A message from Alan Strang and sub- committee
The Senior Endurance sub-committee has been meeting in recent months to discuss 2023. This is a summary of what has been agreed so far:
TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The rules remain unchanged for 2023 with one exception. Given the decreasing impact of the pandemic, the virtual time trials have been dropped. Only runs performed at the monthly time trial now count. The rules are now, in effect, what was in place in 2019.
ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP
Leagues were proposed for 2022 but dropped given an apparent lack of entries for road races in general. However, they DEFINITELY return for 2023. The traditional format – leagues based on pace – will be used. The continuation of leagues in 2024 and beyond will be based on participation across all league levels in 2023.
No changes to the number or mix of races. It is too early to publish a complete schedule of races, but the first four events can be announced:
05/03/2023 – Down By The River 10k, Cambuslang
02/04/2023 – Tom Scott 10mile, Motherwell (national championship)
05/05/2023 – Sri Chinmoy 5k, Edinburgh (national championship)
14/05/2023 – Shettleston 10k, Glasgow (national championship)
The November Time Trial will no longer be used as a tie-breaker to determine a champion in the result of two or more athlete’s finishing with the same points total. It was agreed that only Road Running performances should be used, and so a count-back rule will be introduced (most first place finishes wins, etc). This will also provide more time to get the trophy engraved following the conclusion of the championship.
Discussions are ongoing, nothing to be announced at this stage.
- This was not discussed – the current championship will conclude in February; the next championship (2023-24) will not commence until October. Details will follow later in the year.