Since 2006, the Bournville Harriers Grand Prix (BvH GP) has provided healthy competition to club members over a range of distances, events and surfaces.
For 2010 we have 24 events planned, some are new as well as keeping many of your favourites, there is the opportunity to still win additional bonus points and there are some great prizes on offer at the end of the Series. We have included cross country and the road relays to give you the opportunity to experience different surfaces and competitions and to represent BvH at important Club events.
It is important for members of all abilities to strive for improvement and also for our slightly quicker members to recognise the importance of working as a team to achieve recognition and achievement in the team events for the Club.
You can run in as many BvH GP events as you like however you will need to compete in 10 of the events to be in with a chance of winning one of the overall prizes.
After feedback from club members, we have decided not to have 2 GP events held on the same weekend. When the event list is compiled many of the dates are yet to be confirmed. If we find there is a weekend clash of GP events we reserve the right to withdraw the least important event (for the club) from the GP Series.
|1||03-Jan||Centurion RC 5 Miles||Kingshurst, B’ham||Road|
|2||16-Jan||Birmingham Men’s XC||Coundon Park, Cov||XC – Team|
|Midland Women’s XC||Wyken Croft Park, Cov|
|3||13-Feb||Birmingham Men’s XC||Princethorpe, Rugby||XC – Team|
|Midland Women’s XC||West Bromwich|
|4||28-Feb||Action Heart AC 5 Miles||Dudley, West Mids||Road|
|5||07-Mar||Gloucester 20 Miles||Frampton-on-Severn||Road|
|6||14-Mar||Fradley 10km||Fradley, Staffs||Road|
|7||20-Mar||MCAA 12 /6 Stage Relays||Sutton Park, B’ham||Road – Team|
|8||25-Apr||Shakespeare Half Marathon||Stratford-upon-Avon||Road|
|9||05-May||Dudley Kingswinford 10km||Dudley, W.Mids||Road|
|10||10-Jun||Rowheath 5km – Race 1||Bournville, B’ham||Road|
|11||03-Jul||Black Country Half Marathon||Wolverhampton||Multi-Terrain|
|12||08-Jul||Rowheath 5km – Race 2||Bournville, B’ham||Road|
|14||22-Jul||BvH Killer Mile||Clare Hill, B’ham||Road – Event|
|15||12-Aug||Rowheath 5km – Race 3||Bournville, B’ham||Road|
|16||25-Sep||MCAA 6/4 Stage Relay||Sutton Park, B’ham||Road –Team|
|17||tbc-Oct||Bournville Leafy 10km||Bournville, B’ham||MT – Event|
|18||24-Oct||Birmingham Half Marathon||Birmingham||Road|
|19||30-Oct||Birmingham Men’s XC League Div
||tbc||XC – Team|
|Midland Women’s XC||tbc|
|20||04-Dec||Birmingham Men’s XC League Div
||tbc||XC – Team|
|Midland Women’s XC||tbc|
|21||-Dec||Snyed 10M – TBC||Walsall, W.Mids||Road|
|22||-Dec||BvH Yacht Handicap||Bournville, B’ham||Road – Event|
2010 BvH GP Prizes
Some event dates are to be confirmed and subject to change.
There are some great prizes to the five Men & Ladies who score the most points, including an additional prize for the runner who finishes the most GP selected races.
The 5 highest point scorers for both Ladies and Men will be decided from their best ten scores from the event series. There will be an overall Ladies & Men’s BvH GP Champion plus 4 runners-up prizes. In addition, there will also be a single award made to the person with the highest overall points score from competing in the most events – maximum 24 scoring races. A total of 11 BvH GP prizes are available to win.
1st Prize £150 Voucher (towards a weekend hotel break)
2nd Prize £70 Running Voucher
3rd Prize £50 Running Voucher
4th Prize £35 Running Voucher
5th Prize £20 Running Voucher
Most Races £40 Running Voucher (1 prize only)
(All prizes will be awarded at the BvH Annual Awards evening).
2010 BvH GP Scoring System
BvH Members may take part in as many BvH GP events as they wish but to qualify for the prizes at the end of the competition. You must run a minimum of 10 of the selected GP events.
There are separate competitions for male and female members. Points will be awarded for each completed event (see the 2010 event listing on the back cover).
The scoring for each BvH GP event will be based on 30 points for the first club member home (male and female). The next finishing member is awarded 29 points followed by 28 points, and so on. There are no points scored for finishing outside the top 30 BvH Men or 30 BvH Ladies completing a BvH GP race.
Your final points total will be based on your best 10 event points totals added up at the end of the season.
In addition to the points awarded for your BvH placing in each race, there are bonus points available which will be awarded for the following:
- 5 points for a Personal Best or Club Age Record. This is increased to 8 points for an overall Club record – not including XC or MT events.
- 5 points for marshalling (instead of running) at a BvH event within the GP Series on the day which will also be counted as an event and retained even if more than 10 events competed
- 4 points for running faster than your previous time at the same event in the previous year or the previous identical event (i.e. BRAC 5km) – not including XC, MT or the ‘Killer Mile’ events.
- 3 points for running in a BvH organised event in the BvH GP (3 events) – 12 points max.
- 3 points for running in a BvH team event in the BvH GP (6 events 4 XC and 2 Relays) – 15 points max.
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY RUNNING..
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