Leeds Race Series 2012 – discussion paper

 

Objectives

·        Increase participation of club and unaffiliated athletes (tempt runners to run a few more races)

·        Tempt unaffiliated athletes to join a club (save £2)

·        Races get more entries generally and also gain entries from other events on same day outside Leeds

·        Increase race profits

·        Save fuel

 

Constituent Races

·        All “local” races organized by LAN clubs

·        Discuss – exclude town centre races – Leeds Half, Run for All, Abbey Dash

·        Discuss – include all races even if some clubs organise more than one race

·        Discuss – include parkrun (one of each?)

·        Discuss – exclude series i.e. West Yorks XC and Peco XC

·        Exclude relays

·        See list of races at end of document

 

Urgently need to agree

·        Wording on Rothwell entry form (goes to print 14/11/2011)

·        Page on website

 

Also to discuss

·        Who is eligible – members of Leeds clubs + Leeds City residents + LS postcodes

·        How to register – via entry form or website or on race day

·        Data to capture – Name, club, date of birth

·        Collect email address? (data protection)

·        Free to enter or charge?

·        If charging, how to collect payment? - (could collect under LAN banner on race day)

·        Age groups on date of first race

·        Scoring system – 1000, 999, 998 for M and for F and for age group categories

·        League placing – best N races where N is half of total races

·        Prizes and/or certificates?

 

Inter club competition

·        Need to devise scoring system that can be supported

 

Junior race series

·        How can this be organized

·        Race age groups on school year?

 

List of Races

·        March - Barnardo's Leeds 5k - Barnardos

·        April - Guiseley Gallop - Skyrac AC  (not LAN member)

·        May - Rothwell 10k - Rothwell Harriers

·        May – Leeds Half Marathon   (city centre)

·        May - Apperley Bridge Canter - Horsforth Harriers

·        May - Meanwood Trail Race - Valley Striders {has junior races}

·        June - Chevin Fell Race - Skyrac  (not LAN member)

·        June - Harewood House Chase - Bingley Harriers  (not LAN member)

·        June - Otley 10 mile - Otley A C

·        June - Abbey Fell Race at Kettlewell - Abbey Runners

·        June - Jane Tomlinson's Leeds Run for All 10k   (city centre)

·        July - Eccup 10 mile - Abbey Runners {has junior races}

·        July - Great Bramham Run (10k & 5k)  (not LAN member)

·        July - John Lunn Hyde Park 5k - Leeds City AC

·        July - Puma Pudsey 10k - Pudsey Pacers {has junior races}

·        August - Round Hill Fell Race - Otley A C

·        August - Hyde Park 1 mile races - Hyde Park Harriers {has junior races}

·        September - The Wetherby Run (10k) - Wetherby Runners {has junior races}

·        September - Rombalds Romp Trail Race and Fell Race - Abbey Runners

·        September - Kirkstall Trail Race - Kirkstall Harriers

·        September - Horsforth 10k - Horsforth Harriers

·        September - Harewood 10k - Pannal School   (not LAN member)

·        October - Harewood 10 Mile Trail Race - Valley Striders {has junior races}

·        October - Bramham Park Fun Runs   (not LAN member)

·        November - Abbey Dash 10k    (city centre) {has junior races}

·        December - Chevin Chase from Aireborough Leisure Centre - Airecentre Pacers