Senior Grand Prix

BURY AC – Seniors Grand Prix 2023/24 

Current standings – Men      Current standings – Women

An annual points competition open to all paid-up first claim competitive members of Bury AC who are aged 18+ on 1st October 2023.  This is designed to encourage increased participation in club events and local races.  The Grand Prix will run from 1st Oct – 30th Sept annually, with prizes given at the annual presentation evening in December.

Categories:  Men & Women.  Senior and Veteran.  Veterans are those aged 40 or over at 1st October 2023.

Races:  This year sees a new structure for the competition.   There are 8 races in total, split across a variety of disciplines, with an athlete’s best 5 scores counting towards their final points tally.

Points:   Males & females score separately.  No separate scoring for Veterans, so a Veteran could win the overall prize, in which case the next best Veteran wins the Veteran prize.

Points work differently this year to previous versions of the GP.  The first finisher of each gender among eligible Bury AC athletes will be awarded 1 point, the second finisher 2 points and so on, for as many athletes compete in that race.

The scoreboard will be ordered first by number of scoring races (highest first, with a maximum of 5), and then by number of points (lowest first).   Hence the lowest score among athletes who have completed 5 or more races at the end of the season will be champion.   If no athlete completes 5 races, the lowest score among those that have completed 4 will win, and so on.

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 XC – 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:
    • Competed for the club (or been a selected travelling reserve) in at least one Red Rose fixture (excluding Cross Challenge), regional/national XC fixture, road relay or Northern League fixture; and
    • Volunteered to help out for at least one event hosted by the club during the year, or to act as an official at a club fixture.


Race Type Specific event Date Points award Event link / entry
1 XC Liverpool Cross Challenge Sat 25th Nov Finish Position Results
2 Trail Stockport Hit the Trail Sat 7th Jan Finish Position Results
3 Road Trafford 10k Sun 3rd March Finish Position Results
4 Fell Rivington Pike Fell Race Sat 30th March Finish Position Results
5 Track Manchester Mile Weds 26th Jun Time Enter here
6 Trail Royton Trail Weds 10th July Finish Position Enter here
7 Track Trafford 3000m Tues 6th August Time Tbc when open
8 Road Mid Cheshire 5k Fri 23rd August Finish Position Enter here


Previous winners


2023 Results – Men.     Champion: Martin Clark.    Vet Winner: Rob Fowler

2023 Results – Ladies.     Champion: Hannah Lucas.    Vet Winner: Rachel Marshall


2022 Results – Men.     Champion: Luke Harreld.     Vet Winner:  Paul Johnston

2022 Results – Ladies.   Champion:  Afrodite Kalambouka.    Vet Winner:  Rachel Marshall


2021 Results – Men.     Champion: Matt Garside.     Vet Winner:  Byron Edwards

2021 Results – Ladies.   Champion:  Sarah Thomas.    Vet Winner:  Rachel Marshall

2019/20:  Abandoned due to COVID


2019 Results – Men.  Champion: Patrick Babb.    Vet Winner:  Paul Johnston

2019 Results – Ladies.   Champion: Lizzi Cheshire.   Vet Winner:  Katie Geelan


2018 Results – Men.  Champion: Byron Edwards.  Vet Winner:  Giles Bennett / Steve Parker (joint)

2018 Results – Ladies.   Champion: Lizzi Cheshire.   Vet Winner:  Katie Geelan


2017 Results – Men:  Champion:  Ben Coop.   Vet Winner:  Byron Edwards

2017 Results – Ladies: Champion: Katie Geelan   Vet Winner:  Alison Dale


2016 Results – Men:  Champion:  Ben Coop.   Vet Winner:  Jim Ardin

2016 Results – Ladies:   Champion: Jenny Yates.   Vet Winner:  Alison Dale