Summer Grand Prix 2021

The events listed below are included in the 2021 Summer Grand Prix. The picture regarding what is and isn't able to take place is regularly changing so please keep checking this page for updates.

The first 3 races were virtual, with "pod races" where groups with a maximum of 6 runners, who are of similar pace, set off at intervals to maintain social distancing. For the remainder of the series we are likely to have to be flexible and the format of events and the whole schedule may be adapted at short notice.

Details about the scoring system and awards are given at the bottom of the page.

2021

Race 

Location

Notes

29 April- 2 May

Club 5k Handicap (April)

Virtual & pod race (1 May)

5k on any route or join the planned pod race

8-16 May

Club 10 miles

Virtual & pod race (16 May)

10 miles on any route or join the planned pod race

22-31 May

Club Dream Mile Time Trial

Virtual & pod race (29 May)

1 mile on any route or join the planned pod race

Thu 24 June

Club 5k Handicap (June)

Bushy Park Sports Club

 5k

Thu 1 July

Club 10k

Bushy Park Sports Club

10k

Sat 10 July

Club 7k pod races Bushy Park 7k

Sat 24 July

Celebration of the restart of parkrun

Any parkrun, running or volunteering

5k, anyone volunteering gets an SGP credit and 10 points

Wed 4 Aug Wimbledon Trail Series (Race 2) Wimbledon Common 5 miles. The first 40 members to enter get a free place. Click for further information. 

Here is a summary of everything you need to know about the Summer Grand Prix 2021.  If you have any queries, contact Andy Howarth

Scoring

Grand Prix Points

  • Separate Male and Female competitions
  • Every runner scores 10 points for each race they finish
    • Bonus of 25 points to 1 point for the first 25 Stragglers in each race
  • Max score for each race is 35
  • Your best 4 scores for each race are totalled – max possible score is 140
  • Where there is a tie after 4 races, the score in the 5th, and then 6th races are used to determine positions in the table.
  • Minimum 4 races to win an award

Grand Prix Awards

  • Male and female with the highest number of points
  • Male and female hero (for running the most races)
  • Highest age-grade performance for men and women in any race
  • Winners and runners up in each of the following categories:
    • Senior Women, F35, F45, F55, F65
    • Senior Men, M40, M50, M60, M70
    • The categories are based on your age at the first event (29/4/21)
  • Most improved male and female runner

You can see how to participate in the Stragglers virtual races here.

 

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