Sussex Road Running Grand Prix
The Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix is organised like Formula 1 without the cars so that the participants have to run, and imagine it being restricted to venues in East and West Sussex. Like Formula 1 the winners have to perform well over a series of races and like Formula 1 it is tremendously exciting and glamorous.
There are currently 17 events that count, including our very own Lewes Downland 10. You can do as many as you like, but only the best eight results count. A catch is that two of these eight results must be events of 10 miles or more.
The competition runs from January to December each year. You obviously have access to the internet web thingy so you can get confirmed details of the fixtures from the Sussex Grand Prix site or from the fixtures page of this web site. In most cases entry forms can be downloaded via links provided from this web site. You can also query the competition results so far to get a summary of your personal results and overall position.
With something as good as this, they won’t let just anyone in as you have to be a club member. If you are a club member and have competed in any of the 17 events you will have automatically had your points calculated and inserted into the leader board, so you may be competing already without knowing it! As well as an individual age group competition it is also an inter club competition.
Bob Hughes is the club’s Sussex Road Running Grand Prix representative and you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 476 327. You might want to do this if you want to query your points score.
The Harvey Curtis Sussex Road Race Challenge
This Road Race Challenge is specifically aimed at promoting, developing and rewarding competitive road racing among the county’s best distance runners. Six road races are selected during the year to form part of the Challenge. Club teams and individuals must compete in three of the six races to score points. Lewes AC athletes and the club compete successfully as part of this competition.