GRAND PRIX RACE INFORMATION
Grand Prix Races 2017
|Race||Date||Start time||Distance||Cost||Name||Location||Details and booking||Comments|
|1||29 May 2017||11:00||10k||£16||Hatfield Broad Oak||Bishops Stortford, CM22 7HH||http://www.hbo-10k.org.uk/||Open for booking|
|2||3 June 2017||09:30||10k||£15||Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park||QEOP, Stratford||http://www.qeopraces.com||Open for booking|
|3||25 June 2017||11:00||10k||£13||Horndon||Horndon on the Hill||http://www.peterjane.co.uk/h10k/||Open for booking|
|4||2 July 2017||10:00||5 Mile||£15.50||Stort 5||Hatfield Forest CM22||http://bsrc.racesonline.uk||Open for booking|
|5||23 July 2017||10:00||10k||£14||Gunnersbury Park 10k||Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, W3 8LQ||http://www.mccpromotions10kseries.com/online-entry.php||Open for booking|
|6||1 October 2017||11:00||5 mile||£10||Harold Wood Running Club||Harold Wood Park RM3||http://bit.ly/2lT8n3I||Open for booking|
|7||9 October 2017||10:30||10 Mile||£15||Tiptree||Tiptree (obviously)||http://www.tiptree10.org.uk/||Open for booking|
|8||November 2017||TBC||10k||TBC||Billericay||Billericay||http://www.striders10k.billericaystriders.com/||Opening soon|
** provisional date/time
To see if you are included in the 2017 GP series please check here. If you would like to be added/removed please use the above email.
The competition is open to paid up members of H90J members only and makes use of local races in and around Essex. 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. However, teams from different divisions are welcome to try to win the team prize.
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.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
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 runt he 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. There is also a Team competition where people from different divisions are organised into teams. Teams will be allocated as fairly as possible. 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, otherwise Sandra will proving the timing. If Sandra is doing the timing, see her before the start of the race. Sandra keeps a list of runners and bib numbers. Also, just in case, keep a note of your time and check you are on the club GP result sheet at the finish. 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
Team League The team with the most points from their best team scores, minus their worst score, is the winning team. Each team member shall get a medal.
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.
ENTERING THE RACES
Races should be entered online, if an online entry system is available. If for some reason a runner is unable use the online system or a race does not provide online entries, then paper entries can be used. Runners can either post paper entries directly to the race organiser or the club will assist and enter entry forms as a batch.
The competition will take place across 8 local 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 5M, 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.
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, it also helps Sandra note your finishing place and time (sometimes in very large fields of runners) for manual timing. 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.
When Sandra is timing a race, then all individual runners must register with her prior to starting the race and provide their name and race number.
Team competition will start after the first race and results will be awarded on best six from seven results.
Teams to be made up of people from different divisions - for further notes on how this is made up please see the team sheet using the above link.
A team’s score for a race will be calculated by the addition of each of the participating team member’s points for the race. The best 6 individual race totals for each team will be added together to give a final team total and the team with the highest score will win the team trophy.
The Race Secretary’s decision on any matters of arbitration is final!