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 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 2018/9

No. Name M/F Vet Dunstable Wellingboro N.Herts Ampthill Wootton Score Position
1 Tim Harris M   3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1   78 4 1
2 Joe Strange M   9 2 10 4   78 14 5 3 1 12 2
3 Stephen Green M     78 14 5 6 3 8 3 4 2 13 3
4 Ian Halpin M   11 4 9 3 9 4 13 4 137 21 15 4
5 Mark Waine M V45 10 3 19 6 10 5 15 6 29 8 20 5
6 Steven Upton M V40 24 6 22 7 18 6 24 9 12 3 22 6
7 Phil Holland M V40 19 5 24 8 58 14 23 8 22 5 26 7
8 Lee Murphy M   37 8 30 9 25 7 31 10 17 4 28 8
9 John Decesare M V50 40 10 35 11 31 8 39 12 36 10 39 9
10 Terry Stanley M   55 13 32 10   78 42 13 34 9 45 10
11 Martin Beare M V55 47 11 47 13 45 10 55 16 60 12 46 11
12 Marcus Cook M V40 52 12 45 12 48 11 63 18   78 53 12
13 Dan Karaiskou M   81 17 64 17 56 13 57 17 61 13 60 13
14 James Handley M V40 59 14 61 15 66 15 77 21 130 19 63 14
15 Andy Bierton M V45   78 89 22 75 16 93 22 86 16 76 15
16 Philip Mead M   102 22 100 25 93 19   78 151 22 88 16
17 Dave Ackerley M   29 7   78   78 35 11 23 6 102 17
18 Chris Newnham M V55 153 28 176 31 146 20 214 38 187 25 104 18
19 Robert Hardwick M   188 33 182 32 165 23   78 178 24 112 19
20 Joshua Dyball M     78 48 14   78 65 19 52 11 122 20
21 Simon Read M V40 68 16 62 16   78   78 64 14 124 21
22 Paul Court M V45 240 39 210 34 205 28 225 40 201 27 128 22
23 Dean Shanley M V40 205 36 197 33 183 25 192 34   78 128 22
24 Jon Walker M V55 247 40 229 36 195 26 247 43 217 29 131 24
25 Callum Harrison M     78   78 86 17 103 26 99 17 138 25
26 Roger Ball M V45 88 19 82 19   78 100 25   78 141 26
27 Colin Woods M   90 20 83 20   78 115 28   78 146 27
28 Andy Ralphs M V45 321 44 311 39 278 31   78 317 33 147 28
29 Ross Henson M V40 105 24 94 23 154 22   78   78 147 28
30 Gavin Nicholson M V40 107 25 129 27   78   78 118 18 148 30
31 Andrew MacIntyre M   124 27 86 21   78 99 24   78 150 31
32 Will Willmott M V40   78 125 26   78 114 27 132 20 151 32
33 Warwick Browning M V60 95 21 95 24   78 146 30   78 153 33
34 Dave Sedgley M V75 455 48 379 41 391 35 432 50 393 35 159 34
35 Harry Smith M     78   78 5 2 6 2   78 160 35
36 Richard Gale M V40   78 153 29 180 24 189 33   78 164 36
37 Chris Littlejohn M V40   78   78   78 43 14 28 7 177 37
38 Andy Atherton M V55 196 34   78   78 223 39 200 26 177 37
39 Mark Billington M V50   78   78 200 27 250 44 211 28 177 37
40 Giles Shorley M V40 39 9   78   78 46 15   78 180 40
41 Ashley Larman M V40 85 18   78 52 12   78   78 186 41
42 Barry Stratford M   64 15   78   78 74 20   78 191 42
43 Stephen Hartley M V45   78   78   78 94 23 74 15 194 43
44 Terry McHugh M V60 287 43   78 238 29 267 45   78 195 44
45 Rob Cook M V60 386 47 333 40   78   78 305 32 197 45
46 Richard Pillinger M V40 104 23   78 90 18   78   78 197 45
47 Jeremy Godfrey M   123 26 77 18   78   78   78 200 47
48 Mark Rouse M V40 172 29   78 150 21   78   78 206 48
49 Martin Godin M V60 174 30   78   78   78 163 23 209 49
50 Dave Stanley M V65 462 49   78   78 387 49 325 34 210 50
51 Stan Greening M V50 179 31 171 30   78   78   78 217 51
52 Paul Owen M V50 201 35 147 28   78   78   78 219 52
53 Ben Stoneman M V40 182 32   78   78 202 37   78 225 53
54 Dave Coker M V55 272 42 223 35   78   78   78 233 54
55 Joe Walters M V40 262 41 237 37   78   78   78 234 55
56 Jeremy Bell M V55 226 38   78   78 232 42   78 236 56
57 Peter Jr Benedickter M     78 7 2   78   78   78 236 56
58 Nathan Jones M     78   78   78 21 7   78 241 58
59 Martin Lees M V50   78 255 38   78 297 47   78 241 58
60 Philip Horan M V45   78   78 43 9   78   78 243 60
61 Graham Haigh M     78   78   78 144 29   78 263 61
62 George Karaiskou M     78   78   78   78 239 30 264 62
63 Jason Theobald M V45   78   78 263 30   78   78 264 62
64 Simon Wilkins M V45   78   78   78   78 250 31 265 64
65 David Thomas M V45   78   78   78 162 31   78 265 64
66 Stephen Mullens M V55   78   78   78 165 32   78 266 66
67 Jeremy Lewis M V45   78   78 293 32   78   78 266 66
68 Andy Penfold M V45   78   78 298 33   78   78 267 68
69 Paresh Aatkar M V50   78   78 319 34   78   78 268 69
70 Richard Stanley M V50   78   78   78 193 35   78 269 70
71 Henry Lynn M V45   78   78   78 200 36   78 270 71
72 Richie Jones M V50 224 37   78   78   78   78 271 72
73 Gary Morris M V60   78   78   78 228 41   78 275 73
74 Barry Dackombe M V50 377 45   78   78   78   78 279 74
75 Steve Cunningham M     78   78   78 289 46   78 280 75
76 Brendan O'Mahoney M V55 381 46   78   78   78   78 280 75
77 John Kenyon M V45   78   78   78 304 48   78 282 77
1 Kerry Large F   148 1 136 1 123 1 145 1   42 4 1
2 Caroline Gilby F V50 214 5   42 171 6 205 3 186 1 15 2
3 Lisa Wells F V50 178 4 196 5 149 4 218 4   42 17 3
4 Katie Ruditis F V35 281 12 226 7 224 8 266 8 228 4 27 4
5 Michelle Morris F   378 19 269 11 236 10 236 5 207 3 29 5
6 Zoey Didlick F V40 336 16 285 14   42 299 9 271 5 44 6
7 Samantha Walters F V40 351 17 280 12   42 329 11 284 7 47 7
8 Amy Farr F V35 160 2   42 132 2 169 2   42 48 8
9 Jo Aatkar F V50   42 184 3 162 5   42 196 2 52 9
10 Debbie Newell F V45 393 20   42 313 13 368 13 318 11 57 10
11 Rebecca Fleckney F V35 451 27 351 19 382 19 419 14 310 9 61 11
12 Jacqui Morland F V40 273 10   42 193 7 254 6   42 65 12
13 Mei Trace F V50 399 23 336 18 327 15   42 316 10 66 13
14 Vickie Humber F V40 477 29 399 21 394 21 431 15 384 13 70 14
15 Pat Godfrey F V65 468 28 386 20 390 20 434 16 385 14 70 14
16 Christine Sharman F V50 319 13 286 15 259 11   42   42 81 16
17 Jess Anstee F V35   42 156 2 142 3   42   42 89 17
18 Dayle Walker F   219 7 195 4   42   42   42 95 18
19 Sophia Bartlett F V40 215 6 200 6   42   42   42 96 19
20 Sophie Windmill F   230 8 265 9   42   42   42 101 20
21 Niki Stevenson F V45   42 266 10 225 9   42   42 103 21
22 Jo Morris F V45   42 303 16   42   42 282 6 106 22
23 Emily Brown F     42 283 13   42 332 12   42 109 23
24 Denise Browning F V55 335 15 318 17   42   42   42 116 24
25 Emma White F V40 414 24   42   42   42 348 12 120 25
26 Louise Wilkins F V45 396 22   42 321 14   42   42 120 25
27 Laura Johnston F V50 394 21   42 338 16   42   42 121 27
28 Claire Jones F V50 432 26   42 367 18   42   42 128 28
29 Hattie Oakley-King F   170 3   42   42   42   42 129 29
30 Keri Withers F V50   42   42   42 260 7   42 133 30
31 Nicola Wilkins F V40   42   42   42   42 287 8 134 31
32 Kate Cornelius F     42 253 8   42   42   42 134 31
33 Abi Wells-Day F   244 9   42   42   42   42 135 33
34 Anita Wilson F V50   42   42   42 313 10   42 136 34
35 Kim Nash F V35 274 11   42   42   42   42 137 35
36 Nicky Double F V40   42   42 309 12   42   42 138 36
37 Julie Pritchett F V40 325 14   42   42   42   42 140 37
38 Karen Penfold F V45   42   42 362 17   42   42 143 38
39 Helen Kearns F V55 365 18   42   42   42   42 144 39
40 Caroline O'Mahoney F V50 418 25   42   42   42   42 151 40
41 Heather Crellin F V50 478 30   42   42   42   42 156 41

Last Updated: Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:35