Grand Prix 2018 - 2019


1: As per previous years, points will be given for the order of race position, however to make things fairer your finishing times will be age adjusted. This will give the more mature members of the club a chance to compete more fairly.

For example, a 60 year old male runner will have an age factor of 0.8043, so if he runs an actual time for a 10k of 50 minutes his age adjusted time will be 40.12; points for finishing will be based on this time. The actual age grading factors will be calculated using the WMA 2010 Road Age Standards. (Separate grading factors will be applied for the men and women)

The age used for the calculations will be your age this year (2018).

2: Points will be awarded as follows - 1st = 10points, 2nd = 9points, etc. 10th place onwards will be awarded 1pt.

3: As usual there are 6 distances with multiple options per distance. Please note: there is the odd clash of dates, but with the road running calendar getting ever busier it's almost unavoidable hence I have offered extra alternatives!

There is *NO* requirement to complete all the distances, your best effort at each distance will be used when calculating your points. Completing more than one race at each distance improves your chances of forcing the opposition to be left with fewer points!

4: As we're a running club, 5 bonus points will be awarded if you complete any marathon during the Grand Prix season (April 1st -> March 31st)

5: Cross country once again features. These races are all in the South Essex CC League. Dates will be confimed later in the year. There will be 2 bonus points for each additional XC race you complete!

6: Pitsea vests/technical tops should be worn at all times, however, if you're fundraising charity vests are permissible. Runners caught breaking the rules will be docked 3 points!

7: Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places to both male and female runners.

8: Finally, you must be a FIRST claim member to take part.

Distance Race Date Website/Details Download Results
5k Crown to Crown Any month - -   -  
5k Marsh Farm River Run Sunday 8th July 2018 -   -  
5miles Kirste 5 Sunday 22nd July 2018 (TBC) -   -  
5miles Ingatestone 5 Sunday 23rd September 2018 -   -  
5miles Southend Rudolph Run Sunday 9th December 2018 -   -  
10k Horndon 10k Sunday 24th June 2018 - -   -  
10k Marsh Farm River Run Sunday 8th July 2018 -   -  
10k Olympic Park 10k Saturday 2nd March 2019 -   -  
10miles May Day 10 Monday 7th May 2018 -   -  
10miles Tiptree 10 TBA (Usually October) -   -  
10miles Stebbing 10 TBA (Usually November) -   -  
Half Southend Half Sunday 10th June 2018 -   -  
Half Pleshey Half Sunday 16th September 2018 -   -  
Half Brentwood Half TBA (March 2019) - -   -  
XC Any South Essex League race TBA See main XC pages for details... -   -