2015 Club Road Race Championship Races

Last updated: Monday, 19 January, 2015 at 10:17pm
Sharon Bedford in action at the Hooky 6 held on Sunday, 12 August 2012.

The 2015 club road race championship campaign once again begins in March with the traditional championship opener of the Banbury 15 to get the ball rolling! This year’s club championship series will again comprise 12 races of which each competitor’s best 8 results will count towards the final club championship standing.

Counting as two of the 12 races will be the option for competitors to include one marathon event and one half marathon event of the competitor’s own choice. The points awarded to competitors will be based upon their best performance (if a competitor should decide to compete in more than one marathon) at the end of the club championship season – Monday, 30 November 2015. Competitors will be required to notify the Road Race Secretary in advance of their intention to compete in their chosen marathon event.

The rules determining the outcome in the event of a tie between competitors are as follows:

1) In the event of a tie between two or more competitors the overall standings will be determined by the points totals earned in direct competition between the athletes concerned.

2) If a race included in the club road race championships is cancelled and provided the cancellation no less than 6 weeks from the end of the road race season the road race secretary will endeavour to find a suitable and equivalent event to put forward to the club committee as a replacement.

3) The club committee’s decision on the selection of the replacement event will be final. All members will be notified of the replacement championship event as soon as possible following the decision of the committee.

As in recent years and given that the 2015 championship comprises 12 events of which 8 count, there should be sufficient races to allow for the worst case scenario where a race is cancelled and is unable to be replaced.

Note: In the recent past White Horse Harriers AC has been allocated 3 club places in the London Marathon. This has not always been the case and previously the Harriers have only been allocated 2 club places, which has also been the case for the last four years. The number of places allocated to the club is based upon the level of competing members in the club at the time of application.

Awarding of Club London Marathon Places:

How the places will be awarded is currently being reviewed by the club committee and an update will appear here in due course.

So, let battle commence, Harriers, and let’s see whether or not the current title holders – Paul Jégou (Overall Men), Hayley Chaundy (Overall Ladies), Ian Lambourn (Veteran Men) and Rachel Bennett (Veteran Ladies) – are able to retain their crowns this time round.

Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Jégou (Road Race Secretary) if you have any questions regarding the 2015 Club Road Race Championships.

Below is the list of the races that makes up our club road race championship for the 2015 season – not forgetting the option to include one marathon and/or half marathon event of your own choice.

Date Race Distance Cnfmd Chmps Website Results
22 Mar 2014 Banbury 15 miles Yes GP www.banburyharriers.org View
30 Apr 2015 Mota-vation Series – Charlton-on-Otmoor 4 miles Yes GP www.kidlingtonrunning.org.uk View
12 May 2015 Cottisford 5 km Yes GP,CC www.alchester-runningclub.co.uk View
28 Jun 2015 Thame 10 km Yes GP,CC www.thamerunners.co.uk View
9 Aug 2015 Hook Norton 6 miles Yes GP www.hooknortonharriers.org View
30 Aug 2015 Headington 5 miles No GP,CC www.hrr.org.uk View
20 Sep 2015 Cotswold Classic 10 miles Yes GP,CC www.witneyroadrunners.co.uk View
26 Sep 2015 Woodstock 12 miles Yes GP www.woodstockharriers.com View
4 Oct 2015 Hanney 5 miles Yes GP www.oxfordcityathleticclub.com View
29 Nov 2015 Eynsham 10 km Yes GP www.eynshamroadrunners.org.uk View

Good luck to everyone and all the best for your training. Hope you all enjoy the 2015 road race championship series.

For the final positions in the 2014 White Horse Harriers Road Race Championships click here ».

The full calendar of Oxfordshire events for 2015 including the County Championship and Grand Prix Series events can are also available by clicking here ».