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The 2022 Sedgefield Harriers Grand Prix is open to all paid-up first-claim members of the Sedgefield Harriers over the age of 16 on 1st January 2022.

There are six divisions: two elite divisions (one men, one women), followed by four mixed-gender divisions of around 25 (these will change as members join and leave).

All divisions are based on fastest Sedgefield parkrun time of 2021. Where a runner hasn’t run Sedgefield parkrun in 2021, a previous year’s time is taken. For each division, first place receives 10 points, second place 9 points etc.

Bonus points are available for: volunteering at Harriers events (1pt per event, maximum 2pts).

The best 7 results are taken from 10 races.

Bonus points will also be awarded for taking part in Grand Prix races as follows (i.e. the more Grand Prix races you run, the more points you get just for running them):

  • 0-2 races: 0 bonus points
  • 3-4 races: 2 bonus points
  • 5-6 races: 5 bonus points
  • 7 or more races: 10 bonus points

Good luck to everyone!

Small print:
  • All athletes must run in their Harriers vest
  • Points will only be scored where athletes are paid-up members of the Harriers, i.e. new joiners won’t score points for races run unattached or in another club’s vest, leavers won’t score points in subsequent races
  • Where an athlete runs under someone else’s number, this must be notified to the Grand Prix organiser before the race or points will not be scored. If an athlete using someone else’s number runs in a lower category, e.g. a V40 runner using a V60 runner’s number, points will not be scored.
  • Where chip time is available, this is used in preference to gun time
  • You don’t need to run 7 races to win – your best 7 results count, but if you win without running 7 you still win
Tie break:

Where two athletes finish on the same points, the following will be used to settle a tie –

  • athlete with the most points from races (as opposed to bonus points)
  • athlete that has won the most runs head to head with competing athlete
  • athlete that has entered the most Grand Prix races
  • athlete with most volunteering points
  • oldest athlete
  • arm wrestle

Roll of Honour

From 2018, the Grand Prix format was changed to allow two smaller "elite" divisions based on gender and four larger mixed divisions based on ability.
YearMen's EliteWomen's EliteDivision OneDivision TwoDivision ThreeDivision Four
2019Mark RaineRosie WarnettDavid WalkerIan SpencerFay UphillHelen Frame
2018Chris LinesJane SpinkDavid WalkerMatthew WalkerAndy CorfieldBeth Raine
The original format was a division for men and a division for women. In 2015 this was expanded to allow two divisions per gender.
YearMen's Division OneWomen's Division OneMen's Division TwoWomen's Division Two
2017Chris LinesLisa DarbyPaul LeeAlda Hummelinck
2016Ray CarmichaelLisa DarbyDavid RoundHelen Letts
2015Paul WeirTracy GlaisterPaul GlaisterDeb Pennick
2014Paul WeirChris Hearmon--
2013Graeme AddisonGail Bell--
2012Graeme AddisonDiane Baines--
During the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Stuart Park organised a series of "virtual grands prix".
YearMen's Division OneWomen's Division OneMen's Division TwoWomen's Division Two
2020 SummerPaul WeirJane SpinkSteve ForemanPaula Warwick
2020 WinterDavid WalkerJane SpinkAndrew MalcolmChris Hearmon
2021Mil WaltonAbbie WalkerPhilip HoughtonGeorgina Letts