Grand Prix SeriesThe Grand Prix is a club annual event that consists of four races over the distances 1 mile, 3 miles, 10k and 10 miles.
In addition, from 2014 there has been a fifth "substitute" event, the Bramley Challenge 5 miles.
Points can be earned in all five races, but only your best four scores will count.
At the end of the year, the male and female gaining the highest total being awarded the prestigious trophies to keep
(and polish) for the year, subject to the condition that they have taken part in at least three of the five races There
are also additional trophies for the best individual race over each of the distances.
The results will be e-mailed out after each round, non e-mail runners will receive hard copies.
The details of how Grand Prix points are awarded can be found below, if you wish to read them please click here
The dates for this year's events are:
1 mile Thursday 7 April 10k Thursday 12 May Bramley Challenge Thursday 6 September
3 miles Thursday 15 September 10 miles Saturday 19 November
The results for 2016 after four events can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2016
The full results for the Bramley Challenge can be viewed by clicking on Bramley 2016
The overall results for 2015 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2015
The full results for the Bramley Challenge can be viewed by clicking on Bramley 2015
The overall results for 2014 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2014
The full results for the Bramley Challenge can be viewed by clicking on Bramley 2014
The overall results for 2013 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2013
The overall results for 2012 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2012
The overall results for 2011 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2011
The overall results for 2010 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2010.
The overall results for 2009 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2009.
The overall results for 2008 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2008.
The overall results for 2007 can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 2007.
It is a rare (but not impossible) achievement for runners to gain a trophy for two consecutive years. Below is a full list of previous winners (plus best points totals and record times). Every year we are impressed with the number of pbs ran, so everybody has a good chance of winning overall.
Grand Prix Winners
Grand Prix Club Records
Grand Prix Points Records - 3 Races
Grand Prix Points Records - 4 Races
Grand Prix Points
Currently for all of the races,
runners average times over the last three years are taken as a
In order to set a feasible goal, target times are then devised as follows:
1 & 3 miles Target time = Average + 30 seconds
10k Target time = Average + 60 seconds
10 miles Target time = Average + 100 seconds
20 points are allocated for just running, then additional points are gained by running inside your target time, more precisely:
1 & 3 miles 1 point for each second inside your target time
10k 1 point for every 2 seconds inside your target time
10 miles 1 point for every 3 seconds inside your target time
Three year average times can decrease (get faster) by any amount, but can only increase (get slower) in any consecutive years by a maximum of:
3 miles 10% 10k 7% 10 miles 5%
For new members or members who have no previous race history in any particular event(s), 50 points will continue to be awarded for just running each race. The times recorded will then be used for the following year's target.
The point allocation for the new
Bramley Challenge race will be published as soon as possible.
Overall it is a fair system that equates recent performance with distance and gives everyone a fighting chance to win the two trophies.