Grand Prix Races 2018

Season starts May 2018.   Races chosen as below.

results are here

  Date Race Distance Booking/more information Start time Notes
1 06/05/2018 High Easter 10k 10:00 Completed, results now published.
2 20/05/2018 Boxted 10k 10:30 Completed, results now published.
3 24/06/2018 Horndon on the Hill 10k 11:00 Completed, results now published.
4 01/07/2018 Brentwood 10k  10k 10:00 Completed, results now published.
5 08/07/2018 Felstead 10k 10:30 Completed, results now published.
6 09/09/2018 Langham 10k 10:00 Described at flat also includes a fun run for children. Entries of 1000
7 14/10/2018 Victoria Park 10k 09:30 Described as flat.  Entry limit of 700 runners
8 11/11/2018 Stebbing 10 mile 11:00 Mostly road with a little farm track.  Race will start after 2 minutes silence.

The competition is open to paid up members of H90J members only and makes use of local races in and around Essex and the greater London area. To stand a chance of winning a prize, you will need to run at least 5 of the 8 races. You do not need to be part of a team to take part. You can enter as an individual, so if you don't turn up for a race, you won't be letting anybody down. 
The Individual League is broken up into several divisions. Each division consists of runners of similar 10K times regardless of age or sex and the time spread aimed for each division is 2-3 minutes. Therefore, you will only compete against runners of similar ability. So, if it takes you an hour to run a 10K you will only be competing against others who take about that time. If you manage to improve over the season, then you stand a good chance of winning the division.

If you want to take part in the Grand Prix all you need to do is give the race secretary your name and your 10k time if you have not taken part in the GP before and have one and we'll place you in an appropriate division. If you have run the GP before the race secretary will use the 10k times from the previous season.
It is important to inform the race secretary before the cut off date.  Cut off date to enter the Grand Prix is the day before the fourth race of the season.
The list of entrants in a division is provisional at the beginning and may be subject to change if somebody is clearly in the wrong division. Turn up and run as many of the races, from May through to November, as you can. If a race provides chip timing, then the official times will be used.  You must be officially booked onto a race and run under your name, not as under someone else.
Official blue club t-shirts must be worn, which is especially true for new members who might otherwise go un-noticed at the finish. Please take the competition as seriously as you like - the trophies are there to be won.

When entering races please make sure you quote Havering '90 Joggers as your club in order for your time to be picked up for the GP results. 

Please see 'Rules' section
There are two competitions:-Team League and Individual League

Individual League There are NO vet categories.The first one, two, three in each division will receive a trophy based upon their best five scores regardless of age or sex. Note you must run at least 5 races to qualify for a divisional placing

Ever Present Runners who complete ALL races will receive an Ever Present award.
Races should be entered online, if an online entry system is available. If for some reason this is a problem please contact the Race Secretary who will provide an alternative solution.

The competition will take place across 8 races and is open to all fully paid up members of H90J. The final placing in each division will be determined by competitors’ best five results.

Races this year are either 10k or 10 miles

All runners that intend to participate should notify the Race Secretary of their intention to do so in order that the divisions may be appropriately balanced before the cut of date.

Enter the races yourself. Further details of entering races via the club are on the website/Facebook.

Entrants will be placed in a division of similar standard based upon knowledge held but divisions may be subject to change up to and including the third race to ensure continued fair competition.

Prizes awarded to those finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division provided they have completed at least five races.  Winners of each division automatically moves up to the next division ready for the next season.

Prize awarded to anybody completing all eight races.

Points will be awarded as per Grand Prix i.e. 22, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1.  In the unlikely event that we have more than 10 runners from a division completing a race, runners will receive at least 1 point.

Where chip times are available they will be used.

Points will be awarded based on your finishing place against other runners in your division in each of the Grand Prix races.

Your best 5 scores from any of the selected 8 Grand Prix races will be used to calculate a final points total for the Grand Prix season which will be used to work out your placing within the division.

Runners must have a bona fide race number in their own name and also complete the race to register any points from the event.

Official club vests must be worn during races. This not only promotes our club at local events. Runners who do not wear a club vest in more than one Grand Prix race (you shouldn’t forget it more than once!) will have points deducted from their final points total. Please note this rule will be enforced from the second race of the season this year! 

A trophy will also be awarded to all runners who are ‘ever present’ throughout all 8 races. 

Where runners are level on points at the end of the Grand Prix season the following hierarchy will be used to decide their places in the division (this will be applied to the top 3 places only):

 ‘Head-to-head’ results between runners e.g. if runner A and runner B have raced against each other 5 times during the Grand Prix season and runner B has finished in front of runner A on 3 occasions, runner B will be awarded the higher position in the Division.

In the event of a tie in the head to head results, the average time of each runner (in minutes per mile) will be calculated for all races in which they have raced head to head. The fastest average pace will be awarded the higher position in the division.

If the runners are still tied at this point the place will be awarded jointly to both runners

Runners may not enter the Grand Prix the day before the fourth race of the series.  Please advise the Race Secretary if you would like to be part of the GP.

The Race Secretary’s decision on any matters of arbitration is final!
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