Club Championships

Club Championships 2021/22

The club champs is an annual competition focused around league and other local races.

It runs from 31st October 2021 to October/November 2022.

There are separate champs for men and women, with prizes for 1st to 3rd place.

Points can be gained by running in designated club champs races and also volunteering to help at Striders events. The winner is the person with the most points at the end of the year.

Why take part?

  • Participate in races with other Striders
  • Open to all abilities - participation can win over speed!
  • Track your progress in the monthly standings throughout the year
  • Prizes awarded at the Annual Dinner

Scoring

Six 50 point races - 50 for points for 1st Strider across the line, 49 for 2nd etc with a minimum of 30 points. Your best results for up to six races out of eight will count towards your total score.

Other champs races - These are worth an additional 20 points towards your total score, wherever your finish, up to a maximum of six races (120 points).

Bonus points - 10 points are available for anyone who runs/volunteers at all mid-week road races.

Volunteering

Points are also available for helping out at relevant club champs events and any other Striders hosted events, e.g. St Albans Stampede. Volunteering is worth 20 points unless specified, for up to three events.

You can do as much or as little as you like, with the flexibility to run the races that suit you. Points are automatically accrued provided you race as a Strider.

Age Graded Competition 2021/2022

The age graded competition is separated from the club champs, but piggy backs off a number of club champs races.

There are competitions for men and women. The aim is to gain the highest average age graded percentage for the races you take part in.

Runs from 31st October 2021 to October/November 2022.

Age graded percentages are calculated using standard road race tables which compare your time against the world's best performance for that race distance.

Your age graded score is the ratio of the approximate world-record time for your age and gender divided by your actual time. The calculation is based on your age in years, not just your age category.

Why take part?

  • Gain recognition for performance relative to your age
  • Aim for a target percentage
  • Track your progress throughout the year
  • 1st Prize trophy awarded at the Annual Dinner

Scoring

Age graded races - All of the "50 point" road races from the club champs form the races of the age graded competition, from 5 miles to Half Marathon.

To qualify for the age graded competition you must compete in at least three of these age graded races.

Your final score will be the average age graded percentage from your best three races. So the more you do, the better your chances.

Any qualifying races you enter will automatically count towards the age graded competition, provided you race as a Strider.

2021-2022

Date Description Event/ Location Race Points Volenteer Points Age Graded
13/11/2021 Chiltern League XC Milton Keynes - Teardrop Lakes 20
28/11/2021 Hatfield 5 Hatfield 50 Yes
04/12/2021 Chiltern League XC Stopsley Common, Luton 20
12/12/2021 Sunday League XC Trent Park 20
19/12/2021 Sunday League XC Stevenage 20
15/01/2022 Chiltern League XC Campbell Park, Milton Keynes 50
16/01/2022 Sunday League XC Watford 20
23/01/2022 Fred Hughes 10 St Albans 20
06/02/2022 Watford Half Marathon Watford 50 Yes
13/02/2022 Sunday League XC Royston 20
19/02/2022 Chiltern League XC Shuttleworth 20
26/02/2022 National XC Parliament Hill 20
27/03/2022 Lee Valley 10k 50 Yes
May 2022 Mid Week Road Race League - Race 1 TBC 50 Yes
May 2022 Mid Week Road Race League - Race 2 TBC 20
June 2022 Mid Week Road Race League - Race 3 tbc 20
12/06/2021 St Albans Half Marathon St Albans 50 Yes
June 2022 Summer Solstice 10k St Albans 20
June 2021 Mid Week Road Race League - Race 4 TBC 20
July 2022 Mid Week Road Race League - Mob Match TBC 50 Yes
September 2022 St Albans Stampede St Albans 30
September/October 2022 Coach Trip - TBC TBC 50 Yes
October 2022 Chiltern League XC TBC 20

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