Club Championship Parkruns and 2018

2017 is already our most successful year for entrants in club championship races with over 200 to date and a few races to go. 

The ladies championship is wide open with a decent number of possible victors and the gents appears to be coming down to a battle of our speedy veterans Pete Allen and Alan ‘Rex’ Kember. Pete has been leading the whole year but Alan is tracking his prey like a mighty Tyrannosaurus. 

Just to note: The club championship tables on the website will not be updated after Over the Hills. We’ll leave Bromham, 2x Parkrun, Half and Full Marathon off and the winners will be announced at the AGM. 

2 of the races remaining are the best of 3 Parkruns. One will be the graduation of our current Beginners section around the end of November. 

The 2nd one, I am pleased to announce is going to be the inaugural Melksham Parkrun. It has been over a year since the local council gave approval for a Parkrun in Melksham and the final hurdle has been overcome so the first one is imminent. We will let you know the date when it has been confirmed.

The committee have started looking at races for 2018, Slaughterford 9 will definitely be on there so make sure you sign up when it becomes available.  

It has been decided to drop Bromham from the 2018 schedule due to difficulty to get in for some, the rising cost and we have 4 Road 10k races. It was nearly removed from 2017 but hung on and its time is up. 

So does anyone have a suggestion for a race to end the year with? It probably needs to be within about 20 miles. Please email me or message me through Facebook or speak to me on a club night and I’ll collate responses. 

And finally, if there are any other races you’ve done which you think should be considered, we’re always looking to keep the championship fresh so let me know. 

Committee will sign off at their November meeting so please let me know by the end of this month. 

Thanks all,


Club Championship Table – River Run and CRC Bonus Points

The Club Championship Tables have been updated following the River Run and the various events eligible for the 5 CRC Bonus points for doing some description of team event.

We had an incredible 32 runners at the River Run on Wednesday evening, although some of you aren’t on my latest members list so don’t show up in the championship tables.

If you aren’t yet a member but wish to be then please see our Joining Pages and I’ll update the championship table to reflect.

Club Championship – Bowood 10k

The Club Championship Tables have been updated following the Bowood 10k this morning.

In the ladies Debra Kearsey has taken the lead on 40 points with Lauren Edwards (39) and Shelley Genery (38) just behind.

In the gents Pete Allen has maintained his tight grip on top place although he lost out to Alan ‘T-Rex’ Kember on the maximum points today. He did extend his overall lead to Danny Clenaghan (who has done all 4 races so far) with their totals at 79 and 59. Chris Hunt is in 3rd place presently on 54 points having run 3 races.

Please note that Half Marathons don’t get added on until the end of the year so that’s why all the Bath halfers are still showing the previous scores.

Our next club championship race is only 1 week away and is the Calne Clock Change Challenge 10k which starts at 11. The name is a giveaway that the clocks change next weekend; going forward unfortunately; so make sure you don’t arrive late!

Club Championship – SMaRRT Smasher

The latest Championship Tables have been uploaded following the SMaRRT Smasher today.

In the ladies Lauren Edwards has maintained her lead on 39 points, while Alison Graham has run her first championship event of the year to take equal second with Debra Kearsey on 20 points.

In the gents side Pete Allen got another maximum score taking him to 60 points, Danny Clenaghan has moved into second place on 44 points and Jon Morrell has held onto third place with 37 points.

The next Championship race is the Bowood 10k on Sunday 19th March.

Club Kit at Championship Races

In the club championship rules it states that Club Kit should be worn at club championship races; and in the constitution it says that you should wear club colours (gold and black) at any race.

With this is mind the committee has made the decision that from this date forward (starting with SMaRRT Smasher) anyone not wearing club kit will not receive any points in the championship for that race.

The club kit is either the t-shirt or vest with the large Corsham Running Club logo emblazoned across the front.

There are 2 exceptions.

  1. If you’re doing a specific race for a charity and are wearing that charity’s shirt.
  2. If it is agreed by committee that something different is allowed. e.g. Christmas fancy dress at Bromham last year.

Club Championship – Wiltshire 10

The Club Championship table has been updated following the Wiltshire 10  – TABLE

In the ladies championship Lauren Edwards has moved into the lead with 39 points, Debbie Kearsey and Jo Motto are 2nd and 3rd on 20 and 19 points.

In the mens championship, it’s already looking like a procession for Pete Allen as he has got maximum points from the first 2 races. However Jon Morrell (37 points) and Craig Rumble (35 points) will be pushing him all the way and are ready to pounce if Pete has to miss races again this year.

Our next championship race is Smartt Smasher which takes place next Sunday at 11am in Calne.

Congratulations to all of our members today who raced or braved the conditions to support.