Off-road Series

The Off-Road series is back for 2023 after a very close battle in 2022’s championship. We’ve upped the number of available races this year to include 23 different races below for the off-road series for 2023.

Distance wise, we have included runs from every distance from 5K to 50K so there should be something there for everyone. At the time of writing, there are a few races that have yet to declare dates and some that may clash with the Chiltern League (which we would prefer to avoid) so keep your eye on this page. We will try to make everybody aware of any changes to the fixtures below.

The results from the 2017-2019 can be found results here.

The idea of this is to encourage members to get involved in a few races off the pavements and roads, 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 this year with the wet and wild (but fun!) Hardwick X-Stream and finishes, hopefully, with the Christmas Kanter in December.

There are currently twenty-three events across the calendar year, including 2 of the local relay events and now five parkruns, 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 tried to avoid events that clash with cross-country races, Track & Field or other club championship events, but that’s not always possible and there are a few that are back-to-back, 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.

So, below is the list of events for 2023. Get entering and enjoy the scenery!

Hardwick X-Stream19/03/23~6 miles9
Ashridge Boundary Run25/03/23~16.5 miles16
Tewinbury Trails 10k02/04/2310km7
Long Marston 10k14/05/2310km5
Round MK Relay20/05/234 to 7 miles7
Marsworth 10k21/05/2310km5
Beacon and Back Time Trial29/05/2312.8km8
Coombe Hill Fell Race04/06/237km10
Marston Forest 5k09/06/235km2
Aldbury 511/06/23~5 miles9
Greensand Ridge Relay17/06/234 to 9 miles11 or 21 (Ultra)
Ridgeway Relay25/06/23~5 to 11 miles10
Dunstable Downs Challenge03/09/23~Half/20 miles/Marathon13/17/19
Leighton 10k17/09/2310km5
Ridgeway Run08/10/23~9.5 miles11
Dirt Half18/11/23Half marathon10
MKAC Christmas KanterTBC~10km/12km4
Rushmere parkrunEach Saturday5km5
Dunstable Downs parkrunEach Saturday5km5
Wendover Woods parkrunEach Saturday5km7
Salcey Forest parkrunEach Saturday5km4
Bury FieldEach Saturday5km5