WINTER NAKED RACING SERIES

How it works

This is a short winter race series utilising Park Runs at Alderford Lake. 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 Dean Richards your predicted race time. Alternately, post your predicted time via email/Facebook or give in a sealed envelope to Dean 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. 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 2019/20

In the event of bad weather or other postponements each race will have a backup date. All races will be held at Alderford Lake within the regular parkuns.

Date(Backup Date)
26th October
16th November
14th December
18th January

Final Standings 2019/20 after Race 4

Note that only best 3 scores count and that only runners who complete 3 races can challenge for the series win.

Pos Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 Duncan Meredith 1 44 7 11 19
2 Dean Richards 11 10 10 31
2 Keith Cotton 21 35 9 1 31
4 Matthew Dowsett 5 62 34 7 46
5 Sue Evans 22 4 29 55
6 Simon Phillips 45 10 19 34 63
7 Simon Roberts 13 43 30 86
8 Amy Biggar 42 33 42 117
9 Natalie Stevenson 29 22 87 138

Race Results 2019/20

Race 1 - 16th November 2019

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Duncan Meredith 25:30 0:25:29 1
Matthew Dowsett 21:45 0:21:40 5
Michael Sticks Starkey 27:00 0:27:06 6
Dean Richards 22:13 0:22:02 11
Simon Roberts 33:35 0:33:22 13
Zoe Smith-Higgins 29:16 0:29:02 14
Keith Cotton 25:20 0:25:41 21
Sue Evans 33:49 0:33:27 22
Nancy Perks 30:00 0:29:26 34
Amy Biggar 33:00 0:32:18 42
Victoria Hopwood 22:10 0:22:53 43
Simon Phillips 27:13 0:26:28 45
Fi Leatham 33:40 0:32:35 65
Mandy Lewis 32:30 0:29:24 186
Nikki Shingler 43:23 0:48:17 294

Race 2 - 14th December 2019

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Sue Evans 33:27 33:23 4
Dean Richards 21:58 22:08 10
Simon Phillips 26:26 26:16 10
Jonathan Bliss 28:00 27:45 15
Rob Sharam 20:20 20:46 26
Natalie Stevenson 31:50 32:19 29
Jen Stiles 31:00 31:34 34
Rob Weston 17:44 18:19 35
Keith Cotton 25:25 26:00 35
Rachael Foster 27:00 27:40 40
Simon Roberts 33:22 32:39 43
Duncan Meredith 24:48 25:32 44
Andrew Rogers 33:00 33:47 47
Matthew Dowsett 21:30 22:32 62
Saul Mellor 20:10 21:22 72
Lisa Dale 28:34 30:03 89
Janice Eastwood 30:42 33:47 185

Race 3 - 18th January 2020

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Duncan Meredith 7
Sue Evans 29
Simon Phillips 19
Keith Cotton 9
Jenny Stiles 58
Matthew Dowsett 34
Simon Roberts 30
Natalie Stevenson 22
Amy Biggar 33
Fi Leatham 14
Paul Parkinson 15
Gill Fowles 104

Race 4 - 14th March 2020

Runner Predicted Actual Difference
Keith Cotton 1
Matthew Dowsett 7
Dean Richards 10
Duncan Meredith 11
Simon Phillips 34
Amy Biggar 42
Natalie Stevenson 87