The Redhill Road Runners Grand Prix is a friendly and inclusive competition that uses a series of open events to decide the Club’s runners with the best all round performance in the year. Trophies are up for grabs for the top 3 men, top 3 women, plus top performance in each veteran category (v35, v45, v55, v65, v75). Members who have achieved a finishing position in the Grand Prix series before the draw might also be eligible to apply for one of the club’s guaranteed London Marathon places for the following year (subject to additional criteria).


Grand Prix winners are usually those members that are most visible at events, flying the flag for Redhill, and are often not the club’s fastest runners. You will maximise your points by running a broad range of races over different terrains and distances throughout the year, or marshalling at club-organised races. 2019’s senior winners were Vivienne Craven and Wayne Stott.


Grand Prix events run from January through December. Up to 13 events can count for the 2020 series, and eligible races are highlighted in the Race Diary in italics:


  • •Your best TWO cross country results (from any East or North Midlands Cross Country race)

  • •Your best TWO Summer League results (from any of the races)

  • •Your best TWO County Championship results (from up to 8 available; Newstead Abbey Dash, 10k (TBC), Notts 10, Worksop Half Marathon, Full Marathon (TBC), County Cross Country, Fell (ranking based on best 2 of 3 events) and Trail Running (TBC) Championships). Track and relay events are not eligible.

  • Your best age grade for ONE Gedling parkrun run anytime in 2020.

  • National Cross Country Champs, Wollaton Park (Sat 22nd Feb)

  • Hollymoreside 10k (Sun 3rd May)

  • Tara Kinder memorial 10k (Fri 17th July)

  • Calke Abbey 10k (Sept TBC)

  • Robin Hood half marathon (Sun 27th Sept)

  • Rother Valley half marathon (14th Nov) 


To be eligible for a finishing position in the Grand Prix Series, members (both men & ladies) must have completed a minimum of:

  • One Gedling parkrun

  • One Summer League race

  • One East or North Midlands Cross Country race

  • One listed County Championship race

  • Plus one listed event of 10 miles or more (a County Championship race of 10 miles or more counts for both categories)


For each event, the first male/female Redhill finisher will be awarded 30 points, with the second getting 29, third 28, continuing down to 5 points. Points for the Gedling parkrun will be based on ranked Age Graded results over the whole year. Points for the County Fell championships will be based on rankings in the final County Champs competition. Points for all other races will be based on actual position on the day. Every member completing a Grand Prix event is guaranteed 5 points even if there are more than 26 Redhill members in the race. In 2020, Redhill will itself be organising 1 race (the 5k County Champs at Newstead Abbey). Members who choose to marshal rather than run at this race, and/or at the National Cross Country Champs will receive 20 points for the event. Points for marshalling the Newstead Dash can count as one of the member’s best 2 results and to eligibility criteria in the County Championship category.


In the event of a tie, more than one award may be awarded for a category. A tie for first or second overall rankings will result in non-award of one or both lower rankings within the overall category. Only one prize can be won by any member, so veterans who achieve a top 3 overall ranking would not also be eligible for a separate veteran prize. Veterans are eligible for the oldest category they qualify for based on age on the date of the first event of the series. All fully paid up members are eligible for Grand Prix points, including second claim members when wearing Redhill colours.


Run as many of the races you want. The more races you run, the more points you can accumulate!


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