Grand Prix Rules

The Club holds an internal “Grand Prix” for which points are awarded on a first past the post and an Age graded basis. Grand Prix events count as qualifying events for the purpose of the allocation of the Club’s allotted London Marathon places.

  1. The Grand Prix will be administered by the Grand Prix Organiser, who may be a committee member of the club.

  2. The Grand Prix will consist of 12 races selected by the Organiser. Races will be of varying distances to be run within a 12-month period ending on 30 April. Where possible, priority will be given to local races and in any case races must be within reasonable travelling distance of the club. The Organiser should take account of other fixtures at which the club has official participation (e.g. Surrey Cross Country League) to avoid a clash.

  3. The Grand Prix will be open to all paid-up members of the club. While non first-claim members are eligible for Grand Prix prizes, they are ineligible to receive awards/prizes in club championships, irrespective of whether such championships are decided in Grand Prix events. In order for their performance to score in a Grand Prix event, members must enter as affiliated to 26.2RRC and visibly wear the club vest. 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)

  4. The Organiser will be responsible for advertising Grand Prix races at least one month in advance, by making race information available to the club website.

  5. Individuals will be responsible for entering themselves for each event.

  6. The Grand Prix will be scored on both an age-graded and first-past-the-post basis, for both male and female members of the club. Points from twenty to one will be awarded in descending order to finishers in each Grand Prix race. All members who complete a Grand Prix race shall be awarded at least one point.

  7. The Organiser will keep a record of Grand Prix results and a running total of up-to-date scores during the course of the 12 races and shall display this information on the club notice board as well as making it available to the club website.

  1. A maximum of (the best) nine results will score towards a Grand Prix participant’s final total in any one category.

  2. Prizes in the form of gift vouchers will be awarded to those members finishing in the first three of each category at the end of each series.

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