6 time trial events –  Upton House on Wednesday evenings.

About the event

The Poole Runners Summer Series is six  races, each being about 5km, on Wednesday evening spread over the summer. Participants can is simply turn up, register and race! No fuss and minimal paperwork. To make your evening even easier, you can even enter the complete series on-line in advance.   They are 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  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.

When is it?

The first race of 2019 is on Wed 1st May.  Enter by 8pm on Sunday 28th April and save money by entering on line in advance for the complete series.  Thereafter all other entries are per-night only. Race dates are:-

1st May 22nd May 26th June
10th July 24th July 7th August

How do I enter?

Full series inline entries have now closed. The final pre entry list is below.

Summer Series Final entry list

Entries for Seniors ( 14 or over on 1/5/19):
At first race attended only, simply complete a registration form,  seniors pay £2 plus a one off £2 if not a Club Runner.  Thereafter just £2 per night. Keep your race number for all subsequent races.  Starts at 19:15 (3.5 Miles Approx.)

Juniors (Over 4 to Under 14 on 1/5/19 ):
At first race attended only, simply complete a registration form and pay just  £1.50.  Remaining races just pay  £1 Keep your race number for all races

Race Three Report

The Men’s Senior race was won by Lee Dempster of Lytchett Manor Striders in 18.56. He was followed in 2nd place by Scott Parfitt, also of Lytchett Manor Striders in 19.22. In third was Andrew Smith of Poole Runners in 19.29.

The Ladies’ race was won by junior Imogen Tanner in 23.03. She was followed in 2nd by Lytchett Strider Judith Vlaarkamp in 24.01 and Lesley Moore of Poole AC finished 3rd in 24.33.

The Junior boy’s race was won by Harry Farley of Poole AC in 5.02, followed by Thomas Farley, also of Poole AC in 5.11. In third place was Benjy Williams in 5.17. The girl’s race was won by 13-year-old Zoe Steele in 5.17. She was followed in 2nd and 3rd, by Poole Runner’s Millie Small in 5.30, and Emily Trent in 5.39.

The Men’s team event for race 3 was won by Lytchett Manor Striders, with Poole AC in 2nd and Poole Runners in 3rd. The Ladies team competition was won by Poole Runners, followed by Poole AC in 2nd and Lytchett Manor Striders in 3rd.


The 2019 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.     Full team positions after race three are below.

List of runners who have completed five races USS Five race compleated

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

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

2019 Event Results

Below are the overall and age category winners for the 2019 series.

2020 dates will be posted in Oct of this year. It’s hoped that with  early conformation of 2020 dates more Clubs will consider using the Upton Series as one of their Club Championship events.

Senior 2019 Age Category Winners
Juniors 2019 Series age category winners


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

2019 Senior Results

Senior Results – Race One 01/05
Senior Results – Race Two 22/05
Senior Results-Race Three 26/06
Senior Results – Race Four 10/07
Senior Results – Race Five 24/07
Senior Results – Race Six 07/08


2019 Junior Results

Junior Results – Race one 01/05
Junior Results – Race Two 22/05
Junior Results-Race Three 26/6
Junior Results – Race Four 10/07
Junior Results – Race Five 24/07
Junior Results – Race Six 07/08


Full 2019 Sequential Results

2019 Series; Sequential results


2019 Team Positions

2019 Team Positions after Race 5


Past Results.

2018 Results
2017 Results
2016 Results