Rules

The Competition

The CANCOM 10k Grand Prix is a not-for-profit 10km running race competition running from March to November.

All races will be accurately measured and certified as 10km before race day, have permits from AthleticsNI, agree to use chip timing services as provided by ChampionChip Ireland and displayed on the AthleticsNI fixture list.

How to Enter

Runners will submit their entry to each individual race in the normal fashion and the race organiser will provide the relevant entry data to the CANCOM 10k Grand Prix organisers.

Age Graded Performances

The runners’ performances at each race will be compared to the Age Graded Tables. Age grading is a way to adjust the runners’ performance according to age and gender. The age-grading tables were developed by the World Association of Veteran Athletes, the world governing body for track and field, long distance running, and race walking for veteran athletes. The tables were first published in 1989.

For example, a 35 year old male running 31 minutes receives a score of 87.0% whilst a 25 year old female recording 33 minutes receives a score of 91.9%.

Ranking the Runners

A ranking list of the participants will be generated after each race showing the runners’ times and their relevant age-graded score as a percentage. The rank will be ordered with the best score at the top and so on, in descending order (like a football league table). The average percentage score of each runner across the best 8 races they complete will be used. Chip times will be used primarily where available on the race results. Runners will have to complete at least 8 of the total races in the CANCOM 10k Grand Prix.

Individual and Team Prizes

Prizes of the CANCOM 10k Grand Prix will be awarded to the top runners in the table overall regardless of age and gender. A team prize will be provided with a team score being calculated on placings for the club members in the overall ranking table in accordance with the usual method at a road race with the best 6 club members to count. There may be more than one prize awarded per club. All prize winners must be registered with Athletics NI by the date of the Seeley 10k in November. Prize winners who have not obtained such an affiliation with Athletics NI will only be entitled to 70% of their prize value.

Where two or more runners are tied on the same percentage score then the best percentage score in any one race will be used as a tie breaker. Where this fails to break the stalemate the next best score will be used from another race and so on.

There are prizes for the first three registered CANCOM Grand Prix finishers in each of the rounds. The runner has to be registered as part of the CANCOM Grand Prix before the race in question, the prize will not be awarded retrospectively and their CANCOM Grand Prix code has to be disclosed to ChampionChip Ireland in advance of the race starting.

There are two separate individual prize categories; over 35s and under 35s. The determination as to which of these 2 categories a competitor falls within will be based on their age at the point they registered for the CANCOM 10k Grand Prix.

How do I join the CANCOM 10k Grand Prix

Runners will be required to register for free using this CANCOM 10k Grand Prix website and will be allocated a code number that they must pass to each race organiser when they enter a race so that their times can be converted to Age-Graded performance for them and thus have them appear on the ranking table where the prize winners will br decided. If you have already registered in previous years for the Novosco 10k Grand Prix, then the code you were issued with remains valid.

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