IT’S BACK: The Inter Club Championship

11 October 2021 - By Tom Ashley

It is that crazy multi-coloured wrist band time again when we “run” the Inter Club Cross Country Championship!

 

What is it?

This is a FUN inter-club competition FOR ALL MEMBERS and FOR ALL ABILITIES to get involved in the cross country season. Members will be put into teams which will include a spread of abilities, meaning ALL RUNNERS ARE IMPORTANT! Everyone will compete in the cross country races over the season and earn points based on finishing position.

 

Who is it for?

Everyone! This is purely for fun and every runner who enters will play a pivotal role for their team.  All abilities are encouraged to enter, regardless of your competitive nature and/or running experience. If you need any additional motivation, there is always plenty of banter and lots of cake during the cross country season!

 

How are the points awarded?

Once you cross the line, you will be allocated a WRC Team finishing position based on the order you come in amongst the other WRC runners. This position is also the number of points you earn for your team, therefore, the lower your position (eg 1st), the lower your point score (eg 1 point). The aim is to get the lowest number of points as a team.

 

When and where are the races?

All runners to take part in as much of the Cross Country season as possible:

  • 7th November – Springfield
  • 28th Novemeber – Halstead
  • 12th Decemeber – Bentley
  • 30th January – Harwich
  • 20th February – Hadleigh
  • Race 6 – TBC (maybe?!)

 

What happens if I can’t run in all races?

This is not the end of the world! If you are unable to make a race, you will earn the maximum number of points +1.

 

How do I know who is in my team?

Once everyone has entered, teams will be arranged and published on the website. Each team will be given a colour and runners will wear matching coloured sweat bands so you can spot your teammates and “opponents”.

 

What if I don’t want to be in a team but still want to do the Cross Country races?

This is absolutely fine. All WRC members are welcome and encouraged to take part in the cross country races, even if if you don’t want to sign up for the Inter Club XC Championship.

 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to message me.

 

NEXT STEP: If you would like to be part of this fun competition, please enter your name and your average 5 mile time. You will then be notified which team you’ve been put into before the first XC race. Deadline to enter: Saturday 30th October.

 

XC Interclub Championship
    • Andy Notley – 37:00
    • John Lloyd – 49 min
    • Gavin Laws – 35 mins
    • Anita Grainger – 45min
    • Angela Wray – 42
    • Jodee Mayer – 55
    • Scott Darney – 30:00
    • Sharon Read – 43
    • James Attenborough – 37
    • Liz Prior – 39 mins
    • Crispy – 33
    • Karen Flowers – 50
    • Terry Alabaster – 39
    • Peter Coates – 28 mins
    • Hope Brough – 42 mins
    • Heydon Mizon – 30
    • Celine Elson – 55
    • Ben O’leary – 39
    • Rachel Dingley – 39
    • Dawn Shilling – 50
    • Andrew Read – 45
    • Angela Read – 55
    • David carey – 36
    • DJ – 42
    • Jenny Layley – 55
    • Nick Looby – 45 Minutes
    • James Montgomery – 45
    • Lysia Jiggins – 45 mins
    • Nat Lilley – 50 mins
    • Bill Smythe – 42
    • mark austin – 35.00 minutes
    • Banksy – 30 mins
    • Chris Martin – 29
    • Lisa Leader – 50
    • Sarah Naughton – 45
    • Liz Stuckey – 39 mins
    • Alex Stuckey – 38 mins
    • Tom Warman – 50 mins
    • Simon Scott – 38
    • Katie Layley – 40 mins
    • Ian Lucas – 45
    • Andy Watson – 38
    • Owen Dare – 37
    • Clive Smith – 37 mins
    • Leanne Andrews – 50 mins
    • Rob Frost – 39
    • Paul Jiggins – 65 mins

 

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