Club Road Championship

The 2018 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 first four races are:

*Sunday 4th February 11 am – Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k
*Friday 15th June 7 pm – Barrowford Grand Prix 5k
Sunday 7th July 11 am – Hendon Brook 13.5 miles
*Sunday 21st July 11 am – Towneley Park 10k

* indicates race that counts for the V65 and older category awards. The final race will be announced when the Autumn Road Relay and 2018-19 Cross Country fixture dates are known.

Here are the standings after the first race for Ladies and Men.

Training partners Cassie Smedley and Michelle Abbot crossing the finish line together at the Blackburn Winter Warmer 10K. Photo by David Belshaw

Training partners Cassie Smedley and Michelle Abbot crossing the finish line together at the 2017 Blackburn Winter Warmer 10K. Photo by 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), 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.

Here are the details of the Club Road Championships in 20172016 and 2015. Congratulations to 2017 Ladies’ Champion Amanda Duffy and 2017 Men’s Champion James Boult.