The St Albans Striders membership year runs from April to March each year, concurrent with the England Athletics membership year.
The cost for club membership for the full year or any part of it is £26. If you have volunteered at a Striders event between March 2016 and April 2017 then you are eligible for a discounted membership of £18.
St Albans Striders Club Championships 2016/17
The club champs is an annual competition focused around league and other local races.
It runs from 1st Nov 2016 to 31st Oct 2017.
There are separate champs for men and women, with prizes for 1st to 3rd place.
Points can be gained by running in designated club champs races and also volunteering to help at Striders events. The winner is the person with the most points at the end of the year.
Why take part?
Six 50 point races - 50 for points for 1st Strider across the line, 49 for 2nd etc with a minimum of 30 points. Your best results for up to six races out of eight will count towards your total score.
Other champs races - These are worth an additional 20 points towards your total score, wherever your finish, up to a maximum of six races (120 points).
Points are also available for helping out at relevant club champs events and any other Striders hosted events, e.g. St Albans Stampede. Volunteering is worth 20 points unless specified, for up to three events.
You can do as much or as little as you like, with the flexibility to run the races that suit you. Points are automatically accrued provided you race as a Strider.
Age Graded Competition 2016/17
The age graded competition is separated from the club champs, but piggy backs off a number of club champs races.
There are competitions for men and women. The aim is to gain the highest average age graded percentage for the races you take part in.
Runs from 1st Nov 2016 to 31st Oct 2017.
Age graded percentages are calculated using standard road race tables which compare your time against the world's best performance for that race distance.
Your age graded score is the ratio of the approximate world-record time for your age and gender divided by your actual time. The calculation is based on your age in years, not just your age category.
Why take part?
Age graded races - A number of the "50 point races" from the club champs form the races of the age graded competition, from 5k to Half Marathon.
To qualify for the age graded competition you must compete in at least three of these age graded races.
Your final score will be the average age graded percentage from your best three races. So the more you do, the better your chances.
Any qualifying races you enter will automatically count towards the age graded competition, provided you race as a Strider.
|Date||Description||Event/ Location||Race Points||Volenteer Points||Age Graded|
|3/12/16||Chiltern League XC - http://www.chilternccl.co.uk/results.htm||Luton (Wigmore Valley)||20|
|11/12/2016||Local Race - https://www.gardencityrunners.org.uk/races/festive-5/||Festive 5||50||Yes|
|18/12/2016||Sunday League XC - http://www.runherts.com/events.htm||Willan or Stevenage||20|
|08/01/2017||Herts County Cross Country Champs||Hertford Heath||20|
|15/01/2016||Sunday League XC||Watford||20|
|22/01/2016||Local Race||Fred Hughes 10||20|
|28/01/2017||Southern Cross Country Champs||Parliament Hill, London||50|
|11/02/2017||Chiltern League XC||Milton Keynes (Campbell Park)||20|
|05/03/2017||Local Race - http://rotaryberkhamsted.wixsite.com/marathon||Berkhamstead Half Marathon||50||Yes|
|26/03/2017||Local Race - http://www.biggleswadeac.org.uk/sandyten/||Sandy 10||20|
|11/05/2017||Mid Week Road Race League Race 1 - http://www.runherts.com/mwrrr.htm||Royston||50|
|25/05/2017||Mid Week Road Race League Race 2 - http://www.runherts.com/mwrrr.htm||St Albans||20||20||Yes|
|23/06/2017||Local Race||Summer Solstice 10k||20|
|11/06/2017||Local Race - http://www.stalbanshalfmarathon.co.uk||St Albans Half Marathon||20|
|15/06/2017||Mid Week Road Race League Race 3 - http://www.runherts.com/mwrrr.htm||Trent Park||20|
|06/07/2017||Mid Week Road Race League Race 4 - http://www.runherts.com/mwrrr.htm||Chingford||20|
|TBC (July?)||Summer Handicap||Summer Handicap||20|
|13/07/2017||Mid Week Road Race League Mob Match - http://www.runherts.com/mwrrr.htm||Welwyn||20|
|27/07/2017||Relays - http://www.fvspartans.org.uk/calendar-all/races-events/3k-relays/||Fairlands Valley Relays (3k)||50|
|06/08/2017||Local Race - https://www.bearbrookrunningclub.co.uk/page/view/bearbrook-10k||Bearbrook 10k||50||Yes|
|02/09/2017||Local Race - https://stalbansstampede.com||St Albans Stampede||30|
|07/09/2017||Autumn Handicap||Autumn Handicap||20|
|27/09/2017||Local Race - https://www.gardencityrunners.org.uk/races/hatfield-5k-series/||Hatfield 5k Series Race 3||50||Yes|
|14/10/2017||Chiltern League XC - http://www.chilternccl.co.uk/results.htm||Oxford||20|
|22/10/2017||Local Race||Great South Run||50||Yes|