Blyth Running Club 2015 Grand Prix
The format for the 2015 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. Runners are reminded that, for the purpose of Grand Prix scoring, if a race is being ‘chip timed’ it is the order in which runners cross the finish line that counts and not the chip time. These are the only rules for the club Grand Prix.
Members of Blyth Running Club are expected to wear club vests in all Grand Prix races and 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.
The races for the 2015 season are shown on the attached sheet. 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 present time, the dates for most of the early season races are known but there always remains the possibility of further change. Further information on race dates will be publicised as and 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
Dave Roberts (chair)
2015 Grand Prix Season
Haweswater Half Marathon East Lake District 1st March
Longtown 10M Longtown, North Cumbria 4th April
Keswick Half Marathon Keswick, Central Lakes 3rd May
George Ogle 6M Derwent Valley, Tyne & Wear 27th May
Newburn River Run Newburn Riverside Late June
Tynedale 10K Ovingham, Northumberland 1st July
LGBT 5K Exhibition Park, Newcastle Mid Aug
Haltwhistle Half Marathon Haltwhistle, Northumberland Late Sept
Castles Half Marathon North Northumberland Late Oct
Brampton to Carlisle 10M East Cumbria Mid/Late Nov
Loftus Poultry Run Loftus, North Yorks Mid 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.