Road Running

For basic information on the Berkshire County Road Running Championships, please see the article entitled "who, what, when, where".

The Abingdon Marathon, on October 22nd, will be the last race to count in the 2017 Championship. Since the organisers have already hit their field limit, and the event is therefore closed for entries, this is where some lucky people get to cruise gently to the finish, unchallenged, to collect 10 points over their closest rival of the season.

We shall update the results as soon as possible after the event.

Trophies will be awarded at the AGM -- November 27th, 7:30 pm, at Bracknell AC clubhouse. Refreshments will be available. Hope to see you all there.

In addition, this is where event medals are passed to your club rep, so find out who that is likely to be.

What about 2018?

The perenially popular Wokingham Half is already open for entries.
The Maidenhead 10 miler will, as ever, be held on Good Friday.
But what about the County Championships?

Berkshire Athletics needs a Road Running secretary
in order for this trophy competition to continue next year

The greater part of the work can be done from a keyboard,
but an understanding of the road running scene in general would help.

Entries are handled by email, the same way you keep in touch with family and friends (although you might prefer to use a separate address for the competition, thus leaving your personal mail unaffected).

Individual results taken from the event organisers’ published results
are currently processed using a spreadsheet (Excel 2003, if it matters).

Support is available, if spreadsheets aren’t your strongest point,
but there’s no obligation to continue with the current set-up

Formatting the results, and uploading them to the website,
can be learnt in 45 minutes, if this is new ground for you.

The year end is the busy time:

  • finalising the results
  • getting trophies engraved
  • getting medals sorted, ready for the AGM
  • and finally, arranging the delivery of medals not collected at the AGM

While it’ll keep you busy for a few evenings, there are no critical problems to be solved.

The best bit is the chit-chat with other runners
... that, and the knowledge that you’re helping them keep fit and well

If you are able to help in some way, please contact the RR Secy at the usual address. WIthout an RR Secretary, there can be no RR County champs.

thanks, and all the best to all of you   . . .   /phil


2017 Road Running results, so far


The Event results now take account of the provisional results from the Abingdon Marathon.


The RR Trophy table has now been updated as well, but it's still on a provisional basis.

Oct 24 11:04 - Senior Mens' results updated in both files
Oct 27 16:05 - Senior Men's results: one spectacularly good marathon time amended to something more realistic

Please check it out carefully, because sometime very soon, the results will have to be finalised and the trophies ordered.


2016 Road Running - A Summary of the Year

2016 was not a bad year for road running in Berkshire: we had more people participating in more events, which has got to be good.

A total of 98 people registered, including one poor soul who managed to collect an injury between submitting an entry and receiving an acknowledgement, but excluding the absent-minded person who failed to register, but nonetheless completed all 4 events. The first entry was received on 31 Oct 2015; the last on 28 Sep 2016.

Click Read More button for the details.


Here are some answers to regularly asked questions, such as

  • Who is eligable to run?
  • How do I enter?
  • What are the prizes?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How can I help at a Championship event?

...and so on.