Summer Grand Prix 2018 Season
New format this year. A move to divisions, which will have promotion/relegation similar to the winter GP.
Placing runners into 3 divisions from scratch is clearly a bit subjective, but some fairly ruthless promotion and relegation procedures should see 3 competitive divisions for both men and women emerge in future summers.
Division placings were guided by the 1st 2 MidWeek League races, which attract fairly big, early season numbers. I deliberately kept over 50s out of Division 1 for this first year even if MWL position suggested otherwise. The cream will rise!
All 20 races count!
Key fixtures are the Chingford League and Essex League races, and especially the three traditional mob matches against Blackheath, Ranelagh, and South London Harriers. Double points are awarded for away mob matches, reflecting their key role in the club’s history.
The format of the Grand Prix has evolved over the years, and has recently been expanded to reflect the growing importance of the Essex League. Formerly the best 8 from 10 races would count. Then best 10 from 15. Current season (2015-16) best 10 from 16 count!
Top 3 runners are promoted from lower divisions. Bottom 3 (point scorers) are relegated in addition to runners who do not race at all in the season who are relegated 2 divisions.
Second claim tables are based on a smaller number of races, since many runners are representing their First Claim club in Chingford and Essex League races.
Started in 2012. Like the original winter competition the Summer Grand Prix aims to motivate club members to race through the summer months, especially where team, as well as individual, performance is important.
2 divisions each for men and women. Men Under 50/Over 50, Women Under 45/Over 45
15 points for first finisher down to 5 points. All finishers get at least 5 points
MidWeek League races are this years priority fixtures and will get double points. 30 max down to 10 for all.
2nd Claim Members are included when wearing Orion colours
All races count – some you have to enter yourself on-line
The final standings for Winter 2018/2019
The final standings
Congratulationsto Division winners
Men Div1 Brian Jenkins
Women Div 1 Alison Taylor
Men Div 2 Dan (Mr Everpresent) Green
Women Div 2 Frances Wilson
Men Div 3 Chris Chapman
Women Div 3 Andrea Macqueen
Winter Grand Prix 2017-18 Season
Race 11 done (Race 8 was cancelled). Best 10 from 16 (15) count. Here are the table toppers of the 8 Grand Prix divisions after Race 11.
Next race – Mob Match v Ranelagh Harriers (away) – Saturday 3rd February
10 races done and 1 cancelled
2017 Summer Grand Prix
Final Tables Summer Grand Prix 2017
Sen/W35 WomenLadies Captain sets the pace
Leads team in 13/19 summer races
Sen/M40 MenMens Captain bags another GP trophy
Completed 17/19 summer races
W45/W55 WomenChampion saves her best til last
W45 silver at Essex Half Marathon Champs
M50/M60 MenOrion's most frequent summer racer
Just one GP race missed all summer
Winter Season 2016-2017 – Grand Prix
Winter Season 2016-17
Champs and Chumps
Summer Grand Prix 2016
Congratulations to table toppers
Winter Grand Prix 2015-2016
The Final Countdown for the Winter Season