Senior Grand Prix

BURY AC – Seniors Grand Prix 2021/22

Current standings – Men      Current Standings – Ladies

An annual points competition open to all paid-up competitive members of Bury AC aged 18 or over on 1st October 2021.  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 1st Oct – 30th Sept annually, with prizes given at the presentation evening in December.

Categories:  Men & Women.  Senior and Veteran.  Veterans are those aged 40 or over at 1st October 2021.

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

The first finisher among eligible Bury AC runners will be awarded 12 points, the second finisher 11 points and so on.  All other entrants earn at least one point.

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/officiating 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)



This year’s race list is subject to change in the event of further COVID disruption

Race type Specific event Date Points award Event link / entry
XC Red Rose XC league Oct – Dec (4 fixtures) Highest finishing position across the series Results here
Trail 5 mile Hit the Trail, Stockport Sun 9th Jan 2021 Finish position Results here
Road 10k Run Aintree 10k Sun 13th Feb 2022 Finish position Results here
parkrun Heaton parkrun Sat 19th March Finish position Results here
Road 10k Salford 10k Friday 15th April (Good Friday) Finish Position Results here
Track 1500m Any Trafford Open 1500m Various – Summer 2021 Best time Enter here (when available)
Road 10 mile Calder Vale Summer 10 mile Sunday 17th July Finish Position Enter here
Road 5k Mid Cheshire 5k Friday 26th August Finish position Enter here
Track 3000m Cheshire League 4 fixtures tbc Best time tbc
Half marathon Any (with some exceptions – see below)* Any By fastest time in any half marathon – link to official result to be submitted to Byron Edwards N/a

* No half marathon will 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.


Previous winners


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