Club Championships

St Albans Striders Club Championships 2018/19

The club champs is an annual competition focused around league and other local races.

It runs from 26th Nov 2018 to 31st Oct 2019.

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?

  • Participate in races with other Striders
  • Open to all abilities - participation can win over speed!
  • Track your progress in the monthly standings throughout the year
  • Prizes awarded at the Annual Dinner


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 2018/19

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 2018 to 31st Oct 2019.

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?

  • Gain recognition for performance relative to your age
  • Aim for a target percentage
  • Track your progress throughout the year
  • 1st Prize trophy awarded at the Annual Dinner


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
25/11/18 Hatfield 5 Hatfield 50 Yes
01/12/18 Luton XC (Chiltern League) Luton 20
16/12/2018 Willan XC (Sunday League) Willan 20
06/01/2019 Herts County Cross Country Champs St Albans 20
12/01/2018 Keysoe XC (Chiltern League) Keysoe 50
13/01/2019 Watford XC (Sunday League) 20
20/01/2018 Fred Hughes 10 St Albans 20
26/01/2019 Southern XC Champs Parliament Hill Parliament Hill 50
09/02/2019 Campbell Park XC (Chiltern League) Milton Keynes (Campbell Park) 20
10/02/2019 Royston XC (Sunday League) 20
03/03/2019 Berkhamsted Half Marathon Watford 50 Yes
23/05/2019 St Albans MWRRL (Race 1) St Albans 20
13/06/2019 Royston MWRRL (Race 2) Royston 50 Yes
20/06/2019 Chingford MWRRL (Race 3) Chingford 20
21/06/2019 Summer Solstice St Albans 20
04/07//2019 Trent Park MWRRL (Race4) 20
11/07/2019 MWRRL Mob Match 20
25/07/2019 Fairlands Valley 3k Relays 20
04/08/2019 St Albans 10k St Albans 50 Yes
31/08/2018 St Albans Stampede St Albans 30
15/09/2019 Great Bristol Half Marathon Bristol 50 Yes
25/09/2019 Hatfield 5K Series Hatfield 20
TBC Chiltern League XC TBC TBC 20
06/10/2019 Standalone 10K Letchworth Garden City 50 Yes
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