no points will be awarded.
- The scoring system in each nominated race is as follows:
- 1st male and female 50 points
- 2nd male and female 49 points
- 3rd male and female 48 points
- 4th male and female 47 points (and so on)
- All PH Racing Club finishers will receive points provided other rules followed. If not zero points will be shown. DNF will also be shown as zero points.
- Positions/times will be taken from the official race organiser’s results. Gun timing will be used wherever possible.
- Athletes must compete in a minimum of 8 races, of which must be 2 Scottish Athletics championship events, to qualify. The best 8 results, SA or otherwise, will be totalled. Runners with the highest aggregated score take the awards. Awards will only be presented to athletes who have completed the Championship.
- Overall awards will be presented to top 3 male and female runners, and also to winners in 3 age groups: 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.
- Age on 30th November of Championship year determines the age group for the entire year.
- The top 3 males and females will not be eligible for an age group award.
- In the event of a tie head to head will be used ie most wins between those athletes. If one athlete does not finish a race or receives zero points for any other reason this will be counted as a win for the other athlete for head to head purposes. If it is still a tie then most 50 points, 49, etc and if still a tie then committee will decide.
- If any Championship race is cancelled by the Race or Club Championship Organiser or deemed not suitable, for whatever reason, a new race will be substituted – time and/or alternative race permitting. If it has not been possible to reschedule a race this will reduce the total number of Championship races.
- All members have a responsibility to ensure their details are given correctly when entering races. Club Championship and Race Organisers must be advised of any changes, ideally prior to the event taking place. Failure to do so may result in you not being included in the Championship results for that race. The responsibility is on the individual, not the Championship Organiser.