Winter Grand Prix 2019 / 2020

The Winter Grand Prix (WGP) is a series of races which are run from September through to March.
As well as our own 3 mile handicap races; the series comprises a variety of popular regional events, including the North Eastern Harrier League (NEHL).

Our reigning WGP champion is Michael Lindsay.

Our own 5 WGP handicap races take place around Cobalt Business Park, starting from the West Allotment Country Park Car Park (opposite the Village Hotel).
They take place on a Tuesday evening, meeting at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm start.

The dates for this years WGP handicap races are as follows;

The following events will also count towards WGP scoring:

  1. NEHL 1, Wrekenton – Sat 28th Sept
  2. NEHL 2, Druridge Bay – Sun 6th Oct – Cancelled
  3. NEHL 3, Lambton Estate – Sat 26th Oct – Cancelled
  4. Leeds Abbey Dash 10k – Sun 27th Oct
  5. Gibside Fruit Bowl – Sun 3rd Nov (TBC) – Not held
  6. Heaton Memorial 10k – Sun 10th Nov
  7. Brampton to Carlisle – Sun 17th Nov
  8. NEHL 4, Aykley Heads – Sat 23rd Nov
  9. North East XC Champs – Sat 14th Dec
  10. New Years Day 5 mile – Wed 1st Jan
  11. Sherman Cup XC, Temple Park – Sat 4th Jan
  12. Brass Monkey Half – Sunday 12th Jan
  13. Birtley XC Relays – Sunday 19th Jan
  14. Northern XC Champs – Sat 25th Jan
  15. NEHL 5, Thornley Hall Farm – Sat 8th Feb
  16. Signal Relays – Sat 15th Feb
  17. National XC Champs – Sat 22nd Feb
  18. NEHL 6, Alnwick Castle – Sat 29th Feb
  19. North of England 6 & 12 Stage Relays – Sun 22nd March
  20. Any one marathon during the WGP series

Scoring is a combined total of:

  • 3 x best WGP races
  • 3 x best Road, Trail & Relay races
  • 8pts per NEHL and XC participation

XC Bonuses

  • 5pts for pack promotion in NEHL
  • Ladies; 15pts for 3+ NEHL events and promotion to Div 1
  • Gents; 15pts for 3+ NEHL events and remaining in Div 1

The full table of WGP fixtures is here.