Every year, Red Rose Road Runners take part in a series of seven races of between four and five miles with six other clubs from the Fylde and Preston areas. These races are held monthly from April to September and are free to enter. This is known as the Inter Club Grand Prix Road Series and the other participating clubs are:
- Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC
- Lytham St. Annes RR
- Preston Harries
- Wesham RR
- Thornton Cleveleys RC
All Red Rose Road Runners members are eligible to run in these races, you just turn up at the start and run. 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). There is no pre-race registration, but at the end of the race you will be given a card with your race position which you need to complete and place in the Red Rose Road Runners box.
The races are for all club members (with Guests allowed. Guest runners should seek permission from the host Race Director to compete, must be UKA registered and not be unattached.) and are run in a spirit of fun, as well as being quite competitive.
After each race, there is usually a buffet provided which is free.
There are five team categories, as well as overall individual awards in the usual age groups, plus there are awards for juniors.
|Open||First 10 to count, any age, any sex|
|Ladies||First 5 to count|
|Vets||First 6 men over 40 or women over 35 to count|
|Vet 50||First 4 over 50 to count, either sex|
|Vet 60||First 3 over 60 to count, either sex|
1st team 7 points, 2nd team 6 points… 7th team 1 point.
Lowest total positions at 4 of the 6 races win individual trophies overall and in each age group. Prizes go to first 4-5 in the open men’s, 3 in open women’s and between 1 and 3 in the veteran categories.
These are awarded at the buffet following the first event of the following season.
|8th Apr 19:00||Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC (Stanley Park) Presentation and buffet at Blackpool Cricket Club|
|14th May 19:30||Lytham St. Annes RRC (St. Annes sea front) Buffet at Lytham YMCA, Mythop Rd, Lytham|
|10th Jun 19:30||Preston Harriers (Vernon’s Club, Preston) Buffet at Vernon’s Club|
|30th Jun 19:30||Thornton Clevelys (Anchorsholme Prom) Buffet at ??|
|20th Jul 19:30||Wesham Road Runners (BNFL Salwick) Buffet at ??|
|12th Aug 19:30||Chorley (Astley Park) Buffet at Baron’s Rest Pub|
|2nd Sep 19:00||Red Rose Road Runners (Worden Park) Buffet at Leyland Cricket Club|