Summer Championship 2019

Fixtures

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Race
Date
Location
1
It's a Piece of Cake 10K
  • Sat 4th May, 10:30
Boggart Hole Clough
Charlestown Road
Manchester
M9 7BR
2
Marple 10K Trail Race
  • Sun 16th Jun, 10:00
Brabyns Pavilion
Brabyns Park
Marple Bridge
Stockport
SK6 5DT
3
Race The Train
  • Sun 23rd Jun, 10:55
Platform 3
Bury Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY
4
Sale Sizzler 5K (Race 2)
  • Thu 11th Jul, 19:30
Wythenshawe Park Track
Wythenshawe Park
Manchester
M23 0AB
5
Kentmere Horseshoe Fell Race
  • Sun 28th Jul, 13:00
Kentmere Village Hall
Hollin Lane
Kentmere
Cumbria
LA8 9JL
6
Quarry Bank Trail Race
  • Wed 7th Aug, 19:00
Quarry Bank Mill
Styal Road
Styal
Cheshire
SK9 4LA
7
Golf Ball Fell Race
  • Wed 21st Aug, 19:00
The CPA Social Club
Commercial Street
Loveclough
Rawtenstall
BB4 8TP
8
Shelf Moor Fell Race
  • Sun 1st Sep, 11:00
Scout Hut
Hope Street
Glossop
SK13 7SB
9
Manchester Half Marathon
  • Sun 13th Oct, 09:00
Emirates Old Trafford
Lancashire County Cricket Club
Talbot Road
Manchester
M16 0PX

Championship Information

We have a combined road, trail and fell championship for Summer 2019, with "short", "medium" and "long" distance races in each discipline.

Qualifying criteria and rules

Here’s what you need to do in order to qualify for the 2019 Manchester YMCA Harriers Summer Championship:

  • You need to be a member of the Manchester YMCA Harriers!
  • You must complete at least five of the nine fixtures.

Scoring

Once you have qualified, points are awarded to runners based on their performance in each race, with the highest placed runner awarded one point, the next highest two points and so on. The runner with the lowest total number of points to meet the qualification criteria wins the championship.

Tie breaks

In the case where two or more runners are tied on points, those runners will then be ranked according to their head-to-head performances. If runners cannot be separated by head-to-head performances, they will be adjudged to have tied.

A note on fell races

We have three fell races on the 2019 Summer Championship.

Fell races usually take place in remote and exposed areas, where weather conditions can change very quickly. Runners are strongly advised to take the following “best practice” equipment with them to every event:

  • Waterproof whole body cover (i.e. covering the torso from the head to the ankles)
  • Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions; as a minimum, this will include a hat and gloves, but you may also wish to bring other equipment such as a fleece
  • A map (preferably waterproof) of the race route and surrounding areas (maps can often be downloaded from race websites)
  • A compass suitable for navigating the course (GPS type equipment is not acceptable)
  • A whistle
  • Emergency food rations
  • A bum-bag or back pack for carrying this equipment

This equipment is mandatory for all “long” events, regardless of the prevailing or forecast weather conditions.

For shorter events taking place in fine and settled weather, the race organiser may decide to waive some of these requirements.

Please note that some organisers may require runners to carry additional equipment beyond that listed above, for example, a lightweight foil bivi bag.

For full information about equipment requirements and other rules regarding fell running, please consult the Fell Runners Association website.