MKAC Road Race Championships

& Grand Prix 2003

 

The idea behind the Road Race Grand Prix, and the club championship races, is to try and get more runners from the club competing at the same venues! On many Tuesdays we would all meet at the club for the usual tough session to find out that many had raced the previous week end at the same distance but different location. If only we could get a few at the same race then perhaps we could pick up some team prizes.

 

Club Championship Races

 

The championship races are designed specifically to ensure we get a good turn out at the specified events. This was more than rewarded at Hemel Hempstead last year where we cleaned up with both Men’s and women’s team winning and Ian Pheasey going home with a dustbin liner full of cameras!

 

In addition medals will be awarded in all categories for each championship race.

 

The following will be the championship races for 2003. There will be medals for each age category winner:

 

March 9 –          Hemel Hempstead 10

April 13 –          London Marathon   

May 6 -             Silverstone 10km

July                  Cranfield 5km

July                  MK Half Marathon

November          Wolverton 5      

 

MKAC Road Race Grand Prix 2003

 

The Grand Prix is for anyone who completes at least four of the six specified Championship race distances (not necessarily in the Championship races), i.e. 5km, 5 miles, 10km, 10 miles, half-marathon and marathon. For each distance and each age category the best times for the year among those athletes who qualify for the Grand Prix will be used to determine the rankings. The total of the four best ranking positions will be used to produce the final Grand Prix standings.

 

Last year almost 100 athletes competed in at least one distance. It was disappointing that many runners failed to compete in at least four events, and thus qualify for the final standings. However, in those categories where runners did at least four there were some close finishes. One of the closest was in the senior man category where Andy Stiles just pipped Campbell Noon by one point….see it was worth completing the London Andy! In the vet male 45 category Steve Wilkinson just edged it from John Hamilton.

 

Results of the 2002 MKAC Road Race Championships and Grand Prix