Grand Prix

(click here for explanation and rules)

Below is the Grand Prix fixture list for 2021 which of course may be subject to changes given the uncertainty around the return to running and the UK Government's COVID-19 Roadmap. Nonetheless, we are hoping to offer a full (8 race) GP series this year albeit with a slightly later start and some possible fixture congestion in the autumn. This page will be updated regularly with online opening dates and news of any changes.

2021 Season

  1. Wed 14th July 2021 7:30pm - Newman Hilly 5m (ELVIS #4) - Hainault Forest

  2. Sat 21st August 2021 10:00am- Orion Forest 5m (ELVIS #5) - Chingford - Book online here

  3. Sun 5th September 2021 10:30am - St Clare Hospice 10k - Hastingwood, CM17 9JX - Book online here

  4. Sun 19th September 2021 11:00am - Stansted 10k - Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8HZ - Book online here

  5. Sun 10th October 2021 10:30 - Tiptree 10M - Tiptree, CO5 0EW - Book online here

  6. Sun ? Oct 2021 date TBC - Leigh-on-sea 10k - https://leighonseastriders.co.uk/leigh-on-sea-striders-10k/

  7. Sun 7th Nov 2021 - Billericay 10k - http://www.striders10k.billericaystriders.com/  Book online here

  8. Sun 21st Nov 2021 - Chelmsford 10k - Online registration opening here soon

2020 Season

Due to the on-going situation with regards to races, cancellations and rearrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Grand Prix season did not go ahead. See the news page for our alternative 'Anniversary Games'. 

  1. Sun 3 May 2020 - Witham 10 mile - https://www.withamrc.org.uk/races/may-day-10/
     

  2. Mon 25 May 2020 - Broad Oak 10k - https://www.broadoak10k.co.uk/10k/race-information/
     

  3. Sun 28 Jun 2020 - Horndon-on-the-Hill 10k - SOLD OUT - http://www.horndon10k.co.uk/
     

  4. Sat 1 Aug 2020 - Orion 5 mile - https://www.orionharriers.com/fixtures1/forest-five/
     

  5. Sun 13 Sep 2020 - Ingatestone 5 mile - http://www.essexsites.co.uk/wwwsites/iboc_race/index.html 
     

  6. Sun 18 Oct 2020 - Leigh-on-sea 10k - https://www.losstriders.org/10k
     

  7. Sun 1 Nov 2020 - Billericay 10k - http://www.striders10k.billericaystriders.com/
     

  8. Sun 15 Nov 2020 - Chelmsford 10k - https://chelmsfordathleticsclub.hitssports.com/default.aspx

2019 Grand Prix Division tables final standings

Short Explanation

The club Grand Prix is a series of races chosen from the local fixtures (Essex, London) and is open to runners of all abilities.  It is a chance for club members to run in organised events, to support each other and to have a little bit of internal competition on the side.  Most runs are followed by additional non-compulsory socialising (a pub).

Everybody at the club is eligible for the Grand Prix and is automatically entered if they compete in at least one of the first four fixtures, unless they specifically ask not to be. There are eight races, you can do as many or few as you like, and we would encourage you to take part in the events even if you can only do one or two.  (There is usually excellent club turnout at Grand Prix races!)

All runners will be split into divisions with others of similar speed.  Five races qualify you to win but if you do fewer races, you will still be shown in a division as long as you run one of the first four races.  If you can’t do one of the first four races you can still enter one of the later races even if you are then not in a division.  Divisions are not finally formalised until after the third race.

Long Explanation

The competition is open to paid up members of H90J 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.

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


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.  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.

The first, second and third 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.


RULES

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

  • Details of entering races via the club are on the website - it is your responsibility to enter the races before they are sold out.

  • 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 generally move up a division for the next season.

  • Ever Present Prizes are awarded to those who complete 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.

  • Gun times only will be used for placing.

  • 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 BLUE club shirt/vests must be worn during races.  This is not only a requirement of EA but also promotes our club at local events. Runners who do not wear a club shirt/vest may have points deducted.

  • 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

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