This is a series of races held during the year and results count towards the club championship. This year best 6 results to count and all those competing in 5 or more events qualify for a commemorative T shirt. Three separate trophies, Men’s, Women’s and a combined calculated on a handicap basis (Bob Connor Trophy). We encourage all club runners to support these runs wherever possible. The Committee decide which races will be in the series at the beginning of our season and these should only change if the chosen race is withdrawn at short notice.
Please note that it is your own responsibility to ensure that you enter races. Especially, please note that some races have limits on numbers or cut off dates so try to enter as early as possible. If the facility is available and you have to enter on the day, get to the venue early.
Grand Prix 2018 Events Dates for your diary
|Date||Day||Event||Link to Entry|
|1st||18 February||Sunday||Rugeley 10 miles||Rugeley Runners|
|2nd||11 March||Sunday||Fradley 10k||Fradley 10k|
|3rd||18 March||Sunday||Stafford Half Marathon ***||Stafford Half Marathon|
|4th||15 April||Sunday||Derby 10k||Derby 10k|
|5th||6 May||Sunday||Lichfield Half Marathon||Lichfield Half Marathon|
|6th||10 June||Sunday||Aldridge 10 K||Aldridge 10k|
|7th||July||Wednesday||5 mile Time Trial||Lichfield Running Club|
|8th||13 August||Sunday||Burton 10k||Burton 10k|
|9th||September||Wednesday||5K Time Trial||Lichfield Running Club|
|10th||October||Sunday||Shelton Striders 10k||Shelton 10k|
|11th||November||Sunday||Flying Fox 10||Flying Fox|
*** Due to the postponement of Stafford Half Marathon, both Stafford Half and Derby 10k will be held on 15th April, and both events will count towards the grand prix. An additional race will be added to the programme later in the year, most probably a 10k, as under the race rules in the event of a tie, the person with the fastest 10k time in the series is the winner.
Grand Prix 2018 Results
For the results of the Grand Prix 2018 so far, please see below
Grand Prix 2017 Final Results
Fastest 10K in races: Male: Richard O’Sullivan at Fradley with 34:58, Female, Sarah Burton at Derby with 41:19. Fastest Half marathon, Male: Richard O’Sullivan at Stafford with 1:18:34 and Female: Cass Jackson at Kenilworth with 1:44:45. Excellent running. Well done to everyone who took part, especially our winners:
Winner Ladies Sarah Burton 600 points
2nd Cass Jackson 596
3rd Lorraine Amos 595
Winner Men Richard O’Sullivan 599
2nd Jon Wolfe 593
3rd Jon Corpe 591
Bob Connor Trophy 2017
Winner Richard O’Sullivan 600 (Awarded to Nick Parker***)
2nd Nick Parker 597
3rd Jon Wolfe 593
*** Due to club rules, we can only award one trophy per member. As Richard, won the Grand Prix competition in 2017, then the Bob Connor trophy will be awarded to Nick Parker.
Final 2017 Grand Prix and Bob Connor Handicap Results
Grand Prix 2016 Final Results
Fastest 10K in races: Male: Richard O’Sullivan 35:45, Female, Sarah Dauncey at Fradley with 39:05. Fastest Half marathon, Male: John Doyle with 1:20:06 and Female: Sarah Dauncey with 1:26:04. Excellent running. Well done to everyone who took part, especially our winners:
Winner Ladies Sarah Dauncey 500 points
2nd Emma Funnell 496
3rd Ruth Kennedy-Green 492
Winner Men Richard O’Sullivan 500
2nd John Doyle 499
3rd Jon Wolfe 493
Bob Connor Trophy 2016
Winner Richard O’Sullivan 500 (Awarded to Jon Wolfe***)
2nd Sarah Dauncey 497
3rd Nick Parker 494
*** Due to club rules, we can only award one trophy per member. As Richard, Sarah and Nick have all won a competition in 2016, then the Bob Connor trophy will be awarded to Jon Wolfe who came 4th overall for the Bob Connor competition.
Final 2016 Grand Prix and Bob Connor Results
Grand Prix 2015 Final Results
Well done to all our 2015 winners and everyone taking part in the Grand Prix this year.
Results are as follows:
Mens 1) John Doyle (based on best 10k) 2) Steve Rivers 3) James Coombes
Womens 1) Sarah Dauncey 2) Cass Jackson 3)Emma Fennon
Bob Connor 1) Steve Rivers 2) Sarah Dauncey ) John Doyle
Final 2015 Bob Connor Handicap and Grand Prix results.
Grand Prix 2014 Final Results
Richard O’Sullivan won the men’s competition, with James Coombes and Steve Rivers in second and third place. Jo Palmer won the ladies Grand Prix, with Cass Jackson and Emma Fennon in second and third place. Steve Rivers won the Bob Connor Handicap, with James Coombes and Richard O’Sullivan in second and third place. Well done to our winners and to all those who took part this year.
Final 2014 Grand Prix Results