Parkrun Challenge 2017

After the success of the not so serious Parkrun Challenge last year, we will once again be running the competition for 2017. This year we will be making a few changes, but still intending to bring members together at local Parkruns. Here is how it will work…..

Points will be awarded for competing at 10 local parkruns in 2017 (see below for list) and are intended to reward participation, absolute performance and improvement. So, there will be points for completing, for where you finish relative to other Ponteland Runners and for Personal Best performances.  The more of them that you do and the better your performances, the more points you will get. There will be separate men’s and women’s competitions and a small prize awarded at the end of the season to the leading man and woman. But better than the prize will be the Parkrun glory.

You must be a first claim member of Ponteland Runners. You must be listed as a Ponteland Runner in the Parkrun results. So, make sure you are by clicking on the link here..

Entry to the competition is automatic – you don’t need to do anything just turn up on the dates provided below.  You DO NOT have to attend every event, however obviously the more you do the more chance of points you have to gain. Updates will be published on the website and Facebook page after each event.

Points will be awarded based upon where you finish relative to other club members. The man and woman finishing last of the club members running that event will be awarded 10 points, the one in front of him/her will get 11 and so on up to the first club man and woman  home. So the bigger the turnout and the more you people you beat, the more points you will get but you will always get 10 points just for completing each event below. 10 Points will also be awarded for every personal best performance at each location.  Please bear in mind that if you haven’t completed a particular course before then you cannot qualify for a PB as per Parkrun results.

The 10 events are provisional and we reserve the right to amend the list in light of alternative events or cancellations. I have avoided all dates that coincide with club championship races and will review later dates against new season cross country dates once announced:

March 11th Newcastle

April 1st Gibside

April 29th Gateshead

May 20th Druridge Bay

June 17th Prudhoe

July 29th South Shields

August 19th Whitley Bay

September 16th Riverside

October 14th Rising Sun

November 18th Newcastle

So whether you are a seasoned Parkrunner or if you have never tried one before, register for free and join tens of thousands of people across the country in some great locations across the North East along with your fellow Ponteland Runners. #DFYB

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