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). New to the 2016 season is the requirement to wear a pre-allocated race number. Please make sure you attach this to your Red Rose running top.
You should have received an email from the Membership Secretary describing how to get a number. We encourage you to get your number early in the year if you think you may want to compete in any of the races. Please do not wait until just before the race as we are not yet sure if or how the organisers will manage runners arriving at a race without a number.
The races are for all club members and are run in a spirit of fun, as well as being quite competitive. Guests may be allowed at the discretion of the host Race Director. Guest runners should seek permission from the host Race Director before the race and must be affiliated to the UKA. Unattached members may not compete.
After each race, there is usually a buffet provided which is free.
There are six 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|
|Ladies Vets||First 5 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.
|6th Apr 19:00||Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC (Stanley Park) Presentation and buffet at Blackpool Cricket Club|
|11th May 19:30||Preston Harriers (Vernon’s Club, Preston) Buffet at Vernon’s Club|
|9th Jun 19:30||Lytham St. Annes RRC (St. Annes sea front) Buffet at Lytham YMCA, Mythop Rd, Lytham|
|21th Jun 19:30||Thornton Clevelys (Anchorsholme Prom) Buffet at ??|
|18th Jul 19:30||Wesham Road Runners (BNFL Salwick) Buffet at ??|
|10th Aug 19:30||Chorley (Astley Park) Buffet at Baron’s Rest Pub|
|7th Sep 19:00||Red Rose Road Runners (Worden Park) Buffet at Leyland Cricket Club|