Key Race Fixtures

Click on date for more information about each event.

XC shows qualifying events in the Club XC Championship. For more information about the Club XC Championship, click here.

R shows qualifying events in the Club Road Race Championship






Lead and Notes

SEPT 2 Surrey County Road Relays Wimbledon   Helen/Malcolm
  3 River Relay Boveney to Kingston   Simon/Katherine/Jon
  24 Southern Road Relays Crystal Palace   Helen/Malcolm
OCT 8 Club XC Champs Ham Lands XC Helen/Malcolm/Simon
  14 Surrey XC League (men & ladies race 1) Men - Wimbledon
Ladies - Reigate
XC Helen/Malcolm
  21 Surrey Masters XC Championships Richmond Park   Helen/Malcolm
NOV 4 Priory Relays Reigate   Jon Parry / Pam Whitter
  11 Surrey XC League (men & ladies race 2)

Men - Epsom
Ladies - Nonsuch Park

XC Helen/Malcolm
  25 South of the Thames XC 5 mile Beckenham XC Jon Parry / Pam Whitter
DEC 2 Surrey XC League (men race 3) Roundshaw XC Malcolm
  3  Mobmatch v 26.2  Surbiton    Phil Davies
  9 Southern Masters XC Championships Oxford   Helen/Malcolm
  16 South of the Thames XC Championships Aldershot XC Jon/Pam/Kev






Lead and Notes

JAN 6 Middlesex County XC Champs tbc   Simon/Katherine
  7 Surrey County XC Champs Denbies   Helen/Malcolm
  13 Surrey XC League (ladies race 3) Wimbledon XC Helen
  27 Southern XC Champs tbc   Helen/Malcolm
FEB 10 Surrey XC League (men & ladies race 4) Richmond Park XC Helen/Malcolm
Men's event hosted by Stragglers and Croydon Club
  18? Middx XC masters tbc   Simon/Pam/Kev B
  24 National XC Championships Parliament Hill XC Helen/Malcolm
MARCH 3? Ellis / Dysart Cup Richmond Park XC Helen/Malcolm
  25 Southern 6/12 Stage Road Relays Kent   Vice-captains
APRIL 29? Richmond Half (Surrey League).  Stragglers championships Richmond R Helen/Malcolm
MAY 6? Sutton 10k (Surrey League) Nonsuch Park R Helen/Malcolm
  19/20 (tbc) Green Belt Relay London Green Belt!   Helen/Malcolm
JUNE 3 Dorking 10 miles Brookham R Helen/Malcolm
    (Surrey League)      


Welsh Castles Relay Wales!   Tiago, Dave Griffiths, Alan M, Karen Levene
  tba Parkland Relays Richmond Park   Vice-captains
  17? Richmond 10K (Surrey League) Ham R Helen/Malcolm
  tba Imber Court Relays East Molesey   Vice-captains
  tba Club 10k Hawker R Phil Davies
  tba Mob-match v Ranelagh (5k Champs)   Crane Park? R Phil Davies
JULY 14? Elmore 7 mile (Surrey League) Chipstead R Helen/Malcolm
  ? Rothwell Relays Hawker   Phil Davies
  22? Elmbridge 10K (Surrey League) Walton-on-Thames R Helen/Malcolm
  27? Wedding Day Bushy Park R Helen/Malcolm
AUG 12? Wimbledon 5k Dash (Surrey League) Wimbledon Park R Helen/Malcolm


Information given here is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but you are strongly advised to check details with race organisers before travelling or making other arrangements. Where they are known we have included web site links, these are often the best place to find the latest information.

Note! If you enter a race as a Straggler, it is important that:

  • You are a paid-up member of the club
  • You enter the club name on the entry form as "The Stragglers"
  • You wear club kit


South of the Thames XC 5 mile

Start Date: 25 Nov 2017 14:00

End Date: 25 Nov 2017 16:00

Venue: Beckenham

Contact Jon Parry or Pam Whitter

Men's Surrey XC League Race 3

Start Date: 2 Dec 2017 14:00

End Date: 2 Dec 2017 16:00

Venue: Roundshaw

Mobmatch v 26.2

Start Date: 3 Dec 2017 10:00

End Date: 3 Dec 2017 12:00

Venue: Surbiton Tennis Club

Contact Phil Davies for information

Club 5K Handicap

Start Date: 7 Dec 2017 19:00

End Date: 7 Dec 2017 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

Put the date in your diary for the Club 5k Handicap on Thursday 7th December. It's a great opportunity to take part in a different kind of event, a chance to run alongside club colleagues with whom you may not usually share a run, and to improve your 5k time. What's not to like?!

N.B. We're automating the time-keeping and will use your parkrun barcode. It's important that you register your barcode in advance, preferably by the end of November. Read how to do it here.

How are the handicaps decided?

As the course is over a measured 5 km, a runner's most recent parkrun time can be used to establish their handicap, using 40 minutes as a baseline, divided into 15-second increments.

For example, if the slowest runner on the day had a parkrun time of 36 mins 10 secs, they would start when the clock showed 3 mins 45 secs, and if the fastest runner had a parkrun time of 17 mins 25 secs, they would start when the clock showed 22 mins 30 secs.

If any participant has never taken part in a parkrun, an estimated time will be given, and the runner's time on the night will be used to establish their handicap for subsequent runs.

If you want to see what happened at the previous handicap, see the results here.

How do runners enter?

If you've registered your parkrun barcode in advance (see here) all you need to do is turn up and run. If you have encountered any problems with registering or have any questions, there will be a table in the Hawker Centre which will be manned from 19:00.

The clock will start at zero and the first runner to start will be the entrant with the slowest current 5k time (anyone over 40 minutes will start at "zero"). Each runner's name will be called out as their start time approaches - it is the responsibility of each runner to be on the start line ready to go at the time they were given at registration.

Runners will not wear race numbers.

What happens at the finish?

At the finish line, runners well be handed a token - just like at parkrun - and they will be directed to the "finisher" who will scan their parkrun barcode and finishing position.


There will be NO marshals or signposts on the course during the Handicap - it is each runner's responsibility to know the course. For most people there will be somebody to follow! For the others, follow this link for a map of the course Stragglers 5k Handicap Route. Please remember to turn left off Duke's Avenue onto Dysart Avenue and go clockwise around the loop!

And finally...

...the handicap needs at least 3 people to staff it so, if you are available but not planning to run, solid offers of assistance, in advance, would be much appreciated!

Southern Masters XC Championship

Start Date: 9 Dec 2017 12:00

End Date: 9 Dec 2017 16:00

Venue: Oxford

Southern Masters XC Championships at Oxford

Contact Helen and Malcolm

South of the Thames XC Championships

Start Date: 16 Dec 2017 14:00

End Date: 16 Dec 2017 16:00

Venue: Aldershot

Contact Jon Parry or Pam Whitter

Middlesex County XC Championships

Start Date: 6 Jan 2018 10:00

End Date: 6 Jan 2018 15:00

Venue: Perivale, Greenford

Contact Simon Brazil or Katherine Curtis-Tyler

Surrey County XC Champs

Start Date: 7 Jan 2018 11:00

End Date: 7 Jan 2018 16:00

Venue: Denbies

Contact Helen Davies / Malcolm Davies

Ladies XC Surrey League 3

Start Date: 13 Jan 2018 11:00

End Date: 13 Jan 2018 12:00

Venue: Wimbledon

Contact Helen Davies

Surrey League XC Race 4

Start Date: 10 Feb 2018 00:00

End Date: 10 Feb 2018 02:00

Venue: Men: Croydon; Ladies: Richmond Park

Date Time Event Location Details
25 Nov 2017 14:00 South of the Thames XC 5 mile Beckenham More info
2 Dec 2017 14:00 Men's Surrey XC League Race 3 Roundshaw More info
3 Dec 2017 10:00 Mobmatch v 26.2 Surbiton Tennis Club More info
7 Dec 2017 19:00 Club 5K Handicap The Hawker Centre More info
9 Dec 2017 12:00 Southern Masters XC Championship Oxford More info
16 Dec 2017 14:00 South of the Thames XC Championships Aldershot More info
6 Jan 2018 10:00 Middlesex County XC Championships Perivale, Greenford More info
7 Jan 2018 11:00 Surrey County XC Champs Denbies More info
13 Jan 2018 11:00 Ladies XC Surrey League 3 Wimbledon More info
10 Feb 2018 00:00 Surrey League XC Race 4 Men: Croydon; Ladies: Richmond Park More info

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