Senior Grand Prix

Last updated:  3rd March 2020

Latest standings – Men.    Latest Standings – Ladies

BURY AC – Seniors Grand Prix 2019/20:  An annual points competition open to all paid-up competitive members of Bury AC aged 18 or over on 1st October 2019.  This is designed to encourage increased participation in club events and local races.  Therefore only athletes who have participated in club events will retain their standing in the final table, as outlined in the rules below.  The Grand Prix will run from 1stOct – 30thSept annually, with prizes given at the presentation evening in December.

Categories:  Men & Women.  Senior and Veteran (Masters).  Veterans are those aged 40 or over at 1stOctober 2019.

Points:   Males & females score separately.  No separate scoring for Veterans, so a Veteran could win the overall prize.

The first finisher of each gender among eligible Bury AC runners will be awarded 12 points, the second finisher eleven points and so on down to the eleventh finisher of each gender who earns two points.  All other entrants earn one point.

There is no “Joker” in this year’s competition as there has been in previous years.

Rules:  Please make yourself aware of the following rules, which are not discretionary:

  1. Points only count where the runner has registered in the race as a member of Bury AC and wears the club vest during the race.
  2. Runners are responsible for arranging their own race entry, either directly or – for Red Rose or Road Relays – through the club. Bear in mind that some races may sell out, so enter early or you may miss out.
  3. Only the official, published race results will be used to calculate points awards.
  4. To retain their place in the final standings, an athlete must have represented the club (or made themselves available for selection where competitive places are limited) for at least one fixture in a minimum of two of the three primary competitions in which Bury AC compete:
  • Red Rose Cross Country (4 fixtures Oct-Dec)
  • Northern League Track & Field (4 fixtures May-Aug)
  • Road Relays (3 fixtures; 1 in March & 2 in September – excludes Nationals if we qualify)



Race type

Specific event


Points award

Event link / entry

Cross Country

Any Red Rose event

4 fixtures (Oct-Dec)

By highest finish position in any eligible race

Series information

Trail 5 mile

Trotters 5

Sunday 1st March

By finish position


Parkrun (5km)

Heaton parkrun

Sat 28th Mar 9am

By finish position

Event information

Road 10k

Salford 10k

Fri 10th April 10am

Good Friday

By finish position

Enter here

Track 10,000m

Bury Track 10,000m

Weds 6th May

By finish position


Road 5k

Hollingworth Lake 5k (Race 4)

Weds 27th May

By finish position

Enter here

Track 3,000m

Any Trafford Open or Cheshire League 3,000m


Best time


Road relay/10k

Bury 10k OR Northern Road Relay*

Sunday 20th Sept



Road 5k

Any Podium 5k**

Sat 14th March, Fri 19th June and Sat 12th September

Best time

£5 Entry on the day only

Half marathon

Any (with some exceptions – see below)**


By fastest time in any half marathon – link to official result to be submitted to club captain


* The date for the Northern Road Relays at Etihad Campus will be announced in June once the football fixtures have been published.  If they are held on 20th September, then leg time will count for the Grand Prix; if not then the Bury 10k becomes the Grand Prix race

** A half marathon or Podium 5k will NOT score points if it clashes with a club event  (Red Rose, Northern League or Road Relay) within 3 days either side and the athlete does not also represent the club in that event (e.g. any athletes who ran the Manchester Half on 15th October but didn’t compete in the Red Rose XC at Leigh the day before will not score points; likewise Wilmslow clashes with the Road Relays and is not an eligible race)



Mens winners:  Patrick Babb (Senior),  Paul Johnston (Masters)

Ladies winners:  Lizzi Cheshire (Senior), Katie Geelan (Masters)

2018/19 Final Standings – Men      2018/19 Final Standings – Ladies


Mens winners:  Byron Edwards (Senior),  Steve Parker/Giles Bennett (Masters, Joint winners)

Ladies winners:  Lizzi Cheshire (Senior), Katie Geelan (Masters)

2017/18 Final Standings – Men      2017/18 Final Standings – Ladies


Mens winners:  Ben Coop (Senior), Byron Edwards (Masters)

Ladies winners:  Katie Geelan (Senior),  Alison Dale (Masters)

2016/17 Final Standings – Men            2016/17 Final Standings – Ladies


Mens winners:  Ben Coop (Senior), Jim Ardin (Masters)

Ladies winners:  Jenny Yates (Senior), Alison Dale (Masters)

2015/16 Final Standings – Men            2015/16 Final Standings – Ladies