Every year Red Rose Road Runners take part in a series of four fell races (two mid-week and two on a weekend held during the summer) with six other clubs from the Fylde and Preston areas. This is known as the Inter Club Grand Prix Fell Series. The other participating clubs are:
- Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC
- Lytham St. Annes RR
- Preston Harriers
- Thornton Cleveleys RC
- Wesham RR
The Inter Club Grand Prix Road Series and Inter Club Grand Prix Fell Series have a significant difference: namely that the Inter Club Grand Prix Road Series is held on closed organized races, while the Inter Club Grand Prix Fell Series is held as part of pre-existing open races organized by outside authorities and are run under the FRA rules. These races are not free you must pay your own entry fee and only first claim members can count in teams. 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).
You may also be required to carry additional kit and protective clothing during these races (see Kit for the Fells for details). Organisers may disqualify runners with inadequate kit.
You are responsible for your own safety on the fells and must obey any additional rules and procedures drawn up by the race organisers.
There are five team categories, as well as overall individual awards in Male & Female and Vet 40, 50, 60 age groups. No Female Vet 35 in fell running, both Male & Female Vet categories start 40.
|Open||First 5 to count, any age, any sex|
|Ladies||First 3 to count|
|Vets||First 4 over 40, either sex|
|Vet 50||First 3 over 50 to count, either sex|
|Vet 60||First 2 over 60 to count, either sex|
1st team 7 points, 2nd team 6 points… 7th team 1 point.
Lowest total positions at 3 of the 4 races win individual trophies overall and in each age group. Prizes go to first two in the open men’s, two in open women’s and 1st in the veteran categories.
These are awarded at the buffet following the first event of the following season of the Inter Club Grand Prix Road Series Race.
Upcoming Races – 2020
|11th April||Wardle Skyline|
|23rd May||Hutton Roof|
|18th June||Aggies Staircase|