Tewolde Mengisteab and Craig Ruddy – picked up Road Race Grand Prix cash last year
scottishathletics are pleased to announce the return of their Road Running Grand Prix for 2016 season.
And Sunday’s Tom Scott 10-Mile race, with record entry numbers for that long-established event, marks the start of the five-race series for this year.
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).
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.
|A Standard||B Standard||A Standard||B Standard|
|5 shares||2 shares||5 shares||2 shares|
|Tom Scott 10 Miler (10 April)||50:00||51:00||57:00||58:00|
|London Marathon (24 April)||2:20:00||2:24:00||2:44:00||2:48:00|
|Silverknowes 5k (6 May)||14:30||14:45||16:20||16:35|
|Stirling 10k (11 September)||30:00||30:30||34:30||35:00|
|Glasgow Half Marathon (2 October)||65:00||67:00||76:00||78:00|
There were 11 athletes sharing the Grand Prix cash last year.
Read the full story on 2015 online on this site
Callum Hawkins – great run at the Great Scottish Run half
|Prize Money 2015||Male (£2000)||Female (£2000)|