Each year we run a club Grand Prix which is an event running from 1st October to 30th April. This year 2017/18 will be the fourth year.
The objectives of the Grand Prix are (i) to encourage race participation in a number of selected races (which include the XC races) (ii) create some friendly competition and motivation for self-improvement and (iii) show case our amazing club spirit.
- To complete the Grand Prix an individual needs to complete a minimum of 6 races from the list below
- Only your top 6 races results will count!
- 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 for the first time or gets a PB* in any of a 5K, 5miles, 10K, 10miles, half marathon or 20miles (marathon distance now removed from the GP), they will receive an additional 20 points bonus, the individual runner is responsible for emailing the Grand Prix co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform them, within 1 week of the race, of this and claim their points. You can only receive 1 PB for a particular distance e.g. 5k per GP season. So if you improve your 5k time more than once during the GP season you will only receive one, 20 points bonus
- A Personal Best (PB) is your fastest time over the given distance in the last 3 calendar years, so for 2017/18 from 1 January 2014 onwards
- To score points in a race an individual needs to wear club colours (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 Grand Prix winners are the man and lady who have the most points from their races at the end of 30th April 2018.
- * below denotes ineligible for PB points
|Punchbowl 10k||10k||1st Oct|
|Pamber Forest *||XC||8th Oct|
|Charter House Trail||5k or 10k||15th Oct|
|Fleet 10k||10k||22nd October|
|Great South Run||10m||22nd October|
|Thames Half Marathon||1/2 marathon||29-Oct|
|Alice Holt Park run||5k||4th Nov|
|QE Country Park*||XC||12th Nov|
|Gosport Half||1/2 marathon||19th Nov|
|Hogs Back Road Race*||c.7m||10th Dec|
|Bourne Woods*||XC||10th Dec|
|Boxing Day Run*||c.3m||26th Dec|
|Lord Wandsworth*||XC||31st Dec|
|Alice Holt Park run||5k||6th Jan|
|Manor Farm*||XC||21st Jan|
|Bramley||10/20 miles||11th Feb|
|Wokingham||1/2 marathon||18th Feb|
|Polecat Valley*||XC||25th Feb|
|The Big Half||1/2 marathon||4th March|
|Surrey||1/2 marathon||11th March|
|Alice Holt Park run||5k||31st March|