2020 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - FULL RACE LIST
FOLLOWING A CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT ISSUED BY ENGLAND ATHLETICS ON 17th MARCH 2020, THE RRR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DECISIONS ON REARRANGED RACES WILL BE MADE ONCE ALTERNATIVE DATES ARE ANNOUNCED.
Many thanks to all members who took the time to respond to the survey on the 2019 championship series. Based on your feedback, the committee has decided to retain the 2019 structure - i.e. best 7 races to count out of 17. The overwhelming majority of respondents indicated that they felt this was an improvement on previous arrangements - this is also reflected in the increased numbers of participants we have seen this year (an average of more than 53 RRRs per club race).
The full list of races for the 2020 club championship is shown below (including links to race websites & entry forms where currently available). This selection is also based on the survey responses - all the 2019 races with the highest average member rating have been retained, with most of the new races suggested via the survey.
One of the new races added is the Dr Ron Hill Hyde 7 on 14th June. This forms part of the Tour of Tameside, a series that has become increasingly popular amongst our membership in recent years. Please note that you don't need to enter the full Tour!
We have also included for the 1st time a chip-timed track 5K at Kingsway Park High School in Rochdale. Many of us have taken part in these events in the past few years - it's a great opportunity to run a fast 5K & many have set their PB on the track. The event in October will be exclusive to RRR. There will be a nominal charge for the hire of the track & chip-timing equipment, with any surplus to be donated to the club charity for 2020, Kidneys for Life.
Although we are only including 1 of Andy O'Sullivan's Whitworth 5Ks in next year's series - the Ian Casey Memorial Cowm Race in May - we will continue to publicise his events & encourage members to support them.
The current plan is to arrange coach trips for the races at Settle, Dent, Ripon & Keswick. Details of these will be confirmed ahead of each race.
PLEASE NOTE that, with the Dewsbury 10K 2020 selling out in record time, the committee has also confirmed that this race WILL NOT be included in the club championship in 2021.
For the 2020 club championship, points will again be awarded for each race according to the finishing order (on chip times where used), with each individual's BEST 7 SCORES to count. Click here to see the full set of rules & regulations.
AS AN AFFILIATED CLUB WE ABIDE BY ENGLAND ATHLETICS RULES.
MEMBERS MUST RUN IN A CLUB VEST WHEN ENTERED IN A RACE AS A ROYTON ROAD RUNNER (OR IN THEIR 1ST CLAIM COLOURS IF NOT RRR).
DEWSBURY 10K - Sunday 2nd February
SETTLE HALF MARATHON - Sunday 23rd February
DENTDALE RUN (14.2 MILE RACE) - RACE CANCELLED
LABC RUNNERS 5K - RACE CANCELLEDIAN CASEY MEMORIAL COWM RACE - CANCELLATION EXPECTED (23/9/2020 TBC)
COLSHAW HALL 10K - RACE CANCELLED
RIPON 10 - RACE CANCELLED
HYDE 7 - Sunday 14th June
THE ROYTON TRAIL - Wednesday 1st July
ROCHDALE 10K - Tuesday 7th July (£7.30 up to 22/6/2020)
MOSSLEY 10K - Sunday 19th July
HOPWOOD TROT - Wednesday 5th August
SADDLEWORTH 6.2 - Sunday 9th August
CHESHIRE HALF MARATHON - Sunday 13th September
ROCHDALE HALF MARATHON - Sunday 4th October (£23.40 UP TO 31/3/2020)
TRACK 5K - a Wednesday in October (date TBC)
DERWENTWATER 10 - Sunday 1st November