NICSAC Member Competitions for 2022 – Last Update 16 May 2022
NICSAC Member Competitions
Male and Female Championship events
1. 10 Mile Championship Men & Ladies – the 3 events identified for the 10 Mile Championship are:- Larne (19 March), Portaferry (19 July) and Armagh (9 October).
2. Half Marathon Championship Men & Ladies – The 6 events identified for the Half Marathon are Omagh (3 April), Lisburn (22 June), Ards (24 June), Antrim Coast-Larne (28 August), Waterside Half (4 September) and Belfast Half (18 September).
3. 10Km Championship Men & Ladies – The 8 events identified for the 10km Championship are Jimmy’s Ten (13 March), Titanic Quarter 10km (3 April), Comber (17 June), Greyabbey 10km (8 July), Strangford 10km (26 August), Dessie’s Run (August), the Bangor Classic 10km (24 September), and the Seeley Cup 10km (November).
4. 5 Mile Championship Men & Ladies – The 5 events identified for the 5 Mile Championship are the Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic Loughry Campus Cookstown (5 August), Connswater 5 Mile (12 August), Mallusk 5 Mile (12 August), Portrush 5 Mile (26 August), Ards 5 Mile Challenge (September).
5. Marathon Championship Men & Ladies. Members can compete in an eligible marathon (i.e. a marathon organised under the rules of a National Athletics governing body of the host country). To enter the NICSAC Marathon Championship members should notify the Events Officer that they have completed a marathon and provide confirmation of the time (a link to the results on the event website). Marathon results must be submitted within 1 month of the marathon date.
In each of the above Championships the winners in each category will be the runners who record the best time at one of the qualifying events. For the 10 Mile, Half Marathon, 10km and 5 Mile Championships “finish times” will be used. This is because some events may not use chip timing. For the Marathon Championships “chip times” will be used. Perpetual trophies are awarded to the winners in each event.
6. Members 5km Handicap Trail Run (September). A 5km handicap trail run based on predicted times. Members predict their time for the 5km and run without a watch or other timing device. Prizes for male and female members who finish closest to their predicted times.
7. NICSAC Male & Female Championship Series
The series is intended to increase participation in events by club members of all abilities and it will be based on the races listed above in the 10 Mile, Half Marathon, 10km and 5 Mile Championships. It also includes the Stormont Cross Country (12 February), the 5km handicap and marathons.
Club members will be awarded 10 points for completing one of the races and extra points for their finishing position in relation to other club member participants (10 points for 1st male/female finisher, 9 for 2nd etc. down to 1 point for 10th).
Members are expected to participate in at least 5 of the races included in the series to be eligible for the Series prizes, however, there is no restriction to participation in more than 5 events – the more events you compete in the more points you can accumulate.
Perpetual and individual trophies will be awarded to the 1st & 2nd male & female members who accumulate the highest and second highest number of points at the end of the Series.
For the purpose of the Series Competition the “marathon year” will run from 1st December to 30th November each year and the scoring will work as follows. Any member who competes in an eligible marathon i.e. a marathon organised under the rules of the National Athletics governing body of the host country should notify the Events Officer and provide confirmation of the time (a link to the results on the event website). The times for all members taking part in marathons during the year will be collated at the end of the year (30th November) and ranked according to finishing (chip) times. Members will be awarded 10 points for completing a marathon and extra points for their placing in the marathon rankings list (10 points for 1st male/female place, 9 for 2nd etc. down to 1 point for 10th). These points will be added to your points total for the series.
8. Age Graded Competition Members submit their best age grade percentage as shown in the parkrun results from any parkrun over the period 1st December 2016 to 30th November 2017. Prizes are awarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest percentages. The scores are worked out taking in to account gender and age so the prizes can go to male or female.