Sandilands Cup

Overview

The Sandilands Cup rewards Striders for representing the club in team cross country events. The idea is that all Striders have a reasonable chance of winning the Cup. You need to run at least 6 of the 11 races listed in the table below and if you run them well by your own standards then you will do well in the Sandilands Cup.

Update : this has now become a ‘6 out of 10 race’ Cup. We only recently had confirmation that both the Helen Furze memorial mobmatch at Nonsuch parkrun and the first South of Thames race are taking place on the same day (26th November). We didn’t want to be in a situation where we were ‘rewarding’ runners for putting the South of Thames race ahead of the memorial match.

Races in the 2016/17 Sandilands Cup

Switchback (21 points for helping) 25th September

East Surrey League – Lloyd Park
1st October

Surrey League cross country – 1
15th October

Surrey League cross country – 2
Men – 12th November / Women – 3rd Decmeber

London champs – Parliament Hill
19th November

South of Thames – 1 – Ham Lands
26th November

South of Thames – 2 – Beckenham Place Park
17th December

Surrey County Championships – Lloyd Park
7th January 2017

Surrey League cross country – 3
14th January 2017

Southerns – Parliament Hill
28th January 2017

Surrey League cross country (21 points for helping) – 4
11th February 2017

 

Team place bonus points

These categories have been created by taking into account the runner’s recent performances and their record in cross country races.

New runners will be given a category after their first Sandilands cup race (but can score 1 point in their first race if they place in the team).

Runners may be re-categorised after the 3rd Sandilands Cup Race to prevent someone benefiting from being mis-categorised.

Team place bonus point list to appear shortly.

Scoring Rules

1. 20 points –

For each runner finishing or helping to marshal a Sandilands Cup Race.

2. 1 bonus point –

For each runner finishing or helping to marshal a Surrey League cross country race

3. 1 bonus point

For any man who finishes in a race where less than 11 Striders men finish, or woman who finishes in a race where less than 5 Striders women finish.

4. 1 bonus point

For the any Strider who finishes in a better placing than their placing in the comparable race of last season.

– Surrey League men – overall finishing place among both division 3 and division 4 runners, compared to division 2 last season

– Surrey League women – overall finishing place among both division 1 and division 2 runners

– Other races are just on gender placings – i.e. what place the runner finished among runners of their own gender

5. ‘Team place’ bonus points

The ‘team’ is considered to be the first 11 men in Surrey League races and the first 7 men in all other races, and the first 6 women in Surrey League races and the first 4 women in all other races.

If the runner finishes within the ‘team’ then they score the bonus points according to the chart. For example Lee Flangan would score 1 point, whereas Kevin Burnett would score 10 points

 

Total Score

Each runner’s total score is calculated by taking their 6 best Sandilands Cup race scores from the 11 Sandilands Cup races.

Eligibility

The Sandilands Cup is open to the following runners

· All paid up – First claim members of Striders of Croydon, who to scores points should where possible enter the races stating their club as Striders of Croydon and ideally run wearing some form of Club Kit.

· All paid up – Second Claim members of Striders of Croydon, who enter as Striders of Croydon and wear Club Kit.

Winner of the Sandilands Cup

The winner of the Sandilands Cup will be the runner(s) whose sum of points gained in their best 6 Sandilands Cup races is the greatest. If more than one runner finishes on equal points the Sandilands Cup will be shared. Trophies will be awarded to the first three places, and presented at the Striders of Croydon A.G.M.