Grand Prix

Now in it’s 6th year the Club Grand Prix is open to all members to take part in and this year will run from the 30th September 2018 until the 1st June 2019.

The aim of the Grand Prix is to encourage all members to participate in a variety of selected races and events. A great way to enjoy friendly competition  within the club and to improve self motivation, not forgetting the chance to have fun at Club events and races.  A great way for everyone to represent the club and showcase the many benefits of our fantastic club.

This year sees additional bonus points being awarded for specific achievements and the opportunity to use a Wildcard at an event of your own choice.  Those completing at least 6 events will be awarded a unique Club GP mug and the winning Lady and Man will each receive a sought after GP T shirt to accompany their mug.  So start booking up the events of your choice and join in the race to become the champion of 2018 -2019.

Grand Prix events for 2018/2019 season

Punch Bowl Challenges 30th September

Bournemouth Half Marathon 7th October

Great South Run 10m 21st October

Pamber Forest XC * 28th October

Queen Elizabeth XC * 11th November

Havant Park run (Staunton Country Park)  17th November

Hogs Back Road Race 2nd December

The Bourne XC * 9th December

Hogmoor Park Run 15th December

Boxing Day Run (drinking) 26th December

Boxing Day Run (non drinking) 26th December

Lord Wandsworth XC * 30th December

Manor Farm XC * TBC

Queen Elizabeth Park Run 12th January

London Winter Run 10k 3rd February

Brighton half marathon 24th February

Polecat Valley XC * TBC

Alice Holt Park Run 9th March

Fleet Half marathon 17th March

Hogmoor Park Run 14th April

Woodland Woggle 10k May (TBC)

Bognor Prom 10k 19th May

Queen Elizabeth Park Run 1st June

Note * denotes event is ineligible for PB points

 

General Rules

  • To complete the Grand Prix an individual needs to complete a minimum of 6 races from the listed.

  • Only your top 6 races will count from the GP race list

  • In each of the Grand Prix races the first HBAC male and female runner home scores 25 points, the second 24 points and so on….

  • If an individual runs an event or distance and obtains a PB at that distance, they will receive a bonus of 20 points.

  • A Personal Best (PB) is your fastest time over the given distance. As recorded by Power of 10 http://www.thepowerof10.info/  or a suitable proof to be agreed by the GP administrators

  • To score points in a race an individual needs to wear club colours/vest  (except for park runs and the Boxing Day Run), be on the official results under their own name and be entered as a first claim HBAC runner.

  • The Park run PB’s are based on a course time and PB bonus points are awarded on this basis.

  • The Grand Prix winners are the man and lady who have the most points from their top six races at the end of 31st June 2019.

  • You only get one PB on any one distance per GP season. On Park Runs you can only get one PB on each Park Run course.

  • It is up to the individual to notify the GP administrator of any PB’s, bonus points etc, notification will not be accepted via third parties, you have 7 days from the date of the race to do this or your claim may not be accepted.

  • Additional bonus points are awarded for specific achievements as detailed below.

  • Additional bonus points will be awarded for a single Wild card event as per below.

  • The GP administrator’s decisions and awarding of points are final.

  • The GP administrators can be contacted on:daparry528@hotmail.com  and  annmvarnes@gmail.com if you have any feedback or you see any discrepancies in the results, please feel free to let us know.

Bonus Points will be awarded for the following achievements and are in addition to the Grand Prix events list above

  • Competing in all 6 XC event     10 BP!! so get yourself signed up for the XC events and earn some extra points as well as raise the profile of the club
  • Competing in either a Christmas Day Park Run in fancy dress (photo Verification required) OR New Year’s Day Park Run (Only 1 race qualifies) 10 BP
  • Marshalling at the Punch Bowl Challenges or the Clubs  XC event. 10 BP (Note points will only be awarded if you are not competing in the event and a maximum of 10 points will be awarded).
  • Competing in a Fun Run event from the list below:  10 BP
    Bacchus (half marathon or marathon) 9th September                                                                                             OR
    Windsor British Beer Run (half marathon, 10k 0r 5k) 13th October

In order to qualify for any of these bonus points an individual has to notify the GP administrator within a week of qualifying for the bonus points.

Wild Card

The Wild card can be used at any official EAT event of your choice in addition to the official GP events listed above.  Notification has to be given to the GP administrators up to 2 weeks prior to the event that an individual is competing in an event, otherwise the event will not be counted.  Points will be awarded as follows: -

PB 20 BP

Competing in the event 10B

REMEMBER TO USE THIS, IT COULD MEAN VALUABLE EXTRA POINTS!