Harriers Challenge 2014

Here is this years Challenge and there are 24 races to choose from. Ten Road Races, Ten Off Road Races and Four Cross Countries. Check actual dates nearer the times as race organisers have been known to change dates.

If you find out confirmed dates that are different let us know please.

Scoring is as follows, the first runner gets the same number of points that there are runners in the group at the start of the Challenge. (eg Group One 10 pts.) Second place gets one less (9 pts) and so on. Two races during the season will be deemed Bonus Races and will receive double points.

The winners will be the runners with the best 12 scores.

When a runner gets past 12 races a * will appear against the score deleted.

In the event of a tie, then the runner with the least number of races wins. If still tied then a countback on head to head results will be done. (If it’s still a tie we give up!)

In fairness to all runners we ask that you wear club colours in all challenge races so your fellow group members can spot you. Failure to do so may mean that you don’t get points in the race.

Also

Could we please ask all in the challenge to give the organisers a chance. If you run in someone elses number or give your number to someone else please let us know.

As stated before the Harriers Crystal Ball is broken and we are having difficulty replacing it.

Here is the list of races for this coming years Challenge. Some dates still to be confirmed it is possible that there could be amendments to the list. At the Christmas Disco two races were drawn out of the hat that will count double points this year.

Those races were the Uttoxeter Half Marathon and the Suicide Six.

Enjoy! As it is only a bit of fun.

Race Date Race Code Race Name Terrain
12th Jan TR Trig Race Off Road
23rd Feb AH Action Heart 5 Miler Road
2nd March C9 Cloud Nine Off Road
30thMar N10 Newcastle 10K Road
10th Apr STH Spring Treble Hanchurch Off Road
17th Apr STM Spring Treble Milford Off Road
24th Apr STB Spring Treble Barlaston Off Road
4th May UH Uttoxeter Half (Double Points) Road
11th May MD Market Drayton 10K Road
25th May FFM Flying Fox Marathon Road
31st May WT Wincle Trout Off Road
22nd June SSM Stone St.Michaels 10K Road
6th July BCH Black Country Half Off Road
17th July JCB JCB Five Road
14th Aug TT Trackless Ten Off Road
7th Sept SC South Cheshire 20 Road
21st Sept ST St. Thomas’ 7 Road
27th Sept XC1 Cross Country Off Road
25th Oct XC2 Cross Country Off Road
2nd Nov FF Flying Fox 10 Road
15th Nov XC3 Cross Country Off Road
23rd Nov S6 Suicide Six (Double Points) Off Road
13th Dec XC4 Cross Country Off Road
21st Dec DH December Handicap Off Road

 

Attention all Harriers Challenge competitors.

 

Following feed back to the challenge committee from a number of you last year, who expressed concerns that the scoring system in the challenge for the cross country races was not always fair as worked out on the basis of average pace, due to the ladies and men running in separate races and the men generally running twice the distance to the ladies.
We have taken this on board and this year will trial a system where by the points in each challenge group are awarded separately for the ladies and men in each group.
So effectively for the four cross county races the ladies will only compete against the ladies in their challenge group and likewise for the men.
It is accepted there are pros and cons to this system also, but please let us know your thoughts (politely) as to which system is preferred in the following year.

Tracey Jones

(on behalf of the Challenge Committee otherwise known as Tracey, Graham Williams, Ed Smith and Bill Whitworth).

 

Group 1

 

NAME TR AH C9 N10 STH STM STB UH MD FFM WT SSM BCH JCB TT SC ST XC1 XC2 FF XC3 S6 XC4 DH total best 12 num races NAME
Phil Hilsdon 9* 10 10 10 18 10 10 10 9* 10 10 10 10 8* 10 154 128 15 Phil Hilsdon
Ian Talbot 8 18 7 10 106 106 11 Ian Talbot
Ian Hodkinson 9 10 7* 8 8 8 7 7 9 8 7 7 6* 16 6* 9 132 106 14 Ian Hodkinson
Nathan Sabin 9 9 9 9 9 7 10 20 8 90 90 9 Nathan Sabin
Mark Bridgwood 16 8 9 9 7 9 58 58 6 Mark Bridgwood
Steve Vaughan 10 20 9 39 39 3 Steve Vaughan
Paul Bosson 8 7 7 7 9 38 38 5 Paul Bosson
Ryan Noaks 14 10 10 34 34 3 Ryan Noaks
Alan Cook 6 7 13 13 2 Alan Cook
Paul Douglas Paul Douglas

 

Group 2

 

NAME TR AH C9 N10 STH STM STB UH MD FFM WT SSM BCH JCB TT SC ST XC1 XC2 FF XC3 S6 XC4 DH total best 12 num races NAME
Michelle Rushton-Fox 9* 9* 10* 10 10 20 9* 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 22 185 148 16 Michelle Rushton-Fox
Dave Payling 11 9 11 11 11 18 10 9 10 11 11 20 142 142 12 Dave Payling
Tracey Jones 9 11 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 18 11 11 126 126 12 Tracey Jones
Chris Skellern 8* 8* 8 6* 7* 7* 8 16 7* 10 7* 7* 7* 9 9 9 9 9 14 10 9 184 120 21 Chris Skellern
Darren Mattocks 7 10 7 9 9 6 11 10 10 16 11 10 116 116 12 Darren Mattocks
Joe Atherton 7 7 5* 8 8 9 5 9 6 8 9 9 12 102 97 13 Joe Atherton
Adam Morris 10 11 10 22 11 11 75 75 6 Adam Morris
Alan Griffin 10 11 11 9 11 11 11 74 74 7 Alan Griffin
Rich Caley 6 8 8 10 8 9 49 49 6 Richard Caley
Mike Saint-Dunn 11 11 11 1 Mike Saint-Dunn
Neil Martin Neil Martin

 

Group 3

 

NAME TR AH C9 N10 STH STM STB UH MD FFM WT SMM BCH JCB TT SC ST XC1 XC2 FF XC3 S6 XC4 DH total best 12 num races NAME
Jim Smith 9* 9* 8* 9 16 8* 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 18 9 9 167 124 17 Jim Smith
Eddie Smith 7 9 6* 12 9 9 6* 7 7 7 7 6 8 16 7 7 130 105 16 Eddie Smith
Mark Bentley 8 7* 8 7* 8 14 6* 8 8 9 8 8 8 7 7 6* 5* 132 101 17 Mark Bentley
Shelley Burns 8 6 8 4 6 5 6 9 9 5 9 10 85 85 12 Shelley Burns
Chris Elsley 9 8 7 7 5 7 8 8 12 8 79 79 10 Chris Elsley
Mark White 9 9 18 9 9 8 62 62 6 Mark White
Mark Oliver 6 10 7 7 7 14 8 6 65 65 8 Mark Oliver
Ralph Wedlock 6 5 5 16 16 3 Ralph Wedlock
Craig Baxter 4 6 4 14 14 3 Craig Baxter

 

Group 4

 

NAME TR AH C9 N10 STH STM STB UH MD FFM WT SMM BCH JCB TT SC ST XC1 XC2 FF XC3 S6 XC4 DH total best 12 num races NAME
Liz Stanyer 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 10 10 129 129 12 Liz Stanyer
Gill Hodkinson 9* 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 18 133 124 13 Gill Hodkinson
Graham Williams 8 10 7* 7* 6 * 18 10 9 9 8 9 9 8 9 8 6* 141 115 16 Graham Williams
Sandra Smith 8 8 6 7 7 16 8 10 9 8 8 14 109 109 12 Sandra Smith
Dave Mantle 6 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 16 10 8 106 106 11 Dave Mantle
Angela Brookes 10 9 8 8 20 8 8 12 9 92 92 9 Angela Brooks
Jane Bisiker 9 9 4 4 5 9 7 7 7 10 8 7 86 86 12 Jane Bisiker
Nige Addison 7 9 5 5 6 9 41 41 6 Nige Addison
Esther Batho 7 9 16 16 2 Esther Batho
Steve Turner 4 4 4 1 Steve Turner

 

Group 5

 

NAME TR AH C9 N10 STH STM STB UH MD FFM WT SSM BCH JCB TT SC ST XC1 XC2 FF XC3 S6 XC4 DH total best 12 num races NAME
Caryl Gibson 13 13 13 13 12* 12* 12* 12 13 13 12 13 13 26 13 203 167 15 Caryl Gibson
Mike Jones 11 12 9 12 11 12 7* 7* 10 11 13 13 12 11 151 137 14 Mike Jones
Rachel Davies 13 26 13 13 13 13 13 13 117 117 8 Rachel Davies
Marie-Clair Darcy-Barron 12 11 12 13 24 9 9 90 90 7 Marie-Clair Darcy-Barron
Joanne Oliver 22 6 8 11 9 24 80 80 6 Joanne Oliver
Karen Murray 12 10 10 12 11 13 68 68 6 Karen Murray
Julie Nokes 10 20 5 10 12 57 57 5 Julie Noakes
Karen Sabin 8 11 12 22 53 53 4 Karen Sabin
Lauren Gee 12 12 11 35 35 3 Lauren Gee
Liz Cook 11 11 11 33 33 3 Liz Cook
Bill Whitworth 5 6 10 21 21 3 Bill Whitworth
Karen D Murray 12 12 12 1 Karen D Murray
Darren Taylor Darren Taylor

 

Group 6

 

NAME TR AH C9 N10 STH STM STB UH MD FFM WT SSM BCH JCB TT SC ST XC1 XC2 FF XC3 S6 XC4 DH total best 12 num races NAME
Stuart Fowlie 12 9* 9 9 11 20 9 10 12 11 11 12 12 147 138 12 Stuart Fowlie
Sara Broome 11 11 8 8 7* 9 7* 12 11 7* 12 12 11 11 10 147 126 15 Sara Broome
Charlotte Ward 11 11 22 11 11 11 12 12 12 113 113 9 Charlotte Ward
Helen Morris 12 12 12 24 12 12 12 9 105 105 8 Helen Morris
Rachel Marsden 12 10 10 8 10 8 9 12 12 11 102 102 10 Rachel Marsden
Amanda Pearce 11 10 12 12 45 45 4 Amanda Pearce
Val Stuart 5 8 10 6 29 29 4 Val Stuart
Holly Wright 6 10 8 24 24 3 Holly Wright
Lindsey Foster 10 10 20 20 2 Lindsay Foster
Chelsie Cook Chelsie Cook
Jazz Mahill Jazz Mahill
George Singh George Singh

Harriers Favourite Races

Race Harriers Running 2014
Stafford Half 110
Market Drayton 10K 76
Wheaton Aston 59
Stone St. Michaels 49
Trackless Ten 45
Staffs Knot 42
JCB 5 36
Milford Murder 34
Newcastle 10K 32
Birmingham Half 31
Hanchurch Hilly 29
Uttoxeter Half 29
Flying Fox 10 27
Stafford 20 26
Lichfield 10K 26
Barlaston Up & Down 26
Black Country Half 24
St Thomas 7 24
London Marathon 23
Trig Race 22
Alsager 5 21
Action Heart 5 17
Cloud 9 13
Wincle Trout 9
Flying Fox Marathon 7