parkrun Competition

The parkrun competition, started in 2017, is running for a third year in 2019, again with a few tweaks.

There will be five set parkruns: Barnsley, Hillsborough, Concord, Sheffield Castle and Dewsbury. You don’t have to do all these to qualify for the competition, but your best result of the year from each one will count.

You will get three Wildcards: out of all the UK parkruns you do (excluding the five set parkruns), the three that score you the most points will be counted.  Limiting it to UK parkruns only is necessary because the formatting of results on the parkrun sites for some other countries is inconsistent, so including them would be a huge amount of work and it is clearer just to exclude all overseas parkruns.

New for 2019 is the addition of parkrun tourism points – you will get one point for each different event you run during 2019.

Finally, there are points for volunteering – 15 points for each time you volunteer, up to a maximum of three times, which is the number of times regular parkrunners are asked to contribute, in order to keep the events going.  Again, these will be added automatically, as long as you are on the results pages as an official volunteer for any event during the year.  For technical reasons, volunteering points will only appear after you have run a parkrun in the year, but those you accumulated before you ran will be counted once you have run.

Standings for 2019 are here.

Final standings for 2018 are here.

Final standings for 2017 are here.

You earn points based on the following:

Age grading 70+ 65+ 60+ 55+ 50+ <50
Points   6   5   4   3   2   1
Category position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th–5th 6th–10th 11th+
Points   6   5   4       3               3             1

Bonus Points for PB: if you get a course PB then you get 3pts (first time appearance does not count, you need to have done at least two at same venue for a PB to count)
You will score points as above at the five set parkruns (your best points haul from each will count) and from three other ‘Wildcard’ parkruns during the year (again, the three that score highest points).

In addition, you score points for volunteering: 15 points each time, up to a maximum of three, and one point for each different event you attend during 2019 (including the set parkruns and those that count as your wildcards).

Qualifying runners
All first claim members will be included as long as they have Penistone Footpath Runners registered with parkrun as their club. To add Penistone as your club click on “manage my profile” in any of your results emails from parkrun, and then use the “update” link on the My Links page.

You must volunteer at least once to qualify for prizes at the end of the year.

Penistone parkrun tour
Not part of the parkrun competition, but as a social club event, each month, a member nominates a particular parkrun and a few members go as a club jolly. Each person nominating a parkrun also nominates the next person. The list of nominees, parkruns and attendance is here.

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