Senior Club Championship

Senior Club Championship 2024

Purpose

The purpose of the Senior Club Championship is to encourage participation and a high turnout from members of Lothian Running Club at some good, relatively local races.

This will hopefully encourage new members to come along to train with the club and encourage our athletes to take part in events they may otherwise have missed.

 

Entry Criteria

All senior members of Lothian Running Club are eligible to participate in the Senior Club Championship.

 

Race Selection

The following criteria have been applied in selecting races for inclusion in the Senior Club Championship:

  • Officially sanctioned race.
  • Relatively local.
  • Low cost/value for money entry fee.
  • Straightforward entry process.
  • Entry relatively easy to attain for the majority of races.
  • Accessible to the vast majority of club athletes i.e. fast track races, tough hill races and ultras have not been included.

 

Scoring

The following criteria will be applied when awarding points for the Senior Club Championship races:

  • Athletes must complete at least 5 of the designated races to complete the Senior Club Championship.
  • Athletes will be awarded points based on their finish position against other competing club athletes (male and female).
  • Points will be awarded in ascending order i.e. the first finisher scores 1 point, the second finisher scores 2 points etc.
  • The five lowest scoring races for each athlete will count towards their final score.
  • To be eligible for points, athletes must finish the race and be allocated an official finishing result. The organiser’s results will be considered as final.
  • You must be a club member at the time of the race i.e. if you join the club in August, pre-August results will not count towards your final score.
  • If a designated race is cancelled or postponed, an alternative race may be added at the discretion of the Senior Club Championship organiser.
  • Additional races may be added at the discretion of the Senior Club Championship organiser.

 

Age Categories & Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the athletes with the highest final score in each of the following age categories:

  • MSen/FSen = 39 and under
  • M40/F40 = 40-49
  • M50/F50 = 50-59
  • M60/F60 = 60-69
  • M70/F70 = 70+

 

The following criteria will be applied when determining the winners of each age category:

  • The age category of an athlete during their first completed race will be their age category for the remainder of the Championship.
  • In the event that no athlete from a given age category completes 5 races, no prizes will be awarded in that age category.
  • In the event of a draw in a given age category, the following additional criteria will be applied, in order, to separate the athletes.

 

  • Head-to-Head placing (athlete with the most first places is declared the winner).
  • Dechmont Law 10K Trail Race Results (highest placed athlete is declared the winner – not applied where an athlete was a race marshal).
  • Number of Championship races completed (athlete with the highest total is declared the winner).
  • Total number of points in all Championship races (athlete with the lowest total is declared the winner).

 

  • If the athletes are still tied after applying the above criteria then a tie will be declared.

 

Race Schedule

17/03/24: Alloa Half Marathon, Alloa

http://www.alloahalfmarathon.co.uk/

23/03/24: 6/4 Stage Road Relays, Livingston

https://scottishathletics.sportserve.net/pages/event/athletics/athleticsbookingdetails.aspx?id=13230

14/04/24: Round The Houses 10K, Grangemouth

https://roundthehouses10k.com/

03/05/24: National 5K Road Championships, Edinburgh

https://uk.srichinmoyraces.org/scottish5k

08/05/24: Dumyat Hill Race, Stirling

https://www.stir.ac.uk/events/23-24/dumyat-hill-race/

11/05/24: Penicuik 10K, Penicuik

https://penicuikharriers.org.uk/10k-road-race/

May 2024 (Date TBC): The Rigg Race, Balerno

June 2024: Livingston parkrun

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/livingston/ 

16/06/24: Seven Hills of Edinburgh Race/Challenge, Edinburgh

http://www.seven-hills.org.uk

23/06/24: Dechmont Law 10K Trail Race, Livingston

https://www.lothianrunningclub.co.uk/trail-race/

July 2024 (Date TBC): Musselburgh Festival 10K Race, Musselburgh

July 2024 (Date TBC): 3 x 1 Mile Relays, Edinburgh

14/08/24: Caerketton Hill Race, Hillend

http://carnethy.com/carnethy-organised-races/caerketton/

September 2024 (Date TBC): RunWright 5K, Linlithgow

08/09/24: Podfather 10K, Stirling

http://www.centralathletics.co.uk/competition/stirling-10k/

29/09/24: Linlithgow 10K, Linlithgow

https://www.entrycentral.com/WJM-Linlithgow-10k

 

Please note:

  • Month has been assumed for races where date has not been confirmed.
  • A ratio will be calculated for the 6/4 Stage Road Relays in order to compare Long & Short legs.
  • Livingston parkrun results will be recorded in June and points awarded for the fastest times.

 

Past Winners

Category 2017 2018 2019 2022 2023
MSen Josh Dack Al Aitken Josh Dack Mark Forrester Ryan Ferguson
M40 Malcolm Lang Malcolm Lang Alan Knowles Alan Knowles Alan Knowles
M50 Calum Ross Scott Nelson Stewart Laing Sandy Orr Sandy Orr
M60 Jim Petrie Jim Petrie Martin Leadbetter Jim Alexander Gordon Craig
M70 N/A N/A Mike Murray N/A Alan Robertson
FSen Chloe Cox Jo Williams Mhairi Inglis N/A Lana Turnbull
F40 Christine MacVarish Christine MacVarish Andrea Seabrook Julie Atkinson Kirsty Gray
F50 N/A N/A N/A N/A Julie Atkinson
F60 N/A N/A N/A Liz Bondi Liz Bondi
F70 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A