What races to include??
Despite there still being a couple of races left in this years league, we are thinking about the races to include for 2011. It may seem straightforward, but if you asked 300 members for 18 races each the chances are there would be very few with the same 18 races.
The general principle we have worked to for the bulk of the races is to look at the number of Harriers who have competed in certain races each year and based it on their popularity whilst ensuring we cover all distances as much as possible. Some runners are better over short distances, some thrive on longer races. Where there have been a number of popular races in a category, then we have tried to rotate them. However, there can be other reasons to sway towards a particular race, perhaps because it is an anniversary, a new race from a local club, or in the case of Ben's Race it was an opportunity to support a race which was promoting a cause.
We want to discuss at the next committee and then get the races agreed and published before the start of 2011, then everyone has the opportunity to plan their races and gain entry for any popular races. So, if anyone has any races they would like to suggest for next year can they let me know either through the forum or ring me, and give me some detail to support why it would make a good race.
Thanks Neil Chapman