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

2017

Date

Race 

Location

Club
Champs

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

2018

Date

Event

Location

Club
Champs

Lead and Notes

JAN 6 Middlesex County XC Champs Greenford   Simon/Katherine
  7 Surrey County XC Champs Denbies   Helen/Malcolm
  13 Surrey XC League (ladies race 3) Wimbledon XC Helen
  27  Southern XC Champs Brighton   Malcolm/Helen
FEB 10 Surrey XC League (men & ladies race 4) Richmond Park XC Helen/Malcolm
Men's event hosted by Stragglers and Croydon Club
  24 National XC Championships Parliament Hill XC Helen/Malcolm
MARCH 3 Ellis / Dysart Cup Richmond Park XC Helen/Malcolm
  18 Southern 6 Stage Road Relays (ladies only) Milton Keynes   Katherine Curtis-Tyler
  25 Middlesex XC Masters Royston   Simon Brazil/Pam Whitter
APRIL   No races      
MAY 6 Richmond Half (Surrey League).  Stragglers championships Richmond R Helen/Malcolm
  19/20  Green Belt Relay London Green Belt!   Helen/Malcolm
JUNE 3 Dorking 10 miles (Surrey League) Brookham R Helen/Malcolm
 

9/10

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

 

5K Handicap

Start Date: 22 Feb 2018 19:30

End Date: 22 Feb 2018 21:30

Venue: The Hawker Centre

Put the date in your diary for the Club 5k Handicap on Thursday 22nd February. 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've automated 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.

N.B.

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!

National XC Champs

Start Date: 24 Feb 2018 11:00

End Date: 24 Feb 2018 16:00

Venue: Parliament Hill, London

Saucony English National Cross Country Timetable:

Date Time Event Location Details
22 Feb 2018 19:30 5K Handicap The Hawker Centre More info
24 Feb 2018 11:00 National XC Champs Parliament Hill, London More info
1 11:00am 26th Under 17 Women Championship – 5K
2 11:25am 15th Under 15 Boys Championship – 4.5K
3 11:45am 45th Under 13 Girls Championship – 3K
4 12:05pm 72nd Under 17 Men Championship – 6K
5 12:30pm 15th Under 13 Boys Championship – 3K
6 12:45pm  52nd Under 15 Girls Championship – 4K
7 1:05pm 52nd Junior Women Championship – 6K
8 1:35pm 70th Junior Men Championship – 10K
9 2:20pm 85th Senior Women Championship – 8K
10 3:00pm 130th Senior Men Championship – 12K

Closing date for entries; Friday 12th January.  Contact Malcolm Davies and Helen Davies

See here for information about the getting to the venue.

 

3 Mar 2018 15:00 Ellis & Dysart Cup Richmond Park More info

Ellis & Dysart Cup

Start Date: 3 Mar 2018 15:00

End Date: 3 Mar 2018 16:00

Venue: Richmond Park

Cross-Country race in Richmond Park organsied by Ranelagh Harriers.  Final race in the club XC champs for 2017/18

If you would like to run contact Malcolm Davies or Helen Davies

There is a social from 5pm onwards in the Rose of York, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UY. The pub is less than 5 mins from the race HQ (Ranelagh clubhouse) opposie Petersham Gate of Richmond Park.

18 Mar 2018 12:00 Southern 6 Stage Road Relays (Ladies only) Milton Keynes More info

Southern 6 Stage Road Relays (Ladies only)

Start Date: 18 Mar 2018 12:00

End Date: 18 Mar 2018 16:00

Venue: Milton Keynes

Southern Road Relays.  Ladies only are entering a team.  Team of 6 ladies (2 x 7.2k and 4 x 4.8k)

Contact Katherine Curtis-Tyler

25 Mar 2018 11:00 Middlesex Masters XC Championships Royston More info

Middlesex Masters XC Championships

Start Date: 25 Mar 2018 11:00

End Date: 25 Mar 2018 13:00

Venue: Royston

For those living or born in Middlesex and over 40.  Organised in conjunction with Hertfordshire Country Athletics.

To enter contact Simon Brazil of Pam Whitter

 

26 Apr 2018 19:00 Junior Running Group The Hawker Centre More info

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 26 Apr 2018 19:00

End Date: 26 Apr 2018 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

19:00 for 19:30 start.

See here for more information about the Junior and Mini Handicap Series.

19 May 2018 08:00 Green Belt Relay M25 Green Belt More info

Green Belt Relay

Start Date: 19 May 2018 08:00

End Date: 20 May 2018 18:00

Venue: M25 Green Belt

20 stage relay around outer London organised by The Stragglers.  Starting at Hampton Court on Saturday 19th May, and finishing at the Hawker Centre in Kingston on Sunday 20th May at approx 6pm.  Each team members runs on Saturday and Sunday.

There will 3 Stragglers Team (Men's, Ladies and Vets).  Contact Helen Davies or Malcolm Davies if you would like to run.

 

24 May 2018 19:00 Junior Running Group Ranelagh - Dysart Venue More info

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 24 May 2018 19:00

End Date: 24 May 2018 21:00

Venue: Ranelagh - Dysart Venue

19:00 for 19:30 start.

See here for more information about the Junior and Mini Handicap Series.

9 Jun 2018 09:30 36th Welsh Castles Relay Caernarfon to Cardiff More info

36th Welsh Castles Relay

Start Date: 9 Jun 2018 09:30

End Date: 10 Jun 2018 16:30

Venue: Caernarfon to Cardiff

The organisers of the 2018 Welsh Castles Relay teams for The Stragglers are Tiago Ramos, Karen Levene, Dave Griffiths and Alan Mawdsley.

We have entered 2 teams, one in the Open Category and one in the Vets.

To find out more about one of the sporting and social highlights of the year, please follow this link.

 

 

14 Jun 2018 19:00 Junior Running Group Russell School, Petersham More info

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 14 Jun 2018 19:00

End Date: 14 Jun 2018 21:00

Venue: Russell School, Petersham

19:00 for 19:30 start.

See here for more information about the Junior and Mini Handicap Series.

28 Jun 2018 19:00 Junior Running Group Ranelagh More info

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 28 Jun 2018 19:00

End Date: 28 Jun 2018 21:00

Venue: Ranelagh

19:00 for 19:30 start.

See here for more information about the Junior and Mini Handicap Series.

12 Jul 2018 19:00 Junior Running Group The Hawker Centre More info

Junior Running Group

Start Date: 12 Jul 2018 19:00

End Date: 12 Jul 2018 21:00

Venue: The Hawker Centre

19:00 for 19:30 start.

See here for more information about the Junior and Mini Handicap Series.

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