Accessing the Race Start

We have been contacted by the farmer who owns the fields where the race starts and finishes politely requesting that we avoid trampling the grass either side of the track. Please make every effort to comply with this request, as it is in everyone’s interest that we have a good relationship with the landowners.

Additionally, please don’t use the gate half way down the field to access the start – please walk round via the car park.

2016 Season Rule Changes

As many of you are aware, there has been some debate over the past few years about the system we use to allocate points for exceeding PB times. After reflecting on what we could do to improve the system, we have come up with some changes to the way we allocate PB points. Basically, PB points will be allocated on a sliding scale depending on how much you beat the PB time.

Additionally, we have clarified the rules on Juniors becoming 16  during the season. From now on, if you turn 16 during the season, you should continue to compete in the junior races up to the end of the season. All age categories are determined from the competitor’s age on the day of the first race.

There are also some other clarifications and minor rule changes. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the rules here.

Stats at Race 9

Looking at the turn-out statistics for the races this season, we have 21 competitors who have run all 9 races. 459 seem to have found it all too much.

  • 9 Races: 21
  • 8 Races: 32
  • 7 Races: 27
  • 6 Races: 57
  • 5 Races: 57
  • 4 Races: 68
  • 3 Races: 119
  • 2 Races: 209
  • 1 Race: 459

First race next year is on Monday 4th April.

Some Stats From Last Year

I’ve just been doing some checking through last year’s results:

  • 10 (1%) people ran all 9 races
  • 34 (3%) people ran 8 races
  • 39 (4%) people ran 7 races
  • 39 (4%) people ran 6 races
  • 63  (6%) people ran 5 races
  • 88 (9%) people ran 4 races
  • 121 (11%) people ran 3 races
  • 222 (21%) people ran 2 races
  • 424 (41%) people ran 1 race

In total we had 1040 competitors throughout the season.

The most prolific competitors (since we started logging results electronically) are:

  • 845 Mark Smales – 83 Races
  • 1161 Andrew Chalkley – 80 races
  • 995 Kevin Yewlett – 76 races
  • 367 Samantha Hulbert – 75 races
  • 969 Stuart Woodhead – 71 races

Trunce Poster

Steve Frith has produced a Trunce 2014 A3 poster – featuring some of his excellent photography of runners that have taken part in the series. Copies will be available to buy at the last Trunce, on Monday 8 September. At only £10 it’s a great memento of this years Trunce. All money goes to Malaria No More UK (Mossie Net Photography).

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Also, don’t forget that the last race of the series is Fancy Dress!

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