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).
Most of the Grand Prix events for 2019 are free, local or have an alternative to reduce barriers to getting involved. We’re also focusing on LGBT+ hosted events by other Frontrunner clubs so keep an eye out for these trips (we hope to provide some form of transport too).
A quick note on parkruns
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/
The full details for the Grand Prix 2019 with associated points are available to download here.
Other non-Grand Prix runs you might be interested in
This year our Grand Prix coordinating team have been very busy. They have also compiled a list of races which other members have found to be some of their favourites, so don’t let the Grand Prix limit you – you might also be interested in these events too.