Club Activities

CHRISTCHURCH RUNNERS

 

Grange Road, Christchurch,

BH23 4JD Dorset, UK

 

Club Activities:

  • Club Races and Training Events - are described below and start from East Christchurch Sports and Social Club (ECSSC).
  • Our Event Results - Results of our organised events can be found on on Power of Ten (see link above)
  • Couch to 5k - This year's free Couch to 5k course has finished, but will hopefully be back again next year onTues and Thurs evenings starting around April 2018

Training Events

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 Mile, Monthly, TenK, Ten Mile and Half Marathon

  • The Mile Race (on the last Wednesday of March, June, Sept and prior to Christmas)
  • The Monthly race of 3.35 miles (on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 and 6pm), has taken place (almost) every month since September 1982. The current course is based on the route which was inaugurated in December 1984 to replace a slightly shorter one (although over the years the building of new roads and houses has necessitated slight amendments to the course).

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.

  • The 10k or longer runs are (on a Friday lunchtime mid Feb, May, Aug and Nov), are staggered according to a handicap system such that the slowest runner starts at 12:30 aiming for all to reach the finish together in a blanket finish.
  • The 10 Mile / Half Marathon run (on a Friday lunchtime in mid March and Sept), are very roughly staggered so that runners cross around 7 miles.

 

parkrun

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 byother Christchurch Runners are shaded in green (including one in Singapore and one in Australia).