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 2012/13 Sandilands Cup
Switchback (21 points for helping) 23rd September
Surrey League cross country – 1
East Surrey League – Lloyd Park
Surrey League cross country – 2
10th Nov / 1st Dec
South of Thames – 1 – Reigate
South of Thames – 2 – Richmond Park
Surrey County Championships – Lloyd Park
5th January 2013
Surrey League cross country – 3
12th January 2013
Southern cross country champs – Parliament Hill
26th January 2013
Surrey League cross country – 4
9th February 2013
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 4th Sandilands Cup Race to prevent someone benefiting from being mis-categorised.
Team place bonus point list to appear shortly.
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
– 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 Justin Macenhill 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
· 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.