Forget about mile splits and pace. Off road running is about mastering the terrain and taking in the outstanding scenery that Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, North Wales and neighbouring regions have to offer. If you're fed up of having to empty your pockets to enter pan-flat races around industrial estates or deserted B-roads, off-road running might just be your saviour.
PLS members competing in the Wirral Multi-Terrain race series
Off Road Championship
You need to complete at least five races (around one quarter) in order to qualify for the Championship.
Races are scored based on finishing position, with the first man or woman home for the club scoring 50 pts, the next 49 pts, and so on. The best five results for each competitor count towards the championship. In the event of a tie, the competitor who attended the most races will win. There are prizes for the overall Championship winners (M & F categories) and runners up, as well as prizes in Veteran categories for winners and runners up (M40+ & F35+).
For more information about off road running at Penny Lane Striders, contact our off road captain Mike O'Rourke
Ratings denotes terrain and ascent difficulty - these should also be considered with the distance. For instance, a moderate undulating trail race of >10 miles is a greater challenge than 10 miles on the road. Many of the races will also have a fell running category, which you can check when you sign up, based on measured elevation gain and distance. We do not use those here, since not all races in the Championship have this criteria published. Ratings for each race are a combination (but not necessarily all) of the below: