Leeds Race Series & 2018 and Junior Series 2017/8 (updated 14 May 2018)

 

Any queries (or if you spot any errors), please email bob@leedsathletics.net 

 

Note that in February/March 2018 the Leeds Race Series and the Leeds Junior Race Series will both include a "cycle" of parkruns see here for calendar page.  There will be a second cycle in April/May

 

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 Race 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)

 

KEY PAGES

·        Click here for separate calendar page for both series (updated  14 May 2018)

o   I'm trying a new schedule/method for parkruns for 2018.

§  There are now 7 parkruns and 5 junior parkruns in Leeds

§  During February and March I've allocated one weekend for each location, 3-4 Feb at Bramley, 17-18 Feb at Crossflatts, 24-25 Feb at Rothwell, 3-4 March at Roundhay, 10-11 March at Templenewsam, 17-18 March at Wetherby, 24-25 March at Woodhouse Moor (alphabetical order).

§  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

§  Juniors years 8-11 have Bramley, Crossflatts, Roundhay, Templenewsam and Woodhouse on the same dates

§  Juniors years 1-7 have Bramley, Crossflatts, Roundhay and Templenewsam on the same weekends, and Bodington on the same weekend as Woodhouse

§  I've added the second cycle of parkruns for April and May, all dates confirmed

§  I'll add one or two more cycles during the year.

§  There may be a couple of bonus weeks (where you can run any parkrun) at the end of the year

o   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.

·        Leeds Race Series

o   Leeds Race Series 2017 trophies were presented at the Guiseley Gallop 2017, see photos on Facebook page, Click here for final table and here for club participation analysis

o   Leeds Race Series 2018 is open - Click here to enter

o   Click here for list of entries and points after 9 races (updated 3 May 2018) (207 names entered so far)

·         Leeds Junior Race Series

o   Junior Series 2016/7 awards were based on best 8 races; trophies were presented at first Peco XC race in November.  Click here for final table with all entries and results 

o   Junior Series 2017/8 is open - Click here to enter

o   Click here for list of entries and points after 13 races (updated 3 May 2018) (53 names entered so far)

 

PHOTOS

 

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

·         Jenson Brogden Aston Brogden and Holly Davey with Wilson Kipsang

·         Emily Baxter with Laura Weightman

·         Imogen Idle with Alistair Brownlee

Leeds Junior Race series 2014-5 photos of winners

·         Girls winners

·         Boys winners

Leeds Junior Race 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

 

 

RULES - LEEDS RACE SERIES 2017

 

The Leeds Athletics Network Race Series 2017 is a “grand prix” style series of races including most races organized by Athletics Clubs in Leeds.

 

This will be the sixth year of the series.

 

There will be approximately 22 races in the series, with distances varying from 1 mile to 10 miles, some road, some off-road.  

 

6 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 2017 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 2016 (NB extended to 31 October). 

 

Note that we require name, address, 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.

 

The cut-off date for entries to the 2017 Series will be 30 October 2017.  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.

 

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 be 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 RACE SERIES 2018

 

The seventh Leeds Race Series will run from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

 

Format and rules similar to 2017. 

 

Closing date 30 September 2018

 

RULES - LEEDS JUNIOR RACE SERIES 2016/7

 

The fifth Junior Series will run from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017.

 

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 2016/7 Series will be 30 June 2017.  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 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 races.  In the event of equal scores, the tie will be broken according to results “head-to-head” in the 8 qualifying races. 

 

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

 

Please note that some races 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.

 

RULES - LEEDS JUNIOR RACE SERIES 2017/8

 

The sixth Junior Series will run from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018.

 

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.

 

Being reviewed, please see comments on Facebook

 

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

 

Leeds Junior Race Series

·         2012/3 From 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013.  There were 9 races in the series, best 4 to count.  Confirmed results here

·         2013/4 From 1 September 2013 to 30 August 2014 –Confirmed results here

·         2014/5 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

·         2015/6 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)

·         2016/7 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).  

 

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

 

Click on the link to enter Leeds Race Series 2018

Click on the link to enter Leeds Junior Race Series 2017/8

 

ANY QUERIES please email bob@leedsathletics.net 

 

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