Cross-Country

The Club has, for a number of years, competed in a cross-country league every winter.  This league was originally supported by Today’s Runner, now Running Fitness, magazine.  Several years ago the clubs decided to become a self- administrating league and  is now known as the 3 Counties X-Country League  reflecting the location of the member clubs.  The link with Running Fitness is not severed completely and the team winning the league competes in the national final.

The series involves 4-6 races between October - February.  Dates are decided as the season approaches by the host clubs.  The Club usually hosts an event in January.  Races are over distances of approximately 5 miles.  Men’s and women’s races are run together over the same course.  Competitors must be over 16 years old on the day of the race.  Entrance to these events is paid for by the Club.

Club X-Country Championships

The Club X-Country championships are contested over the league series of events, plus the county championship (excluded from 2017/8 due to UKA registration being required to enter), using a scoring system that has been evolved of a number of years.  The aim of the system is to allow everyone to compete, encourage people to run in all of the events but not over penalize anyone who misses a single event.  The aim, after all is to find the best consistent X-Country runner.

It may sound complicated but should be easier to understand by looking at the results table below.  It is all done semi-automatically in a spread sheet so even I don't have to remember all of the little nuances.

Each event has associated with it 2 columns.

Championship Table 2017/8

No. Name M/F Vet Wellingboro Wootton Dunstable N.Herts Priory Marina Score Position
1 Ian Halpin M   14 6 14 3 13 2 10 5 11 4 14 1
2 Mark Waine M V45 17 7 15 4 14 3 18 6 25 6 19 2
3 Martin Beare M V50   66 25 7 34 8 42 13 44 9 37 3
4 John Decesare M V45   66 28 9 49 12 33 11 34 7 39 4
5 Ross Henson M V40 33 9 26 8   66 30 10 65 12 39 4
6 Simon Read M V40 51 10 55 13 37 9 36 12 55 11 42 6
7 Dan Karaiskou M   70 12 74 14 79 15 74 15 95 13 54 7
8 Callum Harrison M   98 17 112 19   66 101 19 108 15 70 8
9 Peter Jr Benedickter M   6 3 7 2   66   66 2 1 72 9
10 Tim Harris M   1 1   66 6 1 9 4   66 72 9
11 Richard Stanley M V50 108 21 122 20 106 17 111 20 121 17 74 11
12 Paul Farmer M V40 10 4   66   66 5 3 8 3 76 12
13 Joe Strange M   11 5   66 17 4   66 7 2 77 13
14 Warwick Browning M V60 105 20 145 21 111 18 96 18   66 77 13
15 Richard Gale M V40 103 19 106 18 216 27   66 112 16 80 15
16 Philip Mead M   136 23 164 22 116 19 122 21 133 18 80 15
17 Steven Upton M V40   66   66 20 6 22 7 19 5 84 17
18 Phil Holland M V40 20 8 18 5 18 5   66   66 84 17
19 Chris Newnham M V50 146 25 167 23 145 21 127 22 135 19 85 19
20 Robert Hardwick M   134 22 173 24 130 20 147 23 165 21 86 20
21 Dave Ackerley M     66 20 6 30 7 29 9   66 88 21
22 Martin Godin M V60   66 227 28 194 23 155 24 178 23 98 22
23 Jeremy Bell M V50   66 208 26 191 22 162 25 198 25 98 22
24 Giles Shorley M V40 52 11 52 11 41 10   66   66 98 22
25 Jon Walker M V55 233 32 228 29   66 182 27 206 28 116 25
26 James Handley M V40 78 14   66 202 24   66 105 14 118 26
27 Brendan O'Mahoney M V55 308 36 362 34 311 28 261 29 331 37 127 27
28 Dave Sedgley M V75 336 37 424 35 379 31 313 31 405 40 134 28
29 Craig Palmer M     66 2 1   66 1 1   66 134 28
30 Mark Billington M V50 182 28   66   66 163 26 179 24 144 30
31 Andy Atherton M V50   66 242 30 208 25   66 202 27 148 31
32 Alex Anstee M     66 51 10   66   66 51 10 152 32
33 Jeremy Lewis M V45 188 29   66 215 26   66 219 31 152 32
34 Stephen Hartley M V45   66   66 50 13   66 41 8 153 34
35 Simon Wilkins M V45 215 30 220 27   66   66 212 30 153 34
36 Joshua Dyball M     66 54 12 51 14   66   66 158 36
37 James Down M   74 13   66   66 84 16   66 161 37
38 Richard Pillinger M V40 90 16 93 16   66   66   66 164 38
39 Jeremy Godfrey M   87 15 98 17   66   66   66 164 38
40 Marcus Cook M V40   66   66 87 16 92 17   66 165 40
41 Stephen Mullens M V55 143 24   66   66   66 162 20 176 41
42 Paul Owen M V50 231 31   66   66   66 169 22 185 42
43 Mark Rouse M V40   66 246 31   66   66 200 26 189 43
44 Haydn Leaker M V60   66   66 319 29 268 30   66 191 44
45 Barry Dackombe M V50   66   66   66 257 28 327 35 195 45
46 Dave Stanley M V65   66 305 32   66   66 305 32 196 46
47 Kevin Cutler M     66 325 33   66   66 309 33 198 47
48 Terry McHugh M V60   66   66 330 30   66 328 36 198 47
49 Max Dillon M   5 2   66   66   66   66 200 49
50 Paul Mizon M     66   66   66 2 2   66 200 49
51 Joe Walters M V40 285 35   66   66   66 356 38 205 51
52 Matt Palmer M     66   66   66 25 8   66 206 52
53 Scott Huntley M     66   66 44 11   66   66 209 53
54 Philip Horan M V45   66   66   66 69 14   66 212 54
55 Terry Stanley M     66 86 15   66   66   66 213 55
56 Ashley Larman M V40 99 18   66   66   66   66 216 56
57 Graham Haigh M     66 174 25   66   66   66 223 57
58 Laurence Abbott M   168 26   66   66   66   66 224 58
59 Fraser Geddes M   181 27   66   66   66   66 225 59
60 Stan Greening M V50   66   66   66   66 210 29 227 60
61 Paresh Aatkar M V50 245 33   66   66   66   66 231 61
62 Richie Jones M V50   66   66   66   66 317 34 232 62
63 Steve Gibbons M V40 272 34   66   66   66   66 232 62
64 Barry Stratford M   999 38   66   66   66   66 236 64
65 Rob Cook M V55   66   66   66   66 369 39 237 65
1 Caroline Gilby F V50 180 2 212 8 209 6 177 2 196 5 15 1
2 Lisa Wells F V50 236 4 253 11 225 7 195 4 205 7 22 2
3 Sophie Windmill F   219 3 238 10   39 224 6 208 8 27 3
4 Katie Ruditis F V35 246 7 267 12 271 10   39 244 10 39 4
5 Nicola Bowerman F V40   39 91 1 71 1 51 1   39 42 5
6 Hattie Oakley-King F   130 1 161 3   39   39 177 3 46 6
7 Jess Anstee F V35   39 179 5 144 2   39 153 1 47 7
8 Charlene Halpin F   262 9   39 339 18 256 7 310 16 50 8
9 Louise Clark F V40   39 176 4 171 4   39 182 4 51 9
10 Sophia Bartlett F V40   39 192 6 178 5   39 168 2 52 10
11 Rebecca Fleckney F V35 286 11 385 22 329 16 283 11 307 14 52 10
12 Emma White F V40 322 18 388 23 332 17 270 9 244 10 54 12
13 Emily Mead F   307 16 367 21 320 15 272 10 324 18 59 13
14 Keri Withers F V50   39   39 256 8 215 5 237 9 61 14
15 Laura Johnston F V50 304 14 351 17   39 265 8 345 22 61 14
16 Zoey Didlick F V40 260 8 296 14 273 11   39   39 72 16
17 Pat Godfrey F V65 330 20 423 27 361 20 296 13 380 25 78 17
18 Kate Cornelius F     39 308 15 282 12   39 282 13 79 18
19 Claire Jones F V50   39 422 26 345 19 284 12 366 23 80 19
20 Christine Sharman F V50 287 12   39 302 14   39 322 17 82 20
21 Deborah Beare F V35   39 134 2   39   39 199 6 86 21
22 Emma Blackwell F     39 197 7 169 3   39   39 88 22
23 Louise Wilkins F V45 306 15 365 20   39   39 336 20 94 23
24 Sally Sawkins F V45 240 5 290 13   39   39   39 96 24
25 Julie Pritchett F V40   39   39 270 9   39 263 12 99 25
26 Jacqui Morland F V40 242 6   39   39   39 308 15 99 25
27 Jo Morris F V40   39 315 16 294 13   39   39 107 27
28 Nicola Wilkins F V40 327 19 397 24   39   39 383 26 108 28
29 Gemma Bear F V35 292 13 356 18   39   39   39 109 29
30 Sarah Kelley F V35   39 359 19   39   39 338 21 118 30
31 Cherise Berridge F V35 311 17 418 25   39   39   39 120 31
32 Dayle Walker F     39   39   39 194 3   39 120 31
33 Jo Aatkar F V45   39 231 9   39   39   39 126 33
34 Denise Browning F V55 273 10   39   39   39   39 127 34
35 Helen Kearns F V55   39   39   39   39 330 19 136 35
36 Sarah Schofield F V35   39   39   39   39 367 24 141 36
37 Caroline O'Mahoney F V50   39   39   39   39 384 27 144 37
38 Helen Satterthwaite F V45   39   39   39   39 386 28 145 38

Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:19