Abbey Runners Winter Grand Prix

|***UPDATE 6th January 2021***

Due to the current lockdown and the need to remain local, the number of courses required to be run to qualify for Bonus Points have been reduced from 4 to 3. A minimum of 7 runs are still required to qualify for the Bonus Points.

Male OPEN Table

Female OPEN Table


Female AGE GRADED Table

Winter Grand Prix Rules

The Grand Prix is open to all Club members (Senior & Junior)

The Grand Prix will last for 15 weeks (Monday 14th December 2020 – Sunday 28th March 2021)

 1 Time can be submitted per runner per week. If using Strava or Garmin, please submit the “elapsed time” and not the “moving time”.

There is no need to register, simply send your times to by Monday lunchtime of the following week.

Updated tables will be posted here on the Abbey Runners website weekly. If you do not want your name visible in these published tables, please let me know when you submit your 1st time.

For the Grand Prix you need to run a minimum of 3 different parkrun courses, from the course list below.

The Grand Prix will then be based on your 7 best scoring runs, independent of the course they have been ran on.

Points will be awarded for each run based on time taken and course difficulty.

Each course is given a Male and Female Benchmark Time, which is a mixture of the fastest Abbey time on the course, and the course difficulty. 

Points in the OPEN table are calculated by dividing the Benchmark time by your submitted time and multiplying by 100.

To calculate the AGE GRADED points, your Open points are divided by your Age Grade Factor.

The Age Grade Factor adjusts the points to reflect the different ages of the runners. We are using the Age Grade Factors from the updated 2020 Age Grading tables at

There are an additional 50 bonus points on offer for completing the Grand Prix (a minimum of 7 runs on 3 courses).

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • 1st Female – Open Age
  • 1st Female – Age Graded
  • 1st Female – > Year 6
  • 1st Female – =< Year 6
  • Most Improved Female
  • 1st Male – Open Age
  • 1st Male – Age Graded
  • 1st Male – > Year 6
  • 1st Male – =< Year 6
  • Most Improved Male

As we will be running in public spaces, please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.

If meeting as a group, please follow the current guidelines for social distancing and numbers.

Do not run if you are displaying any Covid symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

Note: course routes for parkruns can be found at