runbritain Grand Prix update

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As we move towards the end of an Olympic summer, our thoughts turn to the road racing season and the final three events of the second runbritain Grand Prix.

The last of the spring races, the Bupa London 10,000 in May, produced one of the best in-depth domestic results in the past two decades, with Mo Farah winning the men's race. In spite of his victory and time-related bonus points, however, he’s only fifth in the overall Grand Prix standings with 450 points from one race while Jon Pepper - who has gained solid points in the opening two events - is the current men's leader on 482 points.

In a bid to maintain the quality of the British fields at the remaining three events, athletes ranked in the top 250 British runners based on the current 2012 runbritain Grand Prix standings (after two events) should have now received their personal invitation to enter those remaining races (men and women), beyond the usual public closing date.

We hope you can take advantage of the opportunity and look forward to seeing you in Swansea, Bristol and Peterborough.

· Sunday 23 September at 1pm: Admiral Swansea Bay 10k: you can enter up until Monday 17 September at

· Sunday 30 September at 9.30am: Bristol Half Marathon: you can enter up until Monday 24 September at

· Sunday 14 October at 10.30am: Perkins Great Eastern Run (Half Marathon, inc UK Championships): you can enter up until Monday 8 October at

You can access the full current Grand Prix standings, including bonus points, at

Additional note from the team at runbristol:

If you know you’ll be “race fit” there is still time to enter the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 30 September which is race four of the 2012 runbritain Grand Prix.


If you are an elite athlete, there are free places on offer based on the following guide times:

Men: 67:30

Women: 77:00

Please send a brief CV with your recent achievements and PBs, setting out your case for being given a reserved place to (the Bristol race administration service), who will then pass your request on to Bud Baldaro for consideration.


If you belong to a running club, UKA clubs wishing to block book places can take advantage of the following deals:

·  Buy 10 places @£31 and claim 25% discount

·  Buy 15 places @£31 and claim 30% discount

·  Buy 20 places @£31 and claim 35% discount