The Senior Grand Prix is back in the North East for 2020.
The scoring system will be the same as previous years so points are calculated based on the winning time, with the winner receiving 100 points. Subsequent results are calculated by dividing the winners time by their recorded time for all other athletes and multiplying the result by 100 (eg. winner - 1hr 18mins = 100pts, 2nd - 1hr 19 minutes 36sec would receive 97.99 points 78 mins divided by 79.6 mins x 100 = 97.99).
To be eligible for prizes at the end of the series, athletes must:
- Compete as a member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or Welsh Triathlon
- Reside in the North East or be a member of a North East club
Prizes for the top 3 males and females in each age group will be awarded at the end of the series at the Annual Presentation Event. (Date to be confirmed)
There are six age classifications based on year of birth.
Age for each category are as of 31st December 2020:
-Vet 40 (40-49)
-Vet 50 (50-59)
-Vet 60 (60-69)
-Vet 70 (70+)
If more than 1 athlete scores the maximum 500 points then the winner will be determined as follows;
i) The sixth best scores will be compared, then 7th etc etc.
ii) if still tied then the cumulative winning margin of the tied athletes’ best 5 scores will be compared.
For the Club Championship the same events and point scoring system will be used as for the athlete GP with the top 5 scores to count from each club regardless of gender or age category.
In the interest of safety and quality control, all races must be permitted by British Triathlon. Any race which fails to attain a permit may be removed from the Series and may be excluded from future years.
Event organisers must forward final race results to the North East Senior GP Coordinator in Excel format within 7 days of the race and MUST include Home Nations membership number, name and D.O.B and club.
Failure to comply may result in exclusion from the the series in future years.
The 2020 Regional Grand Prix for Triathlon and Multi-Sport are now finalised and are as follows:-
Triathlon Grand Prix
As was the case in 2019, athletes will be scored on their 5 best performances
- April 19th - Ponteland Triathlon
- April 26th - Richmond Sprint Tri
- May 3rd - Alnwick Sprint Tri
- May 17th - Cleveland Sprint Tri
- May 25th - Ashington Triathlon
- May 27th - Triology mid-week Super Sprint, Event 1
- June 6th - Northumberland Sprint Triathlon
- June 6th - Northumberland Standard Triathlon
- June 13th - Arthur Puckrin Memorial Sprint Triathlon
- June 13th - Arthur Puckrin Memorial Standard Triathlon
- June 21st - Spanish City Sprint Triathlon
- June 24th - Triology mid-week Super Sprint, Event 2
- June 28th - Ponteland Sprint Triathlon
- July 5th - Castle & Derwent Sprint Triathlon
- July 5th - Castle & Derwent Standard Triathlon
- July 11th - Woodhorn Museum Sprint Triathlon
- July 11th - Woodhorn Museum Standard Triathlon
- July 22nd - Triology mid-week Super Sprint, Event 3
- July 26th - Redcar Sprint Triathlon
- August 1st - Cleveland Steelman Middle Distance Tri
- August 2nd - Seaham Harbour Standard Triathlon
- August 9th - Sun City Sprint Triathlon
- August 16th - Big Lime Sprint Triathlon
- September 20th - Teesdale Sprint Triathlon
Multi-Sport Grand Prix
Your three (not four as 2020) best scores will count towards your final position.
Multi Sport GP
Four events to count, meaning you could win this GP without having to swim or run. This is an exciting opportunity to experience Multi Sport.
- March 15th - Sun City Duathlon
- April 12th - Tyne Tri Club Lakeside Aquathlon
- April 26th - Stockton Sprint Duathlon
- April 26th - Stockton Standard Duathlon
- May 10th - Richmond Aquathlon
- May 30th - Darkathlon Duathlon
- May 11th - Richmond Aquathlon
- June 6th - Northumberland Sprint Aquabike
- June 6th - Northumberland Standard Aquabike
- July 11th - Woodhorn Sprint Aquabike
- July 11th - Woodhorn Standard Aquabike
- August 1st - Cleveland Steelman Aquabike
- August 15th - Big Lime Aquathlon
- August 18th - Mouth of Tyne Aquathlon
- August 23rd - Try on the Tyne Duathlon
- August 23rd - Mouth of Tyne Aquathlon
- September 2nd - Coalfields Duathlon
- September 27th - Tyne Tri Club Lakeside Autumn Aquathlon
There may be at least one more event as not all organisers are in a position to confirm dates.
In addition to the two Grand prix's we are also seeking nominations for the regional championships at Sprint, Standard and Middle Distance triathlons, Duathlon and Aquathlon.
Some nominations have already been received but the final decisions will not be made until the next committee meeting on 14 Jan.
Any queries on the above then please get in touch with the Regional Senior Grand Prix Coordinator, John Howells firstname.lastname@example.org
Another exciting year of racing ahead for 2020