Monday 7th January – Runner of the Year

Monday 7th January – Runner of the Year

The OAC Runner of the Year (RoY) is an award presented to the best all-round athlete in the Club irrespective of age or sex.

After another interesting and competitive Runner of the Year in 2012, it has been decided to keep the format roughly the same for 2013.

However the Committee are still of the opinion that the Park Runs and Chevin runSundays were having too much influence on the final outcome.

Again this year there will be three races in the main categories plus an extra category for the Park Runs/Chevin runSunday of which you may only count one score.

Races have not been pre-selected so can be planned to suit each individual.

An equal emphasis has been adopted for off-road and road races.

The races are divided into 6 categories:-

1 Off-road with a distance of up to and including 10k
2 Off-road with a distance of over 10k
3 Open road races with a distance of up to and including 10k
4 Open road races with a distance of over 10k
5 Park Run / Chevin runSunday – One race may count
6 Track – One of the two Club track races may count

Off-road includes cross-country, trail and fell races. All the cross-country races would be in category 1.

Members may submit any races that fall into these categories.


Categories 5 and 6 are optional.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FOR 2013:- 10 races out of a maximum of 14 to count. Remember only 1 track event and 1 Park Run / Chevin runSunday can count.

No Harrogate District Summer Race League or Veterans-only races to count.

Results must be posted on the Otley A.C. website stating:-
Date, type of race (eg trail, fell, road), winner’s official time and your official time.

    Post Update Monday 7th January…

Results of the 2012 Competition have now been finalised and the winner is……

Club President, Mick Jeffrey, for the third year in a row.

Mick pipped his brother Howard Jeffrey who swapped places with last year’s runner-up, Liam Dunne.

Congratulations to them all and everyone who took part. And remember, most importantly, you don’t have to be called Jeffrey to win it, you just have to be in it, to have a chance to win it!

One thought on “Monday 7th January – Runner of the Year

  1. You can be called Jeffrey and not win it!
    Muchos respectos el Presidenti! but he has to be toppled!

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