The tables that determine the club's overall champions and also the most improved runners of the year.
These tables determine the overall champions for the year.
Points are awarded according to the numbers running in each distance category league table so that if
there are 20 males that have run a 10K then the
leader will get 20 points, the next best will get 19 points and so on down to the last which will get 1 point.
In addition the leader in each distance category will receive a bonus of the number of runners in the category (thus doubling his or her points), the second-placed runner a half of the number of runners (rounded down), the third placed a quarter and so on. So, for example, if there were 34 runners in a disctance category the winner
would get 34 + 34 = 68 points. The runner-up would get 50 points (33 + 17), the third-placed runner would get 40 points (32 + 8),
fourth would get 35 (31 + 4), fifth would get 32 (30 + 2), sixth would get 30 (29 + 1), with the remainder getting 28 points down to 1 (last).
There are also awards for the most improved runners.
PB points (which are separate from the championship points system) are awarded on the basis of 2 points for a PB other than a club debut
and 1 point for each distance category in which either a PB or a club debut was run.
"RM" is the best age-graded performance in the year whilst "RS" is the starting age-graded performance rating which is normally the best rating performance from the previous year. However, if fewer than two events were run, the best rating in the first two events run in the previous year and the current one is taken as "RS".
"R+-", shows the improvement between last year's best age-graded performance rating (RS)
and the best of this year (RM).
"IR" is the number of races in which the runner beat the starting age-graded performance rating (RS).
The final column, "IIx", is the improvement index which is the sum of the PB points (PBp), the rating improvement (R+-) and IR.
The club year has varied slightly as follows:
Up to and including the 2009-10 season the year started on 1st October and ended on 30th September.
The 2010-11 season lasted from 1st October 2010 to 31st October 2011 (i.e. 13 months).
From the 2011-2012 season to the 2014-2015 season the year started on 1st November and ended on 31st October.
The 2015-2016 season started on 1st November 2015 and ended on 30th September 2016 (i.e. 11 months).
From the 2016-2017 season the club year will revert to starting on 1st October and ending on 30th September.