Road Race Grand Prix

Edinburgh Athletic Club Road Race Grand Prix Championship 2017

 

The Road Race Grand Prix is back for its third year and all the details you need to compete are listed below.
Will Neil Renault win for a third time? Who will capture the women’s title following Laura Dunn?

How does it work?

Runners must complete at least 5 road races from a list of identified races throughout 2017. 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 5 bonus points for every Scottish Road Race Championship you complete.

 

See the points scoring table by clicking here

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.

Approved Races 2017 (Other races will be added)

Races will be updated monthly depending on new and existing races appearing in the Scottish Athletics Calendar. All Scottish and East District Championship Road races will feature, and an emphasis will be given to races in the East of Scotland.

  • 4th March – KB5, 5 mile (Short)
  • 4th March – Cupar 5 mile (Short)
  • 5th March – Lasswade 10 mile (Medium)
  • 12th March – Inverness Half Marathon (Long)
  • 19th March – Alloa Half (Long)
  • 26th March – Scottish Athletics Road Relays (short/Medium) *Scottish Championship Race*
  • 2nd April – Dunbar 10k (Medium)
  • 2nd April – Tom Scott 10mile (Medium) *Scottish Championship Race*
  • 9th April – Grangemouth 10k (Medium)
  • 23rd April – Great Edinburgh Run 10 Mile (Medium)
  • 23rd April – London Marathon (Long) *Scottish Championship Race*
  • 27th April – Kinross 10k (Medium)
  • 5th May – Scottish 5k Road Championships – Silverknowes (short) *Scottish Championship Race*
  • 7th May – Gala Harriers 10k (Medium)
  • 13th May – Loch Leven Half marathon (Long)
  • 13th May – Penicuik 10k (Medium)
  • 21st May – Stirling Marathon (Long)
  • 27-28th May – EMF 5k (Short) 10k (Medium) Half (Long) Marathon (Long)
  • 3rd June – Haddington 5k (Short) 10k (Medium)
  • 7th June – CAAC 5 Mile (Short)
  • 5th July – Brig Bash 5Mile (Short)
  • July (tbc) – Musselburgh 10k (Medium)
  • 12th August – Haddington Half Marathon (Long)
  • 20th August – Forfar 10k (Medium)
  • 27th August – Forth Road Bridge 10k (Medium)
  • 10th September – Stirling 10k (Medium) *Scottish Championship Race*
  • 24th September – Scottish Half Marathon (Long) and 10k (Medium)
  • 24th September – Loch Ness Marathon (Long)
  • 1st October – Great Scottish Run, Glasgow – half Marathon (Long) *Scottish Championship Race*
  • 5th November – Men’s 10k, Edinburgh (Medium)

 

* 5 Bonus Points for Scottish Championship Race

**Times for any IAAF measured road marathon run between 1st March and 31st October 2017 may be included by runners **

Other races to be added.

Previous Results can be found here:

2016

2015

Any questions, then please get in touch with Richard Meade: richardmeade13@hotmail.com

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