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 - July 17- February 18

Date  Session
 20.07  Hardwick 10k group outing No club session.
 27.07  Bogs cottage shuttle runs /pyramids 
 28.07  5k county champs Newstead Abbey dash 
 02.08  3 As last one Teversal
 03.08  Maddy away. Harlow Wood up and downhills x 15 pub time
 04.08  10k county champs Castle Rock Nottingham uni
 10.08  SARAH AWAY Harlow wood sprints/shuttles on the main track
 13.08  Newark half marathon 
 17.08  Cauldwell woods/Stonehills plantation hill session (Maddy to plan) 
 24.08   Fartlek down the Ave to park. King Georges playing fields 700 and 300m x 8 Sarah to plan 
 31.08  MADDY AWAY ; run in the woods Sarah to plan
 03.09  Wilne 10k 
 07.09  400m efforts x 15 round the BH track (to be measured!) pub time 
 14.09  MADDY AWAY Pinewoods Sarah to plan /parlaufs
 21.09  Woodside/Gordon Brae; 800s and 250s x 6/7
 24.09  Half marathon county champs Nottingham
 28.09  Quarry efforts x 6/10
 01.10  1st Booth cx
 05.10   Rushley hill lamppost efforts/pyramid efforts pub time 
 08.10   Goose fair gallop 
 12.10  600m efforts on right side Avenue with jog recovery thro twitchel
 14.10  1st N Mids xc
 19.10  MADDY AWAY Hill reps off Chatsworth drive/Chestnut Hill Jemma to plan 
 26.10  The Avenue 200/300/400m efforts and a tempo run Repeat. 
 29.10  Worksop half marathon or the Belvoir Clockback Harby 10k
 02.11  Berry hill road lampposts 1-6 and round the block/repeat some hill reps if time /pub time 
 05.11  Dovedale Dash /Sarah's birthday celebrations
 09.11   North Park/The Avenue 250 x 8 off 30 sec then 500 x 6 off 90 sec recovery 
 11.11  2nd N Mids cx

 12.11   2nd Booth xc. Chaddesdon Park. Summer league presentastions 
 16.11  Quarry efforts 400m and 200m x 8 

 Heanor 10k (Mathew Walker pudding race)

 23.11  High Oakham hill reps x 10 
 26.11  Clowne half marathon 
 30.11  Woodside 300m efforts x 15 
 01.12  MR Christmas meal venue to be arranged 
 02.12  3rd N Mids xc
 03.12  3rd Booth xc
 07.12  Pinewoods 700m efforts and jog recovery x 8/10
 10.12  Bolsover 10k and Keyworth half 
 14.12  150m x 15 off King Standing 
 21.12  Christmas lights run
 28.12  off road day time run with breakfast
 04.01  Headtorch run to welcome 2018 and pub time 
 06.01 Notts County Champs 
 11.01  Beverley Drive pyramids 2/3/4/500 500 x 4 4/3/2 
 13.01   4th/last N Mids xc
 18.01 North Park 250m efforts x 15 with 30 secs recovery 
 21.01  4th Booth xc
 25.01   The Avenue parlaufs 600m /700m x 8 
 27.01   Midlands XC champs. Nottm
 01.02  Woodside/Gordon Brae 800m and 250m efforts x 6/8 and pub time 
 08.02  Pinewoods 1000m efforts x 5 
 11.02  5th/last Booth xc
 15.02  Rushley hill all the way up and back x 10 
 22.02  Sheepbridge/Matlock ave 300m x 4 and 500m x 4 
 24.02  National XC Champs London 
 29.02   The Avenue pyramids 1/2/3/4/5 repeat 500 x 2 then 4/3/2/1
 07.04  Midland road relays Sutton park