Grand Prix

Summer 2020 Virtual Grand Prix

Week 9 2020 Summer Grand Prix results 31-7-20

Week 9 notes by Stu:

Over the last two weeks we have had 32 new runs submitted.

We have our first athlete complete all 10 courses. That honour goes to Matt Cooke. There have been 11 people that have completed the 7 runs that will count towards a final score. There is still time to better your times though and get a few extra points. The top of each division is close but all is still to run for.

There is a new rule coming in for the end of the month. For the last two weeks (16th – 23rd and 23rd – 31st) only runs completed in those weeks will count. Any previous runs  will have to be submitted before the 16th. This is so that people know which times they have to beat, have an idea where they stand and increase the competition at the end.

Enjoy your runs.



1. Sedgefield parkrun5kTrailMapNeeds no description
2. Fishburn loop5.4 milesRoadMapSedgefield to Fishburn, back via the A177.
3. Coxhoe railway lines10kTrailMapRailway lines between Coxhoe, Garmondsway & Cornforth.
4. Fishburn-Middleham Half13.3 milesRoadMapGood sized loop between Sedgefield, Fishburn, Bishop Middleham & Mainsforth.
5. New Handicap route6 milesTrailMap2 laps around Bishop Middleham on the new handicap route.
6. Coxhoe-Quarrington Hill loop5 milesTrailMapUp to Q Hill via Old Quarrrington, back via Crowtrees reserve. The 'Coxhoe Timeless Run' route.
7. Serpentine (modified)5.9 milesTrailMapThe 'Sedgefield Serpentine' with a modified start/finish in the park.
8. Foxton and back5.9 milesRoadMapSedgefield to Foxton, and back again!
9. Wynyard woods5.4 milesTrailMapPopular Wynyard walkway route.
10. Netpark Mile1 mileRouteMapA full lap of Netpark including the new part.

New for Summer 2020 – Sedgefield Harriers Virtual Grand Prix!

1st June to 31st August

organised by Stuart Park

The Summer Virtual Grand Prix consists of 10 courses around Sedgefield (incl. Bishop Middleham, Coxhoe and Wynyard) of various terrains and distances. The challenge is to run these between 1st June and 31st August. Record your time on a watch / phone and send the results to Stuart Park (Facebook, Whatsapp (07988256466) or email (

Times will be collated and ranked per race as per the usual Grand Prix.

Complete 7 courses to count.

It’s for fun, so a simplified league system will operate, based on the current GP leagues,  with two divisions each per men and women:

  • Division A for women is all females in current Elite and Division 1
  • Division A for men is all males in current Elite and Division 1
  • Division B for women is all females in current Divisions 2 to 4
  • Division B for men is all males in current Divisions 2 to 4

There may be a prize for the winner of each division…


  • Follow government guidelines on social distancing – very important
  • Please be honest and don’t cheat
  • You can run each course as many times as you want and your times can be updated
  • You don’t have to begin at the designated start but you have to run the full course (e.g. if you live in Bishop Middleham you can start and finish some of the relevant courses there)
  • Have fun and don’t take it too seriously
  • Follow the country code and close gates behind you
  • Try not to get lost please.


I will send out regular updates. If you are not on Facebook and would like these then please drop me a message or email. A specific Facebook group will be set up to accommodate the results and not clutter up the normal group.

Thanks, Stu.


Latest Standings

Grand Prix 2020 after Thirsk

2020 Fixtures

DateRaceDistanceTypeEntry Details/Results
06 Jan Stuart Pailor Memorial Run (formerly Old Monks)5.5MTrailResults
02 FebSouth Shields Winter Trail5kTrailResults
15 MarThirsk10MRoadResults
AprilHarriers Track Day400mTrackEnter via Phil
17 MayPier to Pier7MMixedEntry Details
21 JunAycliffe 10k10kRoadEntry Details
23 JulCock Crow 5k5kMixedEvent Details
AugustEither Tom Wall Relays (NYMAC) OR Middlesbrough Mile1MRoadTBC
27 Sep **Coxhoe Trail Run10kTrail
TBCManchester Marathon26.2M or 13.1M or 6.5M *RoadEntry Details

* Manchester Marathon rules – you may enter solo or as part of a 2 or 4-person relay team; finishers will be ranked by distance completed, then time (so a person finishing the marathon in 8 hours will still finish ahead of someone finishing the half in 1.5 hours); 2 bonus points will be awarded to anyone providing video evidence of them singing “Blue Moon” as they pass Old Trafford

** dates not yet confirmed


The 2020 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 2020.

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 2019. Where a runner hasn’t run Sedgefield parkrun in 2019, a previous year’s time is taken. Where no time exists, the fastest 5k time available on Power of 10 is taken. Where no previous 5k time exists, runners are ineligible.

For each division, first place receives 10 points, second place 9 points etc.

Bonus points are available for: competing in the Harrier League Cross-Country (2pts per race); volunteering at Harriers events (1pt per event, maximum 2pts); competing in the NYSD track and field competition (2pts per meeting).

The best 7 results are taken from 10 races.

Bonus points will also be awarded for taking part in Grand Prix races as follows:

  • 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
  • athlete with most XC points
  • athlete with most NYSD 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--