East Cheshire Harriers 2016 Road Race Championships info & current standings

East Cheshire Harriers 2016 Road Race Championships info & current standings

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East Cheshire Harriers 2016 Road Race Championship

ECH Championships current standings 2016

6 races to count from the 17 races below (in date order) – including parkrun.

Trafford 10k – 13th March

Salford 10k – 25th March

Wilmslow Half Marathon – 3rd April

Manchester Marathon – 10th April

Stride Through The Woods 5k – 20th April

Mad Hatters 5 Mile Trail Race – 11th May

Dovestone Diamond 10k- 25th May

Tintwistle Round The Resers  5 mile – 15th June

Offerton 10k – 29th June

Royton Trail Race- 13th July

Black Knight Charge 6 mile – 27th July

Saddleworth 6 (6 mile) (date unknown but based on last year, 10th August)

Stockport Hatters Half Marathon –  4th September

*Parkrun (month of September ONLY, see below for full details)

Manchester Half Marathon – 16th October

Oldham Half Marathon – 18th October

Stockport 10 (10 mile) – (date unknown but based on last year, 4th December)

*Parkrun to count is your BEST age grade score, as per the official parkrun website, at the StamfordPark (if up and running, if not Oldham) Parkrun  for a period of 1 month ONLY – i.e. 4 parkruns from 5th to 26th September inclusive. Your BEST age grade score will used for the points score. If you do more than 1 parkrun in this period, your best score ONLY will count. Other parkruns at different locations DO NOT count. Parkruns at this venue for different dates DO NOT count.

N.B. you have to be registered with parkrun and get an official time and age grade score to count, as recorded on the parkrun results website. Once registered, this is all calculated for you automatically.

RULES (let’s keep them simple)

1 – You must be a fully paid up member of the club.

2 – There are 2 championships – one for ladies, one for men.

3 – Scoring will be based on the age grading system with points being awarded based on you age grade score –e.g. if it is 85.45%, your points for that race will be 85.

4 – In the event of a tie break (i.e. 2 or more people having the same score at the end of the season), the winner will be the person with the HIGHEST points score in their 6th counting event.

e.g .2 people tied on 360 points. Person (a) 6 scoring events were 60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 60 = 360. Person (b) 6 scoring events were 70, 70, 70, 50, 50, 50 = 360. Person (a) wins as their 6th score was 60 whereas person (b)’s 6th score was 50. This is to ensure the most consistent athlete wins.

5 – New clarification rule added 09/03/15 following Trafford 10K – If the race is chip timed, then the chip time will be used, NOT the gun time.

How does age grading work?

The system is known as WAVA  – for age and gender.

The WAVA system uses world record information set by people of all ages, male and female.   For example, the world record marathon time for a 60 year old male is 2:38:15. If you’re a 60 year old male and run a marathon in 4:30:00 you would earn a score of 56.73%, because you ran at just over half the record pace.  That translates into 56.73 points in the competition

Here are some more examples of what the scores would be for 40 and 42 minute times, for a 10k race, for 40 and 50 year old male and female runners:

10K 40 minutes 42 minutes
Man – 40 years old 71.02 67.64
Woman – 40 years old 78.56 74.82
Man – 50 years old 76.74 73.09
Woman – 50 years old 86.70 82.57

 

The results table might look something like this part way through the season.

R 1 R2 R3 R4 R5  Best Parkrun Total
    Athlete 1 46.55 61.27 78.00 65.32 57.86 85.12 394.12
    Athlete 2 95.27 71.63 78.90 65.43 56.78 99.12 467.13