Pensby Cross-Country League
To encourage participation in cross-country a club league has been created with points awarded according to relative finishing positions, 15 points are awarded for the first Pensby runner to finish, 14 for second, and so on down to 3 points. If more than 13 members compete in any one race then the maximum number will be adjusted accordingly e.g. 14 runners then 16 points for first. One point will be awarded for any member who starts a race but does not finish. Points are awarded for every race so a member who completes every race will be well placed in the final league positions. An additional 5 points will be awarded for the North of England and English National Championship races. Not all club members will be eligible to run in the Merseyside Championships i.e. they do not live nor were born within Merseyside. A standard 5 points will therefore be awarded for every member who runs in a county championship race, irrespective of position.
2016-17 League Races
RACE 1 Sun. 23rd October 2016, 10.00 a.m., Clarke Gardens
RACE 2 Sun. 13th November 2016, 10.00 a.m., Beacon Park Skelmersdale
RACE 3 Sun. 4th December 2016, 10.00 a.m., Walton Hall Park
RACE 4 Sun. 18th December 2016, 10.00 a.m., Arrowe Park, Wirral
RACE 5 Sat. 7th January 2017, Merseyside Championships, Sherdley Park, St Helens OR Cheshire Championships, OR Other County Championship (Venues and Start Times to be advised)
RACE 6 Sun. 22nd January 2017, 10.00 a.m., Town Park, Runcorn
RACE 7 Sat. 28th January 2017, North Of England Championships, Knowsley Safari Park, (Start Time to be advised)
RACE 8 Sun. 19th February 2017, 10.00 a.m., Forest Park, Birchwood
RACE 9 Sat. 25th February 2017, English National Cross-Country Championships, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, (Start Time to be advised)
Cross-Country League 2o16/17
Lucy Partridge retains the ladies Pensby Cross Country league competition with 110 points from second placed Lisa Grantham (85 points) and storming third place for Jo Irvin finishing on 84. Lucy once again showed her dedication to the XC season and completed 7 of the 9 races. Jo made an impressive appearance in all 3 of the championship races. In the mens league the run away winner was Alistair Malpas who showed huge enthusiasm for XC competing in all 9 races! He managed to clinch the title in the final race finishing on 147 points from last years winner (Dom Roberts) on 126 points closely followed by Matt Goodwin on 108. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all who took part.
Next race: October 2017 venue TBC.
Final League Table