The Kenilworth Runners Newsletter may have died a death somewhere at the beginning of 2010 but by popular demand the end of year road race rankings - a feature of the December Newsletter for the past two years - has been saved for 2010. 

The format remains largely the same. With much number crunching I've produced lists for the most commonly run road distances: 5 miles; 10km; 10 miles; half marathon and marathon. Cross country or off-road races have been ignored as their claimed distances are often an approximation.

Additionally for 2010 and thanks to the admirable Parkrun initiative, lists for 5km have been included for the same time. Whilst the free weekly Parkrun events are not strictly races, the courses are certified as accurate and the times are used by UK Athletics on their excellent Power of 10 Website.

Furthermore, this year I've attempted to implement a WMA / WAVA grading on each athlete's best performance at each distance to attempt to show an equivalency across the club's age ranges. Aside from the 5km table, where I've used Parkrun's own gradings, I've used the WMA/WAVA age grading table as implemented by a web page created by Howard Grubb (He was top on a Google search for such a table). Male and female performances have been combined for these listings for no other reason than that I see no reason why they shouldn’t be.

As with previous years, there is an important caveat to remember with the compiling of the following lists - they are almost certainly not exhaustive or 100% correct as they are largely based on race reports that feature on either the club website or the athlete profile on the Power of 10 website. I am sure that there are a number of events that have slipped my attention. Finally, the results were compiled up to the 13 December. Any races held between 14 December and the end of the year will not be registered here.

5km Race Rankings

5 Mile Race Rankings

10km Race Rankings

10 Mile Race Rankings

Half Marathon Rankings

Marathon Rankings

Summary

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