Grand Prix League 2018

Information below is currently provisional being based on that for 2017.

Alton 10 - one of our Grand Prix eventsHow the Grand Prix League works

The Farnham Runners Grand Prix is an internal competition based on participation in the two leagues that the club competes in.

The aims of the Grand Prix are to encourage friendly competition within the club giving runners of all abilities a chance of doing well in the competition and to encourage runners of all abilities to participate in the league races.

By competing in the Grand Prix, you may qualify for one of the Club London Marathon places.

The two leagues that we compete in are:

All races qualify for Grand Prix points in the calender year in which they occur unless specifically indicated in the SXCL and HRRL fixture lists given on the pages above.

Runners of all abilities can do well in the Grand Prix! The keys to success are:

Grand Prix League tables are posted in the club pages.

Qualifying races for 2018

Races in the SXCL and HRRL in the 2018 calendar year.

Note that the autumn and winter race dates are not announced by the respective leagues until later in the year.

Grand Prix rules for 2018

The following rules apply:

  1. The Grand Prix year goes from 1st January 2018 to 10th December 2018 (to be confirmed, the date of SXCL race in Farnham).
  2. All SXCL races and all HRRL races are included.
  3. A runner’s 12 best points results across the races completed are included.
  4. For each gender, points are allocated as follows: 1st – 8 points, 2nd – 7 points, 3rd- 6 points, 4th- 5 points, 5th- 4 points, all other finishers – 3 points
  5. A runner can claim 2 bonus points if they have run a Personal Best (PB) in an HRRL race. They just need to email either Farnham Runners or Jane Georghiou within one week to claim their points.
  6. Prizes for the Grand Prix will be presented at the annual awards dinner. Trophies are given for first five men and ladies in the Grand Prix points table. Also, there will be a prize for the man and lady with the highest number of PBs in the year.
  7. It is the responsibility of each individual runner to ensure that he or she is fit enough to compete in each race, and that he or she feels confident of finishing.
  8. If, due to injury or other unforeseen circumstance, a runner does not finish, then it is solely at the discretion of the Team Captain whether one Grand Prix point is awarded. The Team Captain may defer this decision to the Farnham Runners Committee if he or she feels this is appropriate. The individual runner may appeal to the Committee, if he or she feels aggrieved by the Team Captain’s decision. The Committee will investigate the matter thoroughly and their decision will be final.

Allocation of Club London Marathon Places

A 2019 London Marathon Place will be awarded as follows:

If you win a Farnham Runners ballot place, you cannot re-apply for a club place the following year (the committee will re-assess this rule on a year by year basis).

Farnham Runners currently receive 3 marathon places. There will be one draw for all eligible male applicants and one draw for all eligible female applicants. All remaining applicants will be placed together and a third person drawn.

In the event Farnham Runners are awarded four marathon places, then there will be two places drawn from both the male and females ballots.

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