parkrun league

March – September inclusive

Results

After 7 months and 7 venues we have the final results in the parkrun league. Our top 3 are as follows: 1st Beatrice Cordingley, 2nd Sophie Armitage, 3rd Duane Cordingley-Gaunt. My thanks to everyone who participated and made this first season a success. I will also be sending out a Survey Monkey to everyone with a few questions for you all to share your views/opinions. Each of the questions have been raised by you guys on proposed tweaks to the rules/format to try and make things better. We'll be back in March 2023 to do it all again - you have MACCL to keep you busy in the meantime.

See the link below for the survey asking for your opinion on this and future events. If you have any other comments or suggestions please contact Rob Marsden directly.

Survey

Who can take part?

Any Sale Harrier. Juniors wishing to enter should do so with the permission of their parents and coach. This is an “opt-in” event so please contact organiser Rob Marsden if you are taking part!

Format

Each of the 7 months will have an allocated parkrun (see below). All runners will have the 4 or 5 Saturdays in that month to complete the parkrun.

Every runner competing will need to have a 5k or parkrun pb since 01/01/2020 – this will be your base time and is fixed for the full season. Hopefully doing the scoring in this manner will equalise the event so everyone has a real chance of winning regardless of age, gender etc.

Your score/points will be the difference between your parkrun time and your base time.

For example: If you have a pb of 18mins and run 18.30 at an event then you score 30 points.

At the end of the season the person with the lowest score wins.

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Calendar

  • March – Stretford (Longford Park)
  • April – Fletcher Moss (Didsbury)
  • May – Sale Waterpark
  • June – Worsley Woods
  • July – Wythenshawe
  • August – South Manchester (Platt Fields)*
  • September – Lyme Park

*There are 3 runs cancelled at Alexandra Park in August so this has been replaced by South Manchester.

Notes:

  • Runners will need to be set up on parkrun with Sale Harriers Manchester as their club.
  • Times issued by parkrun are final – I don’t care what your watch says!
  • Can you have more than one go at the parkrun in the month? Yes! You can do the event as many times as you like in the month; the fastest time will count.
  • What happens if I beat my PB/Base time? If this happens you will get a negative score and reduce your overall tally. Remember the Base time is fixed so the new PB will not then count as your Base time.
  • If you do not complete the parkrun in the allocated month, your time will be awarded as PB + 5mins
  • If a parkrun is cancelled for more than 2 weeks in a month, additional weeks will be allowed to complete the event, this will be communicated at the time.
  • What happens if it is a tie? If at the end of the season there is the unlikely event of a tie, it will be broken as follows
    • The person with the most pb’s will win
    • If point one does not separate the tie, then the person with the best pb will win
    • If points 1 & 2 do not separate the tie, then a run-off will be needed
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Questions?

For further information, please email league organiser Rob Marsden

League Table for 2022

The final league table can be viewed below. . To add yourself or another athlete for next year, please email Rob Marsden.  

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Notes

Thank you to everyone who registered their interest in the parkrun league. We have around 50 participants! So I expect competition to be fierce. I'm sure each event will want me to mention this. parkrun only takes place because of volunteers. Therefore if anyone does want to help out, not only will the event be grateful for this, but it will be a good advert for the club. If you have any questions please be in touch and let's all enjoy the wonderful world of parkrun.