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.
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.
UPTON SUMMER SERIES CLUB TEAM COMPETITION
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.
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.