Leeds Race Series 2019 and 2020 and Junior Run Series 2019/20 (updated 21 March 2020)

 

Tables for Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Run Series have been updated to 21 March 2020.  These are now suspended till competitions return, hopefully in the summer.

 

In the meantime, if you're fit and healthy, enjoy your training, and if you're not, ensure you're fully recovered before you restart training.

 

QUICK LINKS

 

·         LRS & LJRS calendar of races (updated 21 March 2020)

·         Leeds Race Series 2019 Table (updated 29 December 2019).  Click for final points after all 24 races) (202 names entered)

·         Leeds Race Series 2019 Club Participation Table (updated 29 December 2019)  See which club ran most LRS races in 2019

·         Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20 Entry Form (added 9 September 2019).  New junior series started 1 September 2019.

·         Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20 Table (updated 21 March 2020)  Click for list of entries and points after 11 of the 17? runs (10? runs to go!!) (39 names entered)

·         Leeds Race Series 2020 Entry Form  (added 12 January 2020).  New series started 1 January 2020

·         Leeds Race Series 2020 Table (updated  21 March 2020).  Click for list of entries and points after 7 of the 24? races (23? to go) (136 names entered

·         Previous results can be found via the links near the bottom of this page

 

DATA PRIVACY

 

We collect and hold the following information for Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Run Series entrants

·         Name

·         Date-of-birth

·         Gender

·         Email address (parent's email address if a junior)

·         Postcode (postal address is no longer required)

·         Club (if a member)

·         EA number (if affiliated)

·         Parent's name (if a junior)

 

All of this information is compulsory as part of conditions to enter the series.

 

We need much of the information to allocate you to the correct category.

 

We will use your email address to occasionally send you emails about events in the series and events supported by Leeds Athletics Network.  These emails will come from a leedsathletics.net email account.  The email addresses won't be supplied to anyone else.

 

Any queries, please email bob@leedsathletics.net

 

FACEBOOK

 

The Leeds Race Series is on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/leedsraceseries/  (opens in new tab or window)  (note that being a member of the FB group does not mean you have entered LRS)

 

The Junior Run Series is also on Facebook - it’s a closed group and only available to parents of juniors who have entered in 2016/7 or 2017/8  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632807216760290/ (opens in new tab or window)

 

CALENDARS

 

Click here for separate calendar page for both series

·         NB The schedule/method for parkruns for 2020 is similar to that introduced in 2018.

o   There are now 10 parkruns and 5 junior parkruns in Leeds

o   For 2020 I've removed Armley, Crossflatts and Potternewton from the events for LRS as these were the most popular last year

o   So the adult venues will be Bramley, Middleton, Rothwell, Roundhay, Templenewsam, Wetherby Woodhouse Moor

o   From late January to mid March I've allocated one weekend for each location (in alphabetical order), and then a second cycle from end March to mid May..

o   These dates won't change but if an event is cancelled I'll add a replacement date at the end of the cycle for that event

o   Juniors school years 8-11 have Bramley, Middleton, Roundhay, Templenewsam and Woodhouse Moor on the same dates as the adult parkruns. 

o   Juniors school years 1-7 have Bramley, Crossflatts, Roundhay, Templenewsam and Bodington on the equivalent 5 weekends. 

o   I'll add 2 more cycles for seniors and 1 more cycle for juniors

o   There will be a couple of bonus weeks (where you can run any parkrun) in August for the juniors and in December for the seniors

 

STATUS

 

·        Leeds Race Series

o   Leeds Race Series 2019 is complete.  See "History" section below for results.

o   Leeds Race Series 2020 is open.  See link at top of page to enter

o   Leeds Race Series 2020 table will be available soon (although may not always be up-to-date, please look at the "date updated" before querying missing entries and results

·         Leeds Junior Run Series

o   Leeds Junior Series 2018/19 is complete.  See "History" section below for results.

o   Leeds Junior Series 2019/20 is open.  See link at top of page to enter

o   Leeds Junior Series 2019/20 table is now available (although may not always be up-to-date, please look at the "date updated" before querying missing entries and results

 

PHOTOS

 

International athletes are queueing up to have their photographs taken with Leeds Junior Run Series competitors!

·         Jenson Brogden Aston Brogden and Holly Davey with Wilson Kipsang

·         Emily Baxter with Laura Weightman

·         Imogen Idle with Alistair Brownlee

Leeds Junior Run series 2014-5 photos of winners

·         Girls winners

·         Boys winners

Leeds Junior Run series 2015-6 photos of winners (added 27 November 2016)

·         Girls winners

·         Boys winners

Leeds Race Series 2016 photos of winners (added 17 April 2017)

·         Ladies winners

·         Hilary Wharam

·         Mens winners

Leeds Junior Run series 2017-8 photos of winners (added 29 November 2018)

·         Winners

·         Trophies

Leeds Race Series 2017 winners - see Facebook

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE SERIES

 

To get more runners in Leeds to run in competitive events

 

To get runners to run more events, especially types of events they might not normally consider running

 

To increase the entry numbers for the events organized by running clubs in Leeds.

 

To encourage friendly rivalry between runners and between clubs.

 

RULES - LEEDS RACE SERIES 2020

 

The Leeds Athletics Network Race Series 2020 is a “grand prix” style series of races including most races organized by Athletics Clubs in Leeds.

 

This will be the ninth year of the series.

 

There will be approximately 24 races in the series, with distances varying from 1 mile to 10 miles, some road, some off-road.  

 

7 parkruns will be included, you will have the opportunity at each to record your best time over a period of 4 designated weeks plus some bonus weeks (see calendar)

 

The 2020 Series is open to everyone and is free to enter (other than you need to pay the entry fee for each race!).  Registration will close on 30 September 2020.

 

Note that we require name, postcode, club (if applicable) and date of birth.  Details will not be disclosed to any third party.

 

We prefer that you supply an email address so that we are able to notify you of anything relevant to the Race Series.  We’d also like to use this to notify you of anything else of interest in the Leeds Athletics Network.  You may opt out at any time.

 

Categories are overall man, overall woman, and men and women in 5 year categories 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc … Age groups are according to the age at the start of the year 1 January.

 

Overall series category placings are decided according to the best eight race scores (i.e. just over a third of the events).  In the event of two runners in the same category getting equal points, ties will be resolved by comparing head-to-head times in qualifying races.

 

Scoring system.  In each race,

·         1st man scores 1000, 2nd scores 999, 3rd scores 998 etc for overall award. 

·         1st woman scores 1000, 2nd scores 999, 3rd scores 998 etc for overall award. 

·         1st man in each age group scores 1000 etc for age-group award. 

·         1st woman in each age group scores 1000 etc for age-group award.

 

Scoring for parkruns and junior parkruns is as follows;

·         Each parkrun location counts as one event, if a runner runs the same location more than once, their best time counts.  Each runner’s best time is sorted so the best overall time is 1000, the next best 999, etc.  There aren’t 1000 points available for each run at each location.

·         So there’s no necessity for a runner to run more than one parkrun in each location unless they think they can improve their time.

·         For juniors, there will be one or two weekends in August where a runner can go to any parkrun (years 8-11) or junior parkrun (years 2-7) either to do one they’ve not done or to try to improve on one they have done.

·         For seniors, there will be one or two Saturdays in December where a runner can go to any parkrun either to do one they’ve not done or to try to improve on one they have done.

·         When calculating the winners of the trophies for "most races run", note that a parkrun location only ever counts as one race no matter how many times a runner has run there.

 

The cut-off date for entries to the 2020 Series will be 30 September 2020.  If a runner has completed a race or races in the Series prior to entering the Series, they will get points calculated retrospectively.  The consequence is that runners already in the Series may see their points go down during the year to 30 September as more runners enter the Series, but after 1 October, their points are secure.

 

You don’t have to enter 8 races to take part – run as many as you can and see how you compare with other runners in your age-group!

 

We’ll be awarding little trophies to the overall male & female winners and the winners in each age-group providing they have run at least 8 races.  If the winner of a group is from outside Leeds, we will also award a trophy to the best-placed Leeds runner in the group providing they have run at least 8 races.

 

Tie-breaks will be resolved as follows

·         Identify the 8 best scoring races for the two tied athletes

·         Find the races where both have run and both are using the race as one of their best 8

·         The "winner" of the tie-break is the one who has been ahead most times

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Best 8

A

998

998

 

 

1000

1000

1000

 

 

 

1000

1000

1000

7996

B

1000

1000

1000

1000

997

997

999

999

999

999

 

 

 

7996

In the above example, both runners have scored 7996, their scoring events are highlighted in yellow.  For the tie-break, we only include races which both runners are using in their scoring i.e. just races 1,2,7.  Runner B has 2 victories and runner A has 1 so runner B wins the tie-break

 

All results / league tables will be published on the Leeds Athletics Network website. 

 

We now have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/809138302512606/  available to all participants.

 

We may also set up an inter-club competition (or maybe next year).

 

Click on the link near the top of this page to enter

 

Then what do you need to do?  Just look at the calendar page and enter and run some of the races.  Within a few days of the race, the results will have been collated, the points calculated and the league tables updated on the website.  Please check that your result has been included.  Note that if the race organizer has spelt your name differently from how you entered the series, your result will not have been captured, so email us to let us know.  Keep in touch with the leaderboard, particularly for your age category.  See if you’ve won a prize at the end of the season.  That’s it! – Good luck!

 

RULES - LEEDS JUNIOR RUN SERIES 2019/20

 

The seventh Junior Series will run from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

 

The scoring system is similar to the “adult” series.  Age groups will be set on 1 September.  Therefore the bands will be in line with school years.  Each band will be just one school year, so children will just complete with their own school year.  School years 2 to 11 will be eligible.

 

The cut-off date for entries to the 2019/20 Series will be 30 June 2020.  If a runner has completed a run or runs in the Series prior to entering the Series, they will get points calculated retrospectively.  The consequence is that runners already in the Series may see their points go down during the year to 30 June as more runners enter the Series, but after 1 July, their points are secure.

 

There will be a trophy for the boy and girl in each school year who has the best score over 8 runs.  In the event of equal scores, the tie will be broken according to results “head-to-head” in the 8 qualifying runs (see tie-break rules). 

 

Additional trophies (e.g for running the most runs) may be awarded at the discretion of the series organizer.

 

Please note that some runs are not open to the lower age groups.  If anyone runs who is under the minimum age, their score will not count as technically they were ineligible, but more importantly, other juniors in that age-group will not have entered.

 

Please note that parkruns are not competitive races.  Times are recorded on best endeavours by the volunteers.  Parkrun times should not be queried "because of Leeds Junior Race Series" - we will not support this action.  Although there is an etiquette in 5k parkrun that slower runners should start towards the back and observe a line when being overtaken, younger parkrunners in junior parkruns cannot be expected to follow this.  Reports of unsporting behaviour will result in that runner's time being removed from Leeds Junior Run Series results .

 

HISTORY

 

Leeds Race Series

·         2012 Series details here. 155 people entered and ran at least one race, of these, 47 ran between 4 and 7 races and 15 ran 8 or more.  Mark Smith ran 14!.  Confirmed results here - overall winners were Peter Hopson and Rachael Pilling – congratulations, 16 others won age-group categories (shown in green on results)

·         2013 Series details here. 91 people entered and ran at least one race, of these, 29 ran between 4 and 7 races and 27 ran 8 or more.  Graham Fisher ran 15!.  Confirmed results here - overall winners were Peter Hopson and Rachael Pilling – congratulations,  9 others won age-group categories (shown in green on results)

·         2014 From 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.  Series details here  Confirmed results after final race click here - this also shows names of everyone who had entered

·         2015 From 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.  Confirmed results after final race click here - this also shows names of everyone who had entered

·         2016 From 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.  Confirmed results after final race click here - this also shows names of everyone who had entered

·         2017 From 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.  Confirmed results after final race click here - this also shows names of everyone who had entered, click here for club participation table

·         2018 From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.  Confirmed results after final race click here - this also shows names of everyone who had entered, click here for club participation table

·         2019 From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.  Confirmed results after final race click here - this also shows names of everyone who had entered, click here for club participation table

 

Leeds Junior Run Series

·         2012/13 From 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013.  There were 9 races in the series, best 4 to count.  Confirmed results here

·         2013/14 From 1 September 2013 to 30 August 2014 –Confirmed results here

·         2014/15 From 31 August 2014 to 29 August 2015  Final results here - Final positions are shown (all are best 4 races and must have run 4 races).  Age group winners in yellow   Leeds age group winners in orange (this is when the age-group winner is neither from Leeds nor a member of a Leeds-based club)  Other runners who have run 6 or more races in green

·         2015/16 From 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016  Final results here - Final positions are shown (all are best 4 races and must have run 4 races).  Age group winners in yellow.  Also awards to runners who ran 10 or more races (green)

·         2016/17 From 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017  Final results here - Final positions are shown (all are best 8 races and must have run 8 races).

·         2017/18 From 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018  Final results here - Final positions are shown (all are best 8 races and must have run 8 races).

·         2018/19 From 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019  Final results here - Final positions are shown (all are best 8 races and must have run 8 races).

 

MISSING RESULTS?

 

If you’ve run a race in the Series and can’t see your points, it may be because the race organiser has spelt your name differently from how you have been registered with Leeds Race Series.  E.g. Bob/Robert, Mike/Michael, Jonathan/Jonathon.  Any problems, just email bob@leedsathletics.net

 

CALENDAR

 

Click for separate calendar page for both series

 

TO ENTER

 

See links at the top of this page

ANY QUERIES please email bob@leedsathletics.net 

 

Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Run Series are organised by and supported by clubs in the Leeds Athletics Network.