Grand Prix Scoring System
All club members who take part in a Grand Prix event will participate in the Grand Prix.
New members will be assigned to a league based on their performance relative to other Grand Prix members, although performance may be taken into consideration to prevent assignment to too low a league.
Members must enter the event as a member of Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers, or their 1st claim club, and run in club kit, charity & 'non-permitted' events excluded, to be eligible to score Grand Prix points. Failure to do so will result in points for their finishing position being deemed non-scoring.
Any event in which 5 or more club members complete the event will be deemed to be a Grand Prix event, even if some members are running for their first claim club, or are associate members (who will be awarded non-scoring points). Anyone found running under another persons name will also be considered to be non-scoring.
Junior members will be included in the GP leagues when they compete in Senior events but will only become eligible on 1st January of the year of their 15th birthday.
Events that include elements other than running or take place over distances greater than a marathon will not be included in the Grand Prix.
Points will be awarded according to finishing order, from 100 for the first club member, 99 for second etc. down to 1 point for finishing hundredth or later.
Bonus points will be awarded for beating members from a higher league; one point for each member from a higher league beaten.
Any person scoring excessive bonus points in an event will be elevated to the league above, as they are obviously in the wrong league, and bonus points reassigned.
Any person conceding excessive bonus points in an event will be relegated to the league below, as they are probably in the wrong league for their ability, and bonus points reassigned. Consideration will be given for one-off poor performances due to injury or running for charity. This will prevent members remaining in a league inappropriate to their ability solely because they run in more events than other members, thus depriving them of an opportunity to win.
'Bumping up or down' will not be carried out during the last 2 months of the Grand Prix year. During this period a maximum of 9 bonus points per event will be imposed.
Grand Prix events will be divided into 5 categories:
Events under 5 miles.
Events between 5 miles and 10 kilometres inclusive.
Events up to and including half marathon.
Events over half marathon.
Cross country events.
Off road events such as the Grizzly and Orion XC will be categorized according to their distance.
A Members Grand Prix Total will be determined by totalling the best 5 event scores. A maximum of 3 events from any one category to be included.
If an event is split into a number of individual races, over the same course and distance, Grand Prix places and hence points will be awarded on the basis of time.
If an event is Chip-Timed, Grand Prix places will be determined on the basis of the chip times. Gun time will only be used to discriminate between members with the same chip time.
There will be no special scoring criteria for exclusive races such as Ladies Only or Vets events and hence will require there to be at least 5 competing members.
In the event of 2 or more people in a league having the same total the tie will be resolved based on the scores of the members involved in the tie on a head to head basis.
If a satisfactory resolution of the Eagles league is possible, due to all scoring 500 points, then bonus points will be awarded to the tied runners for each head to head event they run in according to how many of the tied people they beat. So if 3 tied people run the 1st will get 2 bonus, the 2nd 1 and the 3rd 0. This will only be applied at the end of the year.
After swapping the promoted and relegated members, the members names should be listed in order. Members scoring zero points will be moved to the bottom of league below the one they currently occupy. New, evenly sized, leagues will then allocated for the coming year. Ideally the leagues should consist of about 20 members each, although they may grow as new members join. This may result in a promoted or relegated member remaining in the same league as the previous year, but would maintain the balance of the leagues.
Members will not be eligible to win a Grand Prix league until they have completed 2 Grand Prix events.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:43