Club Championships

New for 2017!

The vast majority of running clubs have a type of championships where they reward the fastest runners in each race. This isn’t what MFR is about, so we’ve not strayed too far away from our previous system of rewarding attendance and personal bests (PBs) with more weighting now towards attendance.

Races are a mixture of old favourites and new events and include all Manchester Area Cross Country League races (MACCL), both Couch to 5 km graduation races, a choice of other Frontrunner club races, plus a few trail and fell races to provide more varied terrain.

The main points of the competition are:

  • Replaces our old points competition – now only MFR club races contribute towards the championships
  • 5 points are awarded for each club championship race completed up to a maximum of 80 points. i.e. of the 22 club championship races, you can miss 6 and still get maximum attendance points.
  • 3 points will be awarded for PBs broken at each of the 17 PB-able events. This is only awarded for breaking a PB, not setting one. If people achieve a PB purely because they haven’t run the distance before they will receive 1 point.
  • No marathons (except club holiday option) are included, however, a bonus of 10 points will be awarded for completing a marathon +/- PB points. This bonus can only be awarded twice in a year.
  • Club champions will be the male and female with the most accumulated points after the last race (Stockport 10 mile). In the event of a tie whoever has taken part in the most club races will win. Prizes consists of a trophy, free years membership, personalised MFR vest and goody bag for male and female winners. 2nd and 3rd each to get a runners up trophy – all awarded at the Xmas do!
  • Introduction of a V45+ category for both sexes. Only PBs from last 3 years to count. Winners of each category to get same prizes as 2nd/3rd place in main competition. To qualify they must be 45+ on 1/1/17. If a V45+ wins the main competition the V45+ in 2nd place will win that category
  • Standings published and updated monthly

The list of qualifying club championship races is on our Races page

LADIES LEADERBOARD 5/5/17 TOTAL
JANE FLETCHER 35
NINA BARTHEL 35
LUCY ETCHELLS 28
RACHEL KENYON 28
ZOE BESWITHERICK 24
VENETTA UYE 22
LINDA RIX 20
PAULA MEDLEY 15
CLAIRE WHITE 14
JACQUI BAINES 14
JACQUELINE SWAIN 13
LAURA STOCKDALE 11
PAULA PAYNE 10
MEL JOHNSON 10
ORLA JUDGE 10
BERNADETTE GRANNON 8
CLAIRE NAYLOR 5
EMMA BROTHERHOOD 5
LUCY IRONMONGER 5
SELENA LOCKYER 5
HEATHER CLARKSON 5
MENS LEADERBOARD 5/5/17 TOTAL
STEVE HATTON 44
JAMES FOX 35
JONO GUILDFORD 35
JAMES MOLES 35
JOE CARNE 33
ROBERT DIXON 32
MARTIN DUNN 31
MICHAEL THORLEY 30
JORDAN MILLAR 30
TOM BARDWELL 28
KIERAN WELSH 26
JAMES NOON 26
DAN WHITTAKER 25
JOE YANG 23
THOMAS BLACKBURN 20
ROBERTO RASO 20
STEVE ALCOCK 20
DAVID CHAMBERS 20
GREG KEYNES 18
AMIR DAR 15
IAN HUTCHINSON 13
HENRY WALKER 13
GREG BECK 11
MEHMET AGDIRAN 11
ANTHONY GOTTS 11
PETER GREATBANKS 10
NICK EATON 10
STEPHEN MORAN 10
MICHAL KENNEDY-ANIELAK 6
ANDY PILKINGTON 6
LEE WHITESIDE 6
JAMES SEDDON 6
WESLEY DOHERTY 6
KUNAAL KHARBANDA 6
LIAM JONES 6
PHILIP LAWRENCE 6
MATTHEW GODDARD 6
ADAM SOWMAN 5
ASHLEY BARRETT 5
RIK KEATING 5
DANIEL TAYLOR 5
JOHN LOWE 5
DAN ECCLES 5
TOM ARNOLD 5
PHIL FACEY 5
ANDREW PORTER 5
DANIEL JARVIS 5
GRAHAM BATESON 5
ANGELO TOMASSO 5
STEPHEN WEIGH 5
MICHAEL GOLDIE 5
ANTHONY DRAY 5