Fixtures/Rules 2022 – 23

Back to Pete Mainstone Challenge 2022-3 Results

We have made a few tweaks to the Pete Mainstone Challenge this year to encourage more people to enter:

  • Focus on events that people like e.g. Berkeley 10K
  • Any 3 from 8 events
  • Events spread throughout the year to avoid clashes with your target events
  • Included a half marathon (Stroud)

The Events 

1 9th May Berkeley 10k
2 30th May Hogweed Trot
3 7th July Tintern Trot
4 28th August Severn Bridge 10K
5 23rd October Stroud Half
6 Tba November Severn Bridge Night Races
7 11th December Westonbirt 
8 19th February Back 2 Black

The Rules

The challenge – The Pete Mainstone Challenge is a club member only event where your top 3 places from a choice of 8 events count towards your final points score. Enter as many events as you like to try and improve your score over the year.

Trophies – There will be four trophies, an outright female and male winner and an age adjusted female and male winner. If the same person wins both outright and age adjusted then the age adjusted trophy is awarded to the person who finished in second place in the age adjusted competition.

Outright Winners – For the overall female and male winner your finish position versus other TRC entrants in an event is used to determine your points score for the event. We are using positions and points, not times, as the events are of different distances and terrain. First place, for each gender, gets 25 points, second 24 down to 1 point for 25th. If there are more than 25 female or male TRC runners they score 0 position points.

Age Adjusted Winners – For the female and male age adjusted competition your finish time for an event is age adjusted to determine your finish position versus the other TRC entrants. We are using positions and points, not times, as the events are of different distances and terrain.  First place, for each gender, gets 25 points, second 24 down to 1 point for 25th. If there are more than 25 female or male TRC runners they score 0 position points.

Tie – In the event that one or more runners have the same number of points from the three races then, if they have raced against each other at any event, the person that came out top in that race would take the title.  If that doesn’t settle it then the one who scored the highest age grading in any individual race would take it. If that doesn’t settle it, if they have both entered a 4th event scores from that event would be included. If that doesn’t settle it then the title will be jointly awarded.  Similarly for age grading. If the runners tying met in the same race then the one with the best age grading in that race takes it, otherwise the one with the best age grading in any individual race etc.

For runners of all standards