2018 Points competition - Wallace Cup

Final placings

After the completion of all 13 events (with the best 8 results counting), the top three female and male placings are:

Female

First place: Fiona McFall, 183 pts

Second place: Sinead Hamill, 137 pts

Third place: Elaine Upton, 118 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

First place: Paul Alister, 205 pts

Second place: Andrew Willis, 190 pts

Third place: Colin Mooney, 159 pts

 

 

 

Background

The competition is open to all club members with an emphasis on participation and fun.  There is a separate competition for male and female members with prizes awarded for the top three in each competition.  

Points are awarded for race participation, getting a personal best (PB) and performance in relation to your age category. Participants can also select a joker race which will double PB and age category points.

Best 8 out of 13 events will count.

Eligible races

Jimmy’s 10k  (18 March)

Larne half marathon  (24 March)

Titanic 10k  (8 April)

Les Jones 10k  (18 May)

Bann 10k (23 May)

Lisburn 10k/ Lisburn half marathon  (20 June)

Lecale Way 10k  (11 August)

Storming the Castle 10k  (26 August)

Laganside 10k  (2 September)

Belfast half marathon  (23 September 2018)

Dundrum Gr8 Run  (date tbc)

Dublin marathon  (28 October)

Wallace parkrun (date tbc)

Rules

1. Separate competitions for male and female runners.


2. You get 5 points for a PB even if it's your first race at a particular distance.


3. Further points are awarded based on the 2015 WMA age grade tables.  The higher your age grade percentage, the more points you will receive.  For example, a 40 year old might finish a 10k slower than a 20 year old but the 40 year old might have performed better for their age. Think of it a bit like the percentages awarded at parkrun depending on your finishing time and age.  You can see the calculator to be used at http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/age-grade-calculator

For each race, 10 points will be awarded to the person with the highest age grade percentage, 9 for the next and so on down until those remaining each receive 1 point.

4. There are no points awarded this year for your finishing position compared to other JLRC participants.

5. In the event of a tie at the competition end, priority will be given to the runner with the highest number of PB points.  If still even, then the highest number of age-grade points will be the decider.

6. Chip times will be used (where available) to calculate % age grading.

 

7. For the parkrun the age grading results from the parkrun will be used.

 

8. A PB counts if it is quicker than a previous PB since February 2016.

9. You do not have to enter every race.  Only the points from your best 8 races will count. 

 

10. You must declare your joker race at the beginning of the competition.

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