NICSAC Member Competitions for 2020 – Last Update 2 January 2020
1. Cross Country Events in Series Competition –
North West Cross Country, Gransha, Derry 14th December 2019
Stormont Cross Country including NICSAC Championships – Saturday 8th February 2020
McConnell Shield, Ballyclare – November 2020
2. NICSAC 10 Mile Championship Men & Ladies – the 3 events for the 10M are:-
Limavady Jude Gallagher memorial (June) – Portaferry (July) – Armagh (October)
3. NICSAC Half Marathon Championship Men & Ladies – The 6 events for the Half Marathon are:-
Antrim Coast (previously Larne) Half (21st March) – Omagh (28th March) – Lisburn (June) – Ards (June)
Waterside Half (September) and Belfast Half (September).
4. 10Km Championships Men & Ladies – The 9 events are:-
Jimmy’s Ten (15th March) – Titanic Quarter10km (29th March) – Enniskillen 10Km (6th June) – Randalstown – St Benedict’s at Shane’s Castle Estate (June) – Greyabbey 10km (July) – Dessie’s Run (August) – Strangford Festival 10km (August)- Bangor Classic 10km (September) and Seeley Cup 10km (November).
5. Belfast Marathon Relay which is on the Sunday 3rd May 2020. The NICSAC Relay Team competition will be held again with competition for All Male, All Female and Mixed relay teams.
6. Members’ 5km Handicap Trail Run (September 2020 – Stormont).
7. Age Graded Competition (December 2019 through to November 2020)
All members are invited to submit by email to the club secretary (Secretary@nics-ac.com), their best age grade percentage as shown in the parkrun results from any parkrun over the period 1st December 2019 to 30th November 2020. The email should also include the parkrun location, the event date and your actual time, this will aid verification of the entries. As the age graded percentages are corrected not only for age related performance but also for male and female relative standards, the winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd ) will just be the members with the highest three percentage scores.
8. Competition Series (December through to November). – Marathons and Cross Country events are included in addition to 10km, 10 Mile, Half Marathon and Handicap races.
Club members will be awarded 10 points for a finish 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 would be expected to participate in at least 5 of the races listed at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 below to be included in the championship series. 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 & 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.
9. Marathons 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 a marathon race anywhere in the world that has been certified by the National Athletics Association or IAAF should notify the Events Officer within 4 weeks of the event 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 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. Note: marathons run over multi terrain courses aren’t likely to have accurate course measurement and can’t be included. If in doubt please check with the Events Officer before taking part in a marathon.
10.Marathon Championships There is also a Male & Female Marathon Championship competition with perpetual cups awarded to the members with the fastest time during the competition year – from 1st December to 30th November.
11. Marathon Trip. A trip to a European Marathon.