2014 Grand Prix

[Thu 17th Oct] 



The format for the 2014 Grand Prix is a 12 race season with four races in each of three categories – up to 10km, up to 10 miles and above 10 miles.  Each entrant to the Grand Prix will count their best two results from each category.These are the only rules for the club Grand Prix.

Members of Blyth Running Club are also required to comply with all ‘local rules’ set by the organiser of each event.  (Note that these rules will often include age limits, which may result in some of the younger club members being unable to participate in some races).

Members are also expected to comply with good etiquette at all times and specifically must comply with all instructions from race organisers and marshals, must do nothing to adversely affect the good name of Blyth Running Club and should do nothing to either favour or adversely affect the performance of other Grand Prix competitors during races.

Season Composition

The races for the 2014 season are shown below.  These have been selected by the BRC Grand Prix Working Party and any feedback after events can usefully be given to any member of this group (but preferably by e-mail or in writing if you want it to be remembered).

At the time of announcement, the exact dates for most races are still to be confirmed.  These will be publicised when known.  In the event of any of the announced races being either cancelled or clashing with another race on the list, the Working Party reserves the right to select an alternative race where practical and both time and the calendar allowing.

Grand Prix Working Party

Robbie Barkley

Heather Barrass

Heather Christopher

Lee Cuthbertson

Steven Fench

Julie Lemin

David Potts

Dave Roberts (chair)

Lee Simpson


2014 Grand Prix Season

Snake Lane 10m                                    Pocklington, Yorks                      23rd Feb

Northumberland Half Marathon               Kirkley Hall                               16th March

Half Marathon of the North                     Sunderland                                Late April

Pier to Pier                                            South Shields / Roker                 Mid May

Druridge Bay 10K                                   Druridge Bay                              Late May

Hadrians Wall Half Marathon                   Haltwhistle                                Mid June

Hamsterly Forest 10K                             Hamsterly, Co Durham               Mid July

Exhibition Park Cup 5K                            Newcastle                                  Mid Aug

Tynedale 10                                          Hexham / Ovingham                  Early Sept

Great Cumbrian Half Marathon                Carlisle                                     Early Oct

Maltby 7                                                Maltby, N Yorks                          Nov

Norman Woodcock 5M                            Gosforth                                    Early Dec


Runners are reminded that each entrant to the Grand Prix will count only their best two results from each category.  It is not expected that runners should aim to compete in all twelve races.

A message will be broadcast at the start of 2014 asking for all those wishing to participate in that year’s Grand Prix to put their names forward.  The Grand Prix Working Party will commit to publishing the leagues for the season in advance of the first race.