The West Midlands Championships are normally held each year in October, November or December, and are organised by each West Midlands club in turn. They are staged in conjunction with a West Midlands League event and use the same allocation of age classes to Colour Coded courses as for the League event. The organising club shall display prominently a notice listing the age classes and the associated courses for competitors to be eligible for the Championships.
The Championships are open to all members of West Midland clubs, schools and universities within the region. Individual competitors must declare their eligibility at registration before competing. If not competing for a recognised WM club they must declare the school or team name.
In order to be eligible for the Championships a competitor must run the West Midlands League course designated for their Long class, or “run up” on a longer/harder course. A competitor running above their Long class colour is deemed to be running in the next highest class on that course, e.g. an M45 running Brown will be deemed to be running M40; a W50 running Blue will be deemed to be running W35; an M10 running Orange will be deemed to be running M12. Women running Brown will be deemed to be in the equivalent men’s class, e.g. a W35 would be classed as an M35; W40 or higher will be classed as M40. The table below clarifies exactly how to find the Champion in each age category.
There are ten trophies which are awarded to the winners of each of the Junior classes (M/W10 to M/W18). These should be presented as early as possible, as soon as all the winners are known.
The organising club should publish the winners’ names on their own web site and forward them to the web master of the West Midlands OA. The organising club is also responsible for printing and distributing the certificates awarded to the first three members in each Junior age class.
Henry Morgan (contact details on this page) can supply a customised certificate. Alternatively, a word template with text boxes is available for customisation here and a word template with background image only is here.
|M/W 10||1st W10 or younger on Yellow||1st M10 or younger on Yellow|
|M/W 12||1st W12 or younger on Orange||1st M12 or younger on Orange|
|M/W 14||1st W14 or younger on Light Green||1st M14 or younger on Light Green|
|M/W 16||1st W16 or younger on Green||1st M16 or younger on Green|
|M/W 18||1st W18 or younger on Blue||1st M18 or younger on Blue|
|M/W 20||1st W20 or younger on Blue||1st M20 or younger on Brown|
|M/W 21||1st W21 on Blue||1st M21 on Brown|
|M/W 35||1st W35 or older on Blue||1st M35 on Brown|
|M/W 40||1st W40 on Green||1st M40 or older on Brown|
|M/W 45||1st W45 on Green||1st M45 on Blue|
|M/W 50||1st W50 on Green||1st M50 on Blue|
|M/W 55||1st W55 or older on Green||1st M55 or older on Blue|
|M/W 60||1st W60 on Short Green||1st M60 on Green|
|M/W 65||1st W65 on Short Green||1st M65 or older on Green|
|M/W 70||1st W70 on Short Green||1st M70 on Short Green|
|M/W 75||1st W75 on Short Green||1st M75 on Short Green|
|M/W 80||1st W80 on Short Green||1st M80 on Short Green|
|M/W 85||1st W85 on Short Green||1st M85 on Short Green|
|M/W 90||1st W90 on Short Green||1st M90 on Short Green|