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COMPETITION & RACES.

We do encourage our Juniors to run in local races and Fun Runs, the annual Gloucestershire AAA's Cross Country League and the Gloucestershire County Championships.

This is a great way to improve, gain experience and perform even better in future competitions.

Please read on, for further information on Races we support and Club Competitions,

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Gloucestershire Cross Country League

Four Races in total. To score you must complete at least three races.

  • There are separate races for Boys & Girls.

  • Approximate distances are: Under 11 – 2.0km. Under 13 – 3km. Under 15 - 5km. Under 17 – 6.5km.

  • The races usually take place on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in October, November, December and February.

  • Country Medals are presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed Individual and Team. A team consists of the three highest placed runners for the club in any of the four races.

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Gloucestershire Cross Country Championships

  • There are separate races for Boys & Girls.

  • Age groups and approximate distances are: Under 11 – approximately 1.5km. Under 13 – approximately 3km. U15 / U17 – approximately 4.5km.

  • The race usually take place on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in January.

  • Country Medals are presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed Individual and Team. A team consists of the three highest placed runners for the club.

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Junior Club Winter Cross Country Competition.

To take part in this competition:

  • You must complete at least three out of the four races in the Gloucestershire Cross Country League to qualify.

  • Your lowest three finishing positions are calculated together to give your final score.

  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are presented to the top three runners in each age group with the lowest scores.

  • Medals are awarded to all other qualifying finishers for their commitment and dedication.

  • You must compete for BRR Juniors and in Club Colours.

  • An under 9 age group is included in this Competition. There is not an U9 age group in the Gloucestershire Cross Country League or County Championships.

The Overall Champion Boy and Girl Trophies, kindly donated by Shona Crombie-Hicks will be awarded to the girl and boy with the lowest number of points over all four races, no matter what position they came in the Competition. overall.

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BRR Juniors 3, 5 & 7 Year Cross Country Award.

This award is presented to any member who has qualified in either three, five or seven consecutive Junior Club Winter Cross Country Competition's. Should an Athlete not qualify one year, then they have to start again.

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Athlete of the Year Award, Athlete of the Year Runner Up Award and the Jack Oaky Trophy.

Points are given for Attendance, Improvement and Commitment over the year.

Attendance - The highest percentage of points are given for attendance, without regular attendance you are unlikely to improve.

Improvement - Our training sessions are split into four periods throughout the year. We compare an average of each members, three best times (Min/Mile Pace), over the Long Time Trial, for the current period. We then compare their time against the same period the year before. Points are given to members who have improved their time. When a member moves up and age group, we compare their Short Time Trial time against their Long Time Trial time, set the year before. Bonus points can be earned for Personal bests.

Points are also given for beating Average bests.

Commitment - When you compete for the Club in Races, not only does this help you to improve but also shows commitment to the club. We therefore use the Race Champ Competition where you gain points for each race based on importance.

We also also give a small percentage of points for the previous periods attendance.

A higher percentage of points are given to the winter periods, as this is when our most important races take place for the club and local schools.

Depending on the total number of members in the club, in the current year, approximately the top 20% of paid up members in December, with the highest number of points will win these Award's.

The Girl and the Boy with the highest number of points, win the Girl and Boy Athlete of the Year Award's.

All others win the Athlete of the Year Runner's Up Award.

The Jack Oaky Trophy is presented to the member, girl or boy, with the highest number of points, who has not previously won the Trophy before. They keep the Trophy for a year.

Juniors who have been a member's for at least two years, have a greater chance of winning these trophies.

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BRR Junior Race Champ Award

The Race Champ Award is awarded to any Athlete or Athletes that have accumulated the most points in any one year (Races from January to December), from nominated Races.

A nominated Race must be:

  • Open to all ages.

  • Local (Within 40miles approx).

  • All races must be advertised for at least four weeks prior to race.

  • You must run as a BRR and in club colours.

 All Gloucestershire Cross Country League Championships Races, The Bourton One Mile Challenge and any race hosted by BRR will be included. Currently we also l support  the Sherborne Fun Run and Cross Country Races hosted by Severn AC. Points are given to each race depending on importance and range from one to six points.

 


 

Forthcoming Races & Fun Runs

Brewer Memorial Games.
Prince of Wales Stadium. Cheltenham.
Monday 6th May 2019.

(Race Champ - 2 points.)

U11's and U13's must take part in the Quadkids which involves four events. 600/800m, 75/100m, Long Jump and the Vortex, a throwing event. The age groups are as age on 31st August 2019. So current Year 4/5 are U11's & Year 6/7 are U13's. This event fills up fast so advise to book early.

We advise other age groups to compete in the 1500m so you can try to beat your time at future events. You are also welcome to take part in other events too, if you wish.

If you book online you may need your URN No, England Athletics No. If you do please let me know as if currently in Year 6 you will not have one.

CLICK HERE for further information and how to book online.

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Gloucestershire County Track & Field Championships.Prince of Wales Stadium. Cheltenham.
Sunday 12th May 2019.
(Race Champ - 3 points.)

Another event we support each year and to qualify for Race Champ Points, U11's need to run the 600m race and U13's and older, the 1500m race.

You can take part in other events too, if you wish.

If you live outside Gloucestershire you have to register as Bourton Roadrunner Guest.

CLICK HERE to visit the Gloucestershire AAA Website for further info and timetable.

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Northleach 3k Fun Run & 10k.
Sunday 19th May 2019.

(Race Champ - 2 points.)

We have supported this race for several years and will do so again this year.

Juniors Members who are 16 years old or over may wish to run the 10k instead. As U17's now run 7k in training, we feel a Summer 10k will help stamina and running against adults is much more enjoyable than running against younger children.

CLICK HERE to visit the Northleach 10k website.

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Fairford 3k Fun Run & 10k.
Sunday 9th June 2019.

(Race Champ - 2 points.)

Aother local race we have supported for several years and will do so again this year.

Juniors Members who are 16 years old or over may wish to run the 10k instead.

The 10k fills up fast so highly recommend that you pre-book your place in advance using the link below.

CLICK HERE to enter the 10k race.

3K Fun Run - Registration on the day from 8.30am to 9.45am.

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Bourton One Mile Challenge.
Saturday 20th July 2019.

(Race Champ - 3 points.)

We have supported this race for many years with members coming back each year, trying to beat their previous times.

Further Information will be available shortly .

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Dates for Gloucestershire Cross Country League & County Championships 2019/20.
(Race Champ - 4 points.)

Provisional dates have been set for the Gloucestershire Cross Country League for next season.

They are 12th October, 2nd November, 8th December and 15th February.

The Gloucestershire County Championships will take part on the 4th January.

Venues still need to be confirmed.

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Club Competitions & Tables

RACE CHAMP TABLE

2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012

WINTER XC CLUB COMPETITION

2018/19

2017/18 2016/17 - 2015/16 - 2014/15 - 2013/14 - 2012/13

3, 5 & 7 YEAR WINTER XC AWARDS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TABLE

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