Club Championship

The idea behind the Club Championship is to find the best male and female runners in the club. An annual event, we use a wide selection of races to decide the crème de la crème! Out of those races, your top five finishing positions, against your fellow Burgess Hill Runners, will count towards the Club Championship. 

To qualify for the Championship you must have run at least five of the races listed below. If you have run more you’ll have more races to choose from, which may increase your odds! After the final race, your top five finishing positions are selected, added together and the runner with the lowest number will be declared the overall winner in both male and female categories. The prize – an impressive looking shield to place on your mantelpiece or other prominent position in your home!

For example: Finishing Positions by runner


Lewes 10k

7 Stiles

Barns Green Half


Hove Promenade parkrun









Mo Farrah







Paula Radcliffe







Jon Lavis







Lavis is the winner! 

Age category winners will also be awarded (your age at the end of the year will dictate which category you fall in).

The aim is to make the Championship a fair competition and accessible for all club members.  With a choice of different races over the course of the year we hope it is seen as a fun event with a slightly competitive edge to spice things up!

2018/19 Championship races:

Race 1 - Lewes 10k - Mon 2nd April 2018

Race 2 - Bluebell 10 miles - Sun 22nd April 2018

Race 3 - Worthing 10k - Sun 3rd June 2018

Race 4 - Hornets Stinger 9.5k - Sun 19th Aug 2018

Race 4 - Tilgate Forest - Sun 23rd Sept 2018

Race 5 - Barns Green 10k - Sun 30th Sept 2018

Race 5 - Barns Green Half Marathon - Sun 30th Sept 2018

Race 6 - Steepdown 5 miles - Sun 28th Oct 2018

Race 7 - Steyning Stinger Half Marathon - March (TBC) 2019

Race 7 - Steyning Stinger Marathon - March (TBC) 2019

Race 8 - Clair parkrun 5k (every Saturday) - Best time between 1st April 2018 to 23rd February 2019

Race 9 - Preston Park parkrun 5k (every Saturday) - Best time between 1st April 2018 to 23rd February 2019

Please note that the Hove Hornets Stinger race has been cancelled due to a clash with a football event. The Club Championship race chosen to replace this is Tilgate Forest.