Club Road Championship

The 2019 Club Road Championship consists of five races, with a member’s best three races counting. Three races are part of the Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix series. The races are:

Sunday 7th April – Darwen Half Marathon
*Friday 24th May – Burnley Lions 10k
*Friday 14th June – Barrowford Grand Prix 5k
Sunday 7th July – Hendon Brook 13.5 miles
*Sunday 29th December – Ribble Valley 10k

* indicates race that counts for the V65 and older category awards.

Gareth Berry at the 2019 Ribble Valley 10k. Photo David Belshaw

Gareth Berry at the 2018 Ribble Valley 10k. Photo David Belshaw

There are separate competitions for Ladies and Men. Points are awarded in each race as follows:

1st Clayton Lady 50 points; 2nd Clayton Lady 49 points; etc
1st Clayton Man 50 points; 2nd Clayton Man 49 points; etc

The points from a member’s best three races are added together to determine the final rankings for Ladies and Men. To be given a final ranking it is necessary to have completed at least three races. The Ladies’ Champion holds the Lady Road Champion Cup, and the Men’s Champion holds the Men’s Road Champion Cup. Awards for 2nd and 3rd positions are also made to Ladies and Men.

Veteran (10 year categories commencing at age 35 for ladies and at age 40 for men), U20 and U23 awards are also available; the number of awards made depends on the number of members completing the competition in each age category. For the LV65, MV70 and older categories awards are based on the best two out of the three races indicated by * above. Age category is determined by age as at the date of the first race. Awards in a particular age category are only made to members in that age category; members in other age categories are not eligible.

Here are the details of the Club Road Championships in 201820172016 and 2015. Congratulations to 2018 Ladies’ Champion Rhiannon Wickham and 2018 Men’s Champion Luke Turner.