Notts AAA Road Running County Championships 2020

Marathon update - 11/09/2020:

Following a recent Notts AAA Road Running meeting we have regrettably decided to cancel the upcoming 5th December County Championship Marathon.  The organisers have cancelled their events up to the start of November and we do not think the event will go ahead.  With a 3 month minimal preparation time for marathons we felt it appropriate to cancel now.  This will mean a fresh start to the County Championship events for 2021.  What a year we have had, but hopefully a great one to come.


Peter Davis MBE Notts AAA Road Running CC Coordinator


A note from the Road Running Committee:

COVID 19 update of cancellations

As you are all aware due to COVID 19 restrictions we have had no County Championship road races to date this year. Our thoughts go out to all those Notts AAA members and their families who may have died or suffered chronic impairments due to this unkind virus. We are not out of the fire yet but hopefully things are improving. Road Racing is particularly difficult to get up and going again as it is a particularly social sport before, during and after the race. We would like to thank all clubs who agreed to organise the events this year for their hard work and dedication to Nottinghamshire’s Road Running events.

10 mile - CANCELLED
Notts 10 at NWSC  
June 19th 19.00 full details: 
Newstead Abbey Dash   
July 24th 19.15 full details: 
University of Nottingham 10k   
7th August 19.00 full details: 
Half Marathon  - CANCELLED
Worksop Half Marathon   
25th October 10.00 full details: 
Marathon -  CC CANCELLED (race to be confirmed)
Holme Pierrepont Marathon     
5th December 10.15 full details: 
Eligibility to enter Notts AAA County Championships
  1. Must be either born in the county or resident for at least 9 months on race day.
  2. No entries on the day
  3. Club runners must wear their affiliated colours.

The following is an extract of UK Athletics Rules for Competition:


1. English County Qualification

(1) County Championships are open to all eligible athletes possessing a

County qualification.

(2) A County qualification may be acquired as follows:

(a) By birth

(b) By nine month’s continuous bona fide residence in the County

immediately prior to the competition.

(c) By service in a Unit of HM Forces stationed in the County for nine

months immediately prior to the date of the competition. Temporary

absence on duty shall not break a qualification acquired under this


NOTE 2: Membership of a Club affiliated to a County Association does not, of

itself, provide an athlete with a County qualification unless at least one of (a) –

(c) above is satisfied.

(3) Competitors who have qualified and competed, under (2) b or (2) c above

retain that qualification until they have acquired a residential qualification and

competed in the Championship of another County, or represented another

County in an Inter-County Championship.

(4) A student at school, college or university does not acquire a residential

qualification by residential qualification by residence in the County during term

time only

(5) An athlete who has competed in a County Championship

 or represented a County in an Inter-County

competition, may not compete in the Championships of, nor represent, another

County in that Competition Year.



For the avoidance of doubt on 24/06/13 the Notts AAA Road Running Sub-Committee passed the following motion:


In all Nottinghamshire Road Running County Championships athletes must wear the vest of their first claim affiliated club, their County or National vest or any other representative vest approved by the UKA.

This rule does not apply to unaffiliated runners.


For the avoidance of doubt on 04/09/13 the Notts AAA Road Running Sub-Committee passed the following motion:


No entries on the day shall be allowed in any Nottinghamshire Road Running County Championships.


On 17/09/18 the Notts AAA main committee approved a proposal that for the U17 and U20 categories in the 5k County Championships the relevant date would be the age of the runner on race day.