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Champagne League

10 Races of summer racing fun from March to July.

All races except the first are handicapped. Races 7&8 have a staggered handicap start time.

Complete all 10 races and receive limited edition souvenir.

If you have any questions not answered here please contact :- Lucy Khan.

02
Apr
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #1

Tue 02 Apr 2024, 19:00
North Cave
Church Road, North Cave HU15 2LJ

09
Apr
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #2

Tue 09 Apr 2024, 19:00
Beverley Westwood
Newbald Road, Westwood HU16 8EJ

23
Apr
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #3

Tue 23 Apr 2024, 19:00
Elloughton Dale Road
TBC

07
May
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #4

Tue 07 May 2024, 19:00
Brantingham TO Raywell
Pond, Brantingham (FINISH is Raywell HU16)

21
May
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #5

Tue 21 May 2024, 19:00
Wauldby Green
Nut Wood, Raywell HU16 5YL

04
Jun
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #6

Tue 04 Jun 2024, 19:00
Brough
Bluebird Way, Moor Road, Brough HU15 1TZ

18
Jun
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #7

Tue 18 Jun 2024, 19:00
Kiplingcotes Crossroads
Crossroads, Kiplingcotes YO43 3LY

02
Jul
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #8

Tue 02 Jul 2024, 18:30
Wauldby Green
Nut Wood, Raywell HU16 5YL

16
Jul
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #9

Tue 16 Jul 2024, 19:00
Kiplingcotes Crossroads
Crossroads, Kiplingcotes YO43 3LY

30
Jul
2024

Champagne League 2024 - race #10

Tue 30 Jul 2024, 19:00
TBC
TBC

 

To all City of Hull AC Members, if you are not running please volunteer, contact Lucy Khan for further info.

All race results are filed on the results section after each race has finished (usually within 24 hours).

Teams must use this form to enter the team event TEAM ENTRY FORM

 


Here are the dates for the forthcoming champagne league.
Please note that there are some changes to a couple of the courses due to risk assessment considerations.
You will be notified in due course of any changes to locations, but the dates are correct.
1. Tuesday 02/04/24- North cave
2. Tuesday 09/04/24 - Beverley Westwood
3. Tuesday 23/04/24 - Elloughton Dale. (New route being prepared).
4. Tuesday 07/05/24 - Brantingham Chase
5. Tuesday 21/5/24- Waudby Farm
6. Tuesday 04/6/24- Brough
7. Tuesday 18/6/24 - kiplingcotes XR (handicap)
8. Tuesday 02/7/24 - Waudby 8.4 (handicap)
9. Tuesday 16/7/24 - kiplincoates
10. Tuesday 30/7/24. TBC....
As usual, clubs will be informed of their allotted allocation based on previous entrants.
We will be looking to invite new clubs , although our maximum entry level remains at 220 runners.
We are unable to run these events without marshals, and an increase in marshals is necessary to keep these races going. This year, there will be an expectation (respectfully), for invited clubs to provide some marshals.
 

  • Please note that races 7 and 8 have staggered handicap start times, with race 8 starting at 6.30pm.
  • The Champagne League is ONLY OPEN TO FIRST CLAIM MEMBERS OF: City of Hull, Barton, Beverley, Bridlington, East Hull Harriers, Kingston, Scunthorpe, West Hull Ladies and White City. For safety reasons the entry limit is 240.
  • The race series entry fee of £20 must accompany the tear off slip on the application form and returned to to the new address shown no latter than 15th March 2022 - DEFINITELY NO ENTRIES ON THE NIGHT.
  • No headphones to be worn whilst running.
  • The Champagne League is a series of handicap races with points awarded on the basis of 100 for the winner down to 60, with bonus points for those nearest to the handicapper’s forecast.
  • At the end of the series, the runner with the greatest number of points from any 8 races in the handicap section will receive the Champagne League Trophy, a bottle of Champagne and £100.
  • The male with the fastest aggregate time for all 10 races will receive the Peter Jarvis trophy, a yellow tshirt and £100.
  • The female with the fastest aggregate time for all 10 races will receive the Pete Taylor trophy, a yellow tshirt and £100.
  • Female veteran categories - those with the fastest aggregate time will receive £20.
  • Male veteran categories - those with the fastest aggregate time will receive £20.
  • Team handicap races 3-10 - will consist of teams of 3, from any club, best 2 scores to count, £90 team prize.
  • The winner of race 8* will receive the John Bobczuk trophy.
  • Runners completing all 10 races will receive a tshirt.
  • The winner on handicap time (races 2 to 6 & 9 to 10), the female and male winner on handicap time (races 7 and 8) and the fastest female and male (races 1 to 6 & 9 to 10) will each receive £20.

 

How the points are awarded

Points are awarded to each finisher in each race, and is based on a handicap system, meaning that anyone is capable of doing well, irrespective of their athletic capabilities. The key here is usually to improve steadily throughout the series. To give the handicapper the opportunity to get to know the capability of some of the new runners, the first race is not handicapped. Every finisher is awarded 75 points for their efforts, and the time in race 1 is used as a basis for handicapping race 2. To stop someone deliberately running slow in race 1, then blasting race 2 to win the handicap (as if anyone would do that !!!!), race 2’s handicap is based on finishing as near as possible to your handicap time. Points are awarded dependent on handicap position, with the nearest to the handicap getting 100 points, 2nd 95 points and 3rd 90 points. Points then decrease by 1 until reaching 60 points. Everyone who finishes gets a minimum of 60 points. Additionally, the runner finishing nearest to the handicap is awarded 20 bonus points, the next nearest gets 10. This means that the handicap winner for this race would earn 120 points.

From race 3 to 6, and 9 and 10, the format changes. The handicap position is based on how far you beat your predicted handicap time. The person beating their handicap time by the biggest margin is awarded 100 points, 2nd 95, 3rd 90, then decreasing by 1 point up to 60. Again, all finishers receive at least 60 points. Again, the nearest to the handicap time receives 20 bonus points, next nearest receives 10. A point to bear in mind is that, if you miss a race, you will not be handicapped for the next race, so you would only receive the basic 60 points for your unhandicapped run.

Races 7 and 8 are staggered handicaps, with the slowest runners going off first, followed by progressively faster runners with the runner the handicapper deems the fastest being last to start. This gives EVERY runner an equal chance of finishing first (that’s the theory). Even if you didn’t run in the previous race, you will still be given a handicap start time for the staggered handicaps, but you still only receive the basic number of points if you finish high up in the finish order. The first to finish gets 100 points, 2nd 95, 3rd 90, and again, decreasing by 1 point until 60. Race 8 (Wauldby Green) is the longest and toughest race in the series, and all finishers in that race are rewarded with an extra 20 points as an incentive. This means that by finishing race 8, you would guarantee yourself 80 points. Again, in the staggered handicaps, there are bonus points awarded. The handicapper bases his handicap on a set finishing time. The person finishing nearest to this time gets 20 bonus points, next nearest gets 10.

As the series progresses, each runner’s score in each race is added to give a total. The series is based on the best 8 scores from the 10 races, giving people the opportunity to miss 2 races without ruining their chances of doing well. The final totals are sorted into order to give a final league position. The runner amassing the best total from their best 8 scores wins the competition.

 

 

Yellow Jersey Competition

The Yellow Jersey Competition is a prestigious award, recognizing those athletes who have managed to put in fast times throughout all the races. There is no luxury of being able to miss a race, as in some of the other competitions. To remain in the running for the Yellow Jersey, you must finish every race; once you miss a race, your name is removed from the competition. The basis for this competition is quite straight forward, all of your times for the 10 races are added together to give a series total. The runner with the lowest aggregate total is the winner. There are prizes in this competition for males and females, and also for the various Veteran categories, so as to give the older runners the opportunity to finish top of their category. The leading male athlete in this competition will receive the Peter Jarvis Trophy, whilst the leading female will receive the Peter Taylor Trophy. To acknowledge their achievement, every runner who completes all 10 races will be awarded with a series t-shirt.

 

Team Competition

To download the team competition form, click HERE

This competition doesn’t get under way until Race 3. Before the start of race 3, runners are required to put themselves in teams of 3, which can be any mix of club or sex. A form must be handed in to the organisers before the start of race 3, naming the team members, and giving yourselves a team name (any name will do, no need to be too serious). Runners can only be a member of one team. Races 3-10, the points scored (in the main Champagne League competition) for each team member will be recorded. The best 2 of those 3 scores will constitute the team score for that race, with the 3rd score discarded. Points for each race are added together to make a series total, and the team with the highest score will be the winner. This has an added advantage of often prompting a runner to run, where they may otherwise not have done so. Team spirit kicks in, and people don’t want to let down their team.

In previous years, there has also been a Green Jersey competition, based on consistency. But, as many of the runners had little or no idea how points were won in this category, it has been decided that this competition will not be held in the 2017 series. Other competitions we have held in previous years, but will not be holding in 2017, are the Male and Female Points Competitions. The trophies previously presented for the male and female competitions will now be presented for the leading male and female athletes in the Yellow Jersey competition.

Registration from the 2023 season will be held on TheEntryPoint, with each club receiving their own login details. Website links have been emailed to all clubs - check with your club secretary for details.

To all City of Hull AC Members, if you are not running please volunteer, contact Lucy Khan for further info.

09
May
2023

Champagne League 2023 - race #4

25
Apr
2023

Champagne League 2023 - race #3

04
Apr
2023

Champagne League 2023 - race #2

28
Mar
2023

Champagne League 2023 - race #1

10
Nov
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Points FINAL

26
Jul
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #10

26
Jul
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Yellow Jersey FINAL

13
Jul
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Team positions after race #9

12
Jul
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #9

14
Jun
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #7

31
May
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #6

26
May
2022

Champagne League Brantingham to Raywell 1982 to 2022 Number of completions

26
May
2022

Champagne League Brantingham to Raywell 1982 to 2022 in Personal Best order

26
May
2022

Champagne League Brantingham to Raywell 1982 to 2022 Alphabetical

17
May
2022

Champagne League 2022 - race #5

03
May
2022

Champagne League 2022 - race #4

19
Apr
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #3

05
Apr
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #2

29
Mar
2022

Champagne League 2022 - Race #1

30
Jul
2019

Champagne League 2019 Yellow Jersey

30
Jul
2019

Champagne League 2019 Race 10

16
Jul
2019

Champagne League 2019 Race 9

02
Jul
2019

Champagne League 2019 Race 8 Wauldby Green

18
Jun
2019

Champagne League Race 7 2019 Kiplingcoats

04
Jun
2019

Champagne League Results 2019- Race 6

21
May
2019

Champagne League Results 2019- Race 5

07
May
2019

Champagne League Results 2019 Handicap Race 4

07
May
2019

Champagne League Results 2019- Race 4

23
Apr
2019

Champagne League Results 2019- Race 3

09
Apr
2019

Champagne League Results 2019- Race 2

02
Apr
2019

Chanpagne League Race 1 North cave

17
Jul
2018

Champagne League Final Results 2018

26
Jun
2018

Champagne League 2018 Race 8

05
Jun
2018

Yellow Jersey 2018

05
Jun
2018

Champagne League 2018 Race 7

22
May
2018

Champagne League Results 2018 - Race 6

08
May
2018

Champagne League Results 2018 Race 5

24
Apr
2018

Champagne League Results 2018 -Race 4 Elloughton Dale

10
Apr
2018

Champagne League Results 2018 - Race 3

03
Apr
2018

Champagne League Results 2018 - Race 2

27
Mar
2018

Champagne League Results 2018 - Race 1

18
Jul
2017

Champagne League 2017 yellow jersey

18
Jul
2017

Champagne League Race 10 2017

04
Jul
2017

Champagne League Race 9 2017

20
Jun
2017

Champagne League Race 8 2017 H'cap Team League Results

23
May
2017

Champagne League 2017 race 6

09
May
2017

Champagne League 2017 race 5

02
May
2017

Champagne League 2017 race 4

11
Apr
2017

Champagne League 2017 race 3

04
Apr
2017

Champagne League 2017 Race 2

28
Mar
2017

Champagne League 2017 Race 1

19
Jul
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 10

05
Jul
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 9

21
Jun
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 8

07
Jun
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 7

24
May
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 6

10
May
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 5

26
Apr
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 4

12
Apr
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 3

05
Apr
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 2

29
Mar
2016

Champagne League 2016 Race 1

01
Jan
1970

Champagne League 2024 - race #9