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British Open Fell Runners Association

Championship Rules

Eligibility

The 2014 BOFRA championship comprises 15 junior races and 16 senior races. Whilst non-members are more than welcome to enter these races, you must be a fully paid up member of BOFRA to claim championship points.
For 2014, Coniston Gullies should be back on the map and Muker Show is a Senior championship race only.

In the event of any championship races being cancelled for whatever reason, then competitiors are still required to complete 8 races. However in the very unlikely event of there only being 13 championship races available, then each competitor's best 7 results will count.

Where a person becomes a member mid-season, they can claim points for all races following their date of joining, but Championship points cannot be claimed for races run before their date of joining. Please note that 24 hours must elapse before an application becomes active.

Application details can be found here.

Championship positions

Championship positions are awarded for each runner that completes 8 championship races. Where a runner completes more than 8 races, their best 8 results are used.

Championship Points

Points are awarded in each race category as follows:

  • 60 points for first place
  • 57 points for second place
  • 55 points for third place
  • decreasing by one point per place thereafter.

Championship categories

Categories are as follows:

  • Under 12 boys (minimum age 9 years)
  • Under 12 girls (minimum age 9 years)
  • Under 14 boys
  • Under 14 girls
  • Under 17 boys
  • Under 17 girls
  • Under 23 Men
  • Under 23 Ladies
  • Senior Men
  • Senior Ladies
  • Vet 40 Men
  • Vet 40 Ladies
  • Vet 45 Men
  • Vet 45 Ladies
  • Vet 45 Ladies
  • Vet 50 Men
  • Vet 60 Men
The under 9's age category is "non-championship" and the minimum age to compete is 6 years (on the day).

Age categories

Runners will compete in the age category determined by their age on 1 May 2014 and remain in that category for the whole of the 2014 season. Example:

  • Child b(29/4/2000) is 14 on 1/5/14 = Under 17 category
  • Child b(2/5/2000) is 13 on 1/5/14 = Under 14 category
Where an event does not include an under 9's race, then the child may enter the under 12's race at their parents discretion and at their own risk. The minimum age to compete in any race is 6 years (on the day).
Please note that under 12's races are considerably more challenging than the under 9's races and parents must be satisfied that their child is capable of competing in the race without putting themselves or other competitors in danger.

DISCLAIMER

All competitors must note the following disclaimer

"All BOFRA races are run in accordance with the rules and safety requirements of BOFRA and/or the FRA. I confirm that I will familiarise myself with the Organiser's information and requirements in connection with each race. I confirm that I have navigational skills appropriate for each race and will carry throughout the race any equipment specified either by BOFRA, the FRA Safety Requirements or by the organiser. I accept the hazards involved in fell running and acknowledge that I will enter and compete in each race at my own risk. Other than the Organiser's liability for causing death or personal injury by negligence, I confirm that I understand that the Organiser accepts no liability to me for any loss or damage of any nature to me or my property arising out of my participation in these races.".