Championship Challenge

The object of this award is give more members the chance to win an award and attend six specific races during the year and compete against other club members of a broadly similar ability.

Those who do not renew their membership will be removed from the league. New members will be slotted into the league depending on their perceived ability. This will be decided by the committee. Nominally, Peter Clarke / Peter Gooding.


For instance last season 9 members in division 2 failed to score any points. All 9 will be moved down with the top 9 in division 3 being promoted. Eventually, those who have no interest in the challenge will migrate to the lowest division.


Races run on Club Standards scoring system:

Age related:

First age related runner 60 pts (remainder pro-rata) For instance if 30 people participate the points would be reduced by 2 for the rest. Eg: 2nd 58pts; 3rd 56tps; etc


First runner again 60 pts with the remainder pro-rata. Same system as above. In this case if only 20 people raced there would be a difference of 3 points per race place.

The exact number of points will be rounded up. This will be dependant upon the number of people taking part in each race.

Dennis Warner will be responsible for the calculations. The committee will have the final say in the event of a dispute.

The top three in each of the five leagues will receive an award at the end of the year. This award will be reviewed annually by the committee. It will be decided:

2010 final result

21-03-20CANCELLED Harwich Parkrunwebsite3.1 milesCliff Park09:00
12-06-20Virtual Boxted 10kwebsite10kmVirtual
16-06-20Virtual Race 3 Harwich 5k serieswebsite5kmVirtual
17-07-20Summer Handicapwebsite5 milesVirtual
11-09-21Harwich parkrunwebsite5kCliff Park, Harwich 9:00
10-10-21Tiptree 10 website10 milesTiptree10:30am
24-10-21HR Winter Handicapwebsite5 miles Lawford 10.00
07-11-21Springfield XCwebsite5 miles Writtle College10am Juniors: 10:45a
09-01-22Bentley 10 mile challengewebsite10 milesLt BromleyTBA
30-01-22Harwich XC website5 miles Ardleigh 10am Juniors: 10:45a
20-02-22Hadleigh XC website5 miles Hadleigh10am Juniors: 10:45a
17-04-22Lt Bromley 10kwebsite10kLt Bromley09.30
21-01-23Harwich Cross Country Racewebsite5 milesWix. STC10.45Position
18-02-23Hadleigh Cross Country Racewebsite5 milesHadleigh10.45Position
25-02-23Reserve Date for XC Leaguewebsite5 milesvarious10.45Position
13-06-23Harwich 5k Serieswebsite5kHarwich Rugby Club20:00
27-06-23Summer 5 mile Handicapwebsite5 milesLawfordTBCPosition
15-07-23Parkrunwebsite5kCliff Park09.00Position
29-10-23Springfield Cross Countrywebsite5 milesWrittle10.45Position
05-11-23Wix 5website5 miles Wix village hall10:30
26-11-23Halstead Cross Countrywebsite5 milesGosfield10.45Position
10-12-23Bentley Cross Country Racewebsite5 milesColchester10.45Position
21-01-24Harwich Cross Country Racewebsite5 milesWix. STC10.45Position
18-02-24Hadleigh Cross Country Racewebsite5 milesHadleigh10.45Position
25-02-24Reserve Date for XC Leaguewebsite5 milesvarious10.45Position
03-03-24Bentley vs Harwich 10 milewebsite10 miles