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Championship Races...

Club Championship League System and Rules/Guidelines for the current season.
PLEASE use this information in conjunction with the Terminology detail
Club Kit

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 ) – should be predominantly red or black. However, we are a “Run for Fun” club and mistakes are occasionally made. The “Race Secretary” therefore reserves the right to use their discretion on the shorts ruling.
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.

Race Entry

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.

Championship League

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 previous season should expect to be promoted at least one division. New members will be allocated a division after their first race.
There are normally 12 Club Championship events per season but this may vary season on season based on circumstances.
Please see the Fixtures List for more information on the races.

Championship League Scoring

The 1st runner home will score 120 points, the 2nd runner home 119 points and so on
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, the highest)
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 OVER 6
   3 points for every East Herts and West Essex League Cross-country event you finish
   3 points for helping at Ware cross country or assisting with the scoring at away fixtures
   3 points for every competitive MWL event you finish
   3 points for helping at a MWL event we host or co-host
   3 points for helping at the Ware 10s (let us not get into what constitutes help at this stage but it will be fair)

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 the treble’s competition, you must have completed a minimum of 4 races in the previous season. Others may be admitted at the discretion of the Race Secretary but only under exceptional circumstances.
The formation of the teams will be done ASAP at the beginning of each season. The way the team members are allocated may vary from season to season.
To qualify for entry into a trebles you must have completed a minimum of 4 championship races the previous season. Exceptions may be granted at the Race Secretaries discretion.

Masters League

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 points
Only Masters PB points will be awarded, no PB/APB points are awarded in the masters

WMA Explained

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.