The Grand Prix is open to all senior and veteran members of the club; a prize will be awarded to the winner in each of MS, FS, M40, F40, M50, F50, M60, F60, M70 and F70 categories. Each runner's category will be determined by their age on the day of their first race in the Grand Prix.
To complete the Grand Prix, a competitor must finish a minimum of 6 races from the following list of 12: one race must be completed from each Section (A, B and C), plus three others from anywhere on the list.
Section A: Hills
- 19 Apr - Norman's Law (Fife AC)
- 07 May - Dumyat Hill Race
- 21 Jun - Largo Law (Anster Haddies)
- 17 Aug - Lomonds of Fife (Lomond Hill Runners)
Section B: Roads
- 06 Apr - Tay Ten (Perth RR)
- 07 May - Scottish 5K Road Championships (SA)
- 12 Aug - Ceres 8 (Fife AC)
- 21 Sep - East Neuk 10K (Anster Haddies)
Section C: Trail
- 17 May - Scottish Trail Championships (SA/Fife AC)
- 01 Jun - Chariots of Fire Beach 5K (Fife AC)
- 26 Jun - Sandy Bay Slither (Fife AC)
- 03 Sep - Gateside Gallop (Fife AC)
Please pay close attention to the details for these races via the relevant websites, and note that some invite/require pre-registration. The clash between two races on 7 May is unfortunate, but both are great and popular events, so we thought it was best to give everyone the choice.
The scoring system will be operated on the basis of % time in relation to that posted by the person who finishes half way down the field. In each race, this runner will each be given 1000 points, no matter what their time. So if this time is one hour and the winner finishes in 30 mins, the winner will be awarded 500 points; someone taking 90 mins will get 1500 points. The series results will then be calculated according to each runner's points tally, the lowest being declared the winner. If a runner finishes more than 6 races in the series, their best 6 finishes will be used to determine their score, subject to them having done one trail, one hill and one road race.
There is no need to declare participation in the series – we hope to publish running updates of rankings, and will welcome notice of oversights/ miscalculations/ etc.
Good luck to everyone!
Median times, for 1000 points:
- Tay 10: 1:19:20
- 5K: 0:18:55
- Norman's Law: 0:42:44
- Dumyat: 0:50:55
- Largo: 1:01:57
- Trail: 0:46:39 (F), 1:03:52 (M)
- Chariots: 0:28:07
- Sandy Slither: 0:52:16
- Ceres 8: 0:59:11
- Lomonds of Fife: 02:04:11
- Gateside Gallop: 0:32:32
- East Neuk 10K: 0:48:30
A nominal 10,000 points is awarded for a missed race; these will be automatically omitted from the final score for runners who complete 6 races.
|Runner||Category||Norman's Law||Dumyat||Largo||Lomonds||Tay 10||5K||Ceres||10K||Trail||Chariots||Slither||Gateside||Total|