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:
- You must appear in the results under your own name
- 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-Stream||19/03/23||~6 miles||9|
|Ashridge Boundary Run||25/03/23||~16.5 miles||16|
|Tewinbury Trails 10k||02/04/23||10km||7|
|Long Marston 10k||14/05/23||10km||5|
|Round MK Relay||20/05/23||4 to 7 miles||7|
|Beacon and Back Time Trial||29/05/23||12.8km||8|
|Coombe Hill Fell Race||04/06/23||7km||10|
|Marston Forest 5k||09/06/23||5km||2|
|Aldbury 5||11/06/23||~5 miles||9|
|Greensand Ridge Relay||17/06/23||4 to 9 miles||11 or 21 (Ultra)|
|Ridgeway Relay||25/06/23||~5 to 11 miles||10|
|Dunstable Downs Challenge||03/09/23||~Half/20 miles/Marathon||13/17/19|
|Ridgeway Run||08/10/23||~9.5 miles||11|
|Dirt Half||18/11/23||Half marathon||10|
|MKAC Christmas Kanter||TBC||~10km/12km||4|
|Rushmere parkrun||Each Saturday||5km||5|
|Dunstable Downs parkrun||Each Saturday||5km||5|
|Wendover Woods parkrun||Each Saturday||5km||7|
|Salcey Forest parkrun||Each Saturday||5km||4|
|Bury Field||Each Saturday||5km||5|