Road Race Grand Prix

Road Race Grand Prix 2019

This is the fifth year of the Grand Prix and it would be great if as many EAC athletes as possible could take part. We pick National and East District championship races as well as other races close to Edinburgh or races that Edinburgh athletes have traditionally targeted, so hopefully races you are thinking of.

How does it work?

Runners must complete at least 5 road races from a list of identified races throughout 2019. These will be known as club championship qualifying races. The list is set out below.

Races will be designated as either Short Races (5k; 5mile); Medium Races (10k; 10mile) or Long Races (half marathon; marathon).

In order to qualify for the overall championship runners MUST complete a race from each of these categories, plus any two other races, as long as they are on the list of approved races.

You can race as much as you like and only your best times will count!

You can do your races in any order, so medium race, followed by a short race, then another short race, a long race, and then another medium.

How you do it is up to you and your training programme – just so long as you do at least one race from each category, plus another 2 races.

How do you score points?

Points are scored based on the time you run in a race. The faster you run, the more points you score. Simples.

A link to the scoring chart is HERE

For example if you run a 5k in 18.46 you will score 103 points. If you run 37.10 in a 10k you will score 111points.

Owing to the distance of the short and long laps of National Road relays being slightly off 5k and 10k – we have a special scoring system to reflect this in this race. 

You will also get 2 bonus points for every Scottish Road Race Championship you complete (these are highlighted in bold below.

How do you win?

The person with the most points scored from their 5 qualifying race at the end of the season will be the winner.

There will be prizes for the first three males and first three females. There will also be a prize for first place V40, V50, V60 male and female.

Prizes will be presented at the Annual Christmas party.

Age Category

Your age category is decided on the first race of the Grand Prix, which this year is the Allan Scally Relay. So, even if you turn 40 the day after then you would be classed as a Senior for the year.

This year’s confirmed races (other races will be added as they are confirmed):

Races

2 March – Allan Scally Memorial Relay 4x5km (short)

3 March – Lasswade 10 Mile Road Race (Medium)

9 March – Cupar 5 mile Road Race (Short)

10 March – Inverness Half Marathon (Long)

16 March – KB5 – Edinburgh (Short)

24 March – Scottish Athletics National Road Relay Champs 5k/10k (Short/Medium)

31 March – Alloa Half Marathon (Long)

31 March – Tom Scott 10 mile race (Medium)

06 April – Dunbar 10k (Medium)

07 April – Tay Ten (Medium)

14 April – Grangemouth 10k (Medium)

14 April – Run Livingston 10k/Half (Medium/Long)

28 April – London Marathon (Long)

28 April – Stirling Half/Marathon (Long)

03 May – 5k Scottish Road Championships (Short)

11 May – Penicuik 10k (Medium)

11 May – Loch Leven Half Marathon (Medium)

25/26 May – EMF (5k/10k/Half/Marathon) (Short/Medium/Long)

05 June – CAAC 5 Mile Race (Short)

16 June – Glenrothes 10k (Medium)

30 June – Great Scottish Summer Run 5k/10k (Short/Medium)

TBC July – Musselburgh 10k (Medium)

TBC August – Haddington Half (Long)

TBC September – Stirling 10k (Medium)

TBC September – Loch Ness Marathon (Long)

TBC October – Great Scottish Run – Half Marathon (Long)

*** Additional Races will be added***

**Times for any IAAF measured road marathon run between 1st March and 31st October 2019 may be included by runners – if you email your race result to richardmeade13@hotmail.com **

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