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Kent Road Running for 2017

 

Last amended at 14/02/17

 

 

For any further details you may require please contact:
Dave Behagg 07966 647726, roadrunning@kcaa.org.uk
43 Raeburn Avenue, Dartford, Kent, DA1 3BQ

 

Latest information 14-02-17

 

1)    Kent Long Course Road Championships – Key Information

2)    2017 Kent GP Full Year Schedule

 

Also - Harvel 5 Sold Out 4 months in advance – decision pending on how to deal with this in terms of the GP competition.  Note also – Paddock Wood Half will sell out a few weeks before the event and will not take entries on the day.

 

 

1)   Kent Long Course Road Championships 2017

 

All Kent Championship queries to roadrunning@kcaa.org.uk  please, and not to the race organisers.

 

Senior Male and Female Championships – Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon – 9.00am, Sunday 19th February

-          Senior championship (senior defined as anyone over 17 years including vets)

-          This is the individual championship only, there is no team championship on this day, and no vets categories

-          You must pre-enter the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon, recommended in advance, although entries may be available on the day

-          You must enter the Kent Championship on the day, separately, at the Kent Champs desk and wear the identifier on your back.

This is the qualifier event for selection to represent Kent in the Essex 20 on Sunday 5th March.  See http://www.kcaa.org.uk/road%20races.htm for further details

 

Veterans Championships and Team Championships – Paddock Wood Half Marathon –  9.30am, Sunday 2rd April

-          Individual Veteran Categories – M40, M50, M60, M70, F35, F45, F55, F65

-          Male and Female Kent team championships is open age (18+ in accordance with race minimum age limit), all Kent affiliated club runners in the race are automatically included

-          You must pre-enter the Paddock Wood Half Marathon in advance, entries will not be available on the day

-          You must enter the individual Kent Championship on the day at the Kent Champs desk adjacent to the race information point at the start / finish line, and wear the identifier on your back. Conversely, all Kent affiliated club runners are automatically included in the team championships.

-          Due to 2750 expected race entrants in advance, and the demands of handling Kent Champs entries on the day, the Kent Champs request individual champs entries from runners with the following performance potential:

 

MV40 - Sub 1.25,

MV50 - Sub 1.30,

MV60 - Sub 1.55

MV70 - Any time

FV35 - Sub 1.45

FV45 - Sub 1.45

FV55 - Sub 2.05

FV65 - Any time

 

 

2)                 2017 Kent GP – Full Year Schedule

 

22nd January – Canterbury 10 

19th February – Tunbridge Wells Half (Long course county champs – seniors only, and inter counties qualifier)

5th March – Thanet 20

2nd April – Paddock Wood Half (Long course county champs – veterans and teams)

7th May – Darent Valley 10k

3rd June – Harvel 5

23rd July – Myra Garrett 10k

3rd September – Kent Coastal Marathon (Veterans and teams county championship)

1st October – Sittingbourne 10

TBC 8th October ?? Ashford 10k

 

NB: Due to technical issues concerning the race start which takes place in waves, the Petts Wood 10k has been removed from the schedule.

 


1)    2017 Kent Grand Prix and Kent Champs Races

Fixtures are below (same as circulated a few weeks ago) – I will fill in the late season gaps in due course.  All 2016 winners’ trophies to be presented after Canterbury 10.

I am cutting down the number of champs races, as a trial for 2017, partly to increase their currency value, and partly to give me a bit of time to develop relations with other counties with a view to inter counties road competition including veteran squads in the near future. We will therefore now recognise 3 x Kent road champs per year – 1) Short Course (typically 10k or 10m), 2) Long Course (typically HM or 20m), 3) Marathon.

 

2017 Fixtures

22nd January – Canterbury 10 

19th February – Tunbridge Wells Half (Long course county champs – seniors only, and inter counties qualifier)

5th March – Thanet 20

2nd April – Paddock Wood Half (Long course county champs – veterans and teams)

7th May – Darent Valley 10k

3rd June – Harvel 5

FIXTURE TBC

3rd September – Kent Coastal Marathon (Veterans and teams county championship)

FIXTURE TBC

TBC Petts Wood 10k

 

 2)    2017 Kent Long Course Champs

Senior Men and Women (including veterans competing as seniors) – Tunbridge Wells Half, 19th February, alongside Kent qualifier – see below

All Veterans categories and Teams (teams can include veterans and seniors mix as usual) – Paddock Wood Half, 2nd April

            2017 Short Course Kent Champs fixture is TBC

 

3)    Kent Team Selection for 2017 Inter Counties at Essex 20 (Sunday 5th March)

- We will be selecting 4 men and 4 women to represent Kent at the Inter Counties  fixture at the Essex 20.  This is a senior competition, and all veterans are considered as seniors, as per the seniors county championship.

- The first 3 men and first 3 women at Tunbridge Wells Half will be guaranteed selection (as well as being the Kent half marathon championship medallists).

- This leaves a single wild card selection, or potentially more if any of the top 3 are unable to take up their places, although we will also be looking further down the finish order at Tunbridge Wells Half, and a wild card applicant’s credentials will have to demonstrate a clear ‘gulf in class’ to gain preference over a Tunbridge Wells Half finishing position.

- Wild card applications must be received by kentaaselect@gmail.com before the Tunbridge Wells Half race date and must cite a verifiable performance in 2015, 2016 or 2017, at Half Marathon or further, which will be equated to a half marathon performance using the McMillan calculator

- Runners will be asked to confirm their availability for Kent selection at the Tunbridge Wells finish line, and potentially at Kent Champs registration / identifier collection immediately before the same race

- The day after the race, the list of available candidates will be published in merit order, and final selection plus reserves will be confirmed one week later, and one week before the Essex 20.  (NB: Runners who have kept themselves available for county selection but do not make the final cut can still then enter Thanet 20 run on the same day).

Tunbridge Wells Half usually closes its entries a few weeks before the race.  We have made special arrangements that men with sub 1.15 since Jan 2015 and women with sub 1.25 since Jan 2015, will be allowed to enter late, if they enclose a note citing a verifiable performance.  However this is a special favour from the race organisers and should be the exception rather than the rule – please therefore try to enter the race in a timely fashion.

Kind regards

Dave Behagg

 


 

Rules
 

KENT CHAMPS – INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES – Updated 21.03.16

  • Open to all Kent qualified runners. See Rule 9 (qualification) on this link: http://www.kcaa.org.uk/ExtractfromRulesforCompetition.pdf

  • Awards to first 3 in the following categories: M, M40, M50, M60, M(under)23, F, F(under)23, F35, F45, F55 , Male Team (3 to score), Female Team (3 to score). 

  • Enter in Advance (if available) by entering the race and selecting the option to enter the County Champs, provided by the race organiser,

  • NEW for 2015 - Enter on the Day at the Kent Champs desk.

  • Identifier must be worn on back of vest during race.

  • Age qualification is age on day of race.

  • Veterans also take part in the Senior / Open Age competition and as such may win two awards, there are no pass downs.

  • Minimum age for Senior competitions is 17.

  • Any runner found not to have entered as a member of their first claim club or found not to have correctly worn the vest of their first claim club will be disqualified.

  • Senior Category scoring marathons must be run between 1st January and the first Sunday of November inclusive, and times notified to roadrunning@kcaa.org.uk  by the second Sunday of November - Whilst the organisers will seek out results where we can in popular marathons, notification of senior category marathon times is the sole responsibility of the competitor.

KENT CHAMPS – TEAM COMPETITION – Updated 20.12.14

  • Awards to first 3 Male and Female Teams – 3 to score in each.

  • Teams must be KCAA affiliated clubs.

  • All runners entering the race as a member of a KCAA affiliated club are automatically entered into the Kent Champs team competition and there is no requirement to wear an identifier to score in the team competition.

  • The positional count is based on all runners of the relevant gender in the race, regardless of affiliation.

  • Any runner found not to have entered  as a member of their first claim club or found not to have correctly worn the vest of their first claim club will be disqualified.

KENT GRAND PRIX – Updated 20.12.14

  • Clubs affiliated to KCAA will be entered into the Grand Prix team competitions automatically, as will the runners from these clubs in the individual competitions. Unaffiliated individual competitors need to contact dave.behagg@gll.org  to enter, and must be Kent Qualified (see link above, Rule 9)

  • Individual competitions, best 6 scores from 10 races. Team competitions, best 8 scores from 10 races

  • Mens team competition, top 6 from each club score down to 100th place; Womens team competition, top 4 from each club score down to 50th place

  • Individual Competition: Sen Men score down to 100th place; Sen Women to 50th; M40 to 20th; M50 to 10th; M60 to 10th; F35 to 10th; F45 to 10th; F55 to 5th.

  • Runners who are not in the competition do not count in the places

  • Age qualification for Kent Grand Prix categories is as follows: Individuals crossing an age threshold during the year will automatically enter the veteran competition for their age on the date of the first race they run. (or in the case of people becoming a M40 or F35, the first race they run as a veteran). Any competitor becoming M50, M60, F45 or F55 during the year and after the first race, who would rather enter the competition for their new category must inform the competition organiser at dave.behagg@gll.org  or 01322 410120 before their first scoring race after their birthday, and may only count this race and those afterwards. All competitors may compete in the senior category and only one vets category during the year

  • Minimum age for senior competition is 17


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