Off-road Series

After a successful 2017, where lots of the club’s members entered new events that took them out into the country, we are doing it all over again in 2018. There are a few new events and some old favourites, but there should be something there for everyone.

The idea of this is to encourage members to get involved in a few races off the pavements and tarmac, outside of the regular cross-country events.

The series is entirely about participation. It doesn’t matter whether you finish first or last in the events, just whether you took part. It starts with the Muddy Monks Trail races at the end March and finishes with the Christmas Kanter in December

There are nineteen events across the calendar year (although we are hoping it will be 21, but we’re waiting on a date and one was cancelled!), including 4 of the local relay events and each one has been given a points score based upon: Distance, Hilliness, Terrain and a Team factor. In the case of the relays you will get the same score whichever leg you run.

You can do as many events as you can fit into your diary and all of these scores will add up together to make your personal total for the year.

There are a couple of rules:

  1. You must appear in the results under your own name
  2. You must run in a club vest

We have been very careful to select events that don’t clash with cross-country races or other club championship events, although there are a few that are back-to-back and possibly two that are on the same day, so we definitely don’t expect you to do them all! Pick and choose the races that you fancy.

As with all the local and club events, the details and links can be found on the calendar page of this site along with a short description from our captain.

So, below is the list of events for 2018. Get entering and enjoy the scenery!

Muddy Monks Trail Run25/03/185K or 10K7 or 10
Aldbury 529/04/185 miles9
Marsworth 10k13/05/1810K5
Round MK Relay20/05/185.5 - 10.3 miles8
Marston Forest 5k08/06/185K2
Dunstable 5K Relay03/06/185K6
Greensands Ridge Relay16/06/183.9 - 9 or 34 miles9 or 11
Beat the Boat01/07/1810K4
Chiltern Challenge14/07/1850K22
Dunstable Downs Challenge02/09/18Half, 20 mile or Marathon13, 17 or 19
Chiltern Wonderland15/09/1850 miles25
Squeaky Bone Relay30/09/183.4 miles6
Ridgeway Run07/10/189.5 miles11
Ampthill Trophy21/10/186 miles11
Dirt Half17/11/18Half10
Herbert's Hole 10K18/11/1810K7
MKAC Christmas Kanter23/12/1810K or 15K2
Rushmere parkrunEach Saturday5K4
Gadebridge parkrunEach Saturday5K4
Tring parkrunEach Saturday5K6