The Sussex Grand Prix (SGP) is seperate to the West Sussex Fun Run League (WSFRL).
The SGP is slightly different to the WSFRL in that it is a set of predominately road based races which are anything from 5 miles up to 15 mile events. They are also different to the WSFRL in that they are races which are on the general running websites and you are possibly already signed up to some this year.
In total there are 12 races throughout the year starting with the Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday 24th March and concluding with the Crowborough 10km on Sunday 24th November. The full race calendar can be found here http://sussexgrandprix.co.uk/news/races-2019/ and I will also send reminders whenever there is a race coming up.
This is a great way to represent the club whether you're a seasoned runner, consider yourself a slower runner or just want to set yourself some running goals. Whenever possible we'll car share and meet at the start so you'll never have the worry that you'll turn up and not know anyone.
It is all quite straightforward; you just need to sign up for the races via the entry websites and ensure that you put down Crawley Saints and Sinners as your club. Then once registered you just need to let me know so that I can do my bit.
I am the SGP representative for the club and therefore will be sending out communications promoting the league, highlighting up and coming races and writing reports via email and our Facebook page.
Once you have enterd the race all I need is your name and date of birth so that I can supply the relevant information to the SGP league and that you can be scored in your correct age category
Taking part in just one, or many races is fine because primarily we are members of a running club so we can regularly run, improve our running and enjoy spending time with fellow runners. However, for those who like the competitive aspect, scoring is awarded based on your finishing position e.g. 1st place scores 500 points, 2nd place 499 and so on. The scoring for males and females is separated. Each runner's points total is obtained from their best 6 scoring races throughout the year.
Overall our goal is to get as many club members as we can to run at least 6 races each from the calendar to enable us to score points and see where we finish in the league.
We are very successful in the WSFRL so lets try and finish as high up the SGP league table as we can this year too.