Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL)

LRRL 2022 Season as agreed at AGM 15th November 2021
Stilton 7 (Stilton Striders) – 27th February
West End 8 (West End) – 29th May
Swithland 6 (Birstall) – 12th June (moved due to Bank Holiday on 1st June)
Prestwold 10k (Barrow) – 26th June
Joy Cann 5 (Huncote) – 3rd August
Bosworth Half (Desford Striders) – TBC later than usual May slot
Rotherby 8 (Team Anstey and Wreake Runners) – 4th September
 
The popular Desford 5 has been removed as they cannot guarantee the venue due to building works.
 
Note two month gap between our Stilton 7 and second race. This was discussed and outcome was to keep gap as other races may come in last minute.
 
Race entries limits and costs – up to host clubs.
 
Entires are limited to LRRL affiliated runners only but can open to anyone after one week ( for larger entry races)
 
Reverting back to 2019 league structure and will be one season, not Winter/Summer races and before.
 
Individuals can drop two races for scoring purposes across the season.
 
To allow rolling starts results will be based on chip times and not gun times.
 
Team structure: 6 Men, 4 Ladies, 4 Vet men, 4 Vet Ladies and 4/4 mixed (any category to count). Note mens teams now reduced from 8 to 6.
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Due to Covid 19 and the restrictions the 2021 season only consisted of five races and was called the LRRL Reunion League.

Stilton Strider members were well represented in all five races and after the Leicester Half Marathon the LRRL presented trophies to both team and age category winners.

Jason Barton was awarded two trophies for finishing 2nd in the Leicestershire & Rutland County Championship Half Marathon and also 4th place in the Senior Mens category in the LRRL Reunion Leauge.

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Also collecting her trophy for finishing first in the LRRL Reunion League FV50 category was Vicki Lowe. Vicki also collected Liz Taylors second place trophy won in the same category (but was unable to attend.

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Well done to everyone who participated – looking forward to the 2022 season.

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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. However, the 2020 and 2021 seasons were interrupted by Covid-19 restrictions.

The LRRL AGM (TBC October 2021) will agree the race dates, host clubs and distances for the 2022 season.

All date will be published snd shared with members when known.

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 from 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.

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 from 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 have been in place since 2019.