LRRL

We are members of Leicestershire Road Running League (“LRRL”), which is a series of around 12 races each year – usually around 5 in the winter league and 7 in the summer league.

Runners score points based on their finishing position both for their individual score, and towards their club’s team result.  All runners must wear club kit in these races.

For the winter league races many Striders meet at the Wilton Road car park in Melton just before 9am to share lifts to the race.  For 2016, 2017 and 2018, our own Stilton 7 was one of the races, as it will be again in 2019.

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For details of changes for 2019, see below (now confirmed by LRRL).

In 2019 the league shall revert to a “split” system of being in two parts for individual competition, and one part for team competition.

The 12 league races shall be split into two groups of six – part 1 being the “Spring” league and part 2 being the “Summer” league.

For each mini-league, for individuals, an athlete’s best 4 of 6 races will count for their final score. This allows a participant to miss 2 races and still remain in contention for a prize.

For teams, to compensate clubs who cannot get full teams out for every race, they shall be allowed 2 dropped race scores across the 12 race series. A team’s final score will therefore be based on a best 10 of 12 races.

The league shall be split as follows for 2019:-

Part 1 (“Spring”):-
Race 1 – Stilton 7 – Sunday 24 February 2019
Race 2 – Kibworth 6 – Sunday 17 March 2019
Race 3 – Desford 5 – Sunday 31 March 2019
Race 4 – Bosworth Half Marathon – Sunday 12 May 2019
Race 5 – West End 8 – Sunday 19 May 2019
Race 6 – Swithland 6 – Sunday 2 June 2019

Part 2 (“Summer”):-
Race 1 (7) – Gaddesby 7 – Sunday 9 June 2019
Race 2 (8) – Prestwold 10km – Sunday 23 June 2019
Race 3 (9) – Joy Cann 5 – Wednesday 31 July 2019
Race 4 (10) – Carl Rutt 10km – Sunday 11 August 2019
Race 5 (11) – Wreake & Soar Valley 6/10km – Sunday 25 August 2019
Race 6 (12) – John Fraser 10 – Sunday 8 September 2019

In addition, the age category prizes shall be extended above the age of 60 for 2019, for both genders, in increments of 5 years (65, 70, 75, etc).

For ALL age categories the following rules apply for 2019:-
A winners trophy will be awarded for each age category where a competitor has run the required 4 of 6 races in each series (3 for U20 to allow for age restrictions that apply on race licences) for both genders.

Further prizes up to 3rd (6th for Seniors) will be awarded on a minimum 3:1 runner to prize ratio for all age categories.

These changes were proposed to member clubs following the AGM/Open Meeting in November and were met with approval so will be in place for 2019.