The Grand Prix is Red Rose’s handicap competition. It allow members of all ages and abilities to compete on an equal footing. All first claim, club members over the age of 16 are eligible to compete in the Grand Prix.
It consists of 8 events, of varied disciplines, and are generally more difficult and varied Chapionship events. These races are organised by outside authorities and may not be free to enter. You are expected to pay your own entry fee when required.
Club kit must be worn (you are reminded that all members are required to wear a club vest, short or long sleeve top in all competitions). Any member not wearing club kit will be counted as last placed.
For further information, see the full rules.
Your handicap is calculated based on your best 10k time from the previous year, in a race deemed suitable by the results committee. Other distances will be considered if no 10k result is available.
If you have no race time, the results committee will estimate a handicap based on your performance and that of other runners in the field.
On rare occasions, runners may have their handicap adjusted to meet the actual ability as this is not reflected in the handicap value.
Runners will have their race finish time adjusted by their handicap. The runner with the quickest adjusted race time scores 20 points, second 19 points, third 18 points… 20th place 1 point. If more than 20 runners take compete, subsequent runners will score 1 point.
Men and ladies are scored on a separate scale.
Trophies will be awarded to the first three men and ladies with the highest points total from all eight races and are awarded at the presentation evening each year.
|$||Series Race. You can run it once, or multiple times, but your best time will be counted.|
|*||Dates are provisional and subject to change. Should a race clash with an existing event, or be cancelled, an alternative will be chosen.|
|8th Feb||Blackburn Cross Country||Cross Country|
|6th Apr||Grizedale 10||Trail|
|29th Apr||Welcome Tavern 5k$||Road|
|4th May||Great Hameldon||Fell|
|*23rd May||Burnley Lions 10k||Road|
|27th May||Welcome Tavern 5k$||Road|
|24th Jun||Welcome Tavern 5k$||Road|
|29th Jul||Welcome Tavern 5k$||Road|
|13th Aug||Chorley Inter Club||Road|
|14th Sep||Yorkshireman Off Road Half Marathon+||Trail / Fell|
|29th Nov||Wesham 10k||Road|