Endurance Challenge

2023 County Endurance Challenge
With our Championship events now done and dusted for 2023, we are pleased to announce that the Training Grants on offer in our ‘County Endurance Challenge’ (linking our Cross-Country Championships, Track Championships at 5000m & 10000m, and our Road and Fell Running Championships) go to Mo Hussein (Leicester Roadhoggs AC) and Simon Allen (OWLS AC). Mo had an excellent year winning the County 10K and County Fell Running Championships in addition to the County Half-Marathon title. Simon registered five scoring performances across our Championship events, most notably claiming a County Silver in the County Fell Running Championships at Woodhouse Eaves. Mo and Simon were the only athletes (male and female) to meet the necessary criteria of producing four scoring performances across our Championship events. They will both shortly receive their cash prizes as reward for their consistent excellence and ongoing support shown to our Championship events.

Alan Maddocks
County Secretary.

County Endurance Challenge 2023

The ‘County Endurance Challenge’ provides greater coherence to our programme of (endurance) Championship events. It seeks to:

  • Create greater interest within the County amongst endurance clubs/athletes in our Championship events
  • Encourage greater participation in those events from the County’s leading runners
  • Showcase the endurance talent within the County
  • Support such talent through the award of small ‘Training Grants’ to the 3 leading Male & Female runners to emerge through the 2023 season of events.

Points will be awarded to the leading participants (covering all Senior, Masters, & U20 competitors) in each of our Men & Women’s Championships at the following events:

  • County XC Championships (07/01)
  • County 5K Road Race Championships (23/04 … TBC)
  • County 5000m Championships (13/05)
  • County 10K Road Race Championships (25/06)
  • County Fell Running Championships (12/07)
  • County 10000m Championships (09/08)
  • County Half-Marathon Championships (01/10)

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • 1 point for a top 10 finish at the County XC Championships
  • 1 point for a top 5 finish in all the other Championship events listed above
  • An additional point for a 3rd place finish in each of the listed events
  • An additional 2 points for a 2nd place finish in each of the listed events
  • An additional 3 points for a Win in each of the above listed events

To claim the overall awards on offer a competitor must have achieved a scoring performance in a minimum of 4 events. Only competitors meeting this criterion can receive an award. In the event of fewer than the anticipated Championship events taking place, this criterion may be adjusted by the L&RAA Management Committee. Any such decisions will be publicised through the County Association website: http://lraa.org.uk/

The 3 highest scoring competitors (in both Male & Female categories) will each receive a Training Grant as follows: 1st: £125; 2nd: £75; & 3rd: £50.

In the event of competitors being tied on points, the award will go to the participant with the highest number of scoring performances. … Should they still be tied, the award will go to the best head-to-head record in those events that the contesting athletes took part in. … In the event that the participants are still tied the award will be shared.

The Men’s awards are sponsored by ‘Beacon Hill Striders: Performance Running’ (see: https://beaconhillstriders.co.uk/)

The Women’s awards will be underwritten by the County Association. However, we would welcome an individual or company stepping forward to sponsor the awards in this category. Expressions of interest (and any queries regarding this initiative) should be addressed directly to the County Secretary (see below).

Alan Maddocks

County Secretary

Leicestershire & Rutland AA

E-mail: striders1@hotmail.co.uk