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 10 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.
Races in the 2017/18 Sandilands Cup
Race 1: Switchback (21 points for helping) 24th September 2017
Race 2: East Surrey League – Lloyd Park 30th September 2017
Race 3: Surrey League cross country – match 1
Men – Wimbledon / Women – Reigate 14th October 2017
Race 4: Surrey League cross country – match 2
Men – Richmond / Women – Nonsuch Park 11th November 2017
Race 5: London champs – Parliament Hill 18th November 2017
Race 6: South of Thames – Aldershot 16th December 2017
Race 7: Surrey County Championships – Denbies 7th January 2017
Race 8: Surrey League cross country – match 3
Men – Beckenham Place Park / Women – Wimbledon 13th January 2017
Race 9: Southerns – Brighton 27th January 2018
Race 10: Surrey League cross country (21 points for helping) – match 4
Men – Lloyd Park / Women – Richmond 10th February 2018
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.
For each runner finishing or helping to marshal a Sandilands Cup Race.
For each runner finishing or helping to marshal a Surrey League cross country race
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.
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 2 runners, compared to division 3 and division 4 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
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 Flanagan would score 1 point, whereas Kevin Burnett would score 10 points
Each runner’s total score is calculated by taking their 6 best Sandilands Cup race scores from the 10 Sandilands Cup races.
The Sandilands Cup is open to the following runners:
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