2018 Casnewydd Championship
How It Works
The Championship is made up of 12 races of varying distances spread across the year. You don't have to complete all 12 races. Your final position will be based on your best 6 results.
The Championship is inclusive, competitive, exciting and fun. The races are within a 30 mile radius of Newport, organised by local clubs/charities and most have not been in the Championship in the past 3 years. You can complete 6 races for under £40 or without racing on a Sunday or without running more than 10k.
There are two competitions within the Championships, the Improvers and Points.
The Improvers competition, which could be won by anyone in the club, works on how well your running has improved year on year and is particularly good for Couch to 5k graduates and those new to running. Your score for each race is recorded as a % improvement e.g. 105 For further information on the calculation, see here
The Points competition is based on your place in each race, the higher up you are the more points you score (150 points for 1st, 149 points for 2nd...etc), and men & ladies are scored separately.
The exception to these points are any marathon distance event in the year (which scores you 150 points regardless) and taking part in the Gwent League XC races, which earn you 30 points per race.
At the end of the year each competition has awards.
The Improvers competition has a number of awards based on the types of runs that occur through the year. Similar to the Tour De France, we have a yellow jersey for the overall leader, polka dot jersey for the highest points on the hilly races, green jersey for the highest points over speedy races and a white jersey for the highest points overall by a new member (a member who joined in the year prior to the Championship or the year of the Championship).
The Points competition has a cup for the highest points by each age category.
Please note that this Championship calendar runs from Jan 2018 for 12 months and that for the whole of the championship year you remain in the age category that you are at the start of the championship.
|Event Name||Event Type||Date||Results (if available)|
|Complete a Marathon in 2018 (CC)||Marathon||Monday, 1 Jan 2018|
|Participate in Gwent League XC (CC)||GLCL XC||Monday, 1 Jan 2018|
|Newport Half Marathon (CC)||Normal||Sunday, 4 Mar 2018|
|Sirhowy Challenge (CC)||Hilly||Sunday, 13 May 2018|
|Rabbit Run (CC)||Hilly||Saturday, 16 Jun 2018|
|Magor 10k (CC)||Speed||Saturday, 28 Jul 2018|
|Crooked Mile (CC)||Speed||Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018|
|Cardiff 10k (CC)||Normal||Sunday, 2 Sep 2018|
|Cardiff Half Marathon (CC)||Normal||Sunday, 7 Oct 2018|
|Severn Bridge 5 Night Race (CC)||Speed||Thursday, 8 Nov 2018|
|Howling Bull Run (CC)||Hilly||Sunday, 25 Nov 2018|
|Best Newport Riverfront parkrun in December||Normal||Saturday, 1 Dec 2018|