Wicat Rules - Explanation

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Hi Team, to answer a few questions - Notes below 'Transcribed by Mike Raistrick 11/12/07 from written notes provided by Bob Whyman.'



1. The following events are eligible for the Scheme:

On Road / Marathon / 20 Miles / Half-Marathon / 10 Miles

On Track / 3000 Metres / 1 Mile / 800 Metres              

Road or Track / 10 Kilometres / 5 Miles / 5000 Metres

2. Standards will be set for each event on a scale from 1 to 10 stars - varying according to age and sex.

3. There will be no award for an individual who achieves a standard in a single event; however a record will be kept of the date, place and standard achieved for each eligible event. (See Note 1).

4. If an individual achieves a minimum of 4 standards in any one calendar year, he/she will receive the 'Bracknell Forest Runners Star Award' at the level of the lowest standard achieved of the 4. The award will be the appropriate cloth badge and can only be achieved once.

5. The track times must be achieved at designated Club Time Trials or recognised track races. The road times must be attained during recognised races. (See Note 2).

(MS Comment 2017 - For 6. - We no longer award this, due to added age categories)

6. Annual Trophies. The following annual trophies will be presented: 

a) The WICAT Trophy for the overall best runner, i.e. the man or woman who accumulates the most stars in any 6 events during the calendar year.

b) A Trophy for the overall best of the opposite sex to the winner of a).

c) A Trophy for the Most Improved Runner which will be calculated on the total stars for any 4 events accumulated during the year compared with the previous year.


1. Records will be kept by the Club Coach (Bob Whyman). You are responsible for ensuring he has up to date information for your record.

2. Where possible the time recorded for road races shall be either (in order of preference):

a) The time officially recorded in the results


b) The time showing on the official clock as the runner crosses the finish line.


c) For runners where there is a large delay between the starting signal and the time when the runner actually crosses the start line, the time recorded on the runners stop-watch for elapsed time from start line to finish line. This particularly applies to races such as the London Marathon, Great North Run etc. where large fields cause congestion at the start.

The Club Committee reserve the right to disallow times in races where there is reasonable doubt about the accuracy of distance measuring or time-keeping.