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 2017/18
The club champs is an annual competition focused around league and other local races.
It runs from 26tH Nov 2017 to 31st Oct 2018.
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).
Bonus points - 10 points are available for anyone who runs/volunteers at all mid-week road races.
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 2017/18
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 26th Nov 2017 to 31st Oct 2018.
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 - All of the "50 point" road races from the club champs form the races of the age graded competition, from 1 mile 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|
|02/12/17||Luton XC (Chiltern League)||Luton||20|
|17/12/2017||Willan XC (Sunday League)||Willan||20|
|07/01/2018||Herts County Cross Country Champs||Watford||20|
|13/01/2018||Keysoe XC (Chiltern League)||Keysoe||50|
|21/01/2018||Fred Hughes 10||St Albans||20|
|04/02/2018||Watford Half Marathon||Watford||50||Yes|
|10/02/2018||Campbell Park XC (Chiltern League)||Milton Keynes (Campbell Park)||20|
|18/02/2018||Royston XC (Sunday League)||Royston||20|
|24/02/2018||Parliament Hill XC (Nationals)||Parliament Hill||20|
|Spring 2018||Spring Handicap||St Albans||20|
|May 2018||Mid Week Road Race League Race 1||50||Yes|
|May 2018||Mid Week Road Race League Race 2||St Albans||20|
|27/05/2018||Vitality Westminster Mile||London||50||Yes|
|June 2018||Summer Solstice 10k||St Albans||20|
|June 2018||Mid Week Road Race League Race 3||20|
|June 2018||Mid Week Road Race League Race 4||20|
|July 2018||Mob Match Mid Week Road Race League||20|
|July 2018||Fairlands Valley Relays (3k)||Fairlands Valley||20|
|01/09/2018||St Albans Stampede||St Albans||30|
|September 2018||Autumn Handicap||St Albans||20|
|30/09/2018||Robin Hood Half Marathon||Nottingham||50||Yes|
|Oct 2018||Chiltern League XC TBC||TBC||20|
|Oct 2018||Ricky Road Run (10 miles)||Rickmansworth||50||Yes|