Grange Road, Christchurch,
BH23 4JD Dorset, UK
Training Events (Weds at 12:30 and 18:00)
Our regular Wednesday events start at 12:30 and are usually repeated at 6pm for members unable to make the lunchtime session. Our training events are fun with a handicap system so that the slowest runners can compete with the fastest runners. The events here are many and varied and include beach run, meet and part, pace judgement, cross country and hills (as well as our monthly races). Points are awarded each week and the top three at the end of each quarter receive a modest trophy to hold onto for 3 months. Again, handicapping is used to ensure we all have an equal chance of (not) winning.
Most of events are between 2.5 and 3.5 miles, but in each quarter there is a one mile race so that we can see who is closest to Roger Bannister. We have also instigated a 2x1 mile relay which takes place on the last Wednesdays in April and October. There is a shield for the winner (on handicap) of the mile race and a magnificent cup for the winners of the relay.
Full details of all our events and results are contained in the members area (see button above).
Club Races (Weds 12:30 and 18:00 or Fri at 12:30)
For variety, on the second race of each quarter the course is run in the reverse direction. The third race of each quarter (March, June, October and December) feature a handicapped start such that everyone has a chance to be the first across the line.
Social Runs (Mon at 5:30pm)
On most Monday evenings we have a social run of approx. 5k.
Bournemouth parkrun is our local parkrun, but Christchurch Runners have been represented at over 60 other parkruns as shown in the following Voronoi Diagram. By default those shaded in orange have been run by Graeme and Linda, our most prolific parkrun tourists. Additional parkruns visited by other Christchurch Runners are shaded in green (including one in Singapore and one in Australia). You can find the nearest parkrun to any point using the wonderful parkrun Tourist Tool.