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Town and Country Harriers (TACH) is an off-road running club dedicated to exploring the varied countryside around Bristol, in the West of England, UK.

Club members earn championship points through participation in training runs and races, and through helping out with our own races. Points are based purely on participation – not speed or race placing – we just want to encourage off road running!

The points system:

2 = Run in an official Park Run*

5 = Attend a Thursday night training run

5 = Run in a race (5 points per day for a multi-day event e.g. mountain marathon)

5 = Write an article for Rough Running News

10 = Lead a Thursday night training run (long or short)

10 = Run in a Championship race

10 = Help course set a TACH race

10 = Help out during a TACH race (e.g. marshaling, finish line, results)


* The TACH Championship is about participation, not distance (5km can be a marathon effort for someone coming back from injury or just getting into running) and Park Runs also offer a good opportunity to do a timed event for those on lower incomes or with very busy lives! However, because the organisers don’t class them as races and given that they occur every week, then they are worth only 2 Championship points each.

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  1. Pingback: Welcome to the 2016 TACH Championship! | TACH Championship

  2. And can a link to the Championship website be put on the Home page of the existing website – i know its being changed but its what we have at the moment. Might also be worth pinning the link to the Championship website on the TACH FB page. A x


    • We’re just discussing this and I’ll let you know ASAP. I’d like to include Park Runs in some way to help keep the Championship accessible but we need to ensure that its roughly equitable across the range of running that TACH members do (e.g. someone who does Park Run every week might be considered to have an unfair advantage over someone who does ultras and so can race less frequently). For now, feel free to enter your Park Runs via the Results page and I’ll get back with a definitive answer shortly!


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