EMAC Road Running Sec – Ty Farrer
EMAC’s Road Runners are predominately – but not exclusively – first claim members of running and athletic clubs in the region with quite a few of the “Track & Field” athletes who take part.
EMAC has a Road Running Championship which takes place annually (see below for 2016 details) based upon WAVA percentages from that year’s nominated races which will usually be a series of four differing distance events in the 5k – half marathon range. Additionally we also hold a “Postal Marathon” where members can name their best marathon time of the year and again the winner is based upon the best WAVA percentage.
Because EMAC is an affiliated club of England Athletics and UK Athletics, we are also lucky enough to receive a club entry in the London Marathon each year and the committee decides how to award this place. For the last few years this has been “by draw” from those members who apply for the place – details of the draw will normally be communicated in the Autumn seeking applications and the lucky winner is selected at the end of December for the race the following April.
In common with the other disciplines, EMAC encourages the road runners to take part in the various international competitions each year (open to all members) and also flags up events based upon a selection process where members generally vie for a place to represent England or Great Britain. Watch the News items for information about these events.
EMAC’s Road Running Series 2017
The Road Championship Series for 2017 is well underway and members need to finish in at least three out of the four events in the series to be in with a chance of being “EMAC Road Runner of the Year”. The events are listed here so that you don’t miss an event (and therefore your chance of winning the series) :
Sun 9 Apr 2017 – BMAF 10k Championship event at Gravesend Results
Sun 20 Aug 2017 – Kimbolton Half – EMAC Results
Sun 29 Oct 2017 – Fenland 10 – EMAC Results v2
Sun 25 Nov 2017 – Wolverton 5 – EMAC Results v2
The 2017 series results was announced at the AGM and have been published. The summary is :
- Steve Hall, M45, Peterborough AC, 233.3%
- Glyn Smith, M70, Cambridge & Coleridge, 230.8%
- Maurice Hemingway, M60, Riverside Runners, 230.4%
EMAC’s Road Running Series 2016
The 2016 series results was announced at the AGM and have been published. The summary is :
- Malcolm Tuff, M50, Ryston Runners, 247.2%
- Maurice Hemingway, M60, Riverside Runners, 230.9%
- Phil Martin, M35, Bushfield Joggers, 228.9%