The UKnetrunner Grand Prix
This is an annual competition open to all club members giving an opportunity for runners of all abilities to compete on a level playing field. The Grand Prix is split into 2 groups - Group 1 for members who entered race results in at least three different distance categories (see "Which races are involved?") last year and Group 2 for members who did not meet this criteria.
The Grand Prix runs from 1st January to 31st December each year and is open to all fully paid first and second claim members.
The nuts and bolts
When calculating your score for a particular result, you are graded (assigned a "band") based on your best performance over a qualifying distance in the year preceeding the result. You then score points for your performance in comparison to your band.
Very simply, enter your race results on your website profile and you will be entered in the Grand Prix automatically.
There are no mandatory races, however you must include at least one race from 3 of the following categories:
Race results must be independantly verifiable, e.g. from a race results website or e-mail from the race organiser. Results must be the official chip time (where available) or gun time. Times from your own watch are not permissable.
A trophy will be presented at the AGM to the Group 1 member having most points from their eight races.
The Grand Prix will be reviewed by the Committee at the end of each year and amendments made as deemed necessary. Any changes to the rules will be communicated in advance of a new year commencing. The prime purpose for this review is to keep the competition fair for all members. If members have any feedback on the competition they should e-mail the Grand Prix Co-ordinator.