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Summer Grand Prix

We are delighted to announce the 2023 Summer Grand Prix. The series has 12 events and kicks off with the Club 5k Handicap on Thursday 27th April in Bushy Park and is rounded off with the Wedding Day 7k on Friday 28th July. 

In total there is one half marathon, four x 10ks, two x 5 milers, one 7k and four x 5k.

There are a number of mob matches including with Wimbledon Windmilers on the 29th April, Ranelagh on the 3rd of June and the anticipated Claygate Country 5 against Chessington Unity RC on the 2nd July.


Here is a summary of everything you need to know about the Summer Grand Prix 2023.  If you have any queries, contact Andy Howarth


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 awards

  • Runners must be representing Stragglers and not other claim Clubs


Grand Prix Awards

  • Male and female with the highest number of points

  • Male and female hero  - for running the most races (in the event of a tie the lowest score wins)

  • Highest age-grade performance for men and women in any race

  • Gold, silver and bronze awards in each of the following categories:

    • Senior Women, F35, F45, F55, F65, F75

    • Senior Men, M40, M50, M60, M70, M80

    • The categories are based on your age at the first event (27/4/23)

  • Most improved male and female runner - at the discretion of the team captains

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