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2016 Road Championships

Championship Results

The 2016 road championship saw 71 harriers taking part in at least one of the races, with clear winners in both the male and female championships.

Congratulations to Jane Stirling who took the ladies championship with 166 points. The men's champion is Damo McQueen with a brilliant 194 points. Well done to both.

Results of the 2016 Road Championships (xls)

Introduction

For those new to the Harriers or unfamiliar with this club competition, the championship series provides all senior runners with an opportunity to compete against each other and gain points.

There is a separate male and female championship incorporating a running group league. This is based on which group you run with on a Tuesday or Thursday evening e.g Pumas, Tigers, Jackals and Wolves. Points are awarded based on your finishing position amongst other Harriers; 30 points are awarded to the first male and female over the line, then 25 for second place, 24 for third continuing down to 1 point - all runners take away a minimum of one point.

This year 16 races have been selected including a mixture of local and/or popular/highly recommended races. All races are on the road and the distances vary from 5 miles to 15 miles distance; there’s plenty of opportunity to test yourself and achieve your running goals.

Whilst you can run all of the races it’s not essential; you must however run a minimum of seven races (7 to count) they must include one middle distance (10 miles) and one longer distance (half marathon or 15 Mile) race to be in a position to win.

Race calendar

The races below make up the championship for 2016.

  1. 31st Jan - Meltham 10K
  2. 7th Feb - Dewsbury 10k
  3. 21st Feb – Wombwell 5 mile
  4. 20th Mar – Thirsk 10 mile
  5. 3rd Apr – Wakefield 10k
  6. 17th Apr – Sheffield 10k 3 Bridges 10K 
  7. 15th May - North Lincolnshire Half Marathon
  8. 19th June - Oldham 10k
  9. 29 June - Joe Percy 10k
  10. 10th Aug - Saddleworth 6 mile
  11. 14th Aug – Askern 10
  12. 11th Sep - Vale of York Half Marathon
  13. 30th Oct -   Holmfirth 15 Mile
  14. 20th Nov - Preston 10 Mile
  15. 27th Nov - Barnsley 10k
  16. 4th Dec - Stockport 10

Bonus Races

If you compete in these events you will be awarded bonus points in the Championship.

1. 13th Mar – Club 6 mile

2. 17th May - Club 5 mile

3. 5th Jul – Club 10 mile

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