DVRC Grand Prix

Grand Prix 2019

Each year, our club has a momentous Grand Prix competition!

We choose a selection of ten races ranging from 10k to fell races – and everything in between. Everyone’s performances at these races are measured against predicative times based on a recent Gibside parkrun result. (Full rules below)

The Grand Prix is a brilliant way to try out new races with fellow club members, and is open to all.



2019 Fixture List

Race Date Type Distance
Alnwick Castle NEHL XC

02/03/19 XC Laps
Washington Trail 10k – SOLD OUT

28/04/19 Trail 10km
Pier to Pier, Sunderland – SOLD OUT

19/05/19 Mixed 7 miles
Blaydon Race – SOLD OUT

09/06/19 Road 6ish miles
Tynedale 10k

03/07/19 Road 10 km
Jelly Tea 10 Road Race

18/08/19 Road 10 miles
Prudhoe Miners Run

29/9/19 Road 10k
Kielder Half Marathon (planned coach trip subject to numbers)

13/10/19 Trail 13.1 miles
Town Moor Half Marathon

18/11/19 Road 13.1 miles (laps)
Blyth Sands (Handicapped start)

01/12/19 tbc. Beach 5 miles. Tide dependent!

All dates with TBC are provisional as of Jan 2019.

Rules are simple

This season Grand Prix’s rules are based on Gibside Parkrun times. This allows us to generate predicted finishing times for each athlete over the season’s Grand Prix events.

UPDATED MAY 2019: As long as you have completed a Gibside Parkrun at any time then you qualify to enter the Grand Prix.

You only need to do 5 races from the Grand Prix events list to qualify. If you do more than 5 events, the best 5 times will count. (You can still get a score even if you complete less than 5.)

The system is designed so that athletes are only actually competing against themselves and hopefully over the course of the season will accumulate a negative time (faster times than predicted). The male and female athlete with the best negative time will be deemed the winner and most improved over the season.

2018 Grand Prix

Well done to Bernadette Salmon and Marc Runkee, 2019’s well deserved Queen and King of the Grand Prix!