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ELR Grand Prix


The idea of the internal ELR Grand Prix competition is to gain points by participating in as many races as possible within the list, over a 12 month period (you don't have to do them all but you won't gain points for the ones you skip). The points are higher for certain races and we use an age grade system to calculate them.

There are two different series as we know that not everyone can do more than 10 races in a year:

ELR Silver Series (10 races)
5 best ELVIS races out of 8
4 best Chingford or Sunday League races (out of 12)
1 10k (road officially measured)

ELR Gold Series (20 races)
6 best ELVIS races out of 8, including running or volunteering at Valentines
8 best Chingford or Sunday League races out of 12, including at least 3 of each league
1 10k (road officially measured)
1 half marathon (road or trail)
1 marathon (road or trail)
1 additional race from the Essex Road Race Series
1 long-distance cross-country (Ilford 10, Benfleet 15, Orion 15 or Orion Mercury 10)
1 Essex Way Relay

Obviously, you cannot be both a Gold and a Silver winner so if you have the highest number of points in both, the second best of the Silver one will then become the winner.

The points system is described in detail below for whoever is interested, but in a nutshell:
- For each eligible race, we will calculate a point score for the runner based on their time, age factor, and (in most cases) the median time of the race. Volunteering at Valentines or Chingford League Relays gives 100 points.
- For each race group (e.g. 5 out of 8 ELVIS, 1 out of 4 long-distance XC), we will select the best races based on points scored. If a runner hasn't completed sufficient races, they will score zero for any missed races.
- The runner's score for the race group will be the sum of these race points.
- For each series, we will calculate the total score from the race groups, multiplied by a weighting (see below). The weighting ensures that we get a fair balance across the different types of race, especially in the gold series.

The scoring will be updated every month and on time for each newsletter and we will have three winners of each gender per series.

The competition will run from 1st October 2023 until 30th September 2024.

You do not need to do anything to participate apart from making sure that we have the results of your races. However, you can let us know if you do not wish to be included in the monthly result ranking.

For further details of the races, eligibility and scoring method, see the articles at the bottom of this page.

Results - Overview

The results tables below show the current standings in the 2023-24 ELR Grand Prix Silver and Gold series, followed by more detailed tables showing individual race results and corresponding scores. The results will be updated monthly. The pos.chg column shows the change in position since the previous month (N=new).

Note that the silver/gold summary tables show Series Scores, which are scaled by the number of races in the group/series and the race group weighting. The other tables show unweighted Race Scores. This is why, for example, the marathon scores are higher in the gold series tables than in the road race summary/details tables. See the articles at the bottom of this page for full details of the scoring method.

Please let Jacob or Alexandra know of any errors or omissions in the results.

Results - Women's Silver Series

Standings in the women's silver series, as of 26 November 2023:

PosNameWinter LELVIS10KTotalPos.chg
1Becky Evans523140663-
2Cindy Koon464122587+1
3Rachel Bailey501501+3
4Sandra Preston488488-2
5Ann Dunne454454+2
6Catherine Perry440440+2
7Catriona Hoult420420-3
8Kathryn Hertzberg386386+1
9Katrina Betteridge382382+10
10Kathy Morrissey372372-5
11Clare Stevens343343-
12Selina Vernal293293-2
13Victoria Charlesworth290290N
14Helen McGuinness264264+10
15Rahana Islam236236N
16Betty Bohane109121230-2
17Sarah Burns218218-4
18Suzanne Taylor208208-
19Nicola Wyndham208208-2
20Veronica Carrasco176176+1
21Maya Goodwin176176+1
22Tasnia Choudhury167167+3
23Morag Campbell165165+3
24Mary Connolly122122-12
25Jane Burton108108-10
26Janet Bywater106106-10
27Diana Rexhepaj9494N
28Tina Bennett9191N
29Natasha Howard9090-9
30Kara Gallear8888-7
31Joanna Qiu7777-4
32Samia Choudhury7272N

Results - Women's Gold Series

Standings in the women's gold series, as of 26 November 2023:

PosNameWinter LELVIS10KHMMarERRLD XCEWRTotalPos.chg
1Cindy Koon6031712301004-
2Becky Evans677196873-
3Sandra Preston730730+2
4Catriona Hoult630630+2
5Kathryn Hertzberg416161577-1
6Kathy Morrissey563563+1
7Rachel Bailey543543+3
8Clare Stevens445445+7
9Victoria Charlesworth254163417N
10Kasia Stachowiak187219407-7
11Ann Dunne397397+1
12Catherine Perry385385+1
13Katrina Betteridge334334+13
14Tasnia Choudhury146136283-3
15Betty Bohane96169265+6
16Selina Vernal256256-2
17Helen McGuinness231231+13
18Natasha Howard79151230-10
19Ava Lee226226-10
20Rahana Islam207207N
21Sarah Burns191191-1
22Samia Choudhury63126189-5
23Suzanne Taylor182182+2
24Nicola Wyndham182182-
25Veronica Carrasco154154+2
26Maya Goodwin154154+2
27Morag Campbell145145+4
28Jess Trayler-Moore143143-12
29Sarah Lockley124124-11
30Mary Connolly107107-11
31Jane Burton9595-9
32Janet Bywater9393-9
33Diana Rexhepaj8282N
34Tina Bennett8080N
35Kara Gallear7777-6
36Joanna Qiu6767-4

Results - Men's Silver Series

Standings in the men's silver series, as of 26 November 2023:

PosNameWinter LELVIS10KTotalPos.chg
1Amit Marks470119588-
2John OBrien404115519-
3Ian Mackie511511+17
4Alex Pickering495495-1
5Fernando Espada482482+4
6Clive Stephenson473473+4
7Karan Gadhia454454-2
8Jacob Stevens453453-4
9Imran Mustak34999448+8
10Tommy Ho447447+2
11James Nichols442442+13
12Grant Conway439439-6
13Paul Watkins430430+2
14Abdirahman Adan426426-7
15Michael Wilson416416-1
16Ryan Friel264141405-8
17Calvin Bobin369369N
18Darminder Bhamra211126337-7
19Ramesh Pala322322-6
20John Healy288288-4
21Jose Rodriguez271271-3
22Thomas Grimes264264-3
23Adrian Frost220220+5
24Eren Ozkan216216+5
25Mark Durrant205205+10
26Kirk Johnson171171+13
27Andrew Baxter123123-6
28Jamie Xavier123123N
29Daniel ODonoghue121121-7
30Shahib Miah Ali115115-7
31Richard Guest112112-6
32Daniel Slipper111111-6
33Jonathan Shaw111111-6
34Simon Nash108108-4
35Finbar Sheahan104104-4
36Peter Hatley104104-4
37Mark Moir103103N
38Jimmy Dale102102-5
39Nick Hoult102102-5
40Ian Burrows9999-4
41Andrew Howard9595-4
42Borislav Petkov8787-4
43Joseph Phelan8787N
44Martin Quinlan8181N

Results - Men's Gold Series

Standings in the men's gold series, as of 26 November 2023:

PosNameWinter LELVIS10KHMMarERRLD XCEWRTotalPos.chg
1John OBrien6131611761051055-
2Alex Pickering747747+5
3Karan Gadhia685685+9
4Amit Marks508166674-1
5Abdirahman Adan648648+9
6Clive Stephenson609609+14
7Imran Mustak305139147592+2
8James Nichols387201588+2
9Jacob Stevens588588+2
10Darminder Bhamra185176219580-8
11Grant Conway565565+2
12Ian Mackie555555+22
13Michael Wilson364189553-9
14Fernando Espada525525+5
15Shahib Miah Ali100195206501+22
16Paul Watkins466466+12
17Ryan Friel231198428-9
18Eren Ozkan189237425-13
19John Healy252159410-13
20Rohan Allen192216409+5
21Tommy Ho391391+1
22Jamie Xavier172194366+1
23Calvin Bobin323323N
24Daniel ODonoghue106206312+12
25Simon Nash95200294+16
26Ramesh Pala282282-
27Jimmy Dale90191280+16
28Peter Hatley91185275-13
29Joseph Osakue259259-13
30Mark Moir90162252-1
31Daniel Lee237237-14
32Jose Rodriguez237237-
33Thomas Grimes231231-
34Martin Quinlan71151222-3
35Joseph Gunn210210-17
36Paul Thompson209209-15
37Ken Agnew193193-13
38Adrian Frost192192+2
39Jakub Czeczotka187187-12
40Mark Durrant179179+5
41Richard Guest157157-11
42Ford Cadiogan155155N
43Kirk Johnson149149+6
44Andrew Baxter108108-9
45Daniel Slipper9797-7
46Jonathan Shaw9797-7
47Finbar Sheahan9191-5
48Nick Hoult8989-4
49Ian Burrows8686-3
50Andrew Howard8383-3
51Borislav Petkov7676-3
52Joseph Phelan7676N

Results - Open/Road Race Summary

Summary of points scored in open races (10K, half marathon and marathon), and the Essex Road Race series, as of 26 November 2023. Where a member has run more than one race of a given distance, their best score is taken. The scores differ from the tables above as they are unweighted Race Scores (see Results - Overview above).

Amit Marks119
Ava Lee141
Becky Evans140
Betty Bohane121
Cindy Koon122115
Daniel Lee148
Daniel ODonoghue129
Darminder Bhamra126110
Eren Ozkan118
Ford Cadiogan78
Imran Mustak9992
Jakub Czeczotka117
James Nichols126
Jamie Xavier123121
Jess Trayler-Moore89
Jimmy Dale95
John Healy99
John OBrien11588105
Joseph Gunn132
Joseph Osakue130
Kasia Stachowiak117110
Kathryn Hertzberg100
Ken Agnew121
Mark Moir101
Martin Quinlan76
Michael Wilson95
Natasha Howard95
Paul Thompson131
Peter Hatley116
Richard Guest112
Rohan Allen120108
Ryan Friel141
Samia Choudhury79
Sarah Lockley77
Shahib Miah Ali122103
Simon Nash100
Tasnia Choudhury85
Victoria Charlesworth102

Results - Open/Road Race Details

Scores for the open races (10K, half marathon and marathon), and the Essex Road Race series, as of 26 November 2023. Please note that some races that are off-road or not officially measured are excluded, as per the Grand Prix rules (see Excluded Road Races below for further information). Second-claim members are also ineligible to score points in open races.

* - Result not used, as the runner scored higher in another race.
E - Part of the Essex Road Race series.

01/10/23100th Kosice Peace Marathon, SlovakiaJoseph Osakue3:09:19130
01/10/23Cardiff University Half MarathonKasia Stachowiak1:43:52117
01/10/23Cardiff University Half MarathonKen Agnew1:51:55115 *
01/10/23Cardiff University Half MarathonSamia Choudhury2:28:5979
01/10/23Cardiff University Half MarathonTasnia Choudhury2:17:4285
01/10/23Southend & Essex Champs 10kmBecky Evans0:45:54140 E
01/10/23Southend & Essex Champs 10kmCindy Koon0:49:01122 E
01/10/23Southend & Essex Champs 10kmDarminder Bhamra0:45:35126 E
01/10/23Southend & Essex Champs 10kmJohn OBrien0:53:25105 E
07/10/23Galway Bay MarathonJohn OBrien4:54:2188
07/10/23Run Through Greenwich 10kmAmit Marks0:43:35119
08/10/23Bank of America Chicago MarathonKasia Stachowiak3:46:45110
08/10/23Eindhoven MarathonMichael Wilson4:52:4195
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonAva Lee1:30:30141
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonDaniel Lee1:21:57148
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonImran Mustak1:57:0792
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonJakub Czeczotka1:33:32117
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonJess Trayler-Moore2:20:2389
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonJohn Healy1:57:3599 *
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonKathryn Hertzberg1:59:00100
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonMark Moir1:43:21101
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonPeter Hatley1:40:27116
08/10/23Royal Parks Half MarathonSarah Lockley2:59:2877
08/10/23Run Through Guildford 10kmRichard Guest0:47:44112
15/10/23Chelmsford Half MarathonJamie Xavier1:33:53121
15/10/23Chelmsford Half MarathonJohn Healy1:57:0399
15/10/23Chelmsford Half MarathonNatasha Howard2:11:3695
15/10/23Chelmsford Half MarathonPaul Thompson1:33:46131
15/10/23Chelmsford Half MarathonPeter Hatley1:48:32107 *
15/10/23Chelmsford MarathonDarminder Bhamra4:00:43110
15/10/23Oxford Half MarathonJoseph Gunn1:19:51132
15/10/23Oxford Half MarathonRohan Allen1:35:37120
15/10/23TCS Amsterdam MarathonCindy Koon3:53:35115
15/10/23TCS Amsterdam MarathonEren Ozkan3:08:18118
22/10/23Battersea Park Half MarathonJames Nichols1:25:39126
22/10/23Battersea Park MarathonMartin Quinlan5:27:0476
22/10/23Fleet 10kmRyan Friel0:34:06141
22/10/23Valencia Half MarathonKasia Stachowiak1:53:39107 *
22/10/23Valencia Half MarathonKen Agnew1:46:19121
29/10/23Dublin MarathonShahib Miah Ali3:35:46103
05/11/23Hertfordshire Half MarathonVictoria Charlesworth2:12:50102
05/11/23TCS New York City MarathonFord Cadiogan5:13:2378
05/11/23TCS New York City MarathonJimmy Dale3:52:4795
05/11/23TCS New York City MarathonSimon Nash4:03:34100
11/11/23Sri Chimnoy Golden Leaf 10km, Battersea ParkBetty Bohane0:44:53121
15/11/23Run In The Dark 10km, Battersea ParkJohn OBrien0:49:00115
18/11/23Run Through Battersea Park half marathonSamia Choudhury2:40:3673 *
18/11/23Run Through Battersea Park half marathonShahib Miah Ali1:26:54122
18/11/23Run Through Battersea Park half marathonTasnia Choudhury2:35:4575 *
19/11/23Gosport Half MarathonDaniel ODonoghue1:21:52129
19/11/23Run Victoria Park 10kmImran Mustak0:49:4399
19/11/23Run Victoria Park 10kmJamie Xavier0:42:26123
26/11/2339th Firenze MarathonRohan Allen3:43:20108

Excluded Open Races

The following open races have been excluded from the Open/Road Race results above, as they do not meet the eligibility criteria:
- 10K races must be on road and officially measured.
- Marathon and half marathon races must be official, but may be on trail, subject to certain conditions (see info at the bottom of the page).

19/11/23Run Through Hampton Court Palace 10kmTrail

Results - Winter Leagues Summary

Summary of race scores for the Winter League races, as of 26 November 2023. See posts below for further details of the individual Chingford and Sunday League races.

Race ScoresSilverGold
NameCL1CL2CL3CL4CL5CL6CLRSL1SL2SL3SL4SL5Best 4Best 3 CLBest 3 SLNext 2Total
Abdirahman Adan105106106103106106108426318320103741
Adrian Frost11011022002200220
Alex Pickering120121119122127124121495363373119854
Amit Marks1111181131211174703432380581
Andrew Baxter12312312300123
Andrew Howard9595950095
Ann Dunne1131161131124543420112454
Becky Evans123128129128131135523385265123774
Betty Bohane10910910900109
Borislav Petkov8787087087
Calvin Bobin1191251253692441250369
Catherine Perry1051131081144403261140440
Catriona Hoult1031041079710610010242031430997720
Cindy Koon113113116112117118464342235112689
Clare Stevens8584828685873432512580509
Clive Stephenson1211181071181161164733463490696
Daniel ODonoghue12112112100121
Daniel Slipper11111111100111
Darminder Bhamra10810321121100211
Diana Rexhepaj9494094094
Eren Ozkan10810721621600216
Fernando Espada120119121119121482361121119600
Finbar Sheahan10410410400104
Grant Conway106108104102115110439319225102646
Helen McGuinness87878926402640264
Ian Burrows9999990099
Ian Mackie1281231251311275113762580634
Imran Mustak93829182349267082349
Jacob Stevens110111113108113116453334229108671
James Nichols1131121161004422252170442
Jane Burton10810810800108
Janet Bywater10610610600106
Jimmy Dale10210210200102
Joanna Qiu7777077077
John Healy931009628828800288
John OBrien1001031001009899102404302299100700
Jonathan Shaw11111111100111
Jose Rodriguez1361342711361340271
Joseph Phelan8787870087
Kara Gallear8888880088
Karan Gadhia109110110110113115115454330344109783
Kathryn Hertzberg999092100943862821940476
Kathy Morrissey9191919394919537227428091644
Katrina Betteridge97979296382286960382
Kirk Johnson858517101710171
Mark Durrant10010520520500205
Mark Moir10310301030103
Martin Quinlan8181810081
Mary Connolly12212212200122
Maya Goodwin888817617600176
Michael Wilson109107104964162162000416
Morag Campbell828316516500165
Natasha Howard9090900090
Nick Hoult10210210200102
Nicola Wyndham10610220820800208
Paul Watkins103108104108110430319110103533
Peter Hatley10410410400104
Rachel Bailey1191201261261295012403800620
Rahana Islam12211423602360236
Ramesh Pala1081101053221082140322
Ryan Friel13313126426400264
Samia Choudhury7272720072
Sandra Preston116122118112122122121488357366112835
Sarah Burns11110821821800218
Selina Vernal951019629329300293
Shahib Miah Ali11511511500115
Simon Nash10810810800108
Suzanne Taylor10410520820800208
Tasnia Choudhury858216716700167
Thomas Grimes13512926402640264
Tina Bennett9191910091
Tommy Ho1111131111124473351120447
Veronica Carrasco869017686900176
Victoria Charlesworth979697290193970290

Results - Chingford League

Individual scores for the Chingford League races:

CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJose Rodriguez16:33136
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KRyan Friel16:07133
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KIan Mackie21:56128
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KBecky Evans23:02123
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KDaniel ODonoghue17:42121
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KClive Stephenson22:02121
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KFernando Espada20:07120
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KAlex Pickering19:16120
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KRachel Bailey20:28119
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KSandra Preston25:36116
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KShahib Miah Ali18:49115
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJames Nichols19:21113
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KCindy Koon23:31113
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KAnn Dunne27:02113
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KTommy Ho19:31111
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KDaniel Slipper21:14111
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJonathan Shaw21:17111
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KAmit Marks20:49111
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KSarah Burns23:32111
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJacob Stevens21:06110
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KBetty Bohane22:07109
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KKaran Gadhia19:17109
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KMichael Wilson24:28109
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KEren Ozkan20:03108
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KDarminder Bhamra23:28108
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KSimon Nash21:40108
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJane Burton22:14108
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJanet Bywater27:40106
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KNicola Wyndham25:33106
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KGrant Conway23:23106
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KAbdirahman Adan23:21105
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KCatherine Perry24:09105
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KFinbar Sheahan21:38104
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KSuzanne Taylor27:06104
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KPeter Hatley22:48104
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KPaul Watkins21:10103
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KCatriona Hoult25:34103
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJimmy Dale21:04102
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KNick Hoult23:13102
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KMark Durrant25:25100
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJohn OBrien25:05100
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KIan Burrows23:4699
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KSelina Vernal26:1095
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KAndrew Howard27:4495
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KImran Mustak23:3793
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KJohn Healy25:3293
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KKathy Morrissey30:1991
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KMaya Goodwin31:0688
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KKara Gallear27:3088
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KTasnia Choudhury28:1485
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KClare Stevens28:5985
CL1Olympic Velopark 5KMorag Campbell33:1882
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCBecky Evans35:41128
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCAndrew Baxter31:58123
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCSandra Preston39:11122
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCMary Connolly40:17122
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCAlex Pickering30:37121
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCFernando Espada32:33119
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCAmit Marks31:27118
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCAnn Dunne42:20116
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCCatherine Perry36:01113
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCTommy Ho30:44113
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCCindy Koon37:48113
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCJacob Stevens33:33111
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCKaran Gadhia30:36110
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCGrant Conway36:48108
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCPaul Watkins32:27108
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCRamesh Pala39:24108
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCAbdirahman Adan37:06106
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCCatriona Hoult40:24104
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCJohn OBrien39:08103
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCSelina Vernal40:07101
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCJohn Healy37:59100
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCKathryn Hertzberg39:2499
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCKatrina Betteridge40:2497
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCKathy Morrissey48:4391
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCNatasha Howard45:1990
CL2Eastbrookend Park 7.5K XCImran Mustak42:5182
CL3Hog Hill 5KRyan Friel16:50131
CL3Hog Hill 5KBecky Evans22:36129
CL3Hog Hill 5KIan Mackie23:26123
CL3Hog Hill 5KFernando Espada20:28121
CL3Hog Hill 5KRachel Bailey20:50120
CL3Hog Hill 5KCalvin Bobin23:56119
CL3Hog Hill 5KAlex Pickering19:55119
CL3Hog Hill 5KClive Stephenson23:17118
CL3Hog Hill 5KSandra Preston25:54118
CL3Hog Hill 5KCindy Koon23:27116
CL3Hog Hill 5KJacob Stevens21:07113
CL3Hog Hill 5KAnn Dunne27:43113
CL3Hog Hill 5KJames Nichols20:15112
CL3Hog Hill 5KTommy Ho20:09111
CL3Hog Hill 5KKaran Gadhia19:39110
CL3Hog Hill 5KCatherine Perry24:07108
CL3Hog Hill 5KSarah Burns24:52108
CL3Hog Hill 5KEren Ozkan20:51107
CL3Hog Hill 5KMichael Wilson25:30107
CL3Hog Hill 5KCatriona Hoult25:37107
CL3Hog Hill 5KAbdirahman Adan23:51106
CL3Hog Hill 5KMark Durrant24:56105
CL3Hog Hill 5KSuzanne Taylor27:33105
CL3Hog Hill 5KGrant Conway24:25104
CL3Hog Hill 5KPaul Watkins21:37104
CL3Hog Hill 5KDarminder Bhamra25:27103
CL3Hog Hill 5KNicola Wyndham27:24102
CL3Hog Hill 5KJohn OBrien25:47100
CL3Hog Hill 5KKatrina Betteridge25:4697
CL3Hog Hill 5KVictoria Charlesworth29:0597
CL3Hog Hill 5KSelina Vernal26:4796
CL3Hog Hill 5KImran Mustak24:4791
CL3Hog Hill 5KTina Bennett29:0191
CL3Hog Hill 5KKathy Morrissey31:0991
CL3Hog Hill 5KKathryn Hertzberg27:5590
CL3Hog Hill 5KMaya Goodwin32:1588
CL3Hog Hill 5KClare Stevens29:5884
CL3Hog Hill 5KMorag Campbell34:0283
CL3Hog Hill 5KTasnia Choudhury30:0782
CL3Hog Hill 5KMartin Quinlan30:3181
CL3Hog Hill 5KSamia Choudhury34:1772
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCBecky Evans37:38128
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCIan Mackie38:08125
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCCalvin Bobin37:50125
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCAlex Pickering31:48122
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCFernando Espada34:25119
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCAmit Marks34:32113
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCSandra Preston44:58112
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCAnn Dunne46:10112
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCCindy Koon40:11112
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCKaran Gadhia32:17110
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCJacob Stevens36:15108
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCPaul Watkins34:12108
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCClive Stephenson42:18107
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCAbdirahman Adan40:12103
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCGrant Conway41:03102
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCJohn OBrien42:26100
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCCatriona Hoult46:0497
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCVictoria Charlesworth48:1796
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCJohn Healy41:4096
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCKathy Morrissey50:0793
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCKathryn Hertzberg44:3892
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCKatrina Betteridge44:5992
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCJoseph Phelan45:2687
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCVeronica Carrasco46:5186
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCImran Mustak45:0982
CL4Trent Park 7.5K XCClare Stevens50:2982

Results - Sunday XC League

Individual scores for the Sunday Cross-Country League races:

SL1Cheshunt 5M XCThomas Grimes28:56135
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCAlex Pickering31:26127
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCRachel Bailey33:44126
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCSandra Preston42:28122
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCAmit Marks33:10121
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCClive Stephenson39:13118
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCGrant Conway37:29115
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCKaran Gadhia32:16113
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCJacob Stevens35:37113
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCRamesh Pala41:50110
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCAdrian Frost43:03110
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCAbdirahman Adan40:20106
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCCatriona Hoult43:16106
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCMichael Wilson44:22104
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCKathryn Hertzberg42:26100
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCJohn OBrien44:3198
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCKathy Morrissey50:4694
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCVeronica Carrasco46:2490
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCHelen McGuinness52:5387
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCBorislav Petkov42:1087
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCClare Stevens49:4186
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCKirk Johnson52:2285
SL1Cheshunt 5M XCJoanna Qiu64:2477
SL2Watford 6M XCBecky Evans50:00131
SL2Watford 6M XCIan Mackie49:41131
SL2Watford 6M XCThomas Grimes39:58129
SL2Watford 6M XCRachel Bailey44:40126
SL2Watford 6M XCAlex Pickering42:41124
SL2Watford 6M XCSandra Preston56:11122
SL2Watford 6M XCRahana Islam49:00122
SL2Watford 6M XCCindy Koon52:06117
SL2Watford 6M XCJames Nichols43:20116
SL2Watford 6M XCJacob Stevens46:01116
SL2Watford 6M XCClive Stephenson53:01116
SL2Watford 6M XCKaran Gadhia42:02115
SL2Watford 6M XCPaul Watkins45:25110
SL2Watford 6M XCGrant Conway51:50110
SL2Watford 6M XCAbdirahman Adan53:15106
SL2Watford 6M XCMark Moir46:53103
SL2Watford 6M XCCatriona Hoult60:49100
SL2Watford 6M XCJohn OBrien58:1499
SL2Watford 6M XCVictoria Charlesworth64:1397
SL2Watford 6M XCDiana Rexhepaj68:5094
SL2Watford 6M XCKathy Morrissey69:4691
SL2Watford 6M XCHelen McGuinness70:0987
SL2Watford 6M XCKirk Johnson69:0485
SL2Watford 6M XCClare Stevens66:1785
SL3Trent Park 5M XCBecky Evans36:56135
SL3Trent Park 5M XCJose Rodriguez29:13134
SL3Trent Park 5M XCRachel Bailey33:00129
SL3Trent Park 5M XCIan Mackie38:38127
SL3Trent Park 5M XCCalvin Bobin38:53125
SL3Trent Park 5M XCAlex Pickering33:05121
SL3Trent Park 5M XCSandra Preston43:02121
SL3Trent Park 5M XCFernando Espada34:59121
SL3Trent Park 5M XCCindy Koon39:27118
SL3Trent Park 5M XCAmit Marks34:29117
SL3Trent Park 5M XCClive Stephenson40:31116
SL3Trent Park 5M XCKaran Gadhia31:50115
SL3Trent Park 5M XCCatherine Perry38:42114
SL3Trent Park 5M XCRahana Islam39:49114
SL3Trent Park 5M XCTommy Ho33:49112
SL3Trent Park 5M XCAdrian Frost43:02110
SL3Trent Park 5M XCAbdirahman Adan39:49108
SL3Trent Park 5M XCRamesh Pala44:03105
SL3Trent Park 5M XCCatriona Hoult45:21102
SL3Trent Park 5M XCJohn OBrien42:41102
SL3Trent Park 5M XCJames Nichols38:14100
SL3Trent Park 5M XCMichael Wilson48:3696
SL3Trent Park 5M XCKatrina Betteridge44:3096
SL3Trent Park 5M XCKathy Morrissey50:3795
SL3Trent Park 5M XCKathryn Hertzberg45:1494
SL3Trent Park 5M XCHelen McGuinness51:5789
SL3Trent Park 5M XCClare Stevens49:0087

------------ Competition Details ------------

Races and Weightings

Silver seriesGold series
Race groupScoring methodGroup descriptionWeightingGroup descriptionWeighting
ELVISABest 550%Best 6 incl. Valentines [note 1]25%
Winter leaguesABest 440%Best 8 incl. at least 3 of each league35%
10K [note 2]BBest 110%Best 17%
Half marathon [note 2]B--Best 18%
Marathon [note 2]B--Best 110%
Essex road race [note 4]B--Best 15%
Long-distance XC [note 3]A--Best 15%
Essex Way RelayC--Best leg5%

Races and Weightings - Notes

1. Either running or volunteering at Valentines.

2. All races must be official. The 10K must be on road, with an officially-measured course. The half marathon and marathon races may be on road or trail, but the committee reserves the right to disallow or apply an adjustment to races that have a significantly short course. Note that scoring method B includes no allowance for elevation or terrain, so a flat road race offers the best scoring potential.

3. Ilford AC 10 mile XC, Benfleet 15, Orion 15, or Orion Mercury 10. The Mercury 10 is subject to Orion Harriers inviting ELR members to participate (it is not an open race). Although some races are longer than others, the scoring method (details below) accounts for that.

4. Essex road championship races:

- Points may be scored in any of the races making up the 2023 or 2024 Essex AA Road Race Championships that fall within the Grand Prix year (Oct23-Sep24), apart from the relays.

- Although runners must be Essex qualified to compete for the Essex Championship itself, any First Claim member is eligible to score points in the ELR Grand Prix (the individual races are open to all).

- If a runner completes more than one race in the series, their best score will be used.

- Some races overlap with an open road race category (10K/HM/marathon). A runner may not score in two categories from a single race. Since the open categories have higher weights, the score will be allocated to that category in preference to the Essex Road Race category. For example, if a runner completes the Essex half marathon but has not run any other HM in the current Grand Prix year, points will be allocated to the HM category rather than Essex; if they subsequently run another HM, points from the first race will be reallocated to the Essex category; alternatively, they may score Essex points by running another race in the Essex series.

Race Score Calculation

The first stage of the scoring is to calculate a Race Score for each runner in each qualifying race. Three different scoring methods will be used, depending on the race (see table above).

Method A
The score is based on age/gender-adjusted time, relative to the median time of the race. This method takes variations in course length and difficulty into account, and will be used for races where it is practical for us to download and process all results, such as ELVIS and winter league races.

Time = Runner's race time (or individual leg time in a relay)
GenAgeFactor = Conversion factor from runner's gender/age standard to mid-point between non age-adjusted male/female standards (lower number means higher points)
AdjTime = Time * GenAgeFactor
MedianTime = Median time of all runners in the race (all clubs, all categories)
Score = MedianTime / AdjTime * 100

GenAgeFactor is calculated as follows:
d = closest road distance to the race distance (doesn't need to be exact, as Method A is based on median time not age grade), e.g. 5km or 5mi
g = gender of runner
a = age of runner on date of race
AgeFactor(d,g,a) = age factor from age grading tables (1 until around age 30, gradually reduced above that age)
OCTime(d,g) = open class (adjusted world record) time from age grading tables
GenAgeFactor = (OCTime(d,M)+OCTime(d,F))/2 / OCTime(d,g) * AgeFactor(d,g,a)

Method B
The score is based on age grade percentage (similar to parkrun age grading). This method will be used for open races (e.g. 10K, marathon). Since these are either accurately measured (a road race), or more difficult (a typical trail half/full marathon, even if not precisely measured), there is no need for a course adjustment.

AgeGrade = OCTime / Time / AgeFactor * 100
Score = AgeGrade * AGScoreFactor

AGScoreFactor = 1.8. This is an adjustment factor to bring the scores in line with those of Method A (a score of 100 is average, whereas an age grade of 100 is world-leading). The value of 1.8 is close to the ratio of Method A scores to age grades for recent Roding Valley Half Marathon results (a representative road race entered mainly by local club runners); results from some other races were also analysed to ensure fairness. The same factor will be used for all races. The precise value isn't important (as everyone has the same adjustment); this is just to make sure that the weighting of races is not significantly skewed by the scoring method.

Time, OCTime and AgeFactor are as described under method A.

Method C
The score is based on position in the race with a gender/age adjustment. This method will be used for races where no times are published, e.g. the Essex Way Relay.

Pos = Runner's position in the race (or individual leg position in a relay)
NumRunners = Number of runners in the race (or leg)

MaxScore = 145. This is the score to be given to the first-placed runner (before gender/age adjustment). This was calculated by averaging the scores for first overall finisher for a sample of ELVIS & Chingford League races, excluding the gender & age factors.

GenAgeFactor is as described under method A, for an appropriate reference distance. For the Essex Way Relay, 10 mile factors will be used, regardless of actual leg length.

UnadjScore = 100 + (1 - (Pos-1) / ((NumRunners-1)/2)) * (MaxScore-100)
Score = UnadjScore / GenAgeFactor

- For volunteers in the ELR-organised races (Valentines ELVIS and Chingford League Relays), 100 points will be awarded.
- The 2020 Age Grade tables at https://github.com/AlanLyttonJones/Age-Grade-Tables will be used, for both age factors and open class times. If the distance of a race using Method B is not listed in the tables, OCTime and AgeFactor figures will be linearly interpolated from the closest two distances. For example, 20 mile figures are interpolated from 30K and marathon figures.

Series Score Calculation

Once the Race Scores for each race have been calculated, the Series Score for each runner in each series (silver & gold) is calculated as follows:

1. For each race group (see table above), the Race Scores of the best qualifying races are summed to give a total score for that group.

- If the runner didn't complete the required number of races, they score zero for any missed races.
- Each road race distance is a "group of 1", e.g. for the 10K score, the best single score of all 10K races run by that runner during the year (Oct-Sep) will be used.
- The Essex Road Race group has special rules to ensure that runners are awarded points in the most beneficial category (see above).

2. Each race group total is weighted by dividing by the number of qualifying races in that group (e.g. 5 for the ELVIS races in the silver series) and multiplying by the group weighting (see table above).

3. For each series, the weighted race group totals are summed and then multiplied by the number of races in the series (10 for silver, 20 for gold), to give a Series Score. The multiplication (combined with the weighting in the previous step) ensures that series scores are of the same magnitude as race scores, for example if a runner completes all races in the competition and scores 100 points in every race, they will score 1000 points in the silver series and 2000 in gold.

A runner completes the following races:
- 5 ELVIS races, scoring 105 points in each race
- 6 Chingford League races, scoring 106 points in each race
- 2 Sunday League races, scoring 107 points in each race
- A 10K race, scoring 108 points
- A half marathon, scoring 109 points

Silver series score calculation:
- ELVIS group total = 105*5 = 525
- Winter Leagues group total = 106*2 + 107*2 = 426
- Series Score = (525/5*50% + 426/4*40% + 108*10%) * 10 = 1059

Gold series score calculation:
- ELVIS group total = 105*5 = 525
- Winter Leagues group total = 106*5 + 107*2 = 744 (*)
- Series Score = (525/6*25% + 744/8*35% + 108*7% + 109*8%) * 20 = 1414

(*) Only the best 5 out of the 6 Chingford League races count towards the gold score in this example, because at least 3 of each Winter League is required for full gold scoring (i.e. the 6th CL race isn't a substitute for the missed SL race).


1. The competition will run from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024.

2. The competition is open to all members of ELR, who remain a paid-up member on 30 September 2024.

3. If a member joins the club after 1 October 2023, only races after their joining date will count towards the competition.

4. Second Claim members will only score points in races where they run for ELR. Specifically, they will score in league races where their first claim club is not a league member and they meet any other eligibility criteria (e.g. notification to the ELVIS secretary prior to the first race), and in Essex Way Relay races if part of an ELR team. They will not score points in open races (10K, marathon, LD XC, etc.).

5. Prizes will be awarded for the top three scorers of each gender in each series (gold and silver). Only one prize per member: position takes precedence, followed by series (gold above silver).

6. Members will automatically be included in the competition by finishing a qualifying race.

7. Any member may opt out of the competition by contacting info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk.

8. To ensure that all race results are included in the scoring, members are encouraged to sign up on Race Entries, and to check the competition results published monthly. This is particularly important for open road race results (10K, half marathon and marathon), which might otherwise be missed.

9. If a race in the competition is cancelled, the committee shall decide if any adjustments to the qualifying race list or weightings are needed to ensure fairness. In any event, we will ensure that runners can miss at least two races from each league in the silver series, or at least one race in each league in the gold series, without losing any points. Any such amendments will be posted on the ELR website and Facebook group.

------------ Previous Years' Results ------------

2022-23 Grand Prix Results

Trophy winners

1st place, gold series: Becky Evans
1st place, silver series: Sandra Preston
2nd place, gold series: Cindy Koon
2nd place, silver series: Caroline Frith
3rd place, gold series: Catriona Hoult
3rd place, silver series: Caroline Moore

1st place, gold series: Clive Stephenson
1st place, silver series: Ian Mackie
2nd place, gold series: Michael Wilson
2nd place, silver series: James Nichols
3rd place, gold series: John O'Brien
3rd place, silver series: Amit Marks

Full results

Link: Full 2022-23 results and competition details

2021-22 Grand Prix Results

Trophy winners

1st place, gold series: Becky Evans
1st place, silver series: Caroline Frith
2nd place, gold series: Sandra Preston
2nd place, silver series: Fiona Day
3rd place, gold series: Catriona Hoult
3rd place, silver series: Caroline Moore

1st place, gold series: Michael Wilson
1st place, silver series: Ian Mackie
2nd place, gold series: Mark Moir
2nd place, silver series: Alex Pickering
3rd place, gold series: Jacob Stevens
3rd place, silver series: James Nichols

Full results

Link: Full 2021-22 results and competition details