Latest Club Championship results are here.
The format of the Championship has altered for 2018 to try to give more opportunities to more runners within the club, recognising that all have different competing commitments. The competition involves races across three sections; road, off-road (including cross-country) and fell. The Championship comprises 15 fixed races (5 from each section), with the addition of three series of local races: Spencer’s Dash (road), Silkstone Shuffle (off-road) and The Trunce (fell). Members can complete Spencer’s Dash, Silkstone Shuffle and The Trunce as many times as they wish across their respective series, and their season’s best result from each will be counted. This gives 18 events in the Championship competition, and all the races are listed at the bottom of this page with links for further information.
Qualification for the section Championships and overall Championship is exactly as in 2017: to qualify for each section you need to compete in at least 3 of the section events, but this is out of 6 events not 5 as before (including, if you wish, the series event, but you don’t have to run the Trunce, Spencer’s or Shuffle).
To qualify for the Overall Championship you have to compete in 9 from the total of 18, with at least 2 of these races from each section. Your 9 best race scores, including the minimum of 2 from each section, will be added together to form an Overall Championship total.
All first claim members are included in the Championship. Juniors running in senior races (where permitted) will be included in the Senior categories. Any member whose club membership payment has not been received by 31 January will only have results counted from the date their subscription has been paid.
Because there is more choice of events, and therefore the number of PFR runners at each event is expected to vary more, the way points are scored will be different. Instead of 60 points for the first PFR male and female, 59 for second, etc. each runner will get points for their time relative to the overall race winner (male and female respectively). This is exactly the same as the Fell League. If a PFR runner is first overall, he or she will get 100 points. If your time is exactly double the winner’s time, you get 50 points: the points are calculated on a scale so the faster you run the more points you get. For the series events, the points are based on your fastest time of the series relative to the fastest race winning time of the series.
The main advantages of this method are: 1) it means that every second you run faster will gain you points (not a lot, but something – unless you are the race winner). Beating another Penistone runner (of the same sex) in a race will always mean you get more points than them – but the bigger the gap you get the more points you gain. 2) you don’t get points as a result of other PFR runners not turning up – you get points for your own performance.
The disadvantage of this method is that your points do depend on how fast the winner is – if Mo Farah or Eilish McColgan turns up to Oughtibridge Chase, the points go down – generally, less popular races will yeald more points. This may help boost less popular races, which is no bad thing.
The Challenge Championship will still be as it currently is – the total points from all qualifying events (including your best Spencer’s Dash, Silkstone Shuffle and Trunce) completed.
We are trialling this method in 2018 and will be asking for feedback towards the end of the year.
Your age group for the Championship in any year is determined by your age on January 1st. Prizes will be awarded for each age group for both male and female categories for each section winners, eg Fell Lady Vet 40.
- The groups are as follows: Male Senior, MV35, MV40, MV45, MV50, MV55, MV60, MV65, MV70, MV75, Female Senior, LV35, LV40, LV45, LV50, LV55, LV60, LV65, LV70.
- The Sections are Road, Fell and Cross Country.
- The Overall Champions will be the Male and Female with the best scores from the 9 races needed to qualify.
- A special prize, and title of Challenge Champion will be given to the runner who acquires the most points from the 18 qualifying events.
- Run as many or as few races as you want but you must compete in the correct number of races to win an award.
Note that Wolf’s Pit, which was cancelled, has been replaced by the rearranged Ian Roberts Memorial Race on September 16th.
|Date||Race||Enter on day||Pre-enter|
|Sun 4th Feb||Dewsbury 10k||No||Yes|
|Sun 25th Feb||Hoppits Hill Race||Yes||No|
|Sat 10th Mar||Silkstone Shuffle 1||Yes||No|
|Mon 26th Mar||Trunce 1||Yes||No|
|Wed 4th Apr||Spencer’s Dash 1||Yes||No|
|Mon 16th Apr||Trunce 2||Yes||No|
|Sun 22nd Apr||Kinder Downfall||No||Yes|
|Mon 30th Apr||Trunce 3||Yes||No|
|Wed 2nd May||Spencer’s Dash 2||Yes||No|
|Sat 12th May||Furty Furlong||Yes||Yes|
|Mon 21st May||Trunce 4||Yes||No|
|Wed 6th Jun||Spencer’s Dash 3||Yes||No|
|Mon 11th Jun||Trunce 5||Yes||No|
|Sat 16th Jun||Silkstone Shuffle 2||Yes||No|
|Wed 20th Jun||Oughtibridge Chase||Yes||No|
|Mon 2nd Jul||Trunce 6||Yes||No|
|Wed 4th Jul||Spencer’s Dash 4||Yes||No|
|Sat 14th Jul||Thurlstone Chase||Yes||Yes|
|Thurs 19th Jul||Huddersfield 5k||Yes||Yes|
|Mon 23rd Jul||Trunce 7||Yes||No|
|Wed 1st Aug||Spencer’s Dash 5||Yes||No|
|Sun 12th Aug||Askern 10 mile||No||Yes|
|Mon 13th Aug||Trunce 8||Yes||No|
|Sun 2nd Sept||Wetherby 10k||No||Yes|
|Mon 3rd Sept||Trunce 9||Yes||No|
|Wed 5th Sept||Spencer’s Dash 6||Yes||No|
|Sun 16th Sept||Ian Roberts Memorial||Yes||No|
|Sat 22nd Sept||Silkstone Shuffle 3||Yes||No|
|Sun 30th Sept||Penistone Hill Race||Yes||Yes|
|Sun 28th Oct||SY Cross-Country Race 2||No||Yes|
|Sun 11th Nov||Leg it Round Lathkil||Yes||No|
|Sun 25th Nov||Clowne Half Marathon||No||Yes|
|Sat 1st Dec||Silkstone Shuffle 4||Yes||No|
|Sun 30th Dec||Amble’s Revenge||Yes||Yes|
Green=Road Blue=Cross Country Orange=Fell
All Championship races are highlighted in yellow in the Events Diary.
Past Championship Results
PFR Championship results from previous years can be found from the links below:
- 2017 Championship Results
- 2016 Championship Results
- 2015 Championship Results
- 2014 Championship Results
- 2013 Championship Results
- 2012 Championship Results
- 2011 Championship Results
- 2010 Championship Results
- 2009 Championship Results
- 2008 Championship Results
- 2007 Championship Results
- 2006 Championship Results
- 2005 Championship Results
- 2004 Championship Results
- 2003 Championship Results