Starting in Feb 2022 – info to follow
Best scoring five from a choice of nine championship races. You need to do a minimum of 5 races to qualify for a trophy.
To appeal to a broad church, the races are:
- Short and medium distance
- Equal choice of tarmac, trail/multi and fell
The champion lady and man will each have their names engraved on a Skipton AC Championship shield. Champions will keep this on their mantlepieces throughout their year as champions before handing them back to be engraved with the names of next years champions. Smaller trophies will also be awarded for 2nd and 3rd as well as first in the usual veteran classes (V40, V50, V60) for both the ladies and men’s competition.
Golden Points Bonus
We also want the overall result to run close to the wire. To aid this, we are introducing a golden points rule. You may choose to declare your golden points on any race from the nine, it’s up to you which one based upon where you see your relative strengths. Once you declare that a race will be your golden points race, your points will be doubled for that race only. But you have to declare the choice at least a week ahead of race day using the group Facebook page or group email. So by midnight 7 days before, e.g. a Sat event by 12am the Saturday before. Don’t worry, you will be reminded , and it will be published who is racing on golden points before each race day. If life pressures or injury prevent you starting the declared race, then your golden choice will remain preserved but once you start the race, the choice has been spent even if you DNF. This should allow for disruption at the top of the leader board deep into the year.
Race points are as follows:
- First Skipton lady or man – 30 points
- Second Skipton lady or man – 29 points
- Third Skipton lady or man – 28 points
- Fourth, Fifth, Sixth etc Skipton lady or man – 27, 26, 25 points etc
You must be a first or second claim athlete for Skipton AC, enter as a Skipton AC runner and wear the Skipton AC vest on race day to score points.
The Races TBC