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2024 Overall Championship

The 2024 championship features a mixture of 'local' road, fell & trail races over different distances. 

 

The competition features 20 events;12 ‘short’, 5 ‘medium’ and 3 ‘long’ with best scores from up to 6 races to count. There is no minimum number of races and no requirement to do races from each distance category.

 

This year we are again using a performance-based scoring system dependent on your finishing time relative to the first man & lady. Basically, the closer your time is to the winner’s time the more points you get. Scores for 'medium' & 'long' races will be multiplied by a factor of 1.1 and 1.2 respectively, as an inducement to take part in longer distances.

A more detailed explanation of the scoring can be found here

In addition to the overall men’s and ladies championship winners, there will also be vets (over 40) and supervets (over 50) categories for both men and women.

Results for the 2023 Ov Championship are here

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Abbie, Rosalind & Sam enjoying Chip Chase August 2023

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Edwyn at Yorkshire Vets XC March 2024

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Josh sprinting home at Denby Dash August 2023

The Club Championship races for the 2024 are :

 

SHORT

 

Yorkshire Veterans Athletic Association Cross Country – Sun 24th March at 12 noon

Yorkshire Vets XC Results          Yorkshire Vets XC Scores

Tiger’s Trail (BS - fell) 5.5m 679ft - Wed 24th April at 7pm

Tiger's Trail Results                      Tiger's Trail Scores

Spencer’s Dash – 3.8 miles (road) - Thursdays 7pm

Race 1 – 9th May, Race 2 – 11th July, Race 3 – 29th Aug

If you choose to do more than one Dash, your score will be based on your best performance.  

Spencer’s Dash details (awaiting 2024 update)

 

Higham Hurtle – ~5 miles (trail) - Thursdays 6.30pm

Race 1 – 16th May, Race 2 – 18th July, Race 3 – 5th Sept

If you choose to do more than one Hurtle, your score will be based on your best performance.  

Higham Hurtle details

Joe Percy 10k (road) - Wed 12th June 7:15pm

Storthes Hall Ln, Kirkburton entry via club Captains by 1st June

Norman Cole Penistone 10k (road) - Sun 23rd June at 9.30pm

Penistone 10k details

Thurlstone Chase (BS - fell) 4m 500ft - Sat 6th July at 2pm

Thurlstone Chase details

Parkrun 5k - A Saturday in July            

Complete any UK Parkrun in July and we’ll calculate your score relative to the first man or lady at that event (the course can be fast or slow, what matters is how close you are to the winner!), so 4 opportunities to run a good time.

NB. Your club must show as Denby Dale AC on the parkrun website otherwise we’ll not find you.

Chip Chase (Fell) - Sun 4th August 11 am

6.2 miles, 1300ft ascent (Category BS)

Pre-entry £10, EOD £11 - Entry fee includes chip butties at the finish

Chip Chase details

Denby Dash - Mon 26th August 12 noon (Bank Holiday)

5.6 miles, 700ft ascent through fields & woods from The George Inn

Pre-entry only via Racebest - cost tbc but will be at a ‘Yorkshireman’ pocket friendly price! (also junior races)

Denby Dash details (awaiting 2024 update)

Holmfirth 10k - Mid October (TBC)

10k (road)

Holmfirth 10k details (awaiting 2024 update)

 

Travellers 6 (road) - Probably Sun 15th December 11am 

Travellers 6 details (awaiting 2024 update)

MEDIUM

Dentdale Run (road) 7.9 miles – Sat 9th March at 1pm

(also 14.2 mile option)

Dentdale Run Results          Dentdale Scores

Run Greno 7.3 miles (trail) – Sun 5th May at 10am

Run Greno Results               Run Greno Scores

Marsden 10 miles (trail) – Sun 9th June  at 10am

Marsden 10 details

 

Bakewell Pudding Race (CM - fell) 6.3m 787ft - Sun 30th June at 11am

Bakewell Pudding details

 

Crowden Horseshoe (BM - fell) 8m 1,699ft - Sun 18th Aug 2024 at 11am

Crowden details

LONG

Dentdale Run (road) 14.2 mile – Sat 9th Mar at 1pm

(also 7.9 mile option)

Dentdale Run Results

 

Exterminator (AL - fell) 17m 3,550ft - Sun 8th September at 10:30am

Exterminator details

 

Any Half Marathon or Longer race during 2024

All you have to do is tell Anne Middleton when you complete a half marathon or marathon anywhere in the world and provide us with a link to/copy of the official results and we’ll crunch the numbers.

Latest Half Marathon Scores

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