Throughout the year we hold several club races in place of training. These internal races are fun events followed by a social gathering for presentation of prizes and refreshments afterwards. Results for these races can be found in the results section of the website.
Dates for our internal races
Broad Oak Hilly – 21st April (date tbc)
This race is usually held in April and is, as the name suggests, a hilly race at Broad Oak.
Suzy Vivian Hill Climb – 12th May
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 this race now has 2 brand new shields for the fastest male and female.
Race starts 7.15pm. Allowing time for some runners to run from the Leisure Center to Okeford.
It would be great to see lots of you this year!
John Deacon Handicap – 23rd 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 according to their recent pace/timings so that the slowest members set off first. The aim is, if everyone runs according 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 – 14th July
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! There is even a shorter route for less race complaint bikes.
Sturminster 5 – 1st December
Organised by Paul Russell, this hotly contested road race comprises 5 miles around Sturminster Newton, including a couple of the best hills in Stur. Meet at the Leisure Centre at 7pm. Presentation of the fantastic race trophies will take place in the White Hart Alehouse following the race.