Off-road Series

The Off-Road series is back for 2024.

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 around twenty events across the calendar year, including 2 of the local relay events and some 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 2024. Get entering and enjoy the scenery!

Ashridge Boundary Run23/03/24~16.5 miles16
Hardwick X-Stream24/03/24~6 miles9
Tewinbury Trails 10k07/04/2410km7
Round MK Relay19/05/244 to 7 miles7
Coombe Hill Fell Race02/06/247km10
Marston Forest 5k07/06/245km2
Greensand Ridge Relay15/06/24
4 to 9 miles11 or 21 (Ultra)
Aldbury 516/06/24~5 miles9
Dunstable Downs ChallengeTBC~Half/20 miles/Marathon13/17/19
Leighton 10k15/09/2410km5
Ridgeway RunTBC~9.5 miles11
Wendover Woods Challenge03/11/24~Half/10k9/13
MKAC Christmas KanterTBC~10km/12km4
Dunstable Downs parkrunEach Saturday5km5
Wendover Woods parkrunEach Saturday5km7
Salcey Forest parkrunEach Saturday5km4
Bury FieldEach Saturday5km5