East Midlands Grand Prix 2021

A Series of Summer evening Road Races

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The Silverstone 10k will not take place this year as we have not been able to agree a suitable date with the Racing Circuit. The other seven races in the series will be held assuming covid guidelines permit.

Races will be held under secure covid conditions, in line with guidance, including only online entries, with wave starts and chip timing. Entries will be limited to 375 for each race. Unfortunately, to comply with covid rules, races will be more expensive. Each race will cost £15 (£17 unattached) but you can enter the whole series for £91 (£105 unattached), guaranteeing entry to each race. The race guidelines may change if the Runbritain race guidelines are modified.

Should any race be cancelled, runners will be reimbursed 90% of their entry fees for that race.

Runners who entered the series last year and deferred their entry will be able to top this up for an entry into this year’s series.

The 2021 race series consists of 7 road races, all on summer evenings. Each runner’s finishing position is calculated by age category, aggregated, and carried forward to the next race in the series. Only the best 5 results are counted. Prizes are awarded, by the promoting Club on each race night, and for the series after the final race, covering age categories and teams. For this year, no presentations will be made on the night – awards will be posted out afterwards.

Series Team results: Each event organizer can determine his/her prize structure, including team awards. However, for the Grand Prix Series, teams (Men/Vet Men – 4 to score, and Women/Vet Women – 3 to score) must consist of first-claim members of the same England Athletics affiliated club.

More details can be obtained from Mick Bromilow.

All races start at 7:45pm except Blisworth, which starts at 7:30pm.

Photographs: As in previous years, Barry Cornelius plans to take photographs at some of the races for publication on his website http://www.oxonraces.com and for possible use by the press. You will be able to download his photos free of charge. If you (or your parent/carer if you are under 18) do not wish your image to appear as a significant part of any photograph that he publishes on the web or provides to the press, you should put a large thick red cross across your race number.

2021 Series

Click on the Race Name for details of the race. Click on “course map” for a map of the course. Click on “online entries” to enter the race online via the Results Base website. Entries to each race will close one week before that race to allow time for numbers to be posted out and waves to be sorted out. You will receive an email with the race briefing and your wave number.

Friday June 4: EMGP Blisworth 5 milecourse map – Results

Tuesday June 22: EMGP Weedon 10k – course map – Results

Tuesday July 6: EMGP Harborough 5 mileMap of the area – Results

After 3 races: Series standings  Team Standings

Tuesday July 13: EMGP Banbury 5 mile – course map – Results

After 4 races: Series standings  Team Standings

Wednesday July 21: EMGP Corby 5 mile – course map – Results

After 5 races: Series standings  Team Standings

Wednesday July 28: EMGP Rugby 6 milecourse map – online entries

Tuesday August 3: EMGP Milton Keynes 10kcourse map – online entries   Note that this race has relocated to Willen Lake as the Open University remains closed.

Course maps courtesy of David Williams

Previous Grand Prix Results 2000-2019

Covid-19 Guidance
In addition to the steps we have detailed above, such as using chip timing and only on-line race entry, we will need competitors to be prepared for changes to the race routines to which we have all become accustomed: –
• Participant contact information provided during the entry process will be retained in case we need to provide it to the authorities as part of the Track and Trace system.
• No individual should attend a race if they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to a particular race or have any Covid symptoms on the day of the race.
• This year we need your help in ensuring a safe race environment. Facilities such as toilets and changing areas will be restricted so wherever possible come ‘ready to race’ and be prepared to socially distance at the start and then avoid congregating at the finish.
• Please note, under current guidance race organisers are advised not to provide water or other refreshments on course or at the finish so please come prepared with your own refreshments.
We will continue to update the series and individual race websites when and if guidance changes in the coming months.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.