Ilkeston Running Club

Championship Rules

Detailed information regarding the scoring system and general rules for this years championship

How the championship works

The club championship will monitor the progress of all members of the club with the emphasis on attending club nights, Booth Decorators League (BDL) races and relay races.

An additional championship will be run based on an age rated performance in the BDL races with some performance related bonus points available for finishing in the top 3 for your age group.

The championship is run annually 1st September to 31st August with an awards night in September. Awards - There will be 4 awards categories with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in each category.

1. Men’s Club Championship award.
2. Women’s Club Championship award.
3. Men’s Performance award.
4. Women’s Performance award.


  • To score points you must be a fully paid up member of the club.
  •  It is the responsibility of the leader of a club night to take a register and enter this onto the database or pass it on to the Championship manager to do so.
  • You must, if possible to do so, enter events as an Ilkeston Running Club member.
  • We would like you to wear your club race vest / training top with club logo on in events to help promote the club.
  •  The points for the club handicap, BDL races, parkruns and the club subsidised relays will be automatically added to the table.
  • For ALL other events, it is your responsibility to claim your points using the form available in the members section of this web site. Failure to do so within a week of the race being ran will result in no points being given.
  • If you wish to claim PB points include a link to the race results and your finishing place given.
  • No PB points will be given unless a previous PB time is recorded on the club website.
  • You may claim for any running only race (i.e. not the run section of a triathlon).
  • Runners with dogs are permitted to claim points for races that also allow none canicross runners to participate. However, no PB points will be awarded if the race is run with a dog.

How we will calculate the results.

Races / Events Points
Club Nights / Club Meeting 5
BDL Race 25
Club Handicap 10
Relays Events 20
5k Race 3
10k Race 6
Half Marathon 13
Full Marathon 26
Other distance race - points per full miles completed (Max 30) 1


Bonus Points

Bonus Points
Leading a run 5
Helping out at Double or Quit 15
Helping out at Booth Stute Race 15
Club Handicap Volunteer 10
Supporting Members at BDL events 5
Support at events 2
Introducing a new member to the club 15
Club Handicap PB 10
Recent best (Handicap) 10
5k PB 3
10k PB 6
Half Marathon PB 13
Marathon PB 26
Other distance race PB - points per full miles completed (Max 30) 1

Recent Best (handicap only): The fastest time recorded for that course during the current season. In order to qualify for Recent Best championship points, the time recorded must be faster than any recorded for that course during the previous season.

PBs can only be claimed if we have a previous time record for you in the results database.

Performance Championship

The performance award will be based on the BDL. You will be awarded age graded points based on your position compared to the fastest placed runner in your age category.

This Category Winner's Time becomes a benchmark that all runners in that category should aim for.

The Category Winner's Time is then compared to the club members finish time in that same category.

Category Winner's Time / Club Members finish time : This gives you a percentage.. 


VM40 Category Winners Time 00:27:35
VM40 Club Members finish time 00:31:34
Performance = 87.38% which converts to 87 points.

The top 6 scores will form an overall total. The highest total wins.

Additional bonus points available : Top 3 finish in your age category at any event


Race - Top 3 points Points
BDL 10
5k 1
10k 2
1/2 Marathon 3
Marathon 4
Ultramarathon 5