2020 Club Championship Races Announced

Happy New Year to everyone! Its time to start planning your campaign to win the 2020 Club Championship! The format has been changed to focus on a select few races which should be really exciting events with a great turn out and atmosphere. Your best 1 from 4 at each distance (short, medium and long) will count. For 2020 there is the added bonus of the Amsterdam marathon weekend races that are already very popular with club members. There are also bonuses for representing the club at the main Harrier League cross country and relays – both of which are free to club members. One big change is that for 2020 there will be separate mens and womens competitions with prizes to the top 3 in each. I am expecting some more fabulous racing by club members in 2020. Full list of races and rules –


Final 2018 Club Championship Result

Many Congratulations to Ray Smedley for winning the 2018 Club Championship by 22 points in his first year as a club member. There were lots of superb individual performances in 2018 – more insight to follow at the January Social night. Congratulations  and a big thank you to all 106 members that took part, representing the club in competitions and demonstrating how the club is growing in numbers and popularity.

Final table is below. If you spot any errors please let me know (email clubchampionship@pontelandrunners.org.uk)!

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Club Championship Table with 1 week to go (plus 1 more park run TBA)

**Bamburgh half marathon results added**

The Club Championship finishes at the end of October so you still have time to improve your score but only just! by

  • adding a long run (10 miles or more, officially timed)
  • gain 10 points for running the XC at Gosforth Park on Saturday (unless you have already got your max 20 points for XC since April)
  • entering the last medium race in the Championship – the Hexham 10K on Sunday morning https://runnation.co.uk/r/run-northumberland-hexham-10k-2018
  • entering the postponed parkrun challenge parkrun – date to be confirmed

At the moment the amazing Ray has an unassailable lead. Here is the latest table  Continue reading