2014 Club Championship

Road Racing Championship

2013 season, 2012 season, 2011 season, 2010 season, 2009 season, 2008 season

Below are the races for the 2014 championship races; 

No.

Date

Race

1

23rd February

Bourton 10k

2

30th March

Hogweed Hilly Half Marathon

3

27th April

Highworth 5 mile

4

Tues 20th May

Whitehorse 5k (Severn AC)

5

1st June

Fairford 10k

6

7th July

Frampton 10k

7

27th August

Cheltenham track series 10,000m

8

21st September

Cotswold Classic 10 mile (Witney)

9

5th October

Cricklade 10km

10

26th October

Stroud Half Marathon

11

During the year up to Stroud

Any Marathon

 

The formats for the 2014 Road Racing Championships are the same as 2013. To qualify for points, runners must be fully paid-up members, be entered under Cirencester AC and be wearing a club vest. Members are not able to win both championships, if you are leading the points totals for both then you will be awarded the Road Race Championship.

Road Race Championship:
Twenty points are awarded to the first Cirencester finisher in each race, down to one point for the 20th and any more subsequent finishers. All marathon races during the 2014 season (up until the date of Stroud half marathon) are combined into one table and then the same principle applied. One marathon result per member counts towards the points. Male & female championships are scored separately and best 6 races to count from the 11 races above.

Men's current status

 

Female's current status

 

Club Runner Championship:
This incorporates bonus points for personal improvements on the distance and a fixed points award for completing the race irrespective of position. In contrast to the Road Race Championship, all 11 races count towards this title which rewards more race participation by our members. 

For each race you run you will be awarded 5 points up to a maximum of 55.

Bonus points are awarded for improved times, achieved against benchmarks recorded during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. (click here for the current list of best times).

  • One bonus point is awarded for every 15 seconds improvement, up to a maximum of two minutes (8pts) for distances up to and including 10k, and three minutes (12pts) for longer races.
  • Maximum bonus point awards apply across the season, for example they may be gained in a single race or cumulatively over multiple races of same distance.
  • Times recorded during 2014 in non-championship races do not become benchmarks until 2015.
  • If no qualifying times have been recorded in the last two years, the first run in a 2014 championship race for that distance forms the benchmark for subsequent race bonus points.

CURRENT STANDINGS OF CHAMPIONSHIP          

Gun versus Chip timing in race results
For the avoidance of any doubt following the matter being raised by race participants in the past, this is the official line on the recording of official times in race results:

 IAAF Competition Rule No. 165.24e:
"The official time will be the time elapsed between the start gun and the athlete reaching the finish line (Gun Time). However, if an athlete crosses the start line after the start gun, his time elapsed between the start and finish line (Chip Time) can be made known to the athlete but will not be considered as official time."