The Ryan’s Suffolk Grand Prix – Rules

General Rules

  1. The Suffolk Grand Prix (GP) is only open to Suffolk County Athletics Association (SCAA) affiliated clubs and their members.
  2. SCAA will allocate points to each eligible runner and club, based on the results provided by the race organisers.
  3. Runners are responsible for checking their own information in the race results e.g., that they are in the correct gender category, allocated to the right affiliated club, and that their name spelling is consistent throughout the series (e.g., William vs Bill). Any errors should be notified to the race organisers within 5 days of the event so that they can be corrected prior to the allocation of points.
  4. SCAA will calculate of GP points based on this information. No further amendments can be made after this point, as to do so would involve considerable amounts of additional volunteer time.

Individual Scoring

  • Age categories (please note that these may differ from the categories used on the day):

FSen (<40), F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65, F70+

MSen (<40), M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70+

  • For the purposes of calculating GP points, age category will be determined by the competitor’s age on the date of the first GP race in the series. Competitors will remain in this age category for the duration of the series.
  • Points will only be awarded to runners competing for a SCAA affiliated club. Non-eligible runners will be removed from the results prior to the allocation of points.
  • Age category scores start from 500 for being 1st in age category, reducing by 1 for each place behind first.
  • The best 5 scores (out of a possible 7 races) will count towards the final score. No minimum number of races is needed.
  • In the event of a tiebreak situation in the top 3 runners of a category, the runner who finished ahead in the most races (when both runners were competing) will take the higher overall finish position. If the tiebreak cannot be resolved in this way, the runners will be awarded a joint finish position e.g., joint 1st with nobody finishing 2nd.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd runners in each category.

Team Scoring

  1. Three team competitions will run throughout the series – Men, Ladies and Overall (sum of male and female team scores for each race)
  2. Points will only be awarded to SCAA affiliated clubs. Non-eligible clubs will be removed from the results prior to the allocation of points.
  3. Scoring starts at 500 for both Men’s and Ladies, reducing by 1 for each place behind first.
  4. Top 5 men and 5 ladies from each club will score. No minimum number of runners is needed.
  5. The 7 highest scoring races will make up a clubs final score.
  6. In the event of a tiebreak situation, a joint finish position will be awarded e.g., joint 1st with nobody finishing 2nd.
  7. A perpetual shield will be presented to the winner of the Combined Team competition.

SCAA County Committee

8th Feb 2019