Carnegie Harriers 2019 /20 Off Road Grand Prix

Carnegie Harriers 2019 /20 Off Road Grand Prix

Carnegie Harriers Off Road Grand Prix 2022-23

Please read this document in conjunction with the Carnegie Harriers Award Guidelines 2022/23.

Introduction

The purpose of the Grand Prix is to encourage members to improve their running in some friendly competition, and perhaps try some different races, or even terrain. Participation in the Grand Prix is meant to be fun and is purely optional. We hope that outings to the races will be social events with members getting together to car share and possibly going for coffee and something to eat before or after and we encourage members to use the Carnegie Harriers Members Group on Facebook to share their plans.

Cross country has long been acknowledged as a key part of the running year for road runners. It helps to build strength and endurance whilst providing a bit of speed work as well. some Some members may be wary of taking part in cross-country races as there can be a perception they are only for the super speedy. Whilst it is true that you will get faster road and track runners using cross country to keep them sharp over the winter months, runners of all abilities take part as can be seen from the results.

We do hope you will make the effort to take part in at least some of the chosen events over the coming 12 months and we look forward to seeing you at them. Do not be put off by the thought of district or national events, they are no different from other races and runners of all abilities take part.

Selection of Events

See below for the provisional list of races in the 2022/23 Off-Road Grand Prix series – the full details of the cross-country races will not be available until later in the year.

Unfortunately, there is currently a lack of information about some of the other races we would like to include in the off-road GP series. As soon as we know more, we will issue an updated list of events.

Should an event not proceed, or be no longer considered viable for the Grand Prix (for example due to a change of date), an equivalent alternative will be sought and substituted. Updates will be sent via email but further information will also be available on the website (www.carnegie-harriers.co.uk).

Please do not hesitate to contact any members of the committee if you have any queries or feedback regarding the 2022/23 Off-Road Grand Prix. Remember it’s your best 7 events to count.

 

CARNEGIE HARRIERS OFF-ROAD GRAND PRIX RULES 2022 – 23

  1. The Off-Road Grand Prix will be open to all members, regardless of ability.
  2. The Off-Road Grand Prix will be held over the year 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.
  3. The Off-Road Grand Prix will comprise a range of distances and standards of competition and a balance of local and national events.
  4. The events to be included in the Off-Road Grand Prix Series will be decided by the Committee.
  5. The 2022-23 Off-Road GP will consist of 13 specified races, with the best seven scoring events to count. In the event of any race not proceeding, or no longer considered viable for the Grand Prix (for example due to a change of date), a suitable alternative will be sought and substituted.
  6. Points will be awarded on the basis on which members finish in an event, by gender but irrespective of age, as follows: 50 points for 1st home, 49 for 2nd, 48 for 3rd with all competitors scoring at least 1 point for completing an event. The order of finishers will be as they appear in the official race results, usually this will be gun time.
  7. Points will not be awarded to any member who starts an event but does not complete it. Similarly, an unfinished event will not qualify as a counting event.
  8. Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall placed women and men in the points table irrespective of age group. Prizes will also be awarded to the first three in each of the following age group categories, subject to members having completed the required minimum number of events:

Women: Senior (under 40); 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; 70 and over.

Men:      Senior (under 40); 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69; 70 to 79; 80 and over.

  1. Qualifying age will be a member’s age as at 1st April 2022.
  2. No member may receive more than one award in any single Grand Prix series.
  3. Club vests must be worn in Grand Prix events otherwise no points will be awarded.

N.B. Although club vests must be worn, members should wear clothing (under or over their vests) appropriate to the conditions.

  1. Points will not be awarded to any member who runs a Grand Prix event with a dog.
  2. An award will be made to every member who completes the minimum number of seven counting events in the Grand Prix series.

 

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