In brief, natives and residents. According to UKA rule 9, this encompasses: a) any individual born in Berkshire OR with 9 months continuous bona fide residence in Berkshire prior to the date of the race (this includes HM Forces stationed in Berkshire) AND b) who has not competed for any other county, or in any other county championships, during the competition year. (The full UKA text may be found here.)
"Berkshire" no longer exists as a political or administrative entity but, for present purposes, as defined on the Home Page of this site, it consists of the Unitary Authority areas of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor & Maidenhead, and Wokingham.
See above, or check out the fixtures page, for dates, send off your entries to the appropriate event organisers, then follow the instructions in Entering Berkshire Championship Road Races above. Couldn't be easier!
You pay your race entry fees directly to the organisers of each event. No extra fee is required to enter the Berkshire Championship.
Communication & Use of Details
All communication will be by email. Your email address will be used as a means to contact you after race day if you have won a medal, and / or following the last race of the year if you have won a trophy. Your data will not be sold, or otherwise passed on, to other parties, or used for any form of marketing.
Berkshire County AA medals are awarded to the first 3 Championship finishers in each age category:
- male - under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
- female - under 35, 35-44, 45-54, 55+
NOTE: These age groups apply to the Berkshire Championships for all races, regardless of those used by race organisers for their own overall race categorisation.
The top 10 runners in each category of each championship race score ten through to one point respectively towards the series trophy. At the end of the season, the highest scoring runner in each category will receive a trophy. In the event of a draw, head-to-head results will be taken into account.
Why doesn't my name appear in the Trophy Points Table?
For all sorts of possible reasons — watch this space
"Gun time" vs. "Chip Time"
From 2018 we will be using chip time for the allocation of medals and points. Although current worldwide standard for statistical rankings at the elite level is that gun-tape times should be used. UK athletics recognises however that in large-scale road races there can be a significant difference between the official gun time and the chip time which is a more accurate representation of the time a competitor actually took to complete the course.
Results & Medals Tables will be made available from this page as soon as possible after each race. However it may take some time to acquire and process race results, so please be patient.
For various reasons, it is no longer feasible to determine medal winners in time for the post-race presentation, even for the 10k and 10 mile races. Trophies and trophy medals are normally presented at the County AGM (usually in November). At the same time, where possible, event medals are passed to a club representative, for onward distribution. If there is no club rep at the AGM, medal winners will be contacted individually.
For the purposes of trophy points accumulation, an athlete's age category is determined by their age on the date of the first race within the series.
For individual events, an athlete's age category is determined by their age attained on the date the event is run.
Helping at a Championship Event
All events typically welcome assistance with marshalling. Contact the race organisers via their race website (links will appear on the Events page).