Grand Prix

Each year Alnwick Harriers operate a Grand Prix competition.

To allow harriers of all age to compete on a level playing field, the competition uses WAVA scoring

Each year a list of qualifying events is published, the events range from short road runs to, marathons and fell races and every thing in between. The events are split into a number of groups with your best score or scores from each group counting to your Grand Prix score.

The exact groupings and scoring can vary from year to year but the principal is always the same.

The top 12 positions after the final race win trophies and prizes.

Club Vest or T-shirt must be worn for your event to count in the Grand Prix

The only exceptions are:

Druridge Bay & Pastures Parkruns.

GNR, if you are running for a charity, then the charity’s vest can be worn.

WAVA scores for the Grand Prix are calculated by our own software and may therefore differ slightly from online calculated values such as Fetch.

2022 Grand Prix

2022 will see a return to the traditional Grand Prix format, with a published list of events.

The list of qualifying events is given below. The scoring for the events is WAVA age adjusted so its fair and competitive for everyone

The scoring for 2022 will be;

Your best scores from Pastures and Druridge Bay Parkruns on the first run of each month.

Your best 2  scores from Group 1. Races in this group are up to 10K on road or easy runnable surface.

Your best 2  scores from Group 2. Races in this group are longer than 10k on  road or easy runnable surface.

Your best 2  scores from Group 3. Races in this group are any distance, and are predominately off-road and may include soft ground, narrow trails and technical sections.

Group 2 can also include a marathon or ultra event, but you will need to  let me know if you complete one, as I can’t monitor them all.

You can let me know by posting a race report in the members facebook group, or by messaging me directly, or by Email:AlnwickHarriersGrandPrix@gmail.com

Race calender for the 2022 GP

  Event Location Group
Jan    
1st First day of The 2022 Grand Prix.
1st Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run Park Run
8th Thornley Hall XC Thornley Group 3
Feb    
5th Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run   Park Run
13th Valantines   5k Newcastle Group 1
27th Duergar  10m Trail Simomside Group 3
Mar    
5th Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run   Park Run
27th Alnwick Castle 10k Trail (Wild Deer Events) Alnwick Group 1
Apr    
2nd Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run Park Run
10th Blyth 10k Blyth Group 1
24th Northumberland big 10 Miler Maften Group 2
24th Washington 10k Trail Washington Group 3
May    
1st Gateshead Half Marathon Gateshead Group 2
7th Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run Park Run
29th Druridge 10k Druridge Group 1
Jun    
4th Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run
12th Bamburgh 10k Bamburgh Group 1
Jul    
2nd Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run
3rd Coquet Half Marathon Rothbury Group 2
9th Chopwell Woods 10K Trail Chopwell Group 3
Aug      
6th Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run
7th South Shields 10M Souter Lighthouse Group 3
TBA  Morpeth 10k Morpeth Group 1
Sep      
3rd Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run Park Run
13th Great North Run Half Marathon – Newcastle Group 2
22nd Maften 10k Maften Group 1
Oct      
1st Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run Park Run
TBA Bamburgh Half Marathon Bamburgh Group 2
TBA Druridge XC Druridge Group 3
Nov      
5th Pastures or Druridge Bay Park Run Park Run
TBA Brampton To Carlisle 10m Brampton Group 2
TBA Wooler Half Marathon Trail (14M) Wooler Group 3

2021 Final Results

After a racing year that started late due to Covid and lots of uncertainty in the race calender, 2021 had to follow a slightly different format to previous years, allowing any race to be submitted to count in the Grand Prix.

As usual the Grand Prix was  hotly contested with the top positions only being decided in the last race.

The top 12:

1st Rob Andrew

2nd Louisa Scola

3rd Jim Allan

4th Jo Powell

5th Michael Henry

6th Andy Squires

7th Ian Atherton

8th Tony Jackson

9th Lisa Baston

10th Phil Lee

11th Dave Richardson

12th Tess Allan

Full results list can be found here: Grand Prix Results 2021

Past Results

2020 (Did not take place due to Covid)

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015 Grand Prix Results.

2014 Grand Prix Results.

2013 Grand Prix Results.

2012 Grand Prix Results.

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