Merseyside County Athletic Association

Road Running

2017 Grand Prix Awards

The presentation of Road Grand Prix awards will again take place after the November Halewood 5k (on 4 November). Race starts at 10.00am and presentation will take place at about 10.45am. Could clubs ensure award winners are aware of these arrangements and confirm they will be able to attend the presentation. Grateful if 5K runners too could stay after the race and support the winners. See List of award winners.  Tim Warn

Road GP

The next two GP races are the Birkenhead Park on 7th June and the Penny Lane 10K on 25th June.

Officials courses

Two courses are coming up at Wavertree shortly.

Level 1 Track & Field Official; Sunday 19th February.  This is the course for new Track and Field officials, ie Field Judges, Track Judges, Timekeepers, Starter / Marksmen.  Attending the course and officiating at 4 or 5 meetings is enough to get a basic Level 1 qualification.  There is also a Health and Safety element, mandatory for all officials.

Level 1 Endurance Official; Saturday 4th March .  This is the course for new endurance officials, ie working at Road, Cross Country and Fell Running.  The course covers Risk Assessment and all the varied duties of an endurance official. Again, completing the course and working at 4 events will gain a Level 1 qualification.

Brief course details   Application Form.   It will be another 12 months at least before another T&F course will be available locally.  For the new endurance official, this is one of only two course in the country and it could be a long time before another opportunity arises locally.

GP Winners

The presentation of awards for this year’s Grand Prix will take place on  Saturday 5 November at the  Halewood 5k (immediately after the race at approx 10.45am).
I attach the list of Award Winners  This year the awards are spread amongst 8 clubs.             Tim

Road Grand Prix

The 3rd race in the Merseyside Grand Prix series is the Walton Park 5 Miles on 17th May.  Current team standings are on the Road GP page.