Following the completion of GP3, we wanted to provide an update on the 2014/2015 Grand Prix schedule including announcement of GPs 8, 9 & 10.
GP4 will be Nonsuch parkrun held on Saturday 30th August at 9am and this event will double up as the club 5km championship. If you have never done a parkrun before head to www.parkrun.org.uk and get yourself registered.
GP5 is a new race to the calendar, Reigate Half Marathon. This will be held on Sunday 21st September at 9am. Please note this will not be the club half marathon championship. We have secured a discount for club members for the first forty 26.2 RRC members. The discount code is RR14_26.2RRC and gives a discount of £4 against early bird prices and £6 against normal entries making entry £23. Please note that this discount code is only for use by club members and should not be passed on to family and friends. Misuse of the discount could jeopardise the club receiving similar discounts in the future. Entries for this race are filling up fast and it is about two thirds full. The organisers expect the race to sell out so don’t delay getting your entry in. You can enter the race HERE
GP6 is a return of an old favourite the Cabbage Patch 10 held on Sunday 19th October at 10am. This is a 10 mile road race starting Twickenham organised by The Stragglers. Over a 1000 people have already signed up for this race so don’t delay getting your entry in as it could sell out. You can enter the race HERE
GP7 is our old favourite Epsom 10. This will also be the club 10 mile championship. We are awaiting confirmation of the date however we are pretty sure it will be on Sunday 16 November.
GP8 is yet another old favourite Horton 10k held on Sunday 14 December at 9am. This race is organised by David Denton as part of his RonHill Surrey Classic series – you can either enter just this event or sign up for all three races. David may well retire from organising the event in the next couple of years so this may be one of your last chances to take part in this great pre-Christmas run. You can enter the race HERE
GP9 will the Surrey League Cross-Country fixtures taking place on Saturday 10 January. Details of where these are taking place will be posted nearer the time but the ladies usually run at 12 noon and the men at 2.30pm.
GP10 will be the Tunbridge Wells half-maration held on Sunday 22 February. This event has not been included in the Grand Prix schedule before but it is a long standing well organised half and therefore, we thought it would be a good choice for the club half marathon championship. Danny, Libby and Steve took part in it this year so you can ask them if you would like further information. It does not appear that entries for the event are open yet but you can access the event website HERE
We are still planning what events to include as GP11 and GP12 but it is likely that these will take place in March and April 2015.
If you have any questions on the above, or feedback on any of the events included in the schedule, please let either Libby or myself know or post on the forum.