The Club Championship is based on the World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA) rating system. It's a widely used and offically recognised scoring system that takes age into account. It works by comparing your race time to that of the world record holder in your age group. Using a mathematical formula, it makes it possible to level the playing field by adjusting everyone's race time to what it would be if they had all been 25 years old on the day of the race. The use of the WAVA system is intended to make the Club Championship more competitive, interesting and inclusive.
There will be separate WAVA Club Championships for male and female Stadium Runners based on the 15 events which comprise the club’s race calendar. The male and female runners with the fastest WAVA adjusted times for each calendar event will each score 25 points. The second placed runners will score 24 and so on, down to one point for every Stadium Runner who takes part.
There is no minimum number of events required to qualify for the WAVA Club Championship and new Stadium Runners can join the competition at any point during the year. For Stadium Runners who complete more than 8 events, the best 8 scores will count towards their overall total. If there is a tie at the end of the year, then the person who had achieved the most outright victories (25 points) will be declared the final winner. If you have questions about the WAVA, please contact Martin Huddleston.
This season's updated WAVA table can be found here.