Annual Bellville Awards: The Rules

Rules
Rule 1
1.1. All rules are subordinate to preceding rules.
Rule 2
2.1. The period considered for the annual awards (forthwith referred to as “year”) is from 1 October to 30 September of the next year.
2.2. The end and start date may be moved to accommodate one of the annual ultra races.
Rule 3
3.1. Only races run under the auspices of a provincial, national or international athletics body affiliated to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will be considered for award purposes.
Rule 4
4.1. The distances considered for award purposes are 10 km, 15 km, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon – except Group 4, 5, 6 and 7 awards.
4.2. All distances count towards Group 4 awards.
4.3. Only 5 km time trials run at the Bellville Athletic Club count towards Group 5 awards.
4.4. Only the Comrades Marathon is considered for the Group 6 and 7 awards.
Rule 5
5.1. The onus is on members to submit their best times to the records official for consideration.
Rule 6
6.1. The age categories recognised for award purposes are Junior, Senior, Veteran, Master, Grand Master and Great Grand Master.
6.2. Different sexes are awarded separately – except for Groups 7, 8, 9 and 11.

Groups
Group 1
The prizes in this group are awarded for the fastest times in the various distances up to the ultra marathon in each age category – except the Junior category for which prizes are only awarded up to the Half Marathon.
Group 2
In this group prices are awarded to the best athlete in each age category. To qualify an athlete must have successfully completed at least three (3) of the five (5) distances in that year, except for Juniors, who may only compete in one, because of age restrictions.
Group 3
Four (4) prices are awarded in this category: a Junior Male Cross Country Atlete of the Year, a Junior Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year, the Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Women and the Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Men. These awards are based on the total points allocated to each athlete in one event in that season by Western Province Athletics.
Group 4
These awards are given for the Highest Number of Race Kilometers in that year.
Group 5
These awards are given for the most Time Trials run in that year.
Group 6
The Comrades Awards celebrates the fastest man and woman in the Comrades Marathon that year.
Group 7
The Comrades “Moed, Durf en Daad” Trophy is awarded by the Bellville Club Committee.
Group 8
10 km Challenge, Half Marathon Challenge and Ultra Prestige Awards are given to those runners who completed the prescribed number of races in that year.
Group 9
A Novice of the Year is awarded to the newcomer with the best average performance in that year. To qualify an athlete must have successfully completed at least three (3) of the five (5) distances in that year, except Novice of the Year for Juniors, who may only compete in one.
Group 10
The Athlete of the Year Awards is presented to the runners with the best average performance in that year. To qualify an athlete must have successfully completed at least three (3) of the five (5) distances in that year.
Group 11
The Achievement of the Year Award is presented to the single best performance for that year. All the best times of the various distances and age categories are considered for this award.
Group 12

The Chairman’s Trophy is awarded at the sole discretion of the chairperson of the club.