In a bid to increase participation in the club races, as well as rewarding improving runners for their efforts, the club is introducing 9 new Improvers Awards for 2020.
There will be improvers awards for the following races:
Category 1: Long Distance
Brenda Boyle Pier to Pier
Rye to Hastings
Hastings Half Marathon
Category 2: 10K
Barry Richards 10k
Alan Corke 10K
Category 3: Short Distance
Hastings 5 Miler
The winner of each award will be the runner that improves on their target time by the biggest margin. The awards will be presented to runners at the following “Club Only” race.
This idea was voted on in the January club meeting and it was agreed that the winners would receive a Shield with their name engraved to keep for 12 months.
One of the purposes of this new idea is to give more runners a chance of winning a prize in the club races. With that in mind, it has been agreed that a runner can only receive one award from each of the 3 categories, therefore ensuring a variety of winners across the 9 races.
2020 target times will be released before the Brenda Boyle Pier to Pier on the 9th of February.