Club League

Rules

Points

The format of the club league has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 situation.  Wirksworth running club respects all the latest government advice and asks all of its runners to follow the government’s advice when out running.

Courses can be mapped out by you as Strava segments and placed as official courses in the club league. These courses may be run at any time from now until the end of the league on 29th November. The following courses now form part of the club league and these courses can be run whenever you like and as many times as you like:

WRC TT Cromford traffic lights  (or WRC Cromford traffic lights TT starting in Matlock)
WRC TT Carsington (the course has changed slightly here due to the main car park being closed, so make a mental note of this new segment if you’re used to running the old one)
WRC Tunnels and Trails course
Barrell Edge Solo race (or Barrell Edge Solo race starting at Black Rocks or this version)
Quarantine Kirk Ireton half marathon
The Undulator
Riber Castle and High Tor Solo race
Hill Start! Bell Curve
Incline Triple Whammy!
Cromford canal 5km
Rachel’s rocks or R’s rocks
Carsington loop (This link is an anti-clockwise loop starting and finishing at Sheepwash, however any complete loop of Carsington will get you a time in the club league)
One mile challenge – you can run any mile you like, on any course you like, the only rule is that there must not be a gradient advantage.

The parkrun section of the club league remains open so that runners’ existing times will still count.  Whilst official parkruns are cancelled you can log times for the club league on the following segments:

Markeaton
Bakewell
Long Eaton
Shipley

Wirksworth running club recommends that you only attempt parkrun courses at times when there is likely to be nobody else on them as your one-form-of-exercise-per-day quota.  Please do NOT do it at 9am on a Saturday.  Message to our faster runners – it is your responsibility to NOT overtake other runners in a public place if it is busy and the current social distancing rules can not be properly observed. 
Note that these segments are slightly shorter than the full parkrun so your time for the segment will be adjusted fairly.

The club league finishes on Sunday 29th November 2020.

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Races
The format of the club league has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 situation.  Wirksworth running club respects all the latest government advice and asks all of its runners to follow the government’s advice when out running.

Please go to the points section above to see the courses that you can run to gain points in the club league.

The winner of each race gets 10 points*, 2nd place gets 9, and so on.

*If there are more than 10 runners in the race, the maximum number of points is increased to the number of runners.  So, for example, if 16 Wirksworth running club members run in a race, the winner gets 16 points, 2nd place gets 15, and so on down to 1 point.

There are 31 races automatically included in the 2020 league.  These are listed on the ‘Races’ tab in the spreadsheet, with dates if known.  Your best 12 races will be used towards your total points.

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If five or more Wirksworth running club members all run in the same race, one of the members can write a report and use this plus a suitable photo to get this race added to the club league.  Note that the race must be at least 5.5km in distance.

Important new rule for 2020

No race will count for any points in the 2020 club league until a suitable photo and a report for that race appears on our website.  So, if you want points, somebody will need to email me with a brief report and photo.

Handicaps
The ‘Handicaps 2020’ tab on the spreadsheet gives a list of all the Wirksworth running club members and their handicaps.  These have been calculated using the following races from 2019:

Derby 10km, BDL Holmebrook, BDL Teversal, BDL Ilkeston, BDL Denby, Black Rocks fell race, Bonsall fell race, BDL Shipley, BDL Bramcote Hills, T’owd Man, BDL Chaddesden, Grindleford gallop, best parkrun of 2019.

The number of the above races you ran in 2019 indicates the quality of your handicap.  The cells coloured red are handicaps based on fewer than 2 races, and have been judged individually.  Some of these may change if it becomes clear that they’re not reliable handicaps.

Calculator
To calculate your score for a given race, you take your time in seconds and multiply it by your handicap.  The lowest score wins.  You can see this in the ‘Calculator’ tab.

Example

  • Runner A has a handicap of 95 and runs a 10km race in 40:15, which is 2,415 seconds. Runner A’s score is 2,415 × 95 = 229,425
  • Runner B has a handicap of 85 and runs the same 10km race in 44:10 (2,650 seconds). Runner B’s score is 2,650 × 85 = 225,250

So, Runner B wins as he/she has the lowest score.

You can use this calculator yourself to work out who you’ve beaten and who’s beaten you.  Just fill in the bits in red and it will tell you who has won.

Volunteer points
The format of the club league has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 situation.  Wirksworth running club respects all the latest government advice and asks all of its runners to follow the government’s advice when out running.

At the moment it is unclear how many races Wirksworth will be offering in 2020.

Any Wirksworth running club member who volunteers to help for one of our 5 races receives maximum points for that race.  This will almost certainly be 10 points as we are unlikely to have enough runners to field more than 10 in a race that we’re organising!

Note that there is no cap on the number of races for volunteer points.  If you help out at all five of our races, the good you are doing for the club is immense and you fully deserve the 50 points*.

Parkrun points
The format of the club league has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 situation.  Wirksworth running club respects all the latest government advice and asks all of its runners to follow the government’s advice when out running.

The parkrun section of the club league remains open so that runners’ existing times will still count.  Whilst official parkruns are cancelled you can log times for the club league on the following segments:

Markeaton
Bakewell
Long Eaton
Shipley

Wirksworth running club recommends that you only attempt parkrun courses at times when there is likely to be nobody else on them as your one-form-of-exercise-per-day quota.  Please do NOT do it at 9am on a Saturday.  Message to our faster runners – it is your responsibility to NOT overtake other runners in a public place if it is busy and the 2m rule can not be properly observed. 

Over the year there is an ongoing race for runners who compete in any of our ‘local’ parkruns:

  • Markeaton parkrun (97.5%)
  • Whitworth Thread (98.5%)
  • Bakewell parkrun (99%)
  • Shipley Country parkrun (94%) (NEW for 2020 Club league)
  • Long Eaton parkrun (100%)

The percentages in brackets are the factors that will be used to ‘even out’ the times.  So, for example, 30 minutes at Markeaton will actually count as 29 minutes 15 seconds (because 30 × 0.975 = 29.25).

The last qualifying parkrun will be Saturday 28th November 2020.  At this point, everyone’s best times will be used (along with their handicaps) to work out the points scored.

The winner gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 29, and so on.

Parkrun calculator
To see how your parkrun time compares to other parkruns, you can use the ‘Parkrun calculator’ tabJust fill in the bits in red and it will tell you your score in the parkrun section of the club league and the equivalent times at the other local parkruns.
Club vest points
The format of the club league has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 situation.  Wirksworth running club respects all the latest government advice and asks all of its runners to follow the government’s advice when out running.

Club vest points are currently on hold and may well be cancelled if I feel that runners have not been given enough time later in the year to record their fastest time at a given distance.

Please go to the points section above to see the courses that you can run to gain points in the club league.

You can score 10 points for representing the club in:

  • a marathon or ultra
  • a half marathon
  • a 10km race
  • an away parkrun or 5km race (our ‘local’ parkruns do NOT count)

So, there are 40 points available here.  Listed races in the club league may NOT be used for club vest points.

To qualify for the 10 points, you must:

  • run in the club vest
  • run under ‘Wirksworth running club’, if this is possible
  • finish the race
  • email me with a brief report and photo for the website.

Note that to score 10 points, it does NOT matter how fast you are, you just need to proudly represent the club and finish the race.

The distance of your race doesn’t need to be exact.  For example, you could use a 16-mile fell race for your half marathon club vest points.  If a fell race is particularly tough, it may still qualify you for more than the distance.  So, for example, a really tough 22 to 24-mile fell race may still count as your marathon club vest points.  Please just apply and the worst that can happen is that I say no!