Prize money set in UK for Masters Grand Prix on June 23, 2018

Nifty track at Sheffield Hallam University.

British M45 sprint star Darren Scott shares more details on his Grand Prix series, which I noted four months ago. Darren writes: “The very first of our Grand Prix masters events will be held June 23, 2018, and is open for men/women over the age of 35 at Sheffield Hallam University Stadium. Nearest airports are Robin Hood airport Doncaster (just 30 miles away), Manchester Airport (45 miles) and East midlands (47 miles). The stadium is located on the tram line about halfway between the city centre and Meadowhall with a number of bus routes also serving the site. There is limited on-site parking for events in addition to large amounts of on-street parking in the surrounding area. Races will be graded on times, not age. That way you get a quality race. Electronic timing and wind gauges will be used for record attempts. Athletes from overseas are most welcome. The entry fee will be £7 for first event and £3 for extra events.” (BTW, 7 British pounds equals $9.25.)

Darren continues:

Also there will be a 4x100m and 4x400m relay available at no extra cost. Entries will be open online in the next few weeks.

Some free accommodation will be offered for athletes traveling the furthest on a first-come basis. There will be prize money for best performances and food available to buy.

Music will be played at stadium and some stalls.

Track events are 100/200/400/800/1500 and 3k. Field events are
long jump, high jump, pole vault, shot, discus, javelin and weights pentathlon.

For more information, write

Facebook page is here. I’ll check on the amounts of the prize money.

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November 18, 2017

5 Responses

  1. Ken Stone - November 19, 2017

    Darren adds info on cash prizes:
    The Prize money so far is £500 but this may raise as more sponsors are coming forward and we also have smaller Prizes.

  2. ventsi - November 20, 2017

    The future belongs to such competitions.
    Thank you for the accurate info.

  3. Matt B. - November 20, 2017

    What does that mean- graded on times, not age?
    I thought grading was tied into age.

  4. Mike Sullivan - November 21, 2017

    Sounds like a good idea ..hope it flys

    Still working on LOOOOng rehabbing in sunny Az.

  5. SimonM - December 20, 2017

    @Matt B
    Means if you are faster than your peers you are not “doomed” to yet another time trial, but can run with younger runners and actually race. They have the sane system at the Boulder Road Runners track meets. You just have to be able to guesstimate how fast you’re going to go :).

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