2018 British Mountain Marathon Championship

THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2019 Championship details will launch late 2018.

The 2018 British Mountain Marathon Championship has been decided across three Mountain Marathons; Marmot Dark Mountains™ (27-28th January 2018), the LAMM (1st-2nd June 2018), and the ROC Mountain Marathon™ (29-30th September 2018).

Senior Championship

The overall British Mountain Marathon Championship will be decided on the Elite Course, with the leading male and female competitors crowned the 2018 British Champions. There will also be A, B, C, Long Score and Short Score Champions. Therefore, the categories in the 2018 British Championships are:

  • Elite Course = British Champion
  • A Course = A Course Champion
  • B Course = B Course Champion
  • C Course = C Course Champion
  • Long Score Course = Long Score Champion
  • Short Score Course = Short Score Champion

Youth Championship

There will be separate age class categories for younger competitors:

  • U21 British Champion = Decided on the Elite Course
  • U20 British Champion = Decided on the A Course
  • U19 British Champion = Decided on the B Course
  • U18 British Champion* = Decided on the C Course

*Entries welcome from 16-18 year old participants – subject to individual race vetting (see notes below)

Championship Scoring

Senior and Youth Championship: Scoring Points

Participants in the British Mountain Marathon Championship are awarded points at each race, with their top two scores counting in the Championship. To gain an overall score, participants must compete in the same category of courses throughout the year. For example, all Elite Courses, or all A Courses. For each race in the British Championship, all the finishers in each category will be awarded Championship points as follows:

 

  • 1st position = 52 points
  • 2nd position = 49 points
  • 3rd position = 48 points
  • 4th position = 47 points
  • etc. ……
  • 50th = 1 point
  • 51st + = 0 points
To be eligible for a ranking in the British Mountain Marathon Championship, an individual must complete at least one out of three races (best two results count). Therefore, an individual’s overall Championship score will be out of 104 in 2018. It is entirely possible that two or more individuals could have the same overall score at the end of the season. In this eventuality, they would become Joint Champions.

 

Senior and Youth Championship: Solo, Pair & Mixed Teams

Points will be awarded to individual participants per gender, regardless of whether they are competing as a solo participant, as a same-sex pair or a mixed pair. This allows people to mix and match how they compete across the events. For example, the first male or female will get 52 points, the second male or female 49 points etc…

 

Senior Championship: Veteran Categories

In British Mountain Marathon Championship, there is currently no separate Veteran Championship. We will keep this under review as we understand that the Veteran Categories are popular.

 

Senior and Youth Championship: Championship Courses

The following are the comparable Championship Courses across the three events in 2018.

 

Championship Course Table

Marmot Dark Mountains LAMM ROC Mountain Marathon
British Champion: Elite Elite Elite
A Course Champion: A A A
B Course Champion: B B B
C Course Champion: C C C
Long Score Champion: Long Score Score* Long Score
Short Score Champion: Short Score Score* Short Score

 

* LAMM Score Course: As there are no separate Long and Short Score Courses at the LAMM, for the 2018 British Mountain Marathon Championship, a participant’s result on the LAMM Score Course can count for either the Long or Short Score Championship. For example, if a participant has completed the Short Score at Marmot Dark Mountains, their LAMM Score Course result would be counted in the Short Score British Mountain Marathon Championship.

 

Youth Championship: 2018 Age Eligibility

The eligibility in terms of age is determined by the participant’s age on the 31st December 2017. For example:
  • U21 British Championship = If you were aged 21 or under on on the 31st December 2017 you are eligible to compete in the U21 category during 2018
  • U20 British Champion = If you were aged 20 or under on on the 31st December 2017 you are eligible to compete in the U20 category during 2018
  • U19 British Champion = If you were aged 19 or under on on the 31st December 2017 you are eligible to compete in the U19 category during 2018
  • U18 British Champion = If you were aged 16-18 on on the 31st December 2017 you are eligible to compete in the U18 category during 2018
The U18 category is for 16-18 year olds and may be subject to additional organisers’ vetting of the participants if they are aged 16-17 when the race happens. See each event website for details.
Just like the Senior Championship, points will be awarded to individual participants per gender, regardless of whether they are competing as a solo participant, as a same-sex pair or a mixed pair. This allows people to mix and match how they compete across the events. For example, the first male or female U18 on the C Course gets 52 points, the second male or female U18 on the C Course gets 49 points etc.…

 

Youth Championship: Inclusion in the Senior Championship

The Youth Championship is designed to encourage younger competitors to progress through the different courses. However, anyone over the age of 18 years may compete on any course AND may become a Course Champion in the Senior Championship. The Senior Championship and Youth Championship are separate, but it is entirely possible that someone aged under 21 could become a Senior and Youth Champion simultaneously. For example, a participant aged 20 could become the British U20 Champion by competing on the A Courses throughout the year AND also become the Senior A Course Champion.

 

Youth Championship: Youth and Senior Combined Teams

We will only recognise, and score Championship Points for Pairs in the Youth Championship when both members of the pair are eligible for the Youth Championship. For example:
  • A U19 participant, paired with a U20 participant may compete together and score Championship points in the A Course (U20 British Champion =is decided on the A Course).
  • A U19 participant, paired with a U20 participant competing on the B Course (U19 British Champion is decided on the B Course) the U20 participant would NOT be eligible to score points, but because the U20 participant was still within the remit of the Youth Championship, the U19 participant would continue to be eligible to score Championship points.
Once any participant is aged 21 or over on the 31st December, the entire team is NOT able to score points in the Youth Championship, even if the second Participant is eligible by age. Therefore, for any Youth pair to score points in the Championship BOTH participants must be aged 21-16 on the 31st December in the prior year.
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