Throughout the year we hold several club races in place of training. These internal races are usually fun events followed by a social gathering for prizes etc. afterwards.
We now have dates for 2021, see below. Please also note that the Marnhull 12k will be run as an internal club race on 22nd July.
Broad Oak Hilly – 20th May
This race is usually held in April and is, as the name suggests, a hilly race at Broad Oak.
Suzy Vivian Hill Climb – 10th June
This race is organised by Spencer Mogridge and starts and finishes in Okeford Fitzpaine. There’s just a little hill in between and quite a big down hill!
Last year we were pleased to announce that we presented 2 brand new shields for the fastest male and female.
Race starts 7.15pm. Allowing time for some runners to run from leisure centre to okeford.
It would be great to see lots of you this year!
John Deacon Handicap – 24th June
This race is usually held near the end of June and is one of our most popular club events.
All the runners set off accorning to their recent pace/timings so that the slowest members set off first. The aim is, if everyone runs accorning to their pace, that everyone crosses the finish line together. In reality though, this rarely happens although one year, 10 runners crossed the finish line within 2 seconds!
Duathlon – on HOLD it may not happen this year
This race is usually held during July and is a really fun race for all members. It consists of running, then cycling and then running again.
Don’t be put off if you haven’t got a bike, you can always team up with someone who has. Also don’t worry if you don’t have the latest carbon fibre racer, people turn up on all sorts of bikes; even their mums shopping bike!
Sturminster 5 – 2nd December
Organised by Paul Russell consisting of 5 miles around Sturminster Newton. Meet at the Leisure Centre at 7pm.