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Grand Prix Series

  The 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 will be 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


 
Results

  The full results of the substitute race "The Bramley Challenge" can be viewed by clicking on
Bramley 2014
  The results for 2014 after four races can be viewed by clicking on Grand Prix Table 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

Year

Men

Ladies

1991

Peter Cheesman

Julie Cheesman

1992

Brian Drescher

Carolyn Smith

1993

Brian Drescher

Penny Durance

1994

Dick Durance

Julie Cheesman & Carolyn Smith

1995

Dick Durance

Julie Cheesman

1996

Brian Greaves

Jane Meade

1997

Nick Dudley

Kay Cummins

1998

Len Eyre & Bruce Danby

Penny Durance

1999

Dick Durance

Loraine Fozzard

2000

Andy Tucker

Loraine Fozzard

2001

Brendan Parkinson

Fiona Haynes

2002 Ben Parker Alison Lightbody

2003

Steven Rice

Julie Gleeson

2004

Ed Wilkinson

Beverley Owen

2005

Martin Cooper

Fiona Thornewill

2006

Martin Cooper

Jen Sutton

2007

Wayne Wilmot

Angela Edmonson-Jones

2008

Steven Rice

Barbara Garrett

2009

Lyndon Stocks

Helen Jones

2010 Daniel Gleeson Liz Andrew
2011
Ben Parker
Chrissie Reynolds
2012
Ben Parker
Michelle Hall
2013
Steven Rice
Jackie Duers

 

Grand Prix Club Records

Ladies

 1 mile    Frances McKinnon 5:49 2010

3 miles

Old Course

Carolyn Smith

20:12

1998

 

New Course

Penny Durance

20:24

2003

 

New Course (2)

Frances McKinnon

18:56

2009

10 km

 

Frances McKinnon

40:52

2009

10 miles

Old Course

Carolyn Smith

71:03

1994

 

New Course

Katy Simpson

69:00

2011

         

Men

 1 mile    Paul Butcher 4:41 2011

3 miles

Old Course

Martin Brook

17:12

1996

 

New Course

Bruce Danby

16:37

2000

 

New Course (2)

Paul Butcher

14:58

2011

10 km

 

Bruce Danby

32:48

2011

10 miles

Old Course

Brian Drescher

63:23

1994

 

New Course

Paul Butcher

54:34

2011

 

Grand Prix Points Records - 3 Races

Ladies

Jen Sutton

625 points

2006

Men

Steven Rice

675 points

2003

 

Grand Prix Points Records - 4 Races

Ladies

 Liz Andrew  720 points  2010

Men

  Ben Parker
  765 points  2011


Grand Prix Points


   Currently for all of the races, runners average times over the last three years are taken as a benchmark.
  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.

 
 

 

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