The club runs an annual fun intraclub championships. Members best performances over set distances such as 5k and 10k are recorded and scored under a handicap system so that the achievements of runners of different ages can be compared. At the end of the year ranking are revealed and prizes awarded.
All members are eligible and entered for the Club Championships. Members are responsible for submitting times which must be from an official timed race. Due to races being cancelled and postponed due to Covid-19 the current Championships which started on 1st November 2019 will run until at the end of 2021.
Since April 2021 we have also been running a Virtual Club Championships for which members can enter their best times over the set distances as recorded by themselves. This competition is expected to end in early summer 2021 as the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and normal racing can resume.
Club Championships - Listings
Here are the latest results in the clubs' championships. Remember that you need to submit your times to make them count!
Club Championships FAQ
Q - Who is eligible?
A - Every club member is eligible and entered.
Q – What events make up the Club Championships?
A – Events that make up the Club Championships are currently Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K timed races and the annual Shropshire Cross Country (ASXC) Race, held around January of each year, makes up the 5th race category. Your best 4 times from these 5 counts.
Q – What gets recorded?
A – We want your best efforts to count so we use your recorded Chip or Net time for the Club Championships. parkrun do count for 5K but only the gun time. You can run each race category as many times as you want but it’s your best time for each race category that gets recorded to count on the Club Championships List.
Q – How does my time get recorded in the Club Championships List?
A – Performances of members registered as Shropshire Shufflers in popular local races and parkrun will be automatically updated. However, if you run in other races you must inform us of your result. Please use this form to inform us about your race results
Q – How does my time get recorded in the Virtual Club Championships List?
A – Please use this form to inform us about your best times during lockdown
Q – How does my time get scored?
A – Your recorded time is adjusted according to your age using a WMA Table which is then given a percentage score according to a set comparative race time for that race category.
Q – What is WMA?
A - WAMA stands for World Masters Athletics. This is a table that has been worked out by Boffins to make a comparison measure of an athlete’s performance across any given age thus allowing a 60-year-old to compete with a 30-year-old. The older you are the greater the percentage your time is reduced by. There is a different table for Male and Female for each race category.
Q – Where do you get a comparative race time from?
A – A comparative race time is taken fastest Male and Female Club Records for the 5K, 10K half marathon & marathon; and the 1st Male and Female athlete time is used for the cross-country. event.
Q – Where can I check the latest Club Championship Listings?
A- an updated set of results are published each month on this page and will be alerted to members in the monthly e- newsletter.