Racing

As a club, we are affiliated to several different leagues and associations. This means our members can take part in certain competitions locally and represent the club in competitive races.

As a member of the club, you will become a registered England Athletics Athlete. Once England Athletics have received your details from us you will be allocated you a Unique Registration Number (URN). This registration comprises around 50% of your membership fee. You can log-in to the EA portal to check your details.

As an EA athlete, you will receive a £2 discounted entry into UKA licenced road races. Click here to read an official England Athletics at a Glance document for more details.

Running in local races for us

We are fortunate to live in a county that has a high density of running clubs. As such, Leicestershire has a thriving and active running community.

From February to September, we compete in the Leicestershire Road Running League. The league has been running for over thirty years and comprises of over twenty-five clubs, of which we are a founding member.

There are usually around a dozen or so races that form part of the league. Entries for each race sell out fast, sometimes within minutes. We will notify you of when details of when each race is open for entry on our Facebook page and through email.

Our members compete regularly in these road races. The league has individual and team scoring components. For each race, the men require six runners to score as a team and the women need four. Where each individual finishes will determine their individual score. At the end of the year (or at a mid-point in the season if there are enough races) team and individual scores are tabulated and standings are published.

After the road season has finished we compete in cross-country races during the winter months. We compete in the Derby Runner Cross Country League which consists of around six races that take place from October to March.

Unlike road races, these events do not require pre-entry so you can turn up on the day to race.  As with the LRRL, you can score as an individual based on your finishing position and for the team. The men and women require eight and four runners respectively to score as a team.

In addition to this local league, the club tries to send teams to the different levels of cross country events that form part of a ladder of championship events. First, there are our county championships, organised by the L&RAA. Then comes our area championships which are the Midland Counties. Lastly, we along with everyone else, head to the National Championships.

As a member, you are highly encouraged to show this fact off by racing in one of our vests/t-shirts, not least because it is a requirement in cross-country races and league races that are only open to affiliated clubs.

A final note about racing for us – we are officially known as ‘Beaumont RC’ so please use this when typing into or selecting from any ‘club’ field when entering a race.