2017 marks the inaugural Penistone Footpath Runners Fell League.
Current standings (21 June) are here.
All first claim members’ results in all FRA registered senior races in 2017 will count towards the Fell League – you get points for every race, without any limit, and you get more points the faster you run.
All FRA registered senior races count, which includes all 9 Trunces, Hartcliff Hill, Broomhead Chase and Thurlstone Chase, as well as all the Club Championship Fell Section races, English Championships, etc.
Tables will be published here and updated at least every month, but the onus is on the runner to tell Steve Storey and/or Paul Fryers of their results: we will not be checking the results of every race to find PFR runners, although where there is a big turnout we will not need everyone to supply their own result. Just tell us the race you ran and your time.
Points are awarded according to your time in relation to the fastest male/female runner on the day. If you (ie Shaun, Andy, Damian, Sam, Lesley etc.) win the race you get 100 points. If the winning man/lady finished in 30:00 and you finished in 40:00, you get 100×(30:00/40:00)=75 points or if you take twice as long as the winner you get 50 points. For orienteering score format races, your final score (points net of any time penalties) will be divided by the winner’s net score to calculate points in the same way. Points will mean prizes (details tbc but don’t get too excited: it’s the taking part that counts). If two members finish level on points (unlikely that they will, exactly), the older runner will be placed higher. In the results, age categories will be based on age on January 1st of the competition year, not age on the day of the race.
All members who are first claim Penistone for fell races will be included. 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.
All qualifying races are listed in the FRA fixtures calendar on the FRA website. Qualifying races are those registered with the FRA, which includes most of those listed in the calendar – on each race page, if the title of the race is followed by (R) it is an FRA registered race and it will count towards our championship. (Some other races are listed in the FRA calendar for information but are not FRA registered races). Senior races are those with no upper age limit: juniors running in senior races (where permitted) will be included in the League.
The first qualifying races are on January 1st (Captain Cook’s Races, Giant’s Tooth, Hillforts and Headaches, Nine Standards and St Johns) and the last (Bowstones and Daleside Brewery Auld Lang Syne)on 31st December with around 500 other qualifying races in between.
Get fell running!