York & District Road Race League
Changes for 2018

The league has changed timing company and will also chip time the handicap event this year. The numbers with chip attached will be posted out to individual addresses.

Cost for the whole series is £20, an increase of £2 per entry to reflect the increased costs.

It is important for the posted numbers to reach the right person - please ensure your address is correct. England Athletics registration will be checked so also England Athletics registration number needs to be correct.

You will need to renew your ERC subscription, or join the club, for 2018-19 to be eligible to compete in the series.

Changes for 2017

  • Chip Timing will be introduced. Contractor is Stuweb http://www.stuweb.co.uk/

  • Entry will be on line using Stuweb entry system by individual members, a link to the entry page will be given when available.

  • Series cost will be £18, payment direct to the league by Debit or credit card.

  • Chips will be on back of numbers, these will be batch posted to club rep for distribution.

  • There will be an entry cut off date three weeks before the first event to allow numbers to be distributed. Entries will be allowed after series start for new members.

  • Minimum age lowered to 15 on date of first event. Since deferred until 2018

  • Contact   Colin Fletcher colin.j.fletcher@gmail.com for further details

  • All events are held on a Tuesday evening. Race 1 will start at at 7.00 pm and races 2 to 6 starting at 7.30 pm.

    The Handicap race starts at 7.00 pm with supper and awards ceremony to follow.

    See  Y & D RRL 2017 for full details.

    Changes for 2016

    Entries Close 18th April 2016 - you could enter at anytime before even halfway through the series. 

     A 75 minute cut off has been introduced after which the race routes close and marshals are withdrawn. 

    Changes for 2015

    Handicap race is a Bishopthore not Stillington. Remember it starts at 7.00 pm not 7.30.

    Changes for 2013

    Race 1 at Pocklington will start at 7.00 pm not 7.30 to prevent runners finishing in the dark! York University AC will join the RRL making 11 clubs in total.
    Changes for 2012
    For 2012 the number of clubs  has increased to 10 with the addition of York Triathlon Club and York St John University. The team awards wil be for Male and Female teams. The Open Team award which included both male and female has been dropped at last. This gave an advantage to clubs with very fast female runners as they scored in both categories.
    Changes for 2011 
    For 2011 the number of events has been increased to 7. There will be six races in the series, at Pocklington, Tadcaster, Easingwold, Knavesmire, Bishop Wilton, and Selby finshing as usual with the Stillington handicap. For individuals it will still be the best 4 to count but from 6 events and for the team it will be the best 5 from 6  to count.
    Easingwold Running Club is affiliated to the York and District Road Race League.  The League takes place each year starting in April/May through to July.

    Important Information about the series
    Eleven local running clubs compete in six 10 K Road Races at venues in and around York and district. Nominated clubs organise an event in their area and times and places are taken and published for each race. Approximately 250-350 runners take part in each race out of 700 registered runners. Runners compete in their club colours and are given points and positions in categories reflecting age, gender and club. 
    The results from each race and each year are posted on a results website which helps to add to the interest and excitement of each event. At the end of the six races entrants are given a handicap time for the final race in July, the slowest runners starting at a requisite time in front of the faster runners. In theory each runner has an equal opportunity of winning the final event. In practice most of the runners finish within a few minutes of each other with a final stampede to the finishing line! 

    A presentation evening with refreshments takes place following the handicap race in July. Awards are made for individual and team categories and rounds off what is always a friendly and most enjoyable series of races.

    All events are held on a Tuesday evening with races 2 to 6 starting at 7.30 pm and Race 1 & the Handicap race starting at 7.00 pm (prior to supper and awards ceremony).  
    The cost is £18 for the whole series.
    Participating clubs are: Easingwold, Pickering, Pocklington, Tadcaster, Selby, York Postal, York Acorn and York Knavesmire, York Triathlon Club and York University AC.
    See RRL page for the current year for details of events, pictures and reports.