2018 British Mountain Marathon Championship

THE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2018 British Mountain Marathon Championship will be decided across three Mountain Marathons, which include Marmot Dark Mountains™ (27-28th January 2018), the LAMM (TBC 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

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 (in 2018) 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, the top 50 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 position = 1 point

To be eligible for a ranking in the British Mountain Marathon Championship, an individual must be in the top 50 (thereby awarded points) in two 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, 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.

 

Senior Championship: Categories
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 Championship 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

 

Senior Championship: Veteran Categories
In British Mountain Marathon Championship, there is currently no separate Veteran Championship. Like with our Mixed Team rule, we 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.

 

Youth Championship: Categories
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

 

Youth Championship: Age Eligibility
The eligibility in terms of age is determined by the participant’s age on the 1st January 2018. For example, someone who was 21 on the 2nd January 2018 would be eligible to compete in the U21 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.

 

Youth Championship: Inclusion in the Senior Championship
Anyone over the age of 18 years may compete on any course AND may become a Course Champion in the Senior Championship. However, the Youth Championship is designed to encourage younger competitors to progress through the courses. The Senior Championship and Youth Championship are separate but it is entirely possible that someone aged under 21 could become an 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. However, if they competed 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 over 21 or over on the 1st January, 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 on the 1st January each year.

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