Grand Prix Races | Grand Prix Standings


2010-2011 Standings as of 5/26/11 - all races complete

Men Points   # of Races   Women  Points   # of Races
Sawyer, Mike 159   14   Akeson, Wendy 161 * 16
Abbott, Tom 157   15   Lowry, Phyllis 158   14
Cheron, Josh 147 ** 13   Oleski, Karin 143   12
Meister, Glenn 131 ** 9   Kelleher-Ross, Christine 138 * 18
Perkins, Derek 121 * 8   Fields, Jennifer 127 **  12
Hattem, Jeff 114 * 11   Black, Alison 107 **  13
Jacobsen, Eric 112 ** 13   Ericson, Susan 104   15
Stoll, Ed 110   16   Tan-Malecki, Francisca 93 **  11
Ginsberg, Ed 105   13   Richardson, Susan 71   10
Jones, Jim 98   12   Kelly, Dotty 66 **  4
Akeson, Mark 97 ** 14   Weinmann, Katie 64   8
Malecki, Michael 91 ** 12   Tyler, Mary 59   7
Pollinger, Arnie 68   12   Divari, Katya 57 **  3
Tully, Keith 64 * 5   Gaboriault, Charlene 55   5
Koziol, Joe 54   6   Leonard, Andrea 51   4
Ridout, Ted 53   5   Flanders, Eunice 48   5
Daley, Bruce 45   6   Olney, Kathy 48 * 3
Leonard, Rich 42   4   Downs, Paulette 47   4
Vogel, Matt 40 ** 2   Bauer, Kara 37 * 2
Thamhain, Hans 37 * 2   Leigh, Marie 34 **  1
Coffin, Garrett 36 * 2   Tully, Deborah 32 * 3
Ostrow, Barry 35 * 2   Howard, Kendra 31 **  3
Volfson, Lev 34   3   Santana, Yvette 31 * 2
Tomassini, Bob 30   2   Perkins, Helen 30   3
Kirk, Peter 28   2   Laird, Cynthia 29   2
Shuster, John 26   2   Scheible, Maureen 29   4
Cargill, Bob 22   1   Conroy, Jill 27   3
Buckley, Wayne 21   4   McQueeney, Kelly 25 * 1
D'Eon, Phil 21   2   English, Lisa 24 **  0
Gannon, Mike 21   2   Prohaska, Jenn 24 **  0
Tyler, Ted 21   3   Suliman, Tricia 24   2
Kaefer, Mark 20   2   Moore, Kathy 23   2
Busa, Rich 17 * 1   Chlapowski, Suzanne 22 * 1
Shane, John 16   2   Hoehlein, Ginny 22   2
Whelan, Shawn 15   1   Boissoneault, Diane 13   1
Glavin, Jim 14   1   Ingham, Laurene 12   2
Chaput, Bruce 12   1   Loomes, Jane 12   2
Ericson, Mike 12   1   Shumaker, Jacey 12 * 0
Shahmanian, Steve 12   1   Villani, Rosanna 12 * 0
Siciliano, Tony 12   2   Schultz, Denise 11   1
Tibbetts, Patrick 12 * 0   Deluski-Walter, Chris 10   1
Arabadjis, Mike 10   1   Welch, Karolyn 10   1
Craft, Ken 10   1   Tully, Sarah 9   1
Norgaard, CJ 10   1   Tully, Emily 8   1
Trifillis, Manos 10   1   Magnuson, Suzanne 7   1
Brown, Bob 8   1   Candido, Nicole 5   1
Kirk, Tom 8   1   Particelli, Sabrina 5   1
Morin, Russell 8   1   Tambascio, Julie 5   1
Finn, James 7   1   Wadleigh, Erika 5   1
Wells, David 7   1   Wells, Sarah 5   1
Schultz, Frank 6   1   York, Linda 5   1
Bento, Brian 5   1   Zancewicz, Lisa 5   1
Chesmore, Rich 5   1          
Condon, Steve 5   1          
Creavin, Steve 5   1          
Jackson, Bill 5   1          
Lowry, Alex 5   1          
Lowry, Gerard 5   1          
Magnuson, Brandon 5   1          
Silverman, Dan 5   1          
                 
                 
*Points for one marathon included in total
**Points for two marathons included in total

Completed 2010-2011 Grand Prix Races

1 June 12, 2010 Club Challenge Cup Marathon Relay (26x1) results
2 June 19, 2010 Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k Race results
3 July 5, 2010 Charles River YMCA Annual Independence Day 5k, Needham results
4 July 22, 2010 Marathon Sports 5-miler, Weston results
5 August 12, 2010 Annual 200-meter Challenge & Mile Run, Bowditch Field, Framingham results
6 August 28, 2010 Annual Thomas Chamberas 6k Cross Country Race, Carlisle results
7 September 12, 2010 Lex's 5k Run for the MDA, Worcester, MA results
8 September 25, 2010 Lake Winnipesaukee Relay - must be on a GFRC Team 
(see Relay Rules Below)
results
9 October 3, 2010 Run Around Hopkinton Relay - must be on a GFRC Team 
(see Relay Rules Below)
results
10 October 10, 2010 Wayland XC Festival 5k, Wayland, MA results
11 October 2010 - ANY Half Marathon

1.     You chose a half-marathon race in October 2010. Complete the race and provide Tom or Jim the results by email.  

2.     Submitted race results must include your name, the name of race, race date, location, finishing place and finishing time.  (The web address of the race results, if available, will also be helpful).

3.     You must submit your race result by 12:00, midnight on November 3, 2010.

4.     If you race longer than a half-marathon (e.g., marathon, ultra-marathon), you must provide us your half-marathon split time. If you run a full marathon, and the second half is faster (i.e., negative split) then that time can be used instead.

5.     Submitted times can be chip times, if available, or gun times if chip times are not available.

6.     We encourage you to choose certified courses, when possible, to insure a correctly measured course length.

7.     Any questions can be submitted to Jim or Tom.

8.    Grand-prix directorsí scoring decisions will be considered final.

results
12 November 13, 2010 Edaville Rail Run (5 miler), Carver results
13 November 25, 2010 Turkey Classic 5k, Framingham  results
14 December 12, 2010 Walter's Run 5k results
15 January 1, 2011 Lowell 1st Run 10k results
16 January 15, 2011 NMC Fresh Pond Five Mile Race  (weather date: 1/22/11) results
17 February 13, 2011 Paddy Kelly Five Mile Road Race, Brockton results
18 February 20, 2011 Old Fashioned Ten Miler, Foxboro results
19 March 13 2011 20th Annual Raynham Knights of Columbus Charity 5-Miler results
20 March 20, 2011 New Bedford Half Marathon results
21 April 2, 2011 31st Annual TVFR Boston Tune-up 15k results
22 April 10, 2011 Doyles 15th Annual Emerald Necklace Road Race (5 Miler) results
23 May 1, 2011 11th Annual Officer Stewart Savage 5K Memorial Race, Babson College, Wellesley results
24 May 22, 2011 Stow Run for the Woods results

Primary rules for the 2010-2011 GP Series:


A runner who is awarded GFRC GP points for a designated GFRC Grand prix race has to be (1) a current member, or one who is within the renewal grace period, (2) officially entered and subsequently being the person listed as finishing in the race, (3) if late for the start, start before the first GFRC racer finishes, (4) Any racer can opt to not receive points and/or have his/her name published, (5) in communication with a GP director within two weeks of the first of the month following the Grand Prix race in which they didn't see his or her name listed in the results. The series can be entered at any point in the series. By reason of being a member, a member whose name is listed in the results of a designated GP race will be included in the club's GP results for that race (unless exercising the #4 provision above). Awardees are welcome to submit statistical arguments supporting changes in their age-graded times; this is not strongly encouraged - although not discouraged either.

 

As we've done since 2005, points awarded will be based on age-grading. Age-grading is a statistical translation of a runner's time that accounts for an individual's age, gender, and race distance so that race performances by runners of all ages can be compared. We used to group people by ten-year age groups (e.g. men 40-49, women 50-59, etc). Using age-grading corrects the unfair disparity that can occur in the numbers of participants in each age-group category (e.g., say, only 2 in 60-69, while 12+ in 40-49).

The top age-graded performance in a Grand Prix race for the men and woman is each worth 15 points. The second-best age-graded performance for both men and women is worth 14 points, etc. No runner will receive fewer than 5 points for a Grand Prix race so that the top 10 age-graded men and women in each Grand Prix race will receive extra points. Also, the genders will be scored separately, as they always have been. Only one Grand Prix race's points per month will be added to a runner's total when the runner does two races; the higher of the points earned will be the one added.

Marathoners will receive 12 points for each of two marathons per series, but each one has to be the only marathon counted within a month. If a Grand Prix race is run in the same month, and the points earned are higher than those earned for the marathon, only those points will be added to the runner's series total. If the points earned for the marathon are higher or equal, only the race's points will be added. If you complete 15 miles of a marathon and fail to finish the race you will receive 7 GP points and must still adhere to the rule regarding marathon points.  Because members run marathons over the country, marathoners will have to make sure the GP directors are informed within a month (and before the end of the month in May) of the one they run in order to be assured of receiving points.  

Relays and Grand Prix points, 2010-2011 GP Series:
1. GP race directors will pre-designate specific relays as part of the 2010-2011 GP series. These will be races where the club enters teams. Each club member that runs in those relay events on a GFRC team will each receive 10 GP points (with exception as noted below*)

2. There will be no limit as to the designated relays a club member can run in the 2010-2011 GP series and receive points, however; runners will receive points for only ONE race per month (i.e., race or relay).

3. The currently designated relays include the June 12th Marathon Cup Challenge Relay* and the 2010 Lake Winnie Relay. More relays may be designated.

4. GP points for relays are earned for a given month. They are not in addition to any GP points earned in another GP race for the same month. A runner will earn the higher of 10 GP points for participating in one relay for the month or the actual points they earn in the other GP race for the month. A runner will not earn two sets of points if they run two separate relays in a given month.

5. We reserve the right to add additional features to the relay point system in the future.

*The Marathon Cup Challenge Relay will continue to be age graded as a regular Grand Prix race as it has been in the past.

 

WAVA Calculators
To see the formulas used to calculate age graded results, click here:
Age Grading Calculator

For questions or comments concerning the Grand Prix race
series, please contact our Grand Prix director at: GrandPrix at gfrc.org