Teal targets 2018/19

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Isn’t it great to feel part of such a fantastic club? And don’t we all feel proud to wear our lovely teal vests and turn up to race with fellow BvHers? That was the feeling that lead to the creation of BvH ‘Teal Targets’.

Photo courtesy of Graham Beale

Why teal targets?

  • Get to travel, warm up and race as a team which is fun and inspiring
  • Meet more people in the club
  • Good club turnout is a good advert for BvH
  • More chance of winning team prizes
  • Try races you wouldn’t have done otherwise
  • Supporting other local clubs who put on races
  • Opportunities for pub lunches or cafes after races!

We know we can’t possibly capture everybody’s favourite race but we try to put together a selection of races to target which will provide something for everyone – the chance for pbs (personal bests) as well as pbs (pub beverages), road, multi-terrain, local races, a chance to try something new etc. etc.

The 2018/19 Teal Targets are below:

17th March – Midlands Road Relays

5th May – John Enright parkrun

6th May – Birmingham 10k

17th June – Arden 9

8th July – Wyre Forest Half

26th August – Badgers Atherstone 10k

16th September – Worcester City half / 10k

14th October – Birmingham Half Marathon

4th November – NICE 10k

9th December – Sneyd Pudding Run 10m / 5m

January – Fladbury Festive 5

February – Stourbridge Stagger

The Teal Targets also count towards the Club Championship, which all BvH members are eligible to compete in:

The winners of the 2017/18 Teal Targets were:

National XC Champs – Matthew Pollard
Midlands Road Relays – Katie Alldrit-Rose
Great Birmingham 10k – Anna McManus
DK10k – Maria Wilkes
Wythall & Hollywood 10k – David Mountford
Wyre Forest Half Marathon – Stephen Forcer
Badgers Atherstone 10k – Steve Doswell
Waseley Wobbler – Guy Marston
Great Birmingham Run (Half) – James Drakeford
Midlands 5&7 mile XC – Simeon Whiting
Sneyd Pudding Run – Pauline Wright
Not the Roman IX – Leonie Clitherow

And in the overall points league:
3rd place: Jude Glynn
2nd place: Pauline Wright
Winner: Guy Marston

SCORING

  • Each runner’s Top 6 events will count
  • All runners receive 2 points for racing in an Teal Target event.
  • The highest placed BvH runner (using runbritain rankings) gets 10 extra points, the second 9 points and so on.

RULES

 In order to be eligible for the BvH Club Championship:

  • All entrants must have been a member of BvH for the preceding twelve months.
  • All entrants must have a valid runbritain handicap score.
  • All entrants must have their parkrun barcode linked to their runbritain handicap.
  • All entrants must have completed 5 official runbritain races in the 12 months preceding the Teal Target event they have entered.

Photo courtesy of Pete Hickman

9 Replies to “Teal targets 2018/19”

  1. A couple of suggestions for 2015;
    January – Not the Roman IX – Stratford
    March – Fradley 10k – on the way to Burton
    April – Stratford Half – if you don’t get into London!
    Think Teal Targets is a great idea, already entered the B’ham Half and will be at Sneyd too.

  2. Yes, I’ll second it for the Wythall & Hollywood 10/5 km !.. x

  3. Talking about sea of Teal, we had 19 at the Arrow valley midweek mudfest, more than any other club!!

  4. You are nowhere near middle aged yet, Barrie. My goodness, if you start getting to middle aged, I’ll have to start thinking about it myself.

  5. Encouraging `a sea of teal` at local races has been tried before and has had a reasonable measure of success in the past. I heartily welcome the re-launch of this idea for all the reasons already stated. Furthermore,I would add another reason for turning up at these target events.It is an opportunity to watch and support ones fellow BvHers.ie.one doesn`t necessarily have to be actually running/racing,in every race,in order to to participate`We` all need rest days;some of us more than others.Well,I am approaching `middle age!`

    Barrie

    Performance,Participation,Encouragement and Enjoyment.

  6. Thank you for you reply. I understand, just wanted to ask. :))

  7. Hi Rachel, there are too many good races around and Wythall was on the short list, but to target races effectively we have had to really strip the list down to 1 per month. We know we will never get everyone’s favourites in there but hopefully there will be something for everyone on the list! 🙂

  8. Fantastic idea :)) could the Wythall 10k and 5k be added to list ??