TOP FLIGHT BMC TRACK MEET - RunThrough Top Flight Races

TOP FLIGHT BMC TRACK MEETS SUPPORTED BY ENGLAND ATHLETICS NORTH EAST

Top Flight by Run Through, The British Milers Club & England Athletics have joined together in a unique collaboration to bring fast-paced and seeded middle distance races back to the North-East, this summer.

The first meeting will be at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow on Saturday 22nd June from 4.30pm-6.00pm, courtesy of NEMAA and will feature 1500’s for men, women and young athletes.

The format will be mixed age and gender races, designed to achieve personal bests.

There will be a total prize fund of £1100, including time-bonuses, with a maximum top prize of £350

The second meeting will be part of Gateshead Harriers & AC’s Tartan Games at Gateshead Stadium on Sunday August 18th and will feature 800’s.

Following the fantastic start to the Top Flight by RunThrough Road Race Series, we are ecstatic to be joining forces with the world-renowned middle-distance track organisers, British Milers Club and England Athletics series to evolve and modernise the sport we love.

Expect strong social media content from expert videographers & photographers, LiveStream with commentary from the Top Flight team.

This is just the start and we want to kick hard to develop a new and exciting athletics series with an energised atmosphere to give athletes and coaches the product they train so hard to deserve.


RACE INFO

Top Flight BMC Track Meet 1 supported by England Athletics North East – Saturday 22nd  June 2024

Address: Monkton Stadium, Jarrow, South Tyneside, NE32 5NJ

Event – 1500m

Event Times – 16:30pm – 18:00pm


Top Flight BMC Track Meet 2 supported by England Athletics North East – Sunday 18th August 2024

Address: Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead, NE10 0EF

Event – 800m

Event Times – 3pm – 4pm (tbc)


Race Seeding

Races will be transparently seeded with an emphasis on current form. For future events, seeding will strongly consider rewarding performances in the other meetings in the series.

16 Runners will be seeded per 1500m, 10 Runners per 800m race with no movement between races once start lists are published 48hrs before the event.

The first 10 in each 1500m race and 6 in each 800m will be strictly seeded on Seasons Best.

Next 6 (1500m) or 4 (800m) on combination of: Seasons Best over 2 years; PB; Finishing position in previous Event (N/A for first event); Current form in complementary events i.e. 800m, 1500m, mile, 3000m, 5k track/road

This presents a fair and clear pathway to the higher race in future events by finishing high up in the B,C,D races.

Race Director decision is final.


Prize Money (m/f) – Paid according to combined results on the night

£100 (Any time)

Performances under qualifying time of Sub 3m47:00 / 1m51:00 (Men) 4m25:00 / 2m10:00 (Women)

Time-based CASH prizes for Men and Women’s performances are as follows:

1st £150*, 2nd £100, 3rd £75, 4th £50, 5th £25

*in addition to race win = £250 total

NB. Time-Based bonuses based on published UK Top 100 Performance Targets on PowerOf10 Ranking lists 2024

Best Age-Graded Performance Bonus

The best age graded points performance* at the event according to PowerOf10 will be paid a bonus of:

£100

*this is one bonus for the combined results of all age groups combining male and female performances. (tbc)


Pace-making 

For a successful event, we would like to recruit and reward talented athletes who can execute pace making duties.

  A-Race*  £40 to 800m, £50 if hit correct splits & £75 to 1km
  B-Race  £30 to 800m; £50 if hit correct splits to 1km
  C-Race onwards  £20 to 800m; £25 if hit correct splits to 1km
  *  Will increase for exceptional time request

Entry Fees

Standard Entry £22 / BMC Member £18