Grand Prix

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.

Handicap

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.

Results

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.

Prizes

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.

2014 Races

Date Race Type Results
$ 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

2015 Races

Date Race Type Results
$ 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.
22 Mar The Belle Vue House 10k Trail
*25 Apr Wray Scarecrow 10k Road
*30 May Catforth Canter 5k$ Road
*24 Jun Blues & Twos 10k Trail
*4 Jul Catforth Canter 5k$ Road
*12 Jul Trawden 7 Trail
*15 Aug Catforth Canter 5k$ Road
*15 Aug Darwen Gala Fell
3 Oct Rivington Trail Half Marathon Trail
*28 Nov Liverpool Cross Country Cross Country