Club Championship

The 2019 Club Championship

Latest Club Championship results are here.

The format of the Championship in 2019 is similar to that in 2018, but with the addition of an extra event: the club mile.

The competition involves races across three main sections (road, cross-country and fell) plus the club mile. The Championship comprises 18 fixed races (6 from each section), but as in 2018 some of the events are local series of races: this is expanded a little this year to include the two Furty Furlong events (cross country) and the Huddersfield 5K series (road), as well as Spencer’s Dash (road), Silkstone Shuffle (cross country) and The Trunce (fell) from last year. Members can complete either or both Furty Furlongs, any Huddersfield 5K, Spencer’s Dash, Silkstone Shuffle and Trunce races, as many times as they wish across their respective series, and their season’s best time from each will be counted.

The club mile is an additional event which will not count towards any of the three sections. It will count towards the overall championship and the challenge championship, but it is optional – you can qualify for every part of the championship without doing the club mile, but you might pick up more points if you do do it.

This gives 19 events in the Championship competition, and all the races are listed at the bottom of this page with links for further information, as they become available.

Qualification

Qualification for the section Championships and overall Championship is exactly as in 2018: to qualify for each section you need to compete in at least 3 of the section events, out of 6 events (including, if you wish, the series event, but you don’t have to run the Furty Furlong, Huddersfield 5K, 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. If you do the club mile, that can be one of your 9 qualifying events (if it is one of the 9 best scores).

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 renewal payment has not been received by 31 January will only have results counted from the date their subscription has been paid.

Scoring

Points are calculated based on 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 (ie first male or first female), 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 turn 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 events completed (including your best Furty Furlong, Huddersfield 5K, Spencers Dash, Silkstone Shuffle and Trunce, and the club mile).

Prizes

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.

2019 Races

Date Race Enter on day Pre-enter
Sat 23 Feb National Cross Country Championships – Harewood House No Yes
Sun 3 Mar Hope Winter Yes No
Sat 16 Mar Silkstone Shuffle 1 Yes Yes
Mon 1 Apr Trunce 1 Yes No
Wed 3 Apr Spencers Dash 1 Yes Yes
Mon 22 Apr Ackworth Half Marathon No Yes
Mon 29 Apr Trunce 2 Yes No
Wed 1 May Spencers Dash 2 Yes Yes
Wed 8 May Club Mile Yes No
Sat 11 May Furty Furlong Yes Yes
Mon 13 May Trunce 3 Yes No
Sat 18 May Mount Famine Yes No
Mon 3 Jun Trunce 4 Yes No
Wed 5 Jun Spencers Dash 3 Yes Yes
Wed 12 Jun Joe Percy 10K No Yes
Wed 19 Jun Oughtibridge Chase Yes No
Sat 22 Jun Silkstone Shuffle 2 Yes Yes
Mon 24 Jun Trunce 5 Yes No
Wed 3 Jul Spencers Dash 4 Yes Yes
Thu 4 Jul Huddersfield 5K 1 Yes Yes
Mon 8 Jul Hathersage Gala Yes No
Thu 11 Jul Huddersfield 5K 2 Yes Yes
Mon 15 Jul Trunce 6 Yes No
Thu 18 Jul Huddersfield 5K 3 Yes Yes
Thu 25 Jul Huddersfield 5K 4 Yes Yes
Mon 5 Aug Trunce 7 Yes No
Wed 7 Aug Spencers Dash 5 Yes Yes
Sun 18 Aug Crowden Horseshoe Yes No
Mon 19 Aug Trunce 8 Yes No
Wed 4 Sep Spencers Dash 6 Yes Yes
Sat 7 Sep Silkstone Shuffle 3 Yes Yes
Mon 9 Sep Trunce 9 Yes No
Sun 22 Sep Penistone Hill Race Yes Yes
Sun 29 Sep Cusworth 10K No Yes
Sat 26 Oct Frightful Furty Furlong Yes Yes
Sun 3 Nov Guy Fawkes 10 Mile No Yes
Sun 1 Dec Bill Fox Gravy Pud Race Yes Yes
Sun 8 Dec South Yorkshire Cross Country League No Yes
Sat 14 Dec Silkstone Shuffle 4 Yes Yes

Green=Cross Country         Blue=Road         Orange=Fell         Black=Track

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:

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