The 2024 Poole Runners Club Championship will have two independent competitions. A “Road” completion (mainly Road Race League events) and a totally separate “Off Road” completion.
Results will be calculated by position and prizes awarded by age category – based on your age as at 1st January 2024 (Minimum age 18.). Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age category.
Completion of 7 of the events listed is required to qualify for both on and off-road series.
‘Old style’ club vests will no longer be accepted for races. You must wear one of the newer navy vests or t-shirts for your time to be counted in the Championships.
Club members must be England Athletics affiliated and first claim Poole Runners members to be included in the Club Championship competitions.
Scores will be included for competitors as long as sufficient races remain to complete the required minimum of 7.
Marathon results will be collated through the year and checked at the year-end (and maybe in the summer).
Age categories are: 18-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75+
An Endeavour Award will be given to any Poole Runner who completes a total of 12 or more races from the Road and Off Road categories combined.
Rules and Regulations
In addition to the above the following will apply to each competition
Gun times will be used to determine places and points except for marathons and races where there is chip timing only.
Runners must complete a minimum of one race from each distance to qualify – short, medium and long. 10 mile races can be counted in either the medium category or the long category. You must run at least one race from each distance band with the exception of over 65s, for whom the ‘long’ distance is optional. Road marathons must be completed by 31st October. Scores will be included on the published points table for competitors as long as sufficient races remain for them to compete the required minimum of 7
Off Road Specific
Entrants will also be required to complete at least one race of 10 miles or more from the list.
Some races have yet to start taking entries or to confirm dates. If there are any changes to the list as events unfold, these will be published on Facebook, where an event will be created for each race. The Club Championship page on the Poole Runners web site will also be kept up to date.
A Printable List of the twelve races in the 2023 Poole Runners “Road” Club Championship can be viewed and printed off by clicking the list below