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2024 Club Championships

  • Overall Results (May 2024)
    : PDF · XLS
  • 2024 Leader Board (May 2024)
    : PDF
  • Road Results (May 2024)
    : PDF
  • Fell Results
    : PDF
  • Trail Results (April 2024)
    : PDF

Welcome to the 2024 GDH Club Championships!

Based on the success of the 2021, 2022 and 2023 champs format, plus feedback from members, this year the Champs will be a based upon monthly time trails, but a few of them do coincide with real life races, so here you have the option! We hope there is a little something for everyone in the events on offer and we would love to repeat the record level of participation we saw during the last 3 years.

  • 10 monthly races (3 races in each discipline – Road, Trail and Fell plus an Ultra)
  • 2 Anytime challenges
  • To qualify for the overall Champs, you must complete at least 5 races plus one anytime challenge. All qualifiers will receive a limited edition GDH gift!
  • The overall champion (one for each gender and age category), will be award to the individuals who accumulate the most points
  • To qualify as a discipline winner, you must complete all 3 events, e.g., all 3 Fell races
  • The Ultra counts only towards Overall (i.e. not a discipline)
  • Prizes available – MSenior, M40, M50, M60, M70, FSenior, F40, F50, F60, F70, applicable in each Overall, Fell, Road & Trail (40 prizes up for grabs!). NOTE: For the whole years champs please enter your category based on your age at 30/11/24
  • Times will be collected for each month and then given a ranking depending on how many people took part. For example, if 30 FSenior and MSenior do a certain race, the fastest in each will receive 30 points, 2nd will receive 29 and so on.
  • In months where there is a real-life race, participants can choose to enter the actual event or run the route at any time during the same month.
  • The Champs will commence on February 1st, and finish on November 30th.
  • This year we will look to audit category winners, so please be prepared to evidence your route by recording on Strava or some other suitable platform.
  • Instead of self imposed time penalties for mistakes, this year we have introduced a fixed penalty system, varying per race, detailed below.
  • Final decisions regarding disputes over time penalties rests with the Champs Sub Committee.

The Races

February
Screwfix 6
3.8m/6km · Road · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment
Errors: DQ – Repeat Route

March
The Outside Hope Valley Round
19.5m/31km · Trail · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX (suggested)
Errors: Any missed CP, add 30 mins.
More than 1 missed CP – DQ, Repeat.

April
Shire Hill Trail Race
3.8m/6km · Trail · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment
Errors: DQ – Repeat Route

May
Buxworth 5
5m/8km · Road · Race or Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment · Entry
Errors: DQ – Repeat Route

June
New Glossop Fell Race
22m/35km · Fell · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX (suggested)
Errors: Any missed CP, add 30 mins.
More than 1 missed CP – DQ, Repeat.

July
The Royal Runaround (Ultra)
30m/50km · Multi-Terrain · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX: Trail / Fell (suggested)
Errors: 30 mins per missed CP on the Fell leg, and 15 minutes for any deviation on Trail (max. 1 error per leg)

August
Crowden Horseshoe
8m/13km) · Fell · Race or Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment · Entry
Errors: Any route deviation, add 15 minutes. 1 deviation max.

September
Stairway to Heaven
8.4m/13.5km · Trail · Race or Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment · Entry
Errors: Any route deviation, add 15 minutes. 1 deviation max.

October
Reindeer 10
10m/16km · Road · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment
Errors: Any route deviation, add 15 minutes. 1 deviation max.

November
Shittern Saunter
5m (8km) · Fell · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment
Errors: Any route deviation, add 15 minutes. 1 deviation max.

The Anytime Challenges

GDH “Humper” Mile
1m (1.6km) · Road
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment
Errors: DQ – Repeat Route

Buxton parkrun
3.1m (5km) · Trail · Time Trial
Map/Notes · GPX · Segment
Errors: DQ – Repeat Route

The Rules

The rules of the Championship are simple:

  1. Play fair and be honest.
  2. Prioritise safety over race time.
    1. For fell routes we strongly recommend you to run with a partner or group, however this is not mandatory.
    2. Be mindful of road crossing, other users of the road and trail, take headtorches and wear hi-viz when necessary.
  3. Follow all relevant guidelines:
    1. COVID – Welcome to GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and COVID-19 Documentation | glossopdaleharriers (wordpress.com)
    2. Fell events – mandatory kit fellrunner.org.uk
    3. Countryside Code – The Countryside Code – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  4. Follow GPX routes provided. In the spirit of rule number 1, if you deviate from the route and this leads to a time advantage, please adjust your submission per the time penalties listed. Equally do not rely on the GPX as your sole means of navigation – familiarise yourself with the route and take a map and compass for fell and potentially trail events.
  5. For any given route or challenge, if any of the rules are not complied with, the competitor may face disqualification from that event.

The Charity

As there is no requirement to enter any actual races to participate in the Champs, there is the option to make a voluntary donation to Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

The 2024 Champs Sub-Committee

  • Neal Bann
  • Luke Bidwell
  • Joanne Brack
  • Stefan Bramwell
  • Ian Crutchley
  • Guy Riddell
  • Dan Stinton
  • Immy Trinder
  • Sue Venton