The Championship and How it Works
The CRC Club Championship is a closed club championship that is designed to reward club representation within the club championship events along with strong individual performances.
The Championship for 2018 will comprise of 12 core races. These races have been chosen to incorporate the Wiltshire Road Race League races in an attempt to ensure good CRC numbers are present to support the club at these events. This will also gain the club points in the league! For more information on the Wiltshire Road Race League, please follow this link to the Wiltshire Athletic Association Website.
Championship Results: The Male and Female Championships are run separately, but in the same way. So, if five male runners complete a race that is in the Championship, the first CRC runner home will receive 20 points, the second home will receive 19, third 18 points, fourth 17 points and fifth 16 points. This will work in the same way for the female athletes.
Further points are available to members in the CRC club championships for the following:
- Any additional half marathon completed in 2018 means you can gain 20 bonus points (though you can only claim this once, so if you do 3 marathons you can only claim bonus points once)
- Any additional marathon completed in 2018 means you can gain 20 bonus points. (though you can only claim this once, so if you do 3 marathons you can only claim bonus points once).
- Ultra’s: We understand that we have a strong ultra running contingent within the club. With this in mind you can claim 20 bonus points for up to 2 ultra races completed in 2018 (so up to 40 bonus points) any race over a marathon distance counts.
**Please note, where the bonus point system is concerned, you must let us know that you have completed a race that means you can claim bonus points. We will not go looking though results!**
So essentially, if you turn up and represent CRC at as many races as possible, you will be in with a shout of winning the Championship! Good luck!
2018 Championship Races
Race # 1: Slaughterford 9, (9 miles) 28 January.
Race # 2: SMaRTT Smasher 10k, 25 February
OR Race # 2: Pewsey Terminator (12 miles), 25 February
Race # 3 (WRRL): Highworth 5 mile, 8th April
Race # 4 (WRRL): Chippenham 5 mile, Beginning June
Race # 5 (WRRL): Great Chalfield 10k, 28 June
Race # 6 (WRRL): Two Tunnels 10k, 8 July
Race # 7 (WRRL): Frome 5k, 16 July
Race # 8 (WRRL): Trowbridge 10k, 19 August
Race # 9 (WRRL): Devizes 10k, 30 September
Race # 10 (WRRL): Salisbury Half Marathon, 7 October
Race # 11: Calne Leisure Centre Clock Change Challenge 10k, 28 October
Race # 12 (WRRL): Castle Combe Chilly 10k (18th Feb & 18 Nov – Best time to count) This WRRL event is being run similar to how the Heddington 5k races have been organised the previous couple of years. It will provide runners two opportunities to get their best time to count in a “virtual result” created for the WRRL league. It will also provide the opportunity for runners to gauge how they have improved throughout the year by competing in both races.
Previous Club Championship Winners (based on records retrievable):
- 2011 Gemma Godwin
- 2012 Marie Nash
- 2013 Michelle Blower
- 2014 Francesca Golding
- 2015 Michelle Blower
- 2016 Lucy Morrison
- 2017 Michelle Blower
- 2006 Dave Telfer
- 2007 Dave Telfer
- 2008 Tony Nott
- 2009 Dave Telfer
- 2010 Dave Telfer
- 2011 Dave Halliday
- 2012 Dave Halliday
- 2013 Simon Nott
- 2014 Simon Nott
- 2015 Luke Shipway
- 2016 Dave Howe
- 2017 Dave Howe