Here is the list of races in the 2019-20 Off-Road Grand Prix series. Please read this document in conjunction with the Carnegie Harriers Competition Guidelines 2019/20 and Off Road Grand Prix Rules for 19/20.
The list is provisional at this time until we receive confirmation that the events listed are proceeding and full information is available. The dates highlighted * are based on the dates the races were held in 2018/19. They will be confirmed as soon as possible. The details of the cross country races will not be available until later in the year.
Should an event not proceed, or be no longer considered viable for the Grand Prix (for example due to a change of date), an equivalent alternative will be sought and substituted. Updates will be sent via email but further information will also be available on the website (www.carnegie-harriers.co.uk).
We have incorporated a variety of distances from 6K to half marathon, races organised by local clubs as well as those incorporating district or national championships. The majority are fairly local and those that are further afield are still within relatively easy travelling distance. Some races are new to the club, whilst others are tried and tested favourites. Hopefully there is something for everyone.
Cross country has long been acknowledged as a key part of the running year for road runners. It helps to build strength and endurance whilst providing a bit of speed work as well. We know some members are wary of taking part in cross-country races. There is a perception they are only for the super speedy and whilst it is true that you will get fast runners using cross country to keep them sharp over the winter months, runners of all abilities take part as can be seen from the results. For that reason, we hope you will be encouraged to give cross country a try in 2019/20.
We do hope you will make the effort to take part in at least some of the chosen events over the coming year and we look forward to seeing you at them.
Please do not hesitate to contact any members of the committee if you have any queries or feedback regarding the 2019-20 Grand Prix.