Road Running

Senior Men’s and Ladies Road Race Grand Prix Series
The Senior Grand Prix series is based around local road races that take place in our area. Each athlete has their own handicap for each distance (10Km, 10 Mile and 1/2 Marathon) or race if the race is not an exact distance such as the Blaydon race. The more time they knock off their time the more points they receive and the further away from their time the less points they receive. If you are doing a distance or event for the first time you will receive 40pts automatically.

The handicap time is based on the the athletes performances from the previous two years ie for 2013 handicap times it is the times form 2011 and 2012 that count.

For both the the men and ladies it is the best 8 events to count. The winners being the athletes with the most points at the end of the year.

Races on the Grand Prix Series dates for 2018

No. Race Date
1 Blyth 10Km 8th April
1 Designated Derwentside AC Tour Race – Berlin ½ Marathon 8th April
3 Sunderland 10Km 13th May
3 Sunderland Half Marathon 13th May
4 Pier to Pier 20th May
5 Blaydon Race 9th June
6 Great North 10Km July
7 Durham 10Km July
8 Gateshead Trail Race 11th August
9 Great North Run 8th September

Report on 2018 Road Race competitions
Blaydon Race
A very nice warm sunny day for one of the regions traditional road races.
This year the Derwentside athletes were led home by Steve Dickson who completed the course in just under 36 minutes well done to Steve. Wayne Thompson was the second man home and Dave Howe 3rd.

The ladies were led home by Clare Williamson who finished in 44:14 Minutes an excellent run. The ladies were fairly well packed together. With both Emma and Fiona not too far behind. Claire Wilkie and Ellie had a good race with Claire manging to overtake Ellie in the closing stages.
A huge well done to all 19 Derwentside Athletes who took part.

Overall Road Race Competitions
In the Road Race Grand Prix Series Clare Williamson now has a 30 point lead over Claire Wilkie, with another four athletes on 140 points they are Dave Reay, Claire Pither, Adrian and Fiona.
In the Road Race Championships.
Fiona has an 11 point lead over Clare Williamson with Andrea a further 10 point behind in 3rd place.
In the men’s championship Wayne has closed the gap to Dave to 2 points. John Cowen is now in 3rd place on 33 points.

Results 2018
Mens Road Running Championship
Ladies Road Running Championship
Road Race Grand Prix Series

Results 2017
Mens Road Running Championships 2017
Ladies Road Running Championships 2017
Road Race Grand Prix 2017