Summer Grand Prix 2018

Here is a summary of everything you need to know about the club’s priority races for Summer 2018, and the awards to be won.  If you have any queries, contact the Men's Captain Malcolm Davies or Ladies' Captain Helen Davies.

The Summer Stragglers’ Grand Prix is a competition made up of selected races (a total of 11 this year) where you can accumulate points, and compare and compete against your fellow Stragglers.  

Four of the races are also our individual 2018 Stragglers Championship Races, for which there are prizes to be won. 

Finally, the club is also taking part in the Surrey Road League, which is open to all club members. 

You can find more information on all of this below.


The Races
There are 11 Grand Prix races.  More information is on the Key Race Fixtures page

Date

Event

Stragglers Championship

Surrey League Race

Notes

Saturday 28th April 

Mob-match v Sutton Runners at Nonsuch park

5K Championships

 

 

Sunday 6 May

Richmond Half-Marathon

Half-Marathon Championships

Yes

 

Sunday 3 June

Dorking 10 miles

10 miles Championship

Yes

Club paying for 40 places. 

Sunday 17 June

Richmond 10K

 

Yes

 

Thursday 21st June

Club 10K

10K Championship

 

 

Saturday 30th June 

Mob-match v Ranelagh at Crane Park

 

 

 

Sunday 8th July 

Claygate 5 miles

 

 

 

Saturday 14th July

Elmore 7 miles

 

Yes

Club paying for 40 places.

Sunday 22nd July

Elmbridge 10K

 

Yes

 

Friday 27th July

Wedding Day 7K

 

 

 

Sunday 12th August

Wimbledon 5K

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Grand Prix Points
10 points are awarded for all finishers in each race, and a bonus of 25 points down to 1 point for the first 25 Stragglers in each race.

To be 'in the running' for an award, you need to have competed in at least 4 of the races. If you run more than 4 races, your 4 best scores will be used for your overall score.  The aim is to get the highest number of points you can.

Grand Prix Awards
There will be awards for the male and female with the highest number of points.

There will also be awards and runners up prizes in each of these categories:

  • Senior Lady, F35, F45, F55, F65
  • Senior Men, M40, M50, M60, M70
  • and for the male and female hero (for running the most races)

There will be an award for the best age-graded male and best age-graded female performance achieved at any of the 11 races. 

There will also be awards for the most improved male and female runner.

Stragglers Championship Races
There are four individual championship races:

  • 5K - Nonsuch Parkrun (Saturday 28th April)
  • 10K - Hawker Centre (Thursday 21st June)
  • 10 Miles - Dorking (Sunday 3rd June)
  • Half-Marathon - Richmond (Sunday 6th May)

For the 5K, 10 Miles and Half-Marathon championship races, there will be prizes for the:

  • First Straggler lady, and the first Senior Lady, F35, F45, F55, and F65
  • First Straggler man, and the first Senior Man, M40, M50, M60 and M70

For the 10K championships, there will be gold, silver, bronze for each of the 5-year categories in addition to the overall winners.

Surrey Road League
This is a team and individual competition. The club is focusing on 6 of the Surrey League Road races.  For individuals and team scores it will be the best five scores to count.  More inforrmation can be found on the Surrey Road League website.

  • Richmond Half Marathon (Sunday 6th May)
  • Dorking 10 miles Sunday (3rd June)
  • Richmond 10km Sunday (17th June)
  • Elmore 7 miles Saturday (14th July)
  • Elmbridge 10km (Sunday 22nd July)
  • Wimbledon 5km (Sunday 12th August)

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