2023 Club Championship & Marathon Championship Rules

We will run two Club Championships again this year: the Road & Multi-terrain Championship (“Club Championship”) and the Marathon Championship. You don’t need to register that you’re taking part in either or both Championships.

2022 Marathon Championship Table
Results as of 31st December 2022

2022  Championship Table
Final Results

Road & Multi-terrain Championship

To qualify as a championship contender, you must return a result in each of four distance categories, 5 mile, 10K, 10 mile and Half Marathon, in any of the nominated races. There are road and multi-terrain races to choose from:


Date Race Distance Terrain
Feb 26 Wokingham Half Road
March 12 Goring 10K Road
April 07 Maidenhead Easter 10 10 miles Road
May 14 Marlow 5 5 miles Road
May 21 Binfield 10K Road
June 04 Dorking 10 10 Miles Road
June 18 Hampshire Hoppit Half MT
July 02 Didcot 5 5 Miles Road
Aug 03 Yateley 10k series 10K Road
Aug 27 Headington 5 5 miles Road
Sep 24 Windsor Half Road
Oct 15 Frieth Hilly 10K MT
Oct 29 New Forest 10 10 miles Road

You’ll be ranked in each race according to your finishing position relative to other club members in your age-gender category. The first member home scores 50 points, the second member 49 points, etc. Even if you’ve scored a good result at a distance, it’s a good tactic to enter the other races in the same distance to prevent other members scoring equally well.
Note that your age category is set for the whole championship on 1st January. So, for example, a man reaching his 60th birthday sometime after 1 January competes in the MV50 category throughout the championship.

Marathon Championship

The format of the Marathon Championship is the same as recent years: rather than nominate specific races you can enter marathons of your choice anywhere in the world. If you want your result to count, make sure it’s recorded in the monthly results report or mail it to champs@readingroadrunners.org if it was missed. The member recording the fastest result in each age-gender category during the season will be declared the category winner. Your age category is fixed according to your age on 1st January.
The season runs from 1Jan to 31Dec.

Age categories

For both Championships the age categories are as follows:

Men Senior MV40 MV50 MV60 MV70 MV80
Women Senior FV40 FV50 FV60 FV70 FV80

Please read the rules below and if anything is unclear, please seek clarification at champs@readingroadrunners.org.


Trophies will be awarded in each age-gender category in each championship, to be presented at the 2023 Club dinner dance.

Road & Multi-terrain Championship Rules

The rules are straightforward:

  • To qualify you need to record a result in at least one race at each distance
  • If you run more than one race at the same distance, only your best result counts towards your Championship score
  • You’re competing against members in your own age-gender category, as stated above:
  • Your Championship age category is determined by your age on 1 January
  • Within each age-gender category, the fastest club finisher scores 50 points, the next fastest 49 points, and so on
  • There’s one additional category that groups all members together and awards points based on age grade
  • For your race result to qualify for the Championship you must run in Club colours and have registered your entry as affiliated to Reading Roadrunners
  • Times will be based on individual chip times rather than gun times, where provided

Marathon Championship Rules

The Marathon Championship rules are also very straightforward:

  • You can choose to run any marathon event anywhere in the world
  • You can record as many results as you like during the year
  • Your result needs to be recorded in the Club results report or mail it to champs@readingroadrunners.org, if it was missed
  • You’re competing against members in your own gender-age category, as stated above
  • Your championship age category is determined by your age on 1 January
  • The winner of each age-gender category will be the member recording the fastest finishing time for a marathon during the season
  • The results claimed by the winners in each category will be verified and the winners announced following the end of the season
  • Times will be based on individual chip times rather than gun times, where provided

Note: The term “marathon” herein refers to the official marathon distance of 42.195Km.


Bob Thomas
Championship organiser
January 2022

Previous Results

2019 Marathon Championship Table
Final Results
2019 Championship Table
Final Results

2018 Marathon Championship Table
Final Results
2018 Championship Table
Final Results

2017 Marathon Championship Table
Final Results
2017  Championship Table
Final Results