Senior Cross Country Grand prix 2016 / 2017

This years cross country grand prix has now been updated for results to Alloa (apologies for this being the first update).

Last year we had 65 men and 31 women competing in a range of cross country events, with the winners being Gavin Bryson and Rachel Dunn.

Results

The top 3 standings for Male and Female after Alloa are as follows:

Rank Name 2016 CC Season Num of Races
1 Iain Whitaker 113 5
2 Peter Cameron 86 4
3 Callum Reid 77 4
Rank Name 2016 CC Season Num of Races
1 Lauren Stoddart 33 4
2 Lauren Wilson 31 5
3 Katie Bain 31 5

Full results can be found at the following links:

16_11_27-eac-cross-country-2016_2017-male-alloa

16_11_27-eac-cross-country-2016_2017-female-alloa

The various tabs show:

  • Cross country fixtures (see below as well for details)
  • Current Grand Prix Standings
  • Results of each race (A comparison is also shown to last year. You can’t really compare times directly as courses and conditions vary, but you can compare relative times with other people)

The results will be taken from the official websites, if anyone spots any inaccuracies in the results, please help fill in missing details (stuartjohnston@yahoo.co.uk).

Please remember that the Grand Prix is designed to add a bit of fun and interest to the cross country season. Some prizes will be awarded at the annual endurance xmas dinner – but the main point is a bit of fun / bragging rights with club mates.

This year, I have added the following categories (U20, Sen, V40, V50 and V60) so you can see how you are doing against your contemporaries.

We fully expect lots of success and lots of enjoyment throughout the winter races.

Scoring System

For anyone new to the club and wanting to know how to get involved… a spreadsheet will record the times of all EAC athletes at all cross country events and their position relative to all EAC runners. The idea is pretty simple, you score points by running for EAC at any cross country event and the number of points available depends on how many other EAC runners are taking part. You will get credit for turning up and flying the EAC flag at any cross country race, but smaller low key races will have fewer runners so therefore fewer points available, championship events will have large numbers and therefore more points on offer.

If for example: at the East District Relays, 20 senior men take part, 1st place gets 20 points, down to 1 point for 20th place. If say at Braid Hills CC, only 3 EAC runners take part, 1st place gets 3 points 2nd 2 points 3rd 1 point. This effectively gives weighting to the bigger events, but still gives some recognition to the smaller events, since it is good for the club to get our name seen at all races. That’s all there is to it, the Grand Prix rules need to be simple so that results are produced as soon as possible after each race (and also to ensure it is easy to compile!).

Fixtures

Day Date Event Venue
Saturday 08/10/2016 East District Relay – 4*4km Livingston
Saturday 15/10/2016 East District League (1) Stirling
Saturday 22/10/2016 National Relay – 4*4km Cumbernauld
Sunday 30/10/2016 Lasswade XC Lasswade
Saturday 05/11/2015 National 4km Championships Renfrew
Saturday 12/11/2016 Braid Hills XC Braid Hills
Saturday 19/11/2015 East District League (2) Alloa
Saturday 03/12/2015 East District Championships Aberdeen
Saturday 07/01/2017 Great Edinburgh Cross Country Holyrood Park
Saturday 14/01/2017 East District league (3) Broxburn
Saturday 28/01/2017 Scottish Masters Dundee
Saturday 28/01/2017 Scottish Masters – Over 65 Dundee
Saturday 25/02/2017 Scottish Champs Falkirk
Saturday 25/02/2017 Scottish Champs – U20 Falkirk

Cheers

Stuart

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