The ‘Flying the Flag’ competition was the idea of Gary Thurgood and started in 1997-98. The idea is quite simple; to reward those who compete regularly in local races, wearing their club kit and “flying the flag” for Yaxley Runners. Running capability or distance is not a factor as the quickest runners in the club are rewarded in other ways.
Points are awarded as follows:
- 1 point for any competitive race completed.
- 1 point for competing in a club ‘handicap’ race.
- 1 bonus point can be earned by competing in a complete series e.g. Frostbite Friendly league, Peterborough 5k Grand Prix series, Cambs AAA road race league
- 1 point for completing in special events such as the Werrington Guestimate or the Bushfield “Pub run”.
Although the series is primarily about promoting the club, exception will be made for not wearing a club vest/shirt, for example when wearing a charity top or if on holiday abroad when you discover a local race and decide to run!