We’re sorry to announce that we’ve had to take the difficult decision to cancel the Grand Prix for 2021. Right now, there is just far too much uncertainty for us to embark on the huge organisational effort that goes into putting on a Grand Prix without knowing for certain whether it will be able to take place or what we would have to put in place to make it happen in a safe environment.
We’re planning to put on a 10K at Holme Pierrepont on Thursday 5th August at 5pm. Watch this space for further details.
We’re crossing our fingers that we’ll be back with a Grand Prix in 2022.
The world is an uncertain place at the moment but we’ve started planning for our 2021 Grand Prix series. We’ve set provisional dates as:
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Thursday 24th June 2021
Tuesday 29th June 2021
Thursday 1st July 2021
We’ll be looking at venues and the logistics of putting on some sort of series, depending on the guidance at the time.
We’ll also be offering a refund guarantee if the series is cancelled, so you can enter with confidence. We may open entries a bit later than usual in the new year to see if things become clearer.
Watch this space for updates in the coming months.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we’ve had to take the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Grand Prix this year. We know you’ll all understand that with all the uncertainty that this brings, we really had no option. We’ll be in touch with those who’ve entered already to provide refunds.
We hope we’ll be able to put on some races later in the year when the situation improves and we’ll be thinking about that over the next few months.
Stay safe in these difficult times and we’ll hope to see you all running with us again sometime soon.
We’ve spent a few days running through the results again and checking video of the final race.
It can be a complicated process, so we should thank all those who’ve spent their many hours getting the results done in the first place and compiling the final set of results.
So here are the final results. The full set is on this year’s results page.
Holme Pierrepont Results
The Grand Prix is over for another year. Thanks to all of you who took part and the amazing crew of HP volunteers who made it happen.
Congratulations to our series winners Marlon Dunkley and Lucy Gossage and to Beeston and Rushcliffe who took the team prizes.
Holme Pierrepont and full series results will be posted here later today when we have them.
After a slight hiccup this morning, here are the Embankment results. Ben Plummer from Barrow Runners was first across the line, with Marlon Dunkley still leading the men’s series. Lucy Gossage again took the women’s race, further extending her series lead.
The final race of the series is on Thursday night at Holme Pierrepont. There are still places left for this fast, flat 10K.
On a lovely night for running at Colwick we had our first Holme Pierrepont winner for many a year – take a bow Philip Nind. Rushcliffe’s Marlon Dunkley extended his lead in the men’s series, and Lucy Gossage took another win to extend her lead over former winner Katie Lomas.
The next race is a flat, measured 5K along the Victoria Embankment on Tuesday 2nd July. There are still places available for the remaining two races of the series.
Updated Colwick Results
This year’s Grand Prix got underway at a soggy Rushcliffe Country Park on Tuesday night. In the men’s race, Mark Powell of Leicester Coritanian just got the better of a close race with Marlon Dunkley of Rushcliffe AC. In the women’s race, Lucy Gossage won convincingly, with former series winner Katie Lomas more than a minute behind.
The second race is at Colwick on Thursday, there are still entries available for the Colwick race and the rest of the series.
We’ve had a terrific Grand Prix this year with some of the warmest races we’ve seen in years. Thanks to all of you who took part and to the very many HPRC members who made it happen. We hope to see you all back next year.
Congratulations to our series winners, Cameron Smith and Jamie Whittaker. Jamie also led home the victorious Erewash womens team and Formula One took the mens team prize.
Our series winners Jamie Whittaker and Cameron Smith