GRAND PRIX RACE INFORMATION

Grand Prix Division tables after race #4

Grand Prix Races 2019

Sun 9 Jun 2019

Standsted 10k

10km

Entries open - http://www.stansted10k.org.uk/

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Horndon On The Hill

10km

Sold Out (But there is a Facebook page where people may be offering transfers here: Horndon 10K)

Sun 21 July 2019

Felstead 10k

10km

Entries open - https://www.grangefarmdunmowrunners.co.uk/club-races/felsted-10k.html

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Orion 5

5 miles

Entries open - https://www.entrycentral.com/ForestFiveRace3

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Ingatestone 5

5 miles

Entries open - http://www.essexsites.co.uk/wwwsites/iboc_race/index.html 

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Havering Half Marathon

13.1 miles

Entries open - https://www.theraceorganiser.com/race-course-map/havering-mind-half-marathon-havering-mind-half-marathon-06-10-2019-08-30 

Sun 20 Oct 2019

Leigh-on-Sea 10k

10km

Entries open - https://www.losstriders.org/

Sun 3 Nov 2019

Billericay 10k

10km

Enties open from 1st July - https://www.entrycentral.com/billericay-striders-10k

 
SHORT EXPLANATION

The club Grand Prix is a series of races chosen from the local (Essex, Herts, London) fixtures 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. Some runs are followed by additional non-compulsory socialising (a pub).

Everybody at the club is eligible for the Grand Prix and are 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.

All runners will be split into divisions with others of similar speed. Five races qualify you to win but if you do fewer races then 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.



LONGER 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. 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. 
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.

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. 

PRIZE CATEGORIES
There are two competitions:-Team League and Individual League

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.

RULES
The competition will take place across 8 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.

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.  Winners of each division automatically moves up to the next division ready for the next season.

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.

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 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 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.

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

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