Winter Grand Prix
The WGP is a handicap race on a fast 3 mile course starting opposite the Village Hotel on the Cobalt Business Park.
It takes place on a Tuesday (roughly once a month) from September to end of March.
It is one full lap and then a partial lap (Refer to map). All those participating should meet at the car park opposite the Village Hotel at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
This season there are additional races held elsewhere that count towards the WGP results table, so if you miss one of our internal competitions (held at Cobalt) you can make up your points by taking part in one of the other races taking place across the region, including the North East Harrier League X-Country series.
Full List of 2016/17 Winter Grand Prix Races:
Sun 1st Oct – XC Wrekenton
Sun 9th Oct – XC Druridge Bay
Tues 18th Oct – WGP
Sat 5th Nov – Rising Sun Park Run (50 points, Wallsend Harriers take over run)
Sun 13th Nov – Heaton 10k Memorial Race, Town Moor
Sat 19th Nov – XC, Temple Park, South Shields (Sherman Cup)
Sun 20th Nov – Brampton to Carlisle 10 miles
Sat 26th Nov – XC, Peterlee (1)
Tues 6th Dec – WGP, Doug Bramley Cup
Sat 10th Dec – NECAA XC Championships (xmas party in the evening!)
Fri 1st Jan – New Year’s Day WGP, Wallsend Centurion Golf Club (5 miles with obligatory hangover!)
Tues 7th Jan – XC Herrington Country Park
Sat 14th Jan – Durham Cathedral Relays
Tues 17th Jan – WGP
Tues 31st Jan – WGP
Sat 11th Feb – XC Peterlee (2)
Sat 18th Feb- Signal Relays
Sat 4th March – XC Alnwick
Tues 14th March – WGP
To be in with a chance to win, you must have completed at least 1x WGP, 1x XC and 2x road/relay races. We have also included a parkrun on the 5th November (takeover date) where you can score 50 points whether you volunteer or run. Once again the best 4 WGP/Parkrun points are scored, and an additional 5 points per XC (increasing by 5 points per race) are awarded. Your best 2 of 4 Road / relay events are scored.
For more details on the XC races listed visit the North East Harrier League website.