Championship

The Club Championship started in 2010 to instill some friendly competition between members wishing to participate in races. At the beginning of each year a list of races is compiled by club members at a variety of distances ranging from 5K up to marathon. Members can run in as many races as they wish and points are earned based on age and performance in the race. The best 6 results for each member count towards the Championship. There is no requirement to participate in the Championship, it is entirely the members own choice.

Since 2016, we now have a prize for the “Most Improved Athlete”.   This will be awarded to the man or woman who has the most improved average performance compared with the previous year.

Past Winners
2010 – Steven Pilling
2011 – Steven Pilling
2012 – Men: John McCarthy Women: Louise Walker
2013 – Men: Adam Mills Women: Sharon Richman
2014 – Men: Adam Mills Women: Sharon Richman
2015 – Men: Adam Mills Women: Jenny Butler
2016 – Men: Adam Mills Women: Jen Almond Most Improved: John Walsh
2017 – Men: Paul Wood Women: Jen Almond Most Improved: Edd Almond
2018 – Men: Ian Harrison Women: Nicola Jones Most Improved: Richard Mann
2019 – Men: Ian Harrison Women: Beth Gripton Most Improved: John Walsh
2020 – Men: Gary Coley Women: Helen Mann Most Improved: Richard Mann
Runners up: Men: Justin Wilson Women: Claire Telford Most Improved: Jon Vaile

Note that for 2020 we are using updated rules to take account of virtual races:

Championship Rules

2020 League Table (Final)

Athlete Races Points Ave WAVA
Helen Mann 6 437.92 72.99
Gary Colley 6 426.47 71.08
Justin Wilson 6 410.84 68.47
Richard Mann 6 404.54 67.42
Phil Clarke 6 380.08 63.35
Neil Hartley 6 371.46 61.91
Jon Vaile 6 328.51 54.75
Claire Telford 6 321.77 53.63
Matt Lloyd 6 319.80 53.30
Hayley Hartley 5 270.83 54.17
John Walsh 4 228.54 57.13
Eddy Lowe 3 197.86 65.95
Julie Cashon 3 190.94 63.65
Rob William 3 160.40 53.47
Mike Garnham 2 128.49 64.24
Sharon Richman 2 124.73 62.37
Nicola Jones 2 117.92 58.96
Anthony Swain 2 116.34 58.17
Beth Gripton 2 112.26 56.13
Michael Dunkley 1 66.77 66.77
Elinor Snape 1 63.15 63.15
Karen Scott 1 57.08 57.08
Ann Bennett 1 53.64 53.64
Louise Thompson 1 49.06 49.06

2020 Most Improved Table (Final)

Athlete2019 Ave2020 AveImprovement
Ian Harrison77.74%  
Paul Wood71.23%  
Richard Mann67.18%68.02%0.84%
Beth Gripton66.71%  
Phil Clarke65.47%64.11%-1.36%
Mike Garnham65.19%  
John Walsh64.88%57.13%-7.75%
Michael Dunkley63.15%  
Martin Grocock62.70%  
Elinor Snape62.26%  
Anthony Swain60.46%  
Louise Thompson57.37%  
Jon Vaile56.54%56.54%0.00%
Karen Scott56.32%  
Ann Bennett55.42%  
Claire Telford 54.57% 
Cary Coley 72.47% 
Hayley Hartley 55.58% 
Helen Mann 73.89% 
Justin Wilson 70.20% 
Matt Lloyd 53.25% 
Neil Hatley 65.25% 

Full results spreadsheet is here