Apologies in the delay getting this list published, better late than never…
Below is a list of this seasons summer grand prix fixtures.
How does it work?
Points will be awarded against 10 races (2 of which will be the club entries for Elswick Road Relays (complete) and the Angel View).
Individuals may choose any other 8 from the list provided.
If a runner competes in more than 10 races listed, then the races that hold the highest scores will be selected.
Points will be awarded based on age-grading…
An explanation…. Overall finish times for each race in this grand prix will be age-graded as per the tables compiled by the World Masters Athletics (2010). The resulting times will then determine the position and associated points awarded.
Age grading uses tables of “age factors” and “age standards” to put all runners, regardless of age and sex on a level playing field. In particular, they allow runners’ performances, no matter what their age, to be corrected to what they would have been achieving in their prime years, and permit valid comparisons to be made between people of different ages.
Your age-graded time is your finish time adjusted using a factor for age and gender. Thus, the times for women and older participants are adjusted downward, while the times for most participants (such as 25-year-old men) remain the same.
Simply using your age factor standard for the distance ran, your finish time will be converted to seconds and divided by the standard e.g.
A woman of 53 runs 10k in 45.18.
The 10k factor for women of 53 is 0.8501
Therefore, multiply 45.18 (2718 seconds) by 0.8501, which gives 38.31 as her age-graded time. Easy!
Any other questions, catch Shannel or another Senior member at the club. Good Luck!