In response to the Covid-19 pandemic which has seen many races cancelled and following the success of our recent virtual events, Chris Walker has proposed that we have a 'virtual trail running championship' over the summer months.
Based on 6 local walking routes, each 'race' should be completed in the allotted 2 week window (4 weeks for race 6) with proof of time & route taken (in the form of Strava link or something similar) to be submitted to Anne Middleton by end of play on the last date of each race. To reduce unnecessary travelling, the route can be started at any point on the course as long as the start and finish are the same points. If you are unsure of the route, groups of up to 6 can run together, subject to social distancing.
Scoring for the virtual championship will be based on WAVA % scores which take account of age, sex and distance as well as your race time. The WAVA scores will be added up over the 6 races. More information on WAVA can be found here.
In addition to the overall men’s and ladies championships trophies, there are also vets (over 40) and supervets (over 50) categories for both men and women.
September rule change
Participants may submit a time for ONE race they missed or a new time for a race they previously completed. All race evidence must be submitted by 7pm on Sat 10th October.
Steve at The School Run June 2019
Sarah at The School Run June 2019
Liz at Ambles Revenge Dec 2019
Photo Courtesy of Steve Frith
The Virtual Championship Routes are :
(Click on brochure image for pdf copy courtesy of Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome)
Race 1 - Sunday 5th July - Saturday 18th July
Skelmanthorpe Village trail
Race 2 - Sunday 19th - Saturday 1st August
Denby Dale Village trail
Race 3 - Sunday 2nd August - Saturday 15th August
Ruins and Rebuilds
Race 4 - Sunday 16th August - Saturday 29th August
Denby and Cumberworth Circular trail
Race 5 - Sunday 30th August - Saturday 12th September
Over the border trail
A 10 mile route from Clayton West over the border into South Yorkshire visiting Cawthorne & Cannon Hall as well as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
NB - due to current YSP access restrictions, Race 5 has been shortened to ~8.9 miles. Amended route map.
Race 6 - Sunday 13th September - Saturday 10th Oct
Round Denby Dale walk