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, 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 2016/7

No. Name M F Vet Wellingboro Wootton Wing N.Herts Sharnbrook County Score Position
1 Tim Harris X     2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 6 1 5 1
2 Mark Waine X   V45 19 5 18 5 19 4 13 4 15 3   64 21 2
3 Ian Halpin X     37 9   64 39 7 29 7 27 7 16 3 33 3
4 Simon Read X   V40 30 7 38 9 36 6   64 50 12 530 10 44 4
5 Bobby Riddaway X   V45 89 12 71 12 74 13   64 72 14 27 5 56 5
6 Craig Palmer X       64 8 3   64 6 3 4 2 13 2 74 6
7 Philip Mead X     147 18 124 16 125 18 121 12 138 23   64 87 7
8 Terry Stanley X     35 8 25 6 30 5   64 21 5   64 88 8
9 Giles Shorley X   V40 17 4   64   64 33 8 39 9 18 4 89 9
10 Ross Henson X   V40 152 19 148 19 120 17 114 11 146 25   64 91 10
11 Robert Hardwick X     165 22 139 18 137 19 133 14 172 31   64 104 11
12 Richard Stanley X   V50 118 14   64   64 132 13 97 16 32 6 113 12
13 Dave Stanley X   V60 266 32 215 25 225 28 217 25 229 37 105 8 118 13
14 Jeremy Godfrey X     108 13   64 117 16 112 10 108 17   64 120 14
15 Martin Godin X   V55 191 27 160 21 174 26 164 20 150 27   64 121 15
16 Mark Trew X     119 15 104 14 114 15   64 122 20   64 128 16
17 Paul Farmer X     13 2 6 2   64 3 2   64   64 134 17
18 Simon Wilkins X   V40 246 31 209 24 230 29 197 23 218 36   64 143 18
19 Stephen Mullens X   V50 160 20 120 15 211 27   64 133 22   64 148 19
20 Martin Beare X   V50   64 40 10 40 8 27 6   64   64 152 20
21 John Decesare X   V45   64 37 8 49 9   64 42 10   64 155 21
22 Jeremy Bell X   V50 196 28 138 17   64 172 21 147 26   64 156 22
23 Phil Holland X     25 6 231 26   64   64 26 6   64 166 23
24 Ed Druce X   V40   64 73 13 60 12   64 67 13   64 166 23
25 Paul Owen X   V45 167 23   64   64   64 113 18 38 7 176 25
26 Mark Billington X   V50 188 26 154 20   64 154 17   64   64 191 26
27 Ben Stoneman X       64   64 151 22 158 19 139 24   64 193 27
28 Chris Newnham X   V50 164 21   64 157 24   64 131 21   64 194 28
29 Mike Bannister X   V40 221 29   64 138 20 156 18   64   64 195 29
30 Fraser Geddes X     185 25 163 22   64 192 22   64   64 197 30
31 Peter Jr Benedickter X       64 15 4   64   64 20 4   64 200 31
32 Mark Rouse X   V40 245 30   64   64 151 16 158 28   64 202 32
33 Dave Sedgley X   V75 347 35   64   64 341 31   64 106 9 203 33
34 John Mitcalf X   V40 47 10   64   64   64 38 8   64 210 34
35 Alex Anstee X       64 36 7   64   64 46 11   64 210 34
36 Andy Atherton X   V50   64 167 23   64 210 24 197 35   64 210 34
37 Barry Stratford X       64 54 11   64 37 9   64   64 212 37
38 James Down X     57 11   64 56 10   64   64   64 213 38
39 Willie Ellingham X   V50   64 733 27 750 32 740 32   64   64 219 39
40 Warwick Browning X   V55 129 16   64 113 14   64   64   64 222 40
41 James Handley X       64   64 149 21   64 95 15   64 228 41
42 Brendan O'Mahoney X   V55   64   64 297 31 284 30   64   64 253 42
43 Richard Gale X       64   64 242 30   64 173 32   64 254 43
44 Paresh Aatkar X   V50 284 33   64   64 260 29   64   64 254 43
45 Max Dillon X       64   64 3 2   64   64   64 258 45
46 Alex Ash X       64   64 17 3   64   64   64 259 46
47 Paul Mizon X     14 3   64   64   64   64   64 259 46
48 Steven Upton X   V40   64   64   64 16 5   64   64 261 48
49 Stephen Hartley X   V45   64   64 59 11   64   64   64 267 49
50 Stan Greening X   V50   64   64   64 134 15   64   64 271 50
51 Jamie Holmes X   V40 143 17   64   64   64   64   64 273 51
52 Callum Harrison X       64   64   64   64 116 19   64 275 52
53 Dave Coker X   V50   64   64 154 23   64   64   64 279 53
54 Mike Petty X   V55 182 24   64   64   64   64   64 280 54
55 Sean Graham X   V45   64   64 173 25   64   64   64 281 55
56 Jeremy Lewis X   V45   64   64   64 226 26   64   64 282 56
57 Richie Jones X   V50   64   64   64 236 27   64   64 283 57
58 Kevin Cutler X       64   64   64 257 28   64   64 284 58
59 Ashley Larman X   V40   64   64   64   64 166 29   64 285 59
60 Philip Horan X   V45   64   64   64   64 171 30   64 286 60
61 Bryan Rouse X   V40   64   64   64   64 176 33   64 289 61
62 Jason Theobald X   V45   64   64   64   64 186 34   64 290 62
63 Steve Gibbons X   V40 313 34   64   64   64   64   64 290 62
1 Deborah Beare   X     35 118 1 154 3 131 3 104 1 11 2 10 1
2 Hattie Oakley-King   X   206 7 150 3 152 2 141 4 111 2   35 18 2
3 Lisa Wells   X V45 260 9 230 7 233 9 202 9 230 9   35 43 3
4 Caroline Gilby   X V50 186 4   35 165 4 185 7   35 13 3 53 4
5 Charlene Halpin   X   308 15   35 271 12 276 10 264 13 25 4 54 5
6 Louise Clark   X V40 199 6 153 4   35 175 6 145 5   35 56 6
7 Julie Pritchett   X V40 223 8 210 6 184 7   35 174 7   35 63 7
8 Nicola Bowerman   X V40 65 1   35   35 49 1   35 4 1 73 8
9 Sophia Bartlett   X V40   35 146 2 134 1   35 118 3   35 76 9
10 Nicola Wilkins   X V40 343 17 308 11 305 17 315 17 300 17   35 79 10
11 Jess Anstee   X     35   35 177 6 168 5 121 4   35 85 11
12 Keri Withers   X V50 194 5   35   35 189 8 165 6   35 89 12
13 Rebecca Fleckney   X V35 298 14   35 294 15 297 14 249 11   35 89 12
14 Louise Wilkins   X V45 337 16 294 10   35 283 13 276 15   35 89 12
15 Sally Sawkins   X V45 268 10 239 8 261 10   35   35   35 98 15
16 Abi Wells-Day   X     35 169 5 213 8 999 21   35   35 104 16
17 Christine Sharman   X V50   35   35 284 13 277 11 259 12   35 106 17
18 Laura Johnston   X V45   35   35 286 14 280 12 272 14   35 110 18
19 Pat Godfrey   X V65 354 19   35 333 20 332 20 319 21   35 115 19
20 Emma Clare   X V40   35   35 313 19 302 16 293 16   35 121 20
21 Claire Jones   X V50 344 18   35   35 317 18 305 19   35 125 21
22 Nichole Neate   X V40   35   35 312 18 331 19 307 20   35 127 22
23 Denise Browning   X V55 280 13   35 267 11   35   35   35 129 23
24 Emma White   X V40   35   35 303 16 298 15   35   35 136 24
25 Claire Fisher   X V40 137 2   35   35   35   35   35 142 25
26 Michelle Morris   X     35   35   35 126 2   35   35 142 25
27 Jo Aatkar   X V45 178 3   35   35   35   35   35 143 27
28 Amy Farr   X     35   35 170 5   35   35   35 145 28
29 Theresa Jackson   X V45   35   35   35   35 189 8   35 148 29
30 Lucy Tanner   X     35 277 9   35   35   35   35 149 30
31 Niki Rouse   X V45   35   35   35   35 236 10   35 150 31
32 Suz Forsey   X   275 11   35   35   35   35   35 151 32
33 Helen Kearns   X V55 276 12   35   35   35   35   35 152 33
34 Emily Mead   X     35   35   35   35 304 18   35 158 34

Last Updated: Sunday, 22 January 2017 20:35