The Arena 80 parkrun series will involve 6 races, visiting all of the most local parkrun’s near Brighton & Hove. There will be one event approximately every two months fitting around other key races in the area.
Three events will be scored based on finishing position, the other three events will be scored based on age grading position. There will be a separate competition for men and women.
Arena colours should be worn if possible, but vests, t-shirts or long sleeves are all fine.
The current proposed schedule is set out below but the races to be confirmed in due course:
Preston Park – Feb 17th Age grading scoring
Hove Prom – Apr 28th Position scoring
Worthing – Jun 16th Age grading scoring
Bevendean – Aug 4th / 18th Position scoring
Peacehaven – Oct 13th Position scoring
Hove Park – Mid Dec Age grading scoring
Runners can score in any / all events. Each runner’s total after the 6 events will determine their finishing position, with the lowest overall score after the 6 events winning.
Men and women to be scored separately from one another in their own respective competitions.
For the 3 parkrun’s scored against finishing position, the first Arena runner (in each M/F category) finishing will receive 1 point, the second 2 points etc.
Bonus 1 point deductions for any runner(s) achieving a time better than the current (at the time of the race) parkrun Age Category record for that parkrun (these are published on each parkrun’s webpage).
Bonus 1 point deductions for any runner(s) achieving a time better than the current (at the time of the race) Arena time and age grading record for that parkrun.
There will also be some cracking prizes to the top 3 in each gender category at the end of the competition!