Age-adjusted Club Championships Updated 04/04/2021
Click on the links below to see detailed results and the overall results standings:
For April our Club Championship Race is the very scenic Dorset Ooser Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 18th April. If you tried to get a place in the race but were unsuccessful you may submit a run of the virtual half marathon route at anytime during April. If you are doing this option you can park at the public car park on Hardy Way and pick up the route from there. Mr Badger has also said that he will look the other way if a few extra Doddler “pacers” run the course on race day on a strictly unofficial basis (if you’re doing this please don’t cross the finish line or try to collect a medal).
Post your results from Strava, Garmin etc on the Doddler Members Facebook page or email them directly to Jane – email@example.com.
Due to Covid deferrals some races will have limited entries this year, but don’t worry if you don’t get an entry we will accept a virtual run over the same route, but it has to be in the calendar month the race is held.
If a race is cancelled, we will run a virtual equivalent over the race route in the month it was scheduled.
Any 5km or Marathon race can be achieved at an actual event or virtually over a Strava segment (i.e. elapsed time, not moving time).
Age-adjusted Club Championships
This championship aims to reward effort rather than outright speed. Actual race times are adjusted for age, so that older runners get their times reduced to what it is calculated they would have achieved in their prime. The adjustments are made using an online age-graded results calculator. The effects don’t do in until around 35, so if you are younger than this, your times won’t change. The age-adjusted times are used to put runners in a revised race order. Points are then assigned according to race position (1 point for first, 2 for second, and so on).
Normally the championship is based around 12 local races, roughly one each month as well as your best 5K and marathon for the year. You must have participated in (and finished) 5 of the events to qualify. Your points from your best 5 race results are then added up, and the lower your overall total is, the better you have done.
There are separate bunny rabbit awards for the three best men and three best women.
Please submit your best 5K and marathon times as and when they happen to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or message Jane Ward so that they can be kept updated throughout the year.
Previous years’ Championship files: