Dursley Running Club – Grand Prix 2017

 

This is a new championship for the club which will result in both a men’s and ladies champion based on race results gathered through the whole year (we mean club year so October to September).  Points will be accumulated by every participant attending any of the designated races, along with one or two option races, and then at the end of the year, the man and lady with the highest points will be crowned champion.

 

To make things fairer, all results will be age graded using a recognised source and all participants will be required to compete in at least one of the different types of race (which is described in detail below)

 

We have tried to select a good mix of races with none of the designated races being too far away or any of the expensive city races.  Only 8 races are required to qualify and as mentioned earlier, everyone attending will score points. At this stage, some of the race dates are still to be confirmed and we are showing just the month, but these will be updated as soon as possible.

 

The running totals will be published regularly on Facebook until we have the new website up and running at which time the website will reflect the current situation as we move through the year and can see who is doing what.

 

Rules:

 

General

 

1.     To compete in the Grand Prix you must be a fully paid member of Dursley Running Club

2.     Club members are responsible for ensuring their own entry to each race and should follow all race rules for each individual event entered.

3.     All members should ensure that they are listed as ‘Dursley Running Club’ when entering a race to enable race results to be searched.

It is the club member’s responsibility to inform the Grand Prix organisers (Tony Freer and Mike Crompton) of their result if this is not the case for whatever reason.

4.     Dursley Running Club kit must be worn for all races (exceptions such as charity vests, fancy dress, inclement weather etc… will be allowed at the organiser’s discretion!).

5.     Please use this link https://goo.gl/forms/HbaDd6sH57yjzjVE3 to sign up for the Grand Prix and to allow your date of birth to be used for calculating age grading.

 

 

Qualifying:

 

6.     To qualify members must ensure:

a.     At least 1 of each type of race is completed (Road, Trail, parkrun).

b.     At least 1 of each distance is completed (5k, 10k, ½ Marathon).

c.     In total, no less than 8 qualifying races are completed.

d.     The best 8 results from qualifying races will be used to calculate each members overall score, with additional point scoring races simply being discarded.

 

Scoring:

 

7.     Points are awarded based on the club members finish compared to other club members after race times have been adjusted using age grading.

8.     15 points will be awarded to the top male and female,

12 points for 2nd,

10 for 3rd

8 for 4th

7 for 5th

6 for 6th

5 for 7th

4 for 8th

3 for 9th

2 for 10th

And then all other remaining finishers receive 1 point each.

 

9.     Where any of a number of races can score (Aztec West Fast 5km & July Parkruns) then each member’s fastest time will count towards overall score.  So the final scores for these will be calculated at the end of the series/month.

10.  For the optional marathon, finish times age grade adjusted, will form a table with current points allocation being shown, but these will remain fluid until the end of the season as a participant may go to enter and complete a different marathon in a faster time and therefore move up the points rankings.

11.  For the Gloucestershire XC League, points are awarded based on a club member’s position in the final XC League standings following all 4 races.

12.  Times will be taken from the published official race results, using chip time where available, otherwise gun time.

 

 

Prizes:

 

13.  Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female based on their overall championship score.

14.  Prizes will be presented at the 2017 Dursley Running Club AGM

 

 

2017 Qualifying Races:

 

 

Race

Link

Date

Distance

Type

1

Gloucestershire XC League - 2016/2017

www.athletics4u.co.uk

15-Oct-16

05-Nov-16

17-Dec-16

18-Feb-17

 

Trail

2

Aztec West 5k Series

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/events/aztec-west-fast-5k/

Any 2017 Race

(Jan-Jun)

5km

Road

3

Riverbank Rollick

http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/

15-Jan-17

9 miles

Trail

4

Gloucester 20

http://www.gloucesterac.co.uk/

19-Mar-17

20 miles

Road

5

Chedworth Roman Trail

http://www.cirencester-ac.org.uk/

09-Apr-17

10 miles

Trail

6

Tewkesbury Half Marathon

http://www.tewkesburyhalf.com/

May-17 (TBC)

13.1 miles

Road

7

Fairford 10k

http://www.runningsomewhereelse.com/

Jun-17 (TBC)

10 km

Road

8

Cheltenham Challenge Half

http://www.cheltenhamchallenge.org.uk/

18-Jun-17

13.1 miles

Trail

9

Kingsway parkrun

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/kingsway/

Any Saturday in July-17

5 km

parkrun

10

Frampton 10k

http://www.stroudathleticclub.co.uk/

July-17 (TBC)

10 km

Road

11

Standish Woodland Chase

http://www.stroudathleticclub.co.uk/

Aug-17 (TBC)

10 miles

Trail

12

Severn Bridge Half Marathon

http://www.severnbridgehalfmarathon.com/

27-Aug-17

13.1 miles

Road

13

Forest of Dean Autumn Half

http://www.forestofdean-halfmarathon.co.uk/autumn/index.php

24-Sep-17

13.1 miles

Trail

14

Meteor Mile

http://www.almostathletes.co.uk/

Sep-17 (TBC)

 1 mile

Road

15

Any Marathon

N/A

Any 2017 Race

(Jan-Sep)

26.2 miles

Road or Trail