Points will be awarded for competing at 10 local parkruns in 2016 (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 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.
Entry to the competition is automatic – you don’t need to do anything. 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 man and woman Ponteland Runner home. So the bigger the turnout and the more you beat, the more points you will get. Points will also be awarded for personal best performances, as recorded by the Parkrun results. So, you can’t get a PB for doing a particular Parkrun event for the first time but, thereafter, you can – with 10 additional points awarded for each PB.
The 10 events are as follows although we reserve the right to amend the list in the light of events, such as cancellations. They are mostly the first Saturday of the month, unless there is a clash with a known event (such as cross country on 5th March), but we start with two in quick succession to get the event under way.
February 27th Newcastle
March 12th Gateshead
April 2nd Newcastle
May 7th Druridge Bay
June 4th Newcastle
July 2nd Gibside
August 6th Newcastle
September 3rd Whitley Bay
October 1st Newcastle
November 5th Riverside
Any queries/questions can be emailed to ParkRunChallenge@PontelandRunners.org.uk
Parkrun Challenge Latest Results.