EAC Inaugural Road Race Championship

Message from Richard Meade:

Edinburgh Athletic Club Inaugural Road Race Championship

Following the success of the cross country grand prix and in an effort to encourage club members to participate in the target road races this season we have launched a road race championships.

How does it work?

Runners must complete at least 5 road races from a list of identified races throughout 2015. These will be known as club championship qualifying races. The list is set out below.

Races will be designated as either Short Races (5k; 5mile); Medium Races (10k; 10mile) or Long Races (half marathon; marathon).

In order to qualify for the overall championship runners MUST complete a race from each of these categories, plus any two other races, as long as they are on the list of approved races.

You can race as much as you like and only your best times will count!

You can do your races in any order, so medium race, followed by a short race, then another short race, a long race, and then another medium.

How you do it is up to you and your training programme – just so long as you do at least one race from each category, plus another 2 races.

How do you score points?

 Points are scored based on the time you run in a race. The faster you run, the more points you score. Simples.

A link to the scoring chart is here.

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  • For example if you run a 5k in 18.46 you will score 103 points. If you run 37.10 in a 10k you will score 111points.

Owing to the distance of the short and long laps of National Road relays being slightly off 5k and 10k – we have a special scoring system to reflect this in this race.

How do you win?

The person with the most points scored from their 5 qualifying race at the end of the season will be the winner.

There will be prizes for the first three males and first three females. There will also be a prize for first place V40, V50, V60 male and female.

Prizes will be presented at the Annual Christmas party.

Approved Races 2015 (Other races will be added)

Races will be updated monthly depending on new and existing races appearing in the Scottish Athletics Calendar. All Scottish and East District Championship Road races will feature, and an emphasis will be given to races in the East of Scotland.

  • 28th February – Cupar 5 mile (Short)
  • 1st March – Lasswade 10 mile (Medium)
  • 7th March – KB5, 5 mile (Short)
  • 15th March – Alloa Half (Long)
  • 29th March – Scottish Athletics Road Relays (short/Medium)
  • 4th April – Dunbar 10k (Medium)
  • 5th April – Tom Scott 10mile (Medium)
  • 12th April – Grangemouth 10k (Medium)
  • 19th April – Great Edinburgh Run 10 Mile (Medium)
  • 26th April – London Marathon (Long)
  • 29th April – Scottish 5k Road Championships – Silverknowes (short)
  • 9th May – Loch Leven Half marathon (Long)
  • 25th May – EMF 5k (Short) 10k (Medium) Half (Long) Marathon (Long)
  • 3rd June – CAAC 5Mile (Short)
  • 6th June – Haddington 10k (Medium)
  • July (tbc) – Brig Bash 5Mile (Short)
  • July (tbc) – Musselburgh 10k (Medium)
  • August (tbc) – Haddington Half Marathon (Long)
  • August (tbc) – Forth Road Bridge 10k (Medium)
  • September (tbc) – Stirling 10k (Medium)
  • 27th September – Loch Ness Marathon (Long)
  • 4th October – Great Scottish Run, Glasgow – half Marathon (Long)

Any questions, then please get in touch with Richard Meade: richardmeade13@hotmail.com

Message from Stuart

I will also shortly be positing details on the 2015 PB spreadsheet. This will be tracked in addition to the above, and will play a big factor in determining the “most improved endurance athlete” to be announced at the Annual Christmas Party – last years winner was Nick Wolverson.

Cheers

Stuart

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