Key Race Fixtures

Click on date for more information about each event.

XC shows qualifying events in the Club XC Championship

R shows qualifying events in the Club Road Race Championship

Date 2017 Event



07 Middlesex County XC Championships (Men & Ladies) Hillingdon   Ladies 1pm, contact Helen. Mens 1:45pm, contact Malcolm .
07 Surrey County XC Championships (Men & Ladies) - Lloyd Park, Croydon   Ladies 11:45am, contact Helen. Mens 1:45pm, contact Malcolm .
14  Men's Surrey League XC Race 3 - Cranford Park XC 2:30pm contact Malcolm
14 Ladies' Surrey League XC Race 3 - Lloyd Park, Croydon XC 12pm contact Helen
28 Southern Counties XC Championships - Parliament Hill   Ladies 2:05pm, contact Helen. Mens 2:50pm, contact Malcolm .
11 Ladies' Surrey League XC Race 4 - Farthing Down, Coulsdon XC 12.00pm Contact Helen
11  Men's Surrey League XC Race 4 - Lloyd Park, Croydon XC Contact Malcolm
19 Middlesex Masters XC Championships - Berkeley Fields, Greenford    
25 National XC Championships - Wollaton Park, Nottingham   Contact Malcolm
04 Dysart Cup & Ellis Trophy - Richmond Park XC Contact Malcolm
9 Brighton Marathon    
23 London Marathon    
30 Ranelagh Half-marathon R Enter via Sportsystems  Stragglers 2017 Half-marathon championship
7 Sutton 10k - Nonsuch Park R Enter via Sutton Runners
20/21 Green Belt Relay   Ladies, Mens & Vets teams. Contact Helen Davies or Malcolm Davies
4 Dorking 10 Miles R Enter via Dorking & Mole Valley AC  Stragglers 10 mile 2017 Championship
10/11 Welsh Castles Relay   2 teams entered. Contact Malcolm Davies or Helen Davies
18 Ranelagh 10k - Richmond R Enter via Sportsystems
24 Mobmatch vs Ranelagh - Bushy Parkrun (5k) R Also Stragglers 2017 5K Club Championship
29 Stragglers 10k R 10K Club Championship
15 Elmore 7 miles R Enter via Sportsystems
23 Elmbridge 10k R Enter via Sports Entry
28 Wedding Day 7km R Enter via Sportsystems
13 Wimbledon 5k R  
8 Stragglers XC Championships XC  
14 Ladies & Mens Surrey League XC Race 1 XC  
11 Ladies Mens Surrey League XC Race 2 XC  
25 South of Thames XC 5 miles XC  
16 South of Thames XC 7.5 miles XC  
Date 2017 Event



6 County (Surrey & Middlesex) XC Championships    
13 Ladies & Mens Surrey League XC Race 3 XC  
27 Southern XC Championships    
10 Ladies & Mens Surrey League XC Race 4 XC  
24 National XC Championships - Parliament Hill    

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

Club 10k

Start Date: 29 Jun 2017 19:30

End Date: 29 Jun 2017 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

Come along a bit early to register, enjoy the run, then stay for a barbeque at the Hawker Centre.

Club AGM

Start Date: 6 Jul 2017 20:45

End Date: 6 Jul 2017 22:45

Venue: The Hawker Centre

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 13 Jul 2017 19:00

End Date: 13 Jul 2017 21:30

Venue: The Hawker Centre

7pm registration for 7:30 start.

Elmore 7 Miles

Start Date: 15 Jul 2017 14:00

End Date: 15 Jul 2017 16:00

Venue: Elmore, Chipstead

This 7 mile road race starts at Chipstead and is held in conjunction with the Chipstead Flower Show famous for maintaining a traditional environment of family entertainment.  Bring your family along to browse the stalls while your run!   The race is on picturesque quiet lanes. Plenty of refreshments are available including BBQ.

The event has grown in popularity attracting up to 400 runners with all abilities taking part. This year the race is again part of the Surrey Road League series.

Enter via Sportsystems

For a map of the course click here

Entries on the day from 12 noon to 1.30pm at Chipstead Rugby Club. The limit of 400 could be reached, first come, first served.

Very easy parking next to the start.

Rothwell Relay

Start Date: 20 Jul 2017 19:00

End Date: 20 Jul 2017 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

Elmbridge 10k

Start Date: 23 Jul 2017 09:00

End Date: 23 Jul 2017 11:00

Venue: Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive Walton-on-Thames Surrey KT12 2JG

This is a flat-fast-scenic run on road and riverside towpath. The race is included in the Surrey Road League and is personal chip timed.

Date Time Event Location Details
29 Jun 2017 19:30 Club 10k The Hawker Centre More info
6 Jul 2017 20:45 Club AGM The Hawker Centre More info
13 Jul 2017 19:00 Junior Running Group The Hawker Centre More info
15 Jul 2017 14:00 Elmore 7 Miles Elmore, Chipstead More info
20 Jul 2017 19:00 Rothwell Relay The Hawker Centre More info
23 Jul 2017 09:00 Elmbridge 10k Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive Walton-on-Thames Surrey KT12 2JG More info
Race date Sunday 23rd July 2017. Starts at 9:00am.
Venue Xcel Leisure Centre, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames
Facilities Refreshments, changing facilities & lockers available.
Race limit 700
Distance 10k
Entry fee £12.00
Prizes Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd fastest man and woman as well as age group, team and course record categories. Medals for all finishers.

For entry and later information, follow this link.

28 Jul 2017 19:30 Wedding Day 7k Bushy Park More info

Wedding Day 7k

Start Date: 28 Jul 2017 19:30

End Date: 28 Jul 2017 21:30

Venue: Bushy Park

Why the "Wedding Day"? The race was first run on Thursday 29 July 1981, which was a bank holiday marking the wedding day of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The race was then organised by the London Road Runners Club: when this club ceased to exist, the Stragglers took over the organisation. Rumour has it that when the race was first planned, there was some discussion about whether to go round the loop in Bushy park twice, or three times to make it a 10 km race. The organisers repaired to the pub to discuss these possibilities - the rest, as they say, is history.

This year it is on Friday 28th July. Entries are via the Sports Systems website here. The race starts and finishes near the Hampton Hill cricket club here

If anybody can't run in the race but would like to be involved, please contact Simon Brazil email with offers to help out, marshal, and in particular if you are a first-aider.


13 Aug 2017 09:30 Wimbledon 5k Wimbledon Park More info

Wimbledon 5k

Start Date: 13 Aug 2017 09:30

End Date: 13 Aug 2017 11:00

Venue: Wimbledon Park

Perseverance 5km, 13 August 2016 (Incorporating Surrey AA Championship)

Starting and finishing in Wimbledon Park Stadium, the event incorporates the Surrey County 5km Championships and the final race of the 2017 Surrey road league series.
Sponsored by Perseverance Events the course is over one undulating lap within Wimbledon Park (passing close by the world famous Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club) and over surrounding roads. All abilities are welcome, and there will be refreshments available in the Hercules Wimbledon clubhouse.

24 Aug 2017 19:00 Club 5k Handicap The Hawker Centre More info

Club 5k Handicap

Start Date: 24 Aug 2017 19:00

End Date: 24 Aug 2017 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

Put the date in your diary forClub 5k Handicap on Thursday 24th August. 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?!

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?

It's simply a case of "turn up and register on the night". Registration opens at 19:00 with the aim of the first runner starting at 19:30. There will be a table in the Hawker Centre where runners can register their name and be given the appropriate start time (or handicap) which will be recorded on the start list.

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 note their name 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!

31 Aug 2017 19:00 Junior Running Group The Hawker Centre More info

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 31 Aug 2017 19:00

End Date: 31 Aug 2017 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

7pm registration for 7:30 start.

3 Sep 2017 09:00 River Relay Boveney to Hawker Centre More info

River Relay

Start Date: 3 Sep 2017 09:00

End Date: 3 Sep 2017 15:00

Venue: Boveney to Hawker Centre

The River Relay will take place this year on Sunday September 3rd with the first stage starting at 09.00 at Boveney near Windsor. Entries are now open and Joint race Director Peter Wedderburn is handling the entries. If you would like to enter a team please email Peter here. We have a new registration system this year which enables you to enter online and make any subsequent changes to your team details. Once we have your registration of interest we will make sure you are kept up to date with developments.

For more information about the race, please follow this link.

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