Grand Prix Competition

Some of our members enjoy a little competition, so we organise an annual Grand Prix which is open to all our members.

Joining in the Grand Prix is optional for all members though we have always had amazing participation. The simple idea (unlike other clubs) is points are awarded for attendance only, not positions or times. To score points you just need to turn up and run (or volunteer to marshal in some cases).

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, all the Grand Prix events for 2021 so far are virtual events that club members run solo or with a buddy to reduce barriers to getting involved. We hope that later in the year, we may get back to participating in local races or parkruns, when they resume.

In normal times, we include some LGBT+ hosted events by other Frontrunner clubs and Northumberland Pride.

A quick note on parkruns (when they restart…)

parkruns are free but do require runners to register prior to participating, and please include the club name when entering. Once registered you can participate in any parkrun. It is necessary to print off your bar code (or purchase a more durable barcode format from parkrun) and present at the end of each parkrun, or your run will not be registered. All parkruns start at 9am (except New Year’s Day) and are 5K in distance. Full details at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/