Club Championship League System and Rules/Guidlines 2018/19
PLEASE use this information in conjunction with the Terminology detail
Official club vest and red shorts is the preferred choice of kit. However... In order to score
points in the Club Championship, a member MUST wear the official club vest or T-shirt
as the outermost garment, i.e. red and white vest with club name and motif printed on the
front (or club T-shirt). Shorts (in any form – capris, skirts etc ) - must be red or black. No
other colours are acceptable. New members may be excused the Club Kit Rule only if
they have ordered but not received their club kit and at the Race Secretary’s discretion.
All Ware Joggers must be officially registered in the race under their own name. Numbers
can be swapped in accordance with individual race rules but any runner listed in the
official results under a different name will not score unless in the opinion of the Race
Secretary there are significant mitigating circumstances. Please enter Ware joggers as
club or team name. Individual race rules and conditions should be adhered to at all times.
Club Membership must be up to date.
Chip & Gun Timing
Gun times will be used to establish race position.
Chip times, when available will be used to establish PB/APBs and Masters PBs.
All times will be rounded UP to the nearest second to conform to IAAF rules. There can
be NO dead heats even though the times may be the same.
Results will be published as soon as available via the club notice board, social media
(FaceBook) and the club website.
The Championship League will be split into as many divisions as required to ensure each
division is competitive. Existing members will be allocated a division based on their race
performances over the last year. However, winners/runners-up of divisions in the 2017/18
season should expect to be promoted at least one division. New members will be
allocated a division after their first race.
There are 13 Club Championship events for the 2018/19 season.
I have increased the number of races from 12 to 13 this year for two reasons:
1) To enable the older and slower members an opportunity to compete in their divisions
without having to run the long course races i.e. 10 mile and half marathon.
2) One of the fixtures clashes with the long organised Club Trek and another may clash
with the Valencia trip that a number of members are going on.
Please see the Fixtures List for more information on the 13 races.
Championship League Scoring
Only your best 6 scores will count
3 points will be awarded for a PB/APB and 5 points will be awarded for a Masters
PB (if you obtain more than one of these at a race you will be awarded only one,
All races will be eligible for PBs regardless of whether they are measured or not
PROVIDED they come in at race distance or over
Additional bonus points
For each race you finish after you have completed 6 races you will be
awarded: 1 point for race 7, 2 points for race 8, 3 points for race 9 and 4
points for race 10. Giving a maximum 10 points in total referred to as
3 points for every East Herts and West Essex League Cross-country
event you finish
3 points for helping at Ware cross country
3 points for helping at the 2018 Ware 10s
(lets not get into what constitutes help at this stage but it will be fair)
The 1st runner home will score 100 points, the 2nd runner home 99 points and so
Trebles League Scoring
This involves 3 runners of mixed ability to form a notional team who take part in the
League Championship races. The 4 highest scoring races of each team member are
added together giving 12 race scores in total. Team members do not have to participate
in the same race to score. If all 3 team members take part and finish in the same Club
Championship League race 3 additional points will be awarded.
Bonus points will be awarded along the same lines as in the championship league.
To qualify for a trebles team in 2018/19 you will need to have completed at least 4 races
in the 2017/18. There will be exceptions to this rule if there is sufficient reason for an
individual not to have been able to complete 4 races.
The draw for the teams will be done ASAP and will be held in public after a club session.
The draw will be very heavily seeded to ensure all teams start out balanced.
The Masters League is run in addition to the existing 'Finish Sequence' based league but
differs in that there are no divisions and everyone is placed in the one table. The intention
of this league is to enable all club members to compete against each other with age and
sex being factored into the results to provide an even playing field. All the rules for the
existing leagues are used but with two exceptions:
Your points are' WMA % Sequence' based rather than 'Finish Sequence' based
Only Masters PB points will be awarded, no PB/APB points are awarded in the
The WMA (World Masters Association) issue time standards for all race distances, ages
and sex. These time standards are based on the world records set by both male and
female athletes for ages 18 to 100. An individuals WMA % is calculated by taking their
exact age on race day (including months and days) and comparing their race pace to that
of the WMA tables equivalent. So if you obtain a WMA of 60% it means you ran at 60% of
the pace run by the world record holder for your age group and sex. Obviously the
calculation is a little more complex than this as records are not set for every age and so
additional factors are used to allow for this.