runbritain Rankings: What's New?

  • Reward Running 2014

    Reward Running 2014, is a free monthly competition running from March to November with the simple aim of improving your racing performances as much as possible during each month by measuring who has improved their runbritain handicap the most.

    At the end of each month, the runner who has improved the most in that month will receive a Polar heart rate monitor.

    To enter each monthly competition, first login using the controls above or click here to register and claim your handicap and then visit your profile page.

    To give everybody a fair chance of improving their handicap and thus winning a prize, entrants need to have done at least 3 licensed UKA road or multi-terrain races in the year before the start of each month's competition.

    Only runners who have entered a month's competition in that month can win a prize. Runners can however win more than one monthly prize as that would be some going to keep improving so much!

    We will be maintaining deep leaderboards each month which can be viewed here.

    Don't worry if you are brand new to running or sign up late in the year, everybody starts from scratch each month so giving everyone an equal chance of winning each month as well as achieving their personal goals.

    Don't also worry if you think your races were only on slow course or tough days. Our handicap system adjusts automatically for course difficulty on the day.

    Good luck!

  • Handicaps Improved for 2014

    runbritain's revolutionary handicap scoring system is designed to give road runners of all abilities the ability to benchmark their progress and compare their results across a range of distances and terrains.

    For 2014, we are starting to include cross country so now with also road, multi-terrain and track nearly all events can contribute to your handicap. We have also improved the algorithm with handicaps now better comparable between runners and more indicative of current form. We have also further improved the way we measure the difficulty of the course on the day so that you have as good a chance of improving your handicap on a hilly course on a tough day to a flat course on a calm day.

    Click here to see a sample page - the winner of the 2012 Reward Running Competition

    Click here to claim your handicap.

  • The scoring system, which has been developed in conjunction with the team behind the Power of 10 website, rewards regular racing and factors in a degree of difficulty for slower courses. The score is derived from all your race results in UKA licensed road, multi-terrain, track & cross country races from 2010 although you only need to have done one race since 2010 to claim a handicap.

  • Once registered, you just need to log in to be taken to your bespoke personal running biog profile page featuring:
    * opportunity to enter the monthly Reward Running 2014 competition
    * personal progress graph
    * direct comparisons with other runners with a 'head-to-head' function
    * weekly mileage logger and graph
    * national ladder position showing your ranking amongst all UK runners
    * current rankings at each of the major distances (5K, 10K, HM, Mar)
    * handicap score updated automatically after each run
    * target times to bring score down to the next level
    * training schedules to help you achieve your targets