The 2nd event in the 2018 Grand Prix Series took place on Saturday 11th November. Despite there being a feast of points on offer over the 4 different races, just a few dedicated DRC runners made the journey to Long Marston to take on what will be the final Shakespeare Raceway Series as the airfield will be a housing estate next year!
There’s no change in the men’s league as we had no DRC representatives in the 5km, 10km or half marathon. Those that ran the marathon (or any other marathon since October 1st) will need to enter results using the form on the Grand Prix Details page. This year all marathon results must be recorded this way otherwise they won’t be included.
In the women’s league Eileen Hieron jumps into the top spot with Annette Heylings just behind pushing last years champion Alice down into 3rd place.
It’s still not too late to fill in the entry form, a link for this can also be found on Grand Prix Details page.
There are no Grand Prix events in December so the next Grand Prix event is the Gloucestershire Cross Country Championships at Old Down Estate on 6th January. It would be great for the club to have a large DRC representation at this event, and I think it was Dave Durden who once said “you won’t get better value for money” too!
Following that it’s the Doynton Hard Half Marathon on the 21st January. This has now sold out so if you’re not already entered you’ll need to keep your ear on the ground for entry transfers.
In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with Mike Crompton or Tony Freer if you have any questions on the Grand Prix.