What is the Club Championship?
We are proposing to run an annual club competition between the members of WRC. The aim is to introduce a new fun and social way to get into running competitive races with your fellow member runners and a great way to try new races and possibly even new distances.
Who is eligible to enter?
In order to be eligible to take part in the Club Championship, WRC must be your first claim club. The championship is open to all ages and abilities.
You must wear a WRC Club vest or t-shirt and you must be a fully paid up member of the club for the year of competition.
You must also enter the race under WRC as club name as this makes things easier when analysing results.
You must register to enter the club championships before 1st January, this can be done by ticking the relevant poll on the members page.
How will it work?
The season will run from 1st January and end at the end of the year..
The results are split between different age categories for our male and female runners and a separate results table is kept for each. We nominate a number of races over the course of the year that are eligible to score you points
Club members earn points over the course of the club year by participating in designated races.
There are a total of 15 races to choose. Each club member’s top 5 scores will be added together to reach their total score. Therefore, for the best chance to top your league, entering a minimum of 6 races will be necessary.
How do you earn points?
Points are allocated to every club member who takes part in a listed event.
If you are the first Male or Female club member placed, you get 1 point; if you’re second you get 2 points and so on. Remember, this is just about WRC Runners taking part at that event; you might finish the race in last place but if you’re the only WRC Runner there then you get 1st!
Members who do not take part get allocated a fixed number of points (and this will always be more points than any club runner who took part and finished – 15 more in the example below).
Let’s take an example of 9 members taking part in a championship event:
In this example, all the other males (who did not enter this particular race) in the club would get 5 + 15 points and the other females get 4 + 15 points.
The championship is decided by totalling up the lowest 5 scores for each runner, and the runner with the lowest score is the champion for their category.
There will be two categories for Men and Women, those under 40 (on the 01/01/2022) will be classed as Seniors anyone over this will be classed as vets.
Therefore come the end of the competition, there will be 4 winners, one from each category.