FRR Grand Prix

The FRR grand prix was introduced for 2020, but due to the coronavirus/covid-19 restrictions decimating the racing calendar, we have abandoned the 2020 grand prix and will try again in 2021.


New for 2021, we will be running an internal grand prix. This involves the club captain choosing a set of races from the existing calendar, the results of which will be collated based on the following criteria:

  • Each athlete’s performance will be age graded and the grading will translate to points.
  • Bonus points equivalent to a race win are available for volunteering at an FRR race, or other nominated race that FRR are asked to provide marshals for subject to committee agreement. Only applicable once per year.
  • Members will be automatically entered into the grand prix based on their attendance at the corresponding events.
  • (provisionally) There will be 12 races to choose from, with the top 7 results counting.

The primary aim of the club grand prix is to encourage members to compete. As such, the races will be chosen based on: a variety of distances; easy to enter (so no Woodbridge 10k); events spread throughout the year.

Rules

  • Runners must be fully paid up club members to qualify, must enter the race as an affiliated member, and must run in club colours.
  • The races that form the grand prix will be decided each year by the committee.
  • The final decision regarding prizes/awards rests with the committee.

As this will be the first year of administering the FRR grand prix, we will undoubtedly need to tweak the rules and procedures to make it a fair competition. Please be understanding but mostly enjoy your running!

Races for 2020

The 2020 season has been abandoned due to the impact of covid-19 on the racing calendar. These races are listed as an indication of which races are likely to be included for 2021

DateRaceDistanceEntry
5 JanuarySuffolk XCXCDone
15 MarchStowmarket halfHMDone
10 AprilSudbury fun run5m
19 AprilBungay Festival of Running10k/HM/Mar
3 MayHeritage Coast6m/HM/MarOnline / on the day
MayIpswich Summer Series
(race 1)
5kOn the day
10 JulyBrantham 55mOnline
12 JulyEkiden relayVariousvia club captain
SeptemberFramlingham 10k10kOnline
OctoberSaxon 55mOnline
OctoberSt Eds Running Festival10k/HM/MarOnline
NovemberHadleigh 5/105m/10mOnline
24 DecemberStutton & Holbrook fun run
(Royal Hospital School)
6k (ish)Online / on the day