WINTER NAKED RACING SERIES

Final Standings 2016/17 after Race 4

Pos Runner Race 1 Race 2 Race 3Race 4 Best 3
1 Ken Robbins 25 47 17 9 51
2 Dean Richards 45 5 19 70 69
3 Keith Cotton - 18 6 58 82
4 Simon Phillips 6 - 22 55 83
5 Fiona Challinor 36 32 20 82 88
6 Helen Robbins 37 80 94 8 125
7 Liz Rankin - 54 18 72 144

How it works

This is a short winter race series utilising Shrewsbury Park Runs. The format is a bit different to usual, but is one we hope you will enjoy, and it would be great to see plenty of Whippets rise to the Challenge.

The competition rules are very simple (but subject to confirmation before the first race):

1: On the Thursday Club night before the Park run you intend to run in, you should give James Rainbow your predicted race time. Alternately, post your predicted time via email/Facebook or give in a sealed envelope to James before the start of the Park Run. E.g. Joe Bloggs - 22 minutes and 30 seconds

2. Think very carefully, as to whether you want to select a PB time or go for an “easier pace”; and remember to factor in the hill!! If you are racing on the Sunday, you could always just “jog around” - you don’t have to run flat out.

3. Arrive at the start of the Park Run on Saturday morning with NO GPS running aids, NO watches, NO phones, NO pacers, NO metronomes – just you, your shoes and kit (hence naked racing!). There will be a visual inspection of wrists and arms etc before the start! You're also NOT allowed to get any time checks or pacing information from any other runner or spectator during the race.

4. All you have to do is run exactly the same time you predicted.

5. For every second you are away from your prediction (either faster or slower) score 1 point. E.g. you predict 22.30 and you run 23.02 – you score 32 points.

6. If you run exactly the same time as you predicted, e.g. you run exactly 22.30, then you score a bonus of minus 10 points.

7. The winner is the one who scores the LEAST amount of points from their 3 Park Runs.

8. You can change your predicted time for each round – it’s completely up to you.

9. ***NEW 2016/17*** You need to score points in at least three rounds (or your 3 best scores from 4) to count in the overall series.

10. The winner of the series will get a small trophy/memento presented at a convenient date.

Race Dates 2016/17

In the event of bad weather or other postponements each race, except March 25th, has a backup date.

Date(Backup Date)
3rd December(17th December)
21st January(28th January)
25th February(4th March)
25th March

Final Standings 2015/16

Pos Runner Race 1 Race 2 Race 3Total
1 Liz Rankin 37 7 29 73
2 James Rainbow 34 68 3 105
3 Dean Richards 12 60 61 133

Race Results 2016/17

Note, only runners who complete 3 races can challenge for the series win.

Race 4 - 25th March 2017

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Helen Robbins 31.00 31.08 8
Ken Robbins 26.30 26.39 9
Simon Phillips 20.35 19.40 55
Keith Cotton 23.30 22.32 58
Dean Richard 23.03 21.53 70
Liz Rankin 24.45 25.57 72
Fiona Challinor 27.34 26.12 82

Race 3 - 4th March 2017

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Keith Cotton 23:30 23:36 6
Ken Robbins 26:00 26.17 17
Liz Rankin 25:10 24.52 18
Dean Richard 19:28 19.47 19
Fiona Challinor 27:40 28.00 20
Simon Phillips 20:55 20.33 22
Helen Robbins 33:10 31.36 94

Race 2 - 21st January 2017

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Dean Richard 19.20 19.25 5
Janet Burgess 25.58 25.43 15
Keith cotton 24.00 23.42 18
Fiona Challinor 25.57 26.29 32
Ken Robbins 24.00 24.47 47
Liz Rankin 25.30 24.36 54
James Rainbow 27.12 28.09 57
Helen Robbins 32.45 34.05 80

Race 1 - 3rd Decmber 2016

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Simon Phillips 21:30 21:24 6
Ken Robbins 24:12 24:37 25
Fi Challinor 27:40 27:04 36
Helen Robbins 32:10 32:47 37
Dean Richards 19:00 19:45 45