The 2017/18 Grand Prix season has drawn to a close, with 124 members competing over 11 races. The competition is designed to test runners over the full spectrum of events, from the club mile to the Reigate half, from the Titsey 10k trail race to the Maidenhead Easter 10, runners are required to adapt to the changeable terrain and conditions.
This year saw the overall positions changing up until the finish line on the final race at Maidenhead. Congratulations to everyone who took part and let’s hope for another fantastic contest over the 2018/19 season.
|Past the Post
Full results available here
Start planning your diaries, the new Grand Prix season will soon be upon us. Here’s the current line-up:
- GP1 – Club 1 mile Championship – Wednesday 13th June 2018 (note revised date)
- GP2 – Harry Hawkes 10m – Sunday 24th June 2018 (club 10m championship)
- GP3 – Elmbridge 10k – Sunday 22nd July 2018 (club 10k championship)
- GP4 – Perseverance Wimbledon 5k dash – Sunday 12th August 2018
More details including how to enter each event are on the Grand Prix page. You will also find details of any discounts available.
The remaining 8 events will be announced over the coming months.
Following the announcement of the rescheduled date for the Fleet Half Marathon, we have decided to drop this race from the Grand Prix calendar for this year. This is on the basis that a significant proportion of entrants will be running marathons in April, and we do not wish to put our members under any undue pressure or stress. As such, the 2017/18 GP season will be based on the best 8 out of 11 races, and there will be no half marathon club championship.
On Sunday 10th December, 34 hardy club members battled the cold, wind and rain to complete a challenging course, starting and finishing at Loseley House in Guildford. The route incorporates a number of long ascents and descents, following a “pig-shaped” loop towards Guildford, before turning west along “The Mount”, past the Watts Gallery, finishing back in Loseley Park.
1st female club member = Victoria Haslam, 51:30
1st male club member = Christopher Hutchinson, 43:06
Congratulations to everyone who completed course, conditions could not have been worse!
Full race results available here
Now 75% through the 2017/18 Grand Prix season, updated points tables are available here
A reminder to all club members, in order to qualify for Grand Prix points, an official club top must be clearly visible during the race
The Titsey Trail 10k hosted the fifth race in the 2017/18 Grand Prix calendar. Heavy rain over the last week made the course fun and challenging as 38 club members completed the one lap course through the glorious woodland of the ancient Titsey Estate on the Limpsfield Chart in Surrey.
Full results available here
If you enjoyed the mud today, the next Grand Prix event is the first Surrey League fixture of the cross-country season on Saturday 14th October.
Ladies are at Reigate, 1pm start
Men are at Wimbledon Common, 2pm start
26.2 RRC were out in force today at the Reigate Half Marathon. 22 members completed the course, starting and finishing in Priory Park, the closed road course led runners along quiet country lanes towards Horley before looping back. Gently undulating throughout, with a nasty hill to greet the runners at mile 12. Despite this, many of our members completed the 13.1 miles with a new PB.
The kids race was completed by Hannah Whiteman, Tommy and Daniel Street.
Congratulations to everyone who ran today.
Full results available here
GP tables updated here
A quick note to remind everyone running this Sunday in the Reigate Half, the race starts at 9:15am.
It looks set to be another great club turnout with 26 members signed up.
Being a mass-participation event, we will be using chip-timing for the Grand Prix results rather than past-the-post.
Following a fantastic start to the Grand Prix season with a record attendance at the Claygate Country 5 and Club Mile Championship, I am delighted to announce the final 3 races of the 2017/18 season.
With the days shortening and the weather turning, what better way to motivate yourself towards new goals and great achievements by participating in this year’s Grand Prix races.
- GP4 – Reigate half marathon – Sunday 17th September 2017 (Discount available – see Grand Prix page for code) – online entries close on 10th September (no on the day entries)
- GP5 – Titsey Trail 10k – Sunday 1st October 2017 – likely to sellout in the next couple of weeks, enter soon!
- GP6 – Surrey League Cross Country – Saturday 14th October 2017
- GP7 – Second Sunday 5 – Sunday 12th November 2017
- GP8 – Kingston 10k – Sunday 26th November 2017 (including 10k championship)
- GP9 – Hogs Back – Sunday 10th December 2017 (Discount available – see Grand Prix page for code)
- GP10 – Dulwich parkrun – Saturday 20th January 2018 (including 5k championship)
- GP11 – Fleet Half Marathon – Sunday 18th March 2018 (including half marathon championship)
- GP12 – Maidenhead Easter 10 – Friday 30th March 2018 (including 10 mile championship)
More details including how to enter each are on the Grand Prix pages. This page also includes details of the discounts available. The latest Grand Prix results tables have been updated are available for viewing.
The evening of Wednesday 23rd August saw the annual club mile championships at Kingsmeadow stadium. Dry, cloudy, humid conditions greeted the runners for 4 laps and 9 metres of the recently re-laid track.
59 runners completed the event, with Chris Wilson first male across the line in a rapid 4min54secs and Daisy Street leading home the female race in 6mins12secs.
6 juniors ran in the first wave, well done to Charlie Brewer, Daniel Street, Zak Grecian, Tommy Street, Zoe and Charlotte Pritchard.
Special mention to our volunteers on the night: Jane Vassell, Fiona Watters, Sam Ward, Ellen Lambrix, Aviva Stein, Danny Norman, Kevin Stone, and Steve Ramek.
Ann Bath once again stole the show with her amazing post-run refreshments.
The results from the club mile are now available in the recent results view. To see the full results you can also read more…
Continue reading Club Mile Championship 2017 Results
On Wednesday 23rd August we will be holding the club mile championship at Kingsmeadow Athletics Track. Please be at the track and warming up ready to run at 7:30pm.
The cost of participating is £3.80 which is payable at the fitness centre main reception on the night.
The race will be run in two waves. One wave will be at a faster pace and another slower. It is expected that the split between the two waves will be at around 7 mins/mile. You can run in either wave.
To get an idea for how many people will be in each wave, and where the split will come, please pre-register by filling in our registration form.
If you are unable to run we would welcome volunteers to help with timing and results. You can also use the registration form to specify that you would like to volunteer.
Reminder of the GP rules:
In order for their performance to score in a Grand Prix event, members must visibly wear the club vest/t-shirt. If a member is new to the club they must have a current kit order in place for a club top to be delivered in the next order window to be eligible to score GP points. (This decision will be at the discretion of club GP Organisers)