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Club Challenges 2018

After a fantastic response from all club members the Team Captains have put together a set of challenges that will appeal to all Senior members. The 3 challenges set for 2018 are:

  • Club Championship 2018 - Similar to previous years. Best 10 races from the Race Calendar.
  • Time Trial (TT) Challenge 2018 - New for this year. 4 events to be held during the year. A chance to measure your level of performance against the clock.
  • Distance Challenge 2020 - New for this year. A 3-season endurance opportunity to push yourself. Distances makes prizes!

All races have been carefully selected by the Team Captains to encourage athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in this years Club Championship 2018 challenge.

  • Challenge: Earn as many points by completing races listed in the Race Calendar. You'll earn more points the higher position you finish, with a maximum of 20 points on offer for each race.
  • Race Calendar: To view the race calendar click here.
  • Race Log: A print version of the Race Calendar showing the first 6-month from 1st Dec 2017 to 31st May 2018 is available here. The print version includes a My Race Log which provides space for you to record individual race time, position, gear and any notes for future reference.
  • Prize Information: Prizes will be awarded at the end of season to the first and second Senior (18 years old and over) male and female, based on total number of points earned.
  • Additional Information:
    • Only 1 event from each calendar month can count towards this year's Club Championship. The Leader Board automatically selects your highest scoring event from each of the 12 calendar months.
    • From the 12 highest scoring events that have been automatically selected (1 from each calendar month), only your best 10 will count towards this year's Club Championship. The Leader Board automatically selects your best 10 events.
    • A maximum of 20 points will be awarded for first Senior (18 years and older) male and female club member cross the finish line, 19 points for second position and so on.
  • At the end of the competition in the event of a tie, the runner with the most completed events listed on the Race Calendar wins. If they are still equal then the runner with the greater distance completed wins.
  • Age and Eligibility: To enter this challenge you must be a fully paid member of Teesdale Athletic Club Seniors group and aged 18 years old and over at 1st Dec 2017.
  • Leader Board: For the latest results click male or female.

The first thing to understand about the time trial is that it’s not a race, or doesn’t have to be, and that really is the beauty of it. Essentially, time trials are simply a chance to measure your current level of performance against the clock. The route chosen should be familiar to most club members, so helping you focus on the session. It’s not just about how many kilometres you run, it’s about the intensity. For an effective session we don't want you to feel totally exhausted at the end of a faster session, however you do need to run faster than you normally would.

  • Challenge: To complete 1 lap of the 6.7 km route in the safest and fastest time.
  • Route: Detail of the route can be found here.
  • Prize Information: Prizes will be awarded at the end of season to the fastest male and female club member based on the times recorded during all 4 Time Trial Challenge events.
  • Additional Information:
    • The Time Trial (TT) Challenge will be held 4 times during the 2018 season on the dates listed below, meeting at the Teesdale Leisure Centre at 9:00am.
    • After a short warm up session Team Captains will brief all those wishing to take part on the morning of each event.
    • Team Captains will be responsible for recording athletes individual run times.
    • If required (subject to number of athletes taking part), runners will start at 30-second intervals.
    • Team Captains reserve the right to cancel any Time Trial (TT) Challenge on the morning of each event if they consider weather conditions or any other factor, might compromise the safety of athletes taking part. Furthermore, if an individual wishing to take part in any one event is not considered fit enough to complete the challenge, e.g. due to injury, the Team Captains may decide the best action is to prevent that individual taking part. In all circumstances individuals are kindly requested to respect the final decision of the Team Captains.
      • TT 1 - Sunday 6th May 2018 >>NEW DATE<<
      • TT 2 - Sunday 17th June 2018
      • TT 3 - Sunday 19th August 2018
      • TT 4 - Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Age and Eligibility: To enter this challenge you must be a fully paid member of Teesdale Athletic Club Seniors group and aged 18 years old and over at 1st Dec 2017.
  • Hall of Fame: For the latest results click here.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work towards set goals. We have deliberately designed this challenge to run over 3-seasons providing plenty of time for club members irrespective of age and ability to achieve something rather special. You will find no time penalties or peer pressure here, this is your challenge so make every step count. If you have lots of enthusiasm and determination to go that extra mile, this challenge is for you.

  • Challenge: The Distance Challenge is a 3-season endurance opportunity to push yourself. Whether you start the Challenge at the beginning of 2018 season or join in the months ahead, set a distance goal and make it happen. You’ll get progress rewards to keep you motivated along the way. Make it to 600 km and you’ll earn a coveted red wrist band and your name listed on the Distance Challenge Hall of Fame.
  • Challenge Ending: 20th November 2020.
  • Prize Information: Each athlete will be rewarded with a different coloured wrist band on completion of total number of kilometers run as set out below:
    • 60 km - WHITE
    • 120 km - ORANGE
    • 200 km - GREEN
    • 300 km - BLUE
    • 450 km - BLACK
    • 600 km - RED
  • Additional Information:
    • The Distance Challenge 2020 will start from the 16th December 2017 and will run for 3-seasons; ending on the 20th November 2020.
    • Athletes run distance from all organised run events, including those listed in the Race Calendar and Park Runs, can be used for this challenge.
    • It is the individual athlete's responsibility to maintain an accurate log of all events completed by recording the following information: (1) Name of event (2) date and (3) distance completed. A Team Captain may request to see your Run Activity Log when claiming a reward.
    • To help you keep track of your events a print version of a Distance Challenge Run Activity Log is available here.
    • All run distances will be recorded in kilometers.
  • Age and Eligibility: To enter this challenge you must be a fully paid member of Teesdale Athletic Club Seniors group and aged 18 years old and over at 1st Dec 2017.
  • Hall of Fame: For the latest results click here.