The final part of the 2017 Club Championship has been completed.
Round 12 was the Tewkesbury 5 Mile. Sadly, as it was a AAA race, and the opening date was not announced to us in time, it was sold out within hours. Unfortunately no club members obtained a place, so no points were awarded.
Round 13 was the marathon. Anyone competing in a marathon between 1st January and 13th November following the normal championship rules were eligible for points. 9 men and 7 women completed marathons this year.
In the men’s championship, Matt received 10 points for his run at Yorkshire, 9 went to Andy Masser at Manchester, and 8 went to Bucky earlier this year at Yeovil.
In the ladies, Amelia received 10 points at Amsterdam, followed by Nadine with 9 after a terrific first marathon in Amsterdam, then 8 went to Elaine running in Birmingham.
So how has this affected the final standings?
The 10 marathon points mean that Matt Lambourne has moved into the top place ahead of Mark Manley. Jon Lewis will finish third, and sadly due to injury Dave Witnall was unable to complete the 5 race requirement after an excellent start. Well done all!
- Matt Lambourne 78 points
- Mark Manley 72 points
- Jon Lewis 30 points
Nadine managed to gain another point after her marathon success, but Elaine managed to keep the lead.
- Elaine Chapman 74 points
- Nadine Brown 70 points
- Teresa Hazelwood 38 points
Well done all! Here’s to more great running in 2018!
The penultimate month in the runathon challenge saw a lot of people completing their marathons, well done all!
October Distance challenge
- Matt Lambourne 234km
- Amelia Culshaw 190km
- Nadine Brown 189km
October Climbing Challenge
- Amelia Culshaw 1824m
- Matt Lambourne 1286m
- Elaine Chapman 1201m
Great running all. With 1 more month to go, it’s close at the top of the distance challenge, although Amelia has a substantial lead in the climbing challenge. Many runners have smashed 1000km distance and 10000m ascent, which is a fantastic achievement.
Good luck all in the final month, remember, runs will need to be logged asap to count in November as the christmas party falls on the 1st December.
The following races for the Short Stuff specialist championship are open:
Dave Macnamee 10km
The following races for the Endurance Experts championship are open:
New Swindon Half marathon.
I’ve updated the information in the championship section on this website, dates and entry websites should be there. See previous announcement for information of the new championship structure. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
November will be the last month of the tenth anniversary Runathon Challenge. In the previous months, there has been a few days grace to upload times to count. But with the Christmas party and prize giving falling on the 1st December, I’ll need to compile results before then. So I am setting a deadline, any run not uploaded by the end of the day on the 30th November will not count towards the final total. If you run that day, make sure you upload your run on Strava straight away!