Grand Prix 2018

Da Rules, GP 2018:

You don’t have to memorise this lot, or even know how it works. Just log the facts for each race you run, and your points will be calculated magically.

  1. 3 points for running a complete race of 1 mile or more, wearing brown on the outside, for HBT. The running component of a multi-sport race will count, as long as you’re doing it in brown for HBT.    0 points otherwise. Fulfilment of rule 1 entitles you to score many more points per race, viz.:
  2. 1 extra point ("frequent flier") for your 2nd qualifying race of the day; and 1 more for your 3rd, etc.
  3. 1 point for driving at least 1 participating Trotter to the race, or for fostering runnerly camaraderie by drinking a complete pint (or 500ml bottle) of ale after the race with at least 1 other participating runner (Trotter or not) who also drinks a complete pint/bottle. Pint before your next race of the day (not saving all pints until the evening). The spirit of this rule has endured since the very first HBT GP in 2002.
  4. 1 extra point if HBT are the biggest or equal-biggest club in the race’s official results.
  5. 1 point for an all-time PB at a recognised distance or in any race with a course record. If it’s your first run at that race or distance, that’s not a PB. If you beat your previous effort(s) at that race or distance, then that’s a PB.
  6. 1 point per complete 10km in a race. That is: up to 9.999km = 0 points; 10k+ = 1 point; 20k+ (e.g. half-marathon) = 2 points; marathon = 4 points; and completing the WHW Race (152km) = 15 distance points.
  7. 1 point per complete 3,000 feet (914m) of total ascent in the race (see SHRunning/Racing for ascent stats).
  8. Double points for Bog & Burn races: 20 June: Red Moss Kips, 27 June: Law Breaker, 11 July: Maddy Moss, 18 July: Cairn Table
  9. Double points on Saturday 16th of June or Saturday 7th of July.
  10. No points for participating in kids’ races unless accompanying a child who knows you.

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