6 time trial events –  Upton House on Wednesday evenings.

In order to increase the likelihood of holding a six race Upton Summer Series in 2021,  the two events in May have been dropped.  The first race is now June the 16th.

About the event

The Poole Runners Summer Series is six  races, each being about 5km, on Wednesday evenings spread over the summer,  competitive and licensed  under UKA  rules  (no dogs, buggies, or headphones), however, we encourage all abilities.   There is a wide range of category prizes and team trophies presented after the last race. You do not have to be  a member of a running club. The  approx. 5km route is all within the beautiful Upton County Park,  starting and finishing right in front of the main house.

The proposed dates for 2021 are below.

Wednesday 16th 2021 Wednesday 30th June 2021 Wednesday 7th July 2021
Wednesday 21st July 2021 Wednesday 4th August 2021 Wednesday 18th August 2021

Entry Arrangements for 2021

Any series will, of course, only take place if government, local authority and UK Athletics requirements can be meet. As it’s probable that mass starts will not be allowed, all of the six  races will now be chip timed and have staggered starts. We will apply the current UK Athletics requirement of not having on-day entries or admin. Pre entries only with numbers being sent out beforehand. We will review the COVID and UKA regulations late April.  If it looks probable that the series will be allowed, entries will open  on May 1st . If there is doubt and restrictions are still in place, regrettably, we will announce the series cancellation on May 1st.  Our apologies for not being as flexible as past years but we want to do everything possible to ensure we have the best chance of having some form of series. 


The 2021 series will again incorporate a team award.  In each race the first three runners from any UKA Club will be deemed to be the Club’s team. The best four results from any of the six races will be used to calculate the winning Club.   Club vests must be worn.

Series Awards

Runners must complete a minimum of any four races to be considered for a prize.

 Overall £75 voucher for both  overall male /female winners

Category  Awards –  First and Second in the following age bands

14-17, 18-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

 A competitor’s age at the date of the first race will apply to all the races in the series.  Placings will be judged from positions within the runner’s category only. Any ties will be decided on position in the last race of the series.

View Junior Route
View Senior Route

2019 Age Category Winners
Click here to enter ( opens May 1st 2021)

Provisional results for race one 16th June 2021. These will be confirmed seven days after the race finish and placed in the relevant box below.

Senior’s race one provisional results
Junior’s race one provisional results (if held)

The following are confirmed results, no further changes will be made:

2021 Senior Results

Senior Results – Race One 16/06/2021
Senior Results – Race Two 30/06/2021
Senior Results-Race Three 7/07/2021
Senior Results – Race Four 21/07/2021
Senior Results – Race Five 4/08/2021
Senior Results – Race Six 18/08/2021


2021 Junior Results

(Junior races will only be held if mass starts are allowed)

Junior Results – Race one 16/06/2021
Junior Results – Race Two 30/06/2021
Junior Results-Race Three 07/07/2021
Junior Results – Race Four 21/07/2021
Junior Results – Race Five 04/08/2021
Junior Results – Race Six 18/08/202`1


Full 2021 Seniors Sequential Results

2021 Sequential results


2021 Team Positions

2021 Team Positions after Race 1
2021 leading age categories

Seniors results form past races

2020 no series