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Grand Prix Rules

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.


  • To provide friendly competition amongst club members with an opportunity to be presented with a trophy.
  • To encourage club members to compete more often over a spread of distances and different disciplines.
  • To encourage club members to improve their running.

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.

Qualifying Races

There are no mandatory races, however you must include at least one race from 3 of the following categories:

  • 5k or 5 Miles
  • 10k or 12k
  • 10 Miles or Half Marathon
  • 20 miles or Marathon

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.


  • 3 points are awarded for completing a race with a finishing time within your band. This decreases by 1 point for every band you finish below your grade, until no points are awarded.
  • You gain 4 additional points for every band you finish above your band.
  • 3 points are awarded for a new Personal Best at any distance, regardless of the band. (Debuts at distances will count as PB times)
  • Your best scores from three of the four categories are added to your next best 5 scores from any category (i.e. a maximum of 8 races count towards your total score).
  • A maximum of 2 races of any one distance will count towards your total score

The Winner

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.