Mansfield Harriers – Grand Prix Series

Rules of the Grand Prix

The Grand Prix (GP) is designed to promote friendly competition within the club, also to encourage participation in local events, particularly those run by other running clubs and charitable organisations.

The Grand Prix year runs from 1st October each year and the first one will start in October 2016.

A list of designated GP races will be published on the club website. (GP events are clearly marked, 31 in total)

This will include mostly local races, but also some from further afield that attract a good number of our runners. There will be a range of distances and terrains and will include evening and Saturday races as well as those run on Sundays.

Points and scores

If a Club runner runs in a designated GP race, then they are entered in the GP Championship. Points are awarded after the publication of each set of results: First runner home for Club: 20 points, reducing to 19, 18 etc. for successive runners. If more than 20 runners compete in each gender category, then the appropriate highest number will be awarded.

Points are calculated separately for men and women.

For 2016/17 season a runner must run a minimum of Eight GP races to qualify for an award. We will review this for 2017/18.

The best Eight race results are selected and points added to determine the final score. If two or more runners have the same points score, then the best eight races for those runners are taken and so on until a winner emerges or one of the runners has no more races to compare. Only the same numbers of races are compared, so if one runner completes nine or more races, it’s still the best eight for comparative purposes between the runners unless the other runner(s) also complete(s) nine races. In the event of there still being a draw after all possible additional races have been compared then a judgement will be made by comparing only those races where both/all runners competed together.

All runners must enter the race under Mansfield Harriers & A.C

All runners must run under their OWN names. If a runner takes another runner’s name/number their position will NOT be counted.

Championships and trophies

There are two main competitions, each with a separate results table:

  1. Grand Prix Championship

The top 3 men and woman with the highest total scores (8 best scores) in the overall table will be awarded the GP Championship trophy.

Additionally, there will be a NOVICE category. These awards will be won by the man and woman with the highest points score who has never won a GP prize (including age category and pot-hunter) before. This is designed particularly to encourage new members to participate.

The man and woman who have earned the most Grand Prix Championship points in the season without winning their Age Category will be awarded the POT HUNTER TROPHY.

  1. Age Category Championship

All runners entered in the Grand Prix Championship will be entered into the appropriate Age Category Championship.

A runner’s age category is decided on their age on the day 1st October 2016. A runner in a particular category will only compete for points against a runner in the same category. The same rule applies in each Age Category.

Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each Age Category. If no-one in an age category completes the required minimum of 8 races for 2016/17 then that trophy will not be awarded.

List of events for 2016-17 Grand Prix

Final Results for the 2017 Grand Prix

Mens - 1st Andy Wetherill, 2nd Chris Allcock and 3rd Phil Shaw

Mens Age Group Winners - U40 Martin Fickling, VL40 Chris Allcock, VL50 Andy Wetherill

Mens Novice Winner - Sam Bradley

Mens Pot Hunter Winner - Gary Morley


Ladies - 1st Kahli Johnson, 2nd Bev Armstrong and 3rd Mady Collinge.

Ladies Age Group Winners - U40 Helen Pritchett, VL40 Kahli Johnson, VL50 Jackie Duers, VL60 Maddy Collinge

Ladies Novice Winner - Karen Kowalski

Ladies Pot Hunter Winner - Tina Copcutt


London Marathon Club Ballot Draw


As an England Athletics associated club, Mansfield Harriers & A.C is allocated a number of London Marathon entries. It is the responsibility of the committee to ensure that every member of the club who wishes to enter this ballot has a fair and equal opportunity to do so. It is also the responsibility of the committee to deliver this in a transparent and accountable manner. The rules are as follows:

  1. The ballot is only open to first claim members.
  2. Any member entering the club ballot must have been an affiliated and fully paid member of Mansfield Harriers & A.C (the “Club”) for at least 12 months prior to the date of the draw.
  3. Ballot entrants should be active members of the Club, specifically in the 12 months prior to the draw, they must have competed in at least one Club race.
  4. Original letters from London Marathon must be produced as proof that the member was unsuccessful in the public ballot, if e-mail confirmation was received a copy of the email must be provided.
  5. Members cannot enter the ballot if they were successful in receiving a place in the previous year’s club ballot, priority will be given to anyone who hasn't been successful in the past.
  6. Any committee member wishing to enter the ballot must follow the same process as any other club member.

Any athlete who wishes to enter the ballot but does not meet these criteria will not be included in the draw.

If any of the places are not claimed from the above criteria a second ballot will be held for members who didn’t enter the London Marathon ballot and don't have a rejection slip, they must meet all other criteria.

The number of ballot spaces the Club receives is dependent on how many paid members the Club has at the time the organisers issue them. Members will be informed of spaces available (usually one or two) soon after this number is known.

Traditionally the ballot draw takes place late November / Early December.



Event / Fixture Location Other Info
13/08/14 Notts AAA's Road Race  Teversal Grange 7:15pm Start
20/09/14 Midland Road Relays Sutton Park - Birmingham ALL AGE GROUPS
28/09/14 Nottingham Marathon & Half Nottingham  County Champs
11/10/14 North Mids XC  Markeaton Park- Derby  
12/10/14 Booth Dec League XC   Shipley Park 11.00am
25/10/14 British Masters XC Relays Moorways - Derby  
26/10/14 Worksop Half Marathon Worksop    County Champs
08/11/14 North Mids XC  Wickstead Park - Kettering  
09/11/14 Booth Dec League XC   Chaddesden Park 11.05am
01/11/14 ECCA XC Relays Berry Hill Park  
22/11/14 British Masters Home International XC Wollaton Park - Nottm  
30/11/14 Booth Dec League XC   Bakewell Showground 11.00am
06/12/14 North Mids XC  Venue to be confirmed  
07/12/14 Edwinstowe 10k (MT) Edwinstowe Enter Online
27/12/14 Sheffield Open XC Sheffield  
10/01/15 North Mids XC  Wollaton Park - Nottm  
11/01/15 Booth Dec League XC   Trent Meadows - Long Eaton 11.00am
? Notts AAA’s XC Champs Venue to be confirmed  
24/01/15 Midlands XC Champs Wollaton Park - Nottm  
01/02/15 National XC Champs Parliament Fields - London  
08/02/15 Booth Dec League XC   Holmebrook Park - Chesterfield 11.00am
14/03/15 British Masters XC Champs Ruthin - North Wales  
28/03/15 Midland 6 & 12 Stage Relays Sutton Park - Birmingham  

Facebook:   Mansfield Runners


Disciplines / events

Age group

Maddy Collinge

Recreational and competitive running incl those able to run 5k comfortably and beyond. Support given to improve speed, distance and stamina and help to join the Harriers 

16 to Senior

Sarah Bradbury

Recreational and competitive running as above

16 to Senior

Angela Purdue Recreational and competitive running as above  16 to Senior


Maddy Collinge Tel: 07912 410057   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Schedule - April 18 to October 18

Date  Session
 26.04  Angela away King Georges 800m loop x 6/8 recovery x 45 secs

 Quarry steps and a loop x 4/6

 06.05  Keswick half marathon
 08.05  2nd Booth race Ilkeston with xc presentations after 
10.05   Thieves Wood 400m hill reps
 12.05  Hobo/Dukeries 30 
 13.05  Market Drayton 10k
 17.05  Bogs cottage shuttle runs/pyramids 100/500m 
 24.05   Harlow Wood up and down hills x 15 x 30 sec recovery 
31.05   Mansfield’s hidden trails 10k 
05.06    3rd Booth race Denby pottery

 Berry Hill 1000m efforts

 09.06   Skye half marathon
14.06   Maddy away Fartlek down to King Georges 300m and 800m x 30 secs/45 secs
21.06   Thieves wood top right hand side 700m x 10
 22.06  Beacon Hill Summer Solstice
 24.06  Round Sheffield Run
 28.06  Cauldwell pond hill reps x 200m and 400m x 6
03.07   4th Booth Carsington 
 05.07  Stonehills plantation hill reps (Maddy to plan)
 12.07  Harlow Wood hill reps gas n’ air 
19.07   Berry Hill 400m x 15 round the track plus jog recovery
26.07   Sarah away Berry Hill curve 400m plus jog recovery 
 02.08  Sarah away Kenyan hills in Thieves wood (needs planning)
 07.08  Last Booth race Shipley cricket club 
 09.08  Harlow wood flat reps at top of hill
 16.08  Indian file/drills and skills/run in the woods ( Berry Hill )
 23.08  Thieves/Cauldwell trail run 10k 
 30.08  Berry hill hill reps (to be planned)
 06.09  Cauldwell Ponds hill reps 200s and 400s x 6/8
 13.09  to be planned
 20.09  Woodside and Gordon Brae 700/250m 8/10 
 27.09  Quarry hills
04.10   Spider hill lampposts plus tempo run if time 
 11.10  Maddy away #runandtalk session
 14.10  1st BOOTH XC race Shipley Park 
18.10   Dorchester Drive 600m efforts x 10 
 25.10  Beverley Drive 4500m efforts x 10 
 01.11  Sarah away? Woodside 300m efforts 
 04.11  Dovedale dash 
08.11  North Park/The Avenue 250 x 8 off 30 sec then 500 x 6 off 90 sec recovery
 11.11  2nd BOOTH XC at Chaddesdon park
 15.11  Rushley hill reps plus longer warm up and cool down jog 
18.11   Matthew Walker 10k pudding race
 22.11  Partlaufs off the Avenue with a swop halfway 8ish
29.11   High Oakham hill reps
02.12   3rd BOOTH XC race Bakewell 
 06.12  King Standing 150 m x 20 
 09.12  Bolsover 10k
 13.12  Pinewoods 1000m efforts 
14.12   MR Christmas meal 
 20.12  Christmas lights run 
 27.12  Day time Christmas run 
 03.01  New Year head torch run 
 10.01  North Park 200m efforts x 20
 17.01 Sheepbridge/Matlock efforts 300/500m
20.01  4th BOOTH XC Trent Meadows 
 24.01  The Avenue 500/400/300.200/100 and repeat
 31.01  Spider Hill lampposts x 6 
 07.02  Sue Bellingham memorisal run (all groups) 
 10.02   FINAL BOOTH XC at Holmebrook park 
 14.02  Beverley Drive pyramids
 21.02  Woodside 700m efforts x 10
 28.02  The Avenue loop (3k) 200m efforts on North park 6/10 then another loop in reverse/back to college
07.03   Pinewoods 700m efforts x 10 
14.03   Quarry hill reps plus sprints 
 21.03  Fartlek along the MARR/route back 
 23.03  Monsal trail half marathon
 24.03  Monsal trail half marathon
 28.03  Woodside 700m/150m 
 04.04  Welcome to spring run