Grand Prix

GRAND PRIX 2021 -2022



Due to the restricted options for running races because of the Government’s COVID regulations, the Grand Prix format for 2021-22 will have a reduced requirement for qualification for the various categories. The Grand Prix qualifying period will run from 14 March 2021 to Sun 13 March 2022 inclusive.

Only races within this time period which have been entered on the Club Results table will be considered. Results are submitted using the result submission link on the Results page on the Club website. You won’t need to nominate which of the races submitted that you wish to include in each category – all races on the results table meeting the relevant criteria will have the WAVA grading applied. This ensures that everyone is graded fairly on their result based on their gender and age. The highest WAVA ratings by each individual will be submitted. Andrew Smallbone will be administering the Grand Prix and any questions should be addressed to him.

This year we offer GP trophies for the following categories for both men and women.

◾Road running

◾Off-road running

◾Combined road and off-road running

◾Ultra distance off-road running

Road Running

In order to qualify, you need to have completed 4 or more races. You can choose any races, but these must have a UKA certificate so that we can be sure the distance is correct. The minimum distance must be 5K and the 4 or more races must include 2 different distances. You can include one Frome RC Time Trial, but you will need to nominate which time is to be used.

Off-Road Running

In order to qualify, you need to have completed 4 or more races. You can choose any race, but the minimum distance must be 5K and the 4 or more races must include 2 different distances.

Combined Road and Off-Road Running:

In order to qualify, you need to have completed 4 or more races, 2 from Road and 2 from Off-Road. For the Road component, the minimum distance is 5K, the races must have a UKA certificate, but there is no need to have 2 different distances. For the Off-road component, the minimum distance is 5K, but there is no need to have 2 different distances.

Ultra Distance Off-Road Running

You only need to complete 1 race of your choice. The minimum distance is 50K.

Other conditions and notes:

  • Only races entered on the Club’s website results table will be considered.

  • The Club Committee has decided that Park Runs cannot be included because it’s very difficult to classify them solely as Road or Off-road.

  • All results for GP races posted on the club’s website via the results report will be processed for gender and age using the WAVA percentage system to give a standardised score for effort. As your score is a comparison with world record times don’t be disappointed if the score is a long way from 100%!

  • You must wear a CLUB VEST for your result to count. (This doesn’t apply to Charity Vests when runners are actively raising money for a charity by running a particular event).