Road Race Grand Prix

scottishathletics are pleased to announce the return of their Road Running Grand Prix for 2017 season.

Established in 2009, the Road Running Grand Prix will incorporate five of Scotland’s biggest and best road races – with the Scottish Road Running Championships (5K to marathon) again constituting the 2016 SAL Road Running Grand Prix Series.

The format will be a £2000 prize pot for Male athletes and a £2000 prize pot for Female athletes which will be shared, based on athlete performances across the year.

Athletes will earn ’shares’ of their prize pot by running faster than the suggested A and B standards below at each of the races.

Performances which better the A standard listed earn the athlete five shares. Performances which better the B standard listed earn the athlete two shares (of the overall pot at the end of the season).

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2017 GP Results @ Race 1

2017 GP Results @ Race 2

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25 athletes benefit from 2016 GP

Here’s the 2016 table after the five-race series was completed

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Scottish Athletics Great Scottish Run Oct 2nd, 2016 2016, (C)Bobby Gavin

Half Marathon medallists Callum Hawkins, Tewolde Mengisteab and Andrew Lemoncello all received shares in the Road Race Grand Prix

We hope the standards will motivate our leading athletes to compete against each other regularly and stretch each other to get as many athletes as possible beyond the performance standards. Ideally, the 2016 season will witness a number of PBs and perhaps even Course Records.

Linking the prize-money to standards is about improving the quality and depth of road running in Scotland – which may in turn lead to further competition opportunities.

After the final race of the Grand Prix, the prize pot will be divided among the athletes based on the number of shares they have achieved across the race series.

2017MaleFemale
A StandardB StandardA StandardB Standard
5 shares2 shares5 shares2 shares
Tom Scott 10 Miler (2 April)50:0051:0057:0058:00
London Marathon (23 April)2:20:002:24:002:44:002:48:00
Silverknowes 5k (5 May)14:3014:4516:2016:35
Stirling 10k (11 September)30:0030:3034:3035:00
Glasgow Half Marathon (1 October)65:0067:0076:0078:00

2015 Road GP Results Final
2016 Road GP Results Final

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