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 2020 is on Wed 6th  May.  Enter by 8pm on Saturday 2nd May and save money by entering on line in advance for the complete series.  Thereafter all other entries are per-night only.  Other Race dates  will be published   in October 2019

Wed 6th May TBA TBA

How do I enter?

On line entries  (seniors only)  for the 2020 series will open  Jan 1st 2020

Juniors will  per night only.

Entries for Seniors ( 14 or over on 6/5/20):
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 6/5/20 ):
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

Poole Runners Summer Series – Race six results

The final Summer Series race of 2019 was won by Lee Dempster of Lytchett Manor Striders, in a time of 19.10. In 2nd place was Andrew Ridley of Veteran’s AC in 19.41, and he was followed by Scott Parfitt, again of Lytchett Manor Striders in 19.58.

First lady in the final race of the six race series was Imogen Tanner in 22.59. In 2nd place was Charlie Bunch of Poole Runners in 23.53, and in 3rd place was Sarah Ellis of Westbourne Running Club in 24.34.

The Junior boy’s race was won by Benjamin Post in 5.37; in 2nd was Thomas Farley of Poole AC in 5.47 The girls’ race was won by Zoe Steele in 5.54. In second was Millie Small in 6.03

Poole Runners Summer Series – Final results

Les Dempster has dominated this year’s event and was also the overall series winner.

The Men’s team title for the series was won by Lytchett Manor Striders.   The Ladies team title went Poole Runners in a close finish with Poole AC who was second team.

The first race of the 2020 series is scheduled   for Wednesday 6th May


The 2020 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

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.

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.


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

2019 Senior Results


2019 Junior Results


Full 2019 Sequential Results


2019 Team Positions


Past Results.