Grand Prix 2017 – 2018

RULES

The SE Fitness Grand Prix runs from September 2017 – July 2018 and is open to all of SE Fitness.

SCORING SYSTEM

  • The Grand Prix events are at the bottom of the page.  You enter as many as you like and then win points depending on your finish time compared to other SE Fitness runners.
  • For most events 5 points to fastest SE Fitness finishers, 4 points second, 3 points 3rd, 2 points 4th and 1 point for everyone else.  Men and Women points are separate.
  • Everyone gets at least one point and you can also pick up extra points if you run further or faster than you have before (Extra Points).
  • Only your Top 5 events count.  If you do more than 5 events we will just pick your 5 with the most points.
  • To be included in the Grand Prix you have to tell me your time (via email or noticeboard) within 2 weeks of the event. It is your responsibility to enter the events and to provide your time.
  • Only current members qualify to win.

GRAND SLAM EVENTS

  • For the Grand Slam events there are 10 points available.  The Grand Slam are:  Great Birmingham Run, Great Midlands Fun Run and our own Time Challenge.  For these first Man and Woman 10 points each, 2nd 9 points each and so on 1 point each for all finishers.
  • Everyone taking part in the Time Challenge automatically gets Grand Prix points.

EXTRA POINTS

  • First Timers:  If this is your furthest race ever eg your first 10km/ half marathon event then you get 5 points!
  • Personal bests:  For those who have run faster over a distance than ever before eg if it is your fastest ever 10K.  For Personal Bests you earn an additional 2 points!
  • Season’s best : Once you have done your first 5km/10km of the season (September – July) any other 5km/10km that you run faster becomes a Season’s best.  Seasons best 2 additional points.
  • When you provide your time you have to also let me know if you qualify for a PB or SB! (Please note you can’t earn both PB’s and SB’s on one run).

TIPS

  • Some races do not have as many SE Fitness entrants as others.  These are a great way to pick up points!
  • Improving your speed over a season helps to earn points because you can win 2 extra points for a season’s best.
  • Look out for Grand Slam events with 10 points available.

PROGRESS

SE Fitness will update the Grand Prix points after each race and publish the current standings except for the last races of the season.  Winners are announced at the Summer Social!

2017 WINNERS

GRAND PRIX GRAND CHAMPION – Simon Campbell

MEN’S COMPETITION

1st Place and Grand Champion SIMON CAMPBELL

2nd Place BEN LYONS

3rd Place MIKE FORKER

WOMEN’S COMPETITION

1st Place LAURA HYLTON

2nd Place ROSIE THOMPSON

3rd Place ALISON STEWART

 

 

GRAND PRIX EVENTS 2017 to 2018 (Not all dates yet confirmed)

  1. Little Aston 5 mile Road Race 3rd September 2017 (www.rscac.co.uk)
  2. Lichfield 10km Road Race 10th September 2017 on line entries
  3. Boldmere Bullets Charity Race 5K and 10K distance will qualify separately for Grand Prix Points 17th September. http://www.ole-jcracesolutions.co.uk/product-p/bb2016.htm
  4. Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon 15th October 2017 (www.greatrun.orgGrand Slam Event 10 Points!  Automatic 5 points if you are running the Full Marathon at Birmingham and that’s your first marathon.
  5. Cinder Path 10K Charity Run 22nd October 2017 Sutton Park http://www.7poolsrun.org.uk/event-registration/
  6. ParkRun Walsall Arboretum 5K Saturday 25th November http://www.parkrun.org.uk/walsall/

2018 

  1. Fradley 10km Road Race Run March Sunday 11th March 2018 www.kpevents.net
  2. 7 Pools 10km Cross Country, Sutton Park 18th March  www.7poolsrun.org.uk
  3. SE Fitness 5km & 10km Time Challenge 23rd and 24th March 2018.
  4. Cathedral to Castle 10 mile Sunday 8th April 2018 http://www.bookings.c2crun.co.uk/events/cathedral-to-castle-run-2018/
  5. Lichfield Half Marathon 6th May 2018  www.kpevents.net
  6. Hill West 10km/4km Cross Country, Sutton Park May 20th May 2018 www.hillwest.bham.sch.uk
  7. Great Midlands Fun Run 8.5 mile 3rd June 2018 www.greatmidlandsfunrun.com
  8. Aldridge 10km Road Race 10th June 2018 www.aldridgerunningclub.co.uk
  9. SE Fitness Summer ParkRun Kingsbury Water Park 23rd June provisional
  10. Shenstone Fun Run 10km, Shenstone 8th July 2018  (www.shenstonefunrun.co.uk) July tbc.

All dates are provisional – some entry forms are also available @ www.runnersworld.co.uk