The Club takes part in over 40 races from September through to July catering for all levels of ability ranging from local club races to national championships.
Mens’ and Ladies’
At the sharper end of the Club, the Mens’ and Ladies’ teams take part (and sometimes win medals) in a host of local, regional and national level races. The mainstay of the cross-country season is the Surrey League series of 4 of the quickest cross country races in the country. Men and Ladies currently compete in Division 1 of their respective leagues. The Club also enters teams for all County level cross-country races and the flagship Southern and National Championships. In addition the Club contests County road relays and the London Marathon, where we have, on occasion, won the men’s team prize.
Dropping down a notch or two, there is an active mixed 2nd team that takes part in various inter club events during the season. Activities are managed by the 2nd Team Captain.
In addition the Club participates in a number of challenge matches against other local clubs, some of which go back more than 50 years. The oldest take place against Ranelagh and South London Harriers and are known as Mob Matches at which the aim is to produce the greatest number of runners and the scoring is designed so that the rearmost runner has the greatest impact on the outcome. All are followed by excellent teas.
The club also hosts a number of internal club handicaps, a Dash For Splash 10km cross country race which attracts some 300+ runners, the annual Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Match which is preceded by an Old Boys (and Thames runners) race, the Alumni race of 300+ runners racing for their former schools and the Parkland Relays which traditionally marks for us the end to the cross-country season. Open to all clubs.
See Events for more details of club activities and look at Contact Us for the Mens’, Ladies’ and 2nd Team Captains.
The Club has a thriving veteran’s section and contests both County and National level veterans’ cross-country and road relay championships. In 2013 and again in 2015 the Club took home gold medals at the National Mens Masters’ Road Relays Championships and both men and women individual runners have taken medals at World Masters Athletic Championships. For further details, please contact either the Mens’ or Ladies’ Coordinator, see Contact Us.