The Sussex Grand Prix is contested by twenty two clubs where competing in certain designated races (including our very own 10K) earns points for individuals, categories and teams.
Until the 2016 season, we were pretty middling in the results but then the Whelpster got his teeth into the statistical and strategic aspects and got a strong group of runners interested and committed. The 2017 season saw all his efforts pay off and on Monday 12 February at the King's Head Pub near Hailsham we scooped the pool. Certain of us (Georgia Flowers, Paul Weir, and Paul Whelpton himself) barely sat down before being called to the stage to receive yet another gong.
Our medal and trophy winners were as follows:
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL WOMEN
Caroline Garrett (7th), Georgia Flowers (14th)
AGE GROUP OVERALL WOMEN
Ella Grabsky (2nd junior), Georgia Flowers (3rd sen), Caroline Garrett (2nd V1)
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL MEN
Alex Cruttenden (4th), Paul Weir (5th), Donald Maclellan (6th), Tobias Bremer (7th), James Miles (8th), Tom Hooper (11th), Paul Whelpton (16th)
AGE GROUP INDIVIDUAL
Alex Cruttenden (2nd sen), Paul Weir (3rd sen), Donald Macclellan (1st V2), Steve Selby (3rd V2), Phil Grabsky (3rd V3), Paul Whelpton (1st V5), Malcolm Kemp (1st V6), Andrew Haig (1st V7).
WOMEN'S OPEN TEAM – 2ND
Caroline Garrett, Georgia Flowers, Liz Halliday, Hildi Mitchel, Sarah Russell, Isabel Anderson, Lizzie Miles, Hannah Felton, Bobbie Searle, Zeina Clare.
MEN'S OPEN TEAM – 1ST
Alex Cruttenden, Paul Weir, Donald Maclellan, Tobias Bremer, James Miles, Tom Hooper, Paul Whelpton, Austen Hunter, Steve Selby, Paul Wishart.
MEN'S VET TEAM – 1ST
Donald Maclellan, Paul Whelpton, Austen Hunter, Steve Selby, Paul Wishart.
OVERALL TEAM – 1ST
Alex Cruttenden, Caroline Garrett, Paul Weir, Georgia Flowers, Donald Maclellan, Liz Halliday, Tobias Bremer, Hildi Mitchel, James Miles, Sarah Russell, Tom Hooper, Isabel Anderson, Paul Whelpton, Lizzie Miles, Austen Hunter, Hannah Felton, Steve Selby, Bobbie Searle, Paul Wishart, Zeina Clare.
So come and join in the fun in 2018. Let's see if we can do even better. Details of races, results and rules can be found at http://sussexgrandprix.co.uk
Thanks to Hildi for the photographs