Summer Grand Prix 2023

We are delighted to announce the 2023 Stragglers Summer Grand Prix. The  series of 12 events kicks off with the Club 5k Handicap on Thursday 27 April in Bushy Park and is rounded off with the Wedding Day 7k on Friday 28 July.

In total there is one half marathon, four x 10ks, two x 5 milers, one x 7k and four x 5k.

There are a number of mob matches including with Wimbledon Windmilers on 29 April at Wimbledon Common parkrun and with Ranelagh on 3 June at Bushy parkrun as well as the expected competition with 26.2 and CURC at the Claygate Country 5 (CC5).

Details about the scoring system and awards are given at the bottom of the page.


Race Location Lead Distance

Thu 27 April 

Club 5k Handicap 


Phil Davies 

5 km 

Sat 29 April 

parkrun mob match v Wimbledon Windmilers

Wimbledon Common parkrun 

Phil Davies /  

Andy Howarth 

5 km 

Sun 7 May 

Richmond Half Marathon  (Surrey League) 


Andy Howarth 

Enter here 

Club to pay for 30  

Thu 25 May 

Club 5k handicap 


Phil Davies 

5 km 

Sat 3 June 

parkrun mob match with Ranelagh 

Bushy parkrun 

Phil Davies 

5 km 

Weds 7 June 

Wimbledon Trail Series Race 2 

Wimbledon Common 


Enter here  

5 miles 

Sat 17 June 

Osterley Park 10k 

Osterley Park 

Andy Howarth 

Enter here 

Club to pay for 30 

Sun 25 June 

Richmond 10k  (Surrey League) 


Andy Howarth 

Enter here 

Thu 29 June 


Club 10k 



Bushy Park 


Phil Davies /  

Simon Brazil 

10k Club Champs  

Sun 2 July 

Claygate Country 5 with mob match

& Cake Off v Chessington Unity RC 


Andy Howarth 

Enter here 5 miles 

Sun 23 July 

Elmbridge 10k  (Surrey League) 


Andy Howarth 

Enter here 

Fri 28 July 

Wedding Day 7k (poss Surrey League)

Bushy Park 

Andy Howarth 

Enter here 7 km 

Here is a summary of everything you need to know about the Summer Grand Prix 2023.  If you have any queries, contact Andy Howarth


Grand Prix Points

  • Separate Male and Female competitions
  • Every runner scores 10 points for each race they finish
    • Bonus of 25 points to 1 point for the first 25 Stragglers in each race
  • Max score for each race is 35
  • Your best 4 scores for each race are totalled – max possible score is 140
  • Where there is a tie after 4 races, the score in the 5th, and then 6th races are used to determine positions in the table.
  • Minimum 4 races to win an award
  • Runners must be representing Stragglers and not other claim Clubs

Grand Prix Awards

  • Male and female with the highest number of points
  • Male and female hero  - for running the most races (in the event of a tie the lowest score wins)
  • Highest age-grade performance for men and women in any race where age grading is calculated
  • Gold, silver and bronze awards in each of the following categories:
    • Senior Women, F35, F45, F55, F65, F75
    • Senior Men, M40, M50, M60, M70, M80
    • The categories are based on your age at the first event (27/4/23)
  • Most improved male and female runner over the year - at the discretion of the team captains


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