Club grand prix

Dursley Running Club – Grand Prix 2018

Now in its 2nd year, the DRC Grand Prix is back for 2018. The race series will end with a men’s and ladies champion based on race results gathered through the whole year (we mean club year so October to September). Points will be accumulated by every participant attending any of the designated races and at the end of the year, the man and woman with the highest points will be crowned champion.

To make things fairer, all results will be age graded using a recognised source and all participants will be required to compete in at least one of the different types of race (which is described in detail below)

Only 8 races are required to qualify and as mentioned earlier, everyone attending will score points. At this stage, some of the race dates are still to be confirmed and we are showing just the month, but these will be updated as soon as possible.

The running totals will be published regularly on Facebook >>

Please use this link to sign up for the 2018 Grand Prix >>


Rules

General

  • To compete in the Grand Prix you must be a fully paid member of Dursley Running Club.
  • Club members are responsible for ensuring their own entry to each race and should follow all race rules for each individual event entered.
  • All members should ensure that they are listed as ‘Dursley Running Club’ when entering a race to enable race results to be searched.
  • It is the club member’s responsibility to inform the Grand Prix organisers (Tony Freer and Mike Crompton) of their result if this is not the case for whatever reason.
  • Dursley Running Club kit must be worn for all races (exceptions such as charity vests, fancy dress, inclement weather etc… will be allowed at the organiser’s discretion!).
  • NEW for 2018: To be included in the Grand Prix, all marathon results must be registered using this link >>

Qualifying

  • To qualify members must ensure:
    • At least 1 of each type of race is completed (Road, Trail).
    • At least 1 of each distance is completed (5k, 10k, ½ Marathon).
    • In total, no less than 8 qualifying races are completed.
    • The best 8 results from qualifying races will be used to calculate each members overall score, with additional point scoring races simply being discarded.

Scoring

  • Points are awarded based on the club members finish compared to other club members after race times have been adjusted using age grading.
    • 15 points will be awarded to the top male and female,
    • 12 points for 2nd,
    • 10 for 3rd,
    • 8 for 4th,
    • 7 for 5th,
    • 6 for 6th,
    • 5 for 7th,
    • 4 for 8th,
    • 3 for 9th,
    • 2 for 10th,
    • And then all other remaining finishers receive 1 point each.
  • Where any of a number of races can score (Aztec West Fast 5km & Chipping Sodbury parkruns) then each member’s fastest time will count towards overall score. So the final scores for these will be calculated at the end of the series/month.
  • Where an event consists of a number of races (e.g. Shakespeare Raceways Series), the full spectrum of points will be awarded for each individual race.
  • For the optional marathon, finish times age grade adjusted, will form a table with current points allocation being shown, but these will remain fluid until the end of the season as a participant may go to enter and complete a different marathon in a faster time and therefore move up the points rankings.
  • Times will be taken from the published official race results, using chip time where available, otherwise gun time.
  • In the event of a tie in total points, the winner will be decided by total number of 1st place finishes. If this is also a tie then number of 2nd place finishes will decide the winner, and so on until a winner can be determined.

Prizes

  • Trophies/Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female based on their overall Grand Prix score.
  • Prizes will be presented at the 2018 Dursley Running Club AGM.

2018 Qualifying Races

Race

Link

Distance

Type

1

Aztec West 5k Series

Cancelled. Awaiting replacement details.

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/events/aztec-west-fast-5k/

5km

Road

2

Stroud Half Marathon

http://www.stroudhalf.com

Half M

Road

3

The Shakespeare Raceways Series

http://www.raceways.eu/site/index.php/events/running-events/autumn-shakespeare-november

5km

10km

Half M

Marathon

Road

4

Gloucestershire XC Championships (Old Down)

https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

Various

Trail

5

Doynton Hard Half Marathon

http://www.doyntonhardhalfmarathon.co.uk/

Half M

Trail

6

Forest of Dean Spring Half

http://www.forestofdean-halfmarathon.co.uk/spring_trails/index.php

Half M

Trail

7

Tour of Torpantau Fell Race

http://www.wfra.me.uk/1113.htm

8miles

Trail

8

Frenchay 10k

http://www.frenchay10k.co.uk/

10km

Road

9

The Marlborough Downs Challenge

http://www.marlboroughrunningclub.org.uk/races/marlborough-downs-challenge

50km

Trail

10

Stroud Trail Half Marathon / Marathon

https://iamoutdoors.uk/allrunners-events/stroud-trail-marathon/

Half M

Marathon

Trail

11

Chipping Sodbury parkrun

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

5km

Road

12

Thornbury 10k

http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/trc-races/carnival-10k-sundayshill/

10km

Road

13

Westonbirt House 10k

https://www.dbmax.co.uk/events/westonbirt-house-10k/

10km

Road

14

Woodchester Park

http://www.stroudathleticclub.co.uk/content/clubraces/woodchester_park.html

7.5miles

Trail

15

Bristol Half Marathon

http://www.greatrun.org/great-bristol-half-marathon

Half M

Road

16

Any Marathon

Marathon

Road/ Trail