2020

2020 Club Championship fixtures and rules

Clearly the 2020 schedule will not be possible in its current form. With races cancelled and postponed to later in the year it reduces opportunities to compete and creates clashes. Whilst the below list is an aspiration, a decision with regard to remaining fixtures/how many races to count/complete abandonment will be made once we have an indication of when races are allowed to be held again.

2020 Score Board (as at 1st March)

Female scoring spreadsheet – Click here

Male scoring spreadsheet – Click here

2020 Fixtures

DateNameDist
Fri 10th JanBeechenhurst Night Race5 MSTrail
Sun 23rd FebPontypool 10k10 KMSRoad
Sat 21st MarRhayader Round the Lakes30 KMLRoad
Wed 1st Apr
Wed 1st July TBC
Hereford 5k (best time in series)5 KMSRoad
Sun 26th AprWhitebrook Windup HM13.1 MLTrail
Wed 6th May
Wed 5th Aug TBC
Hereford 5k (best time in series)5 KMSRoad
Sun 10th May
Sun 25th Oct
Hereford Half Marathon13.1 MLRoad
Tue 12th MayRose Inn 4 (best time in series) 4 MSRoad
Wed 20th MayMynydd Pen y Fal3.5 MSOther
Sun 24th May
Sat 26th Sep TBC
Dymock Half Marathon13.1 MLRoad
Wed 3rd Jun
Wed 2nd Sep TBC
Hereford 5k (best time in series) 5 KMSRoad
Tue 9th JunRose Inn 4 (best time in series) 4 MSRoad
June (TBC)Gords 66 MSTrail
Thu 2nd JulTintern Trot6 MSTrail
Tue 14th JulRose Inn 4 (best time in series) 4 MSRoad
Thu 23rd JulMapRun Ellwood/Sling60 MINSSOther
Sat 1st AugLlanthony Show3.5 MSOther
Wed 5th AugBugatti 10k10 KMSRoad
Tue 11th AugRose Inn 4 (best time in series) 4 MSRoad
Mon 31st AugMachen Mountain Race7 KMSOther
Sat 5th SepMeteor Mile (7.45 pm)1 MSRoad
Sun 13th SepUpton Bishop Big Dipper10 KMSRoad
Sun 27th SepForest of Dean Autumn Half13.1 MLTrail
Sun 18th Oct (*)Ponty Plod11 MLTrail
October (TBC) (*)Blaze the Biblins5 MSTrail
November (TBC) (*)Trellech Beacon Dash10 KMSTrail
December (TBC)Mallards Pike Night Race5 MSTrail
Mon 28th DecHereford Christmas 10k10 KMSRoad
  • (*) fixture may be swapped out subject to clashes with key T&F or XC league fixtures (Midland T&F, Gloucester XC, Gwent XC). Races may be removed without direct replacement
  • Alternative fixtures that have been identified as “back ups” given below
  • Sun 19th April – Angels 10k (Ashleworth) – Road;
  • Mon 1st June – Stroud Beer Race (Minchinhampton Common) – 7M Road
  • Sun 20th September – Swansea 10k – Road.

2020 Rules

The purpose of the Club Championship is to identify the best male and female members of the club, recognising both their individual performances and their contribution to club performances in the key cross-country and track & field leagues.

  • There will be at least 20 races. Your best 10 scores to count providing you do the required mix of races.
  • Points in the Club Championship series are awarded according to your finishing position in relation to other FODAC club runners (e.g. 1st=100 points, 2nd=99 points, 3rd=98 points etc.).
  • Points will only be awarded to members who are affiliated to UKA, aged 16 or over on 1st January 2020, and enter each race under “Forest of Dean AC”.
  • Every member to complete the required mix of races will receive a medal / trophy
  • You will get 5 bonus points if your SB (seasons best) is a new PB in any* mile, 5k, 10k, HM or marathon. If you miss out on a new PB but set a new best time since 1st January 2015, then you may receive 3 bonus points per SB.
  • * to be eligible these must be measured distances (i.e. road/track), at a UKA affiliated race, for a distance you have already previously recorded a PB before the start of the year. Clearly net downhill races, such as Torfaen 10k, will not count. The Co-ordinator will cross reference to Power of 10. These points will be added at the end of the Championship year – an invitation to submit PBs will be circulated during November.
  • There must be at least 2 long races (10 miles or over) included in the 10 counters.
  • There must be at least 4 road races included in the 10 counters.
  • There must be at least 3 trail races included in the 10 counters.
  • There must be at least 1 “other” race included in the 10 counters. “Other” races will be fell or navigation based.
  • For series races – e.g. Rose Inn, Hereford 5k – these will only count as 1 race, taking competitor’s best times from across the series.
  • Bonus points will be awarded for representing the Club in the XC and T&F leagues. The tariff will be larger for the far-away leagues, and reduced in the Avon League where there are very limited places per meet. The bonus tariffs per meet are:
  • Gwent League (XC) – 5 points
  • Gloucestershire League (XC) – 3 points
  • Midland League (T&F) – 5 points (also awarded to any non-competing officials)
  • Avon League (T&F) – 1 point (also for any non-competing officials)
  • For the avoidance of any doubt, county champs fixtures outside of the above leagues do NOT earn the bonus.
  • Age grading. We will award age category prizes to top V40, V50, V60 and V70, if any, in the series. Age category will be determined by your age on 1st January 2020.
  • In the event of a tie, the tie-break will be as follows (1) most number of “100 points” scores across all championship races during the year; (2) most times representing the Club at League XC & T&F meets during the year; (3) a run-off at the Forest of Dean (Five Acres) Parkrun at a date to be agreed during January 2021.
  • Initial fixtures for May onwards are provisional subject to confirmation of T&F and XC meets. We do not want to include races that clash with T&F/XC leagues and will reassign championship fixtures where possible.

Any queries – please message the co-ordinator Richard Cronin (pref via Facebook)