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Cinema Coffee 10K Grand Prix 2022

Northern Ireland’s leading series of 10km running races is back after a three-year hiatus, sponsored by fast-growing coffee brand Cinema Coffee.

About The Series

The Cinema Coffee 10K Grand Prix, coordinated by ChampionChip Ireland, will feature an enhanced £10,000 prize fund this year for individuals and teams. The series will begin with Jimmy's 10K on 13th March and will conclude at the Seeley Cup 10K in December.

Each race in the Cinema Coffee 10K Grand Prix is timed and ranked using an age-graded scoring system, meaning the series is carefully designed to take account of gender, age and ability. It is open to individual competitors as well as six-person club teams free of charge.

Please note that you must re-register for the 2022 Grand Prix, even if you have participated in a previous Grand Prix series. 

Prizes will be awarded to the top 25 finalists and top five clubs in the series in addition to cash prizes for the top two runners in the under-35s category, as well as prizes for the overall fastest male and female competitors.

Frequently Asked Questions

To enter, runners must register for the series for free on this website. After this, runners will receive a unique code, which you will pass to each race organiser when you enter a race. After this, the race organiser will provide the relevant entry data to the Cinema Coffee 10K Grand Prix organisers.

Please note that you must re-register for the 2022 Grand Prix, even if you have participated in a previous Grand Prix series. 

A ranking list of the participants will be generated after each race showing the runners’ times and their relevant age-graded score as a percentage. The average percentage score of each runner across the best 6 races they complete will be used. Chip times will be used primarily where available on the race results. Runners will have to complete at least 6 of the total races in the Cinema Coffee 10K Grand Prix.

The runners’ performances at each race will be compared to the Age Graded Tables. Age grading is a way to adjust the runners’ performance according to age and gender. The age-grading tables were developed by the World Association of Veteran Athletes, the world governing body for track and field, long distance running, and race walking for veteran athletes. The tables were first published in 1989.

For example, a 35 year old male running 31 minutes receives a score of 87.0% whilst a 25 year old female recording 33 minutes receives a score of 91.9%.
 

Partners

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ChampionChip Ireland has been providing timing solutions for events all over the island of Ireland since 1999. ChampionChip Ireland provides timing and results solutions for sporting events across Ireland and Northern Ireland, providing services to marathons, road races, cross country runs, triathlons and duathlons, cycle races, and cycle sportifs.

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Cinema Coffee is a fast-growing coffee roasting business which was bought last year by a group of Lurgan people who are passionate about coffee. The company supplies the finest coffee beans sourced from around the world to local cafes retailers and individual customers. Its owners include Patrick McAliskey, a passionate runner who founded and grew tech company Novosco – former sponsor of the 10k Grand Prix – into one of the most innovative tech companies in the UK and Ireland. 

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Athletics Northern Ireland is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1989 by the amalgamation of the NI Amateur Athletic Association (founded 1932) and the NI Women's Amateur Athletic Association (founded 1951).

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