Six races spread over the summer on a Wednesday evening – All abilities welcome.

The approx. 5.5km route is within the beautiful Upton County Park, starting and finishing in front of the main house. Runners must complete a minimum of any four races to be considered for an individual or team prize. 7pm race start time.

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Senior Chip Results
Junior & Historical Results
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Accredited

ENGLAND ATHLETICS AFFILIATED REGISTERED NUMBER: 2659040

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Age Category Competitions

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. Must complete 4 out of 6 races.

£75 Running Free voucher award for both overall male /female winners.

TEAM AWARDS

Club Team Competition

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.

Race Report

Upton Series Senior race report – race 3

A field of 150 athletes took to the start line once again this evening for the third race in the Upton Summer Series, fresh off the back of some very respectable performances just last week in Event 2. Going in to race 3 Matthew Brown of Littledown Harriers leads the series, having placed third and first respectively in races one and two. Charlotte Bunch leads the women’s rankings after her victory and second place in the prior two events. Poole AC have taken the lead in the Male Team positions in both previous races, while the Female Team league has been far closer- with one victory each to Poole Runners and Poole AC. Poole Runners ladies held the lead on points going into this evening’s race.

Matthew Brown soared to victory yet again this week, running another improvement on his previous race with a time of 18:58. He was followed home by John Ingleson, another recurrent high placer, in a time of 19:41, and Poole Runners’ own Dion Garner (19:46). Charlotte Bunch was back again to win the women’s race, also improving her time from last week, finishing in 22:23, while the second and third women home were Sophie Watton (Wimborne AC, 24:46) and Lesley Moore (Poole AC, 24:55).

In the team standing there was a shake up in the men’s competition, as this week the Lytchett Manor Striders snatched victory by a single point from Poole Runners, who finished a mere two points ahead of Littledown Harriers. Poole AC still lead the series, with all three of this week’s top teams in a dead heat for second place. Poole Runners women were back for a clear 27-point victory over Poole AC this week, with an impressive team combination rank of just 10 points! Runners can now go home to relax and enjoy the Euros, ahead of race 4 in a fortnight’s time.

Junior Series

Our junior series is 4 races on a 1 mile route for 4-13 year-olds (as of 30th June).

Race Instructions

Meet at upper grass area in front of Upton house from 6:30pm.

Briefing & warmup at 6:35pm with race start at 6:45pm.

1 adult must run with a child under 8.

Parent pick up after the race is the lower grass area.

Numbers must be clearly visible on the front of the child’s top with own safety pins.

Number MUST be kept and re-used for complete series.

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Junior Race Report Race B

Junior Race Report by contestant Olivia Cox-Williams,

I missed the first race of the series, so this was race one for me. It was quite warm and I was nervous. We got there early to warm up and run the course first. I had done it a few years ago but had forgotten where it went. I wish I hadn’t as I remembered the hill! I then did some drills, but as we were so early I warmed up too soon….oops.

Before the race, Andy, one of our coaches did a warm up. It was quite fun and not like the usual drills we do, I then joined my team mates at the start. Once the race started my nerves settled. There were lots of Marshalls on the course so I really didn’t need to worry about the course before the race; it would have been hard to get lost. I ran down THE hill and to the turning point, I was really enjoying it as people were clapping us all the way. Then it was time to run back up THE hill. It’s actually quite a short hill but it’s definitely hard work for me. Once at the top I know the race is nearly done. There were lots of people cheering all the runners and I like that. I got to the finish line, but wasn’t sure where to stop so kept running. Overall it was really fun. I had wanted to go faster but I enjoyed it all the same and can’t wait for the next race.

Race Information

Races will, of course, only take place if government, local authority and UK Athletics requirements can be meet.

  • All entries will need to be online with a single payment for all six races.
  • Numbers will be posted out in advance.
  • Numbers  will be issued in anticipated time ascending order.
  • Sorry, No entries on the night. 
  • We have booked chip timing to allow for “Grand Prix” style starts.
  • The chip and number must be kept for all 6 races, unfortunately it will not be possible to replace lost or forgotten chips on the night.
  • You will NOT be able to swap chips or numbers between runners.

The Link below is the direct link to our timing supplier  (Timing Monkey) Full results for ALL races  can be found here including team and age group  positions

Junior’s race C provisional results

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

2021 Senior Results

Senior Results – Race 1 16/06/2021
Senior Results – Race 2 30/06/2021
Senior Results-Race 3 07/07/2021
Senior Results – Race 4 21/07/2021
Senior Results – Race 5 04/08/2021
Senior Results – Race 6 18/08/2021

2021 Junior Results

Junior Results – Race A 30/06/2021
Junior Results-Race B 07/07/2021
Junior Results – Race C 21/07/2021
Junior Results – Race D 04/08/2021
Latest Junior Age Category Winners

 2021 Seniors Team and Age Standings can be found be clicking the read box

Seniors results form past races

2020 no series
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Price

£20

Senior Series (UKA Registered)

6 RACES

£22

Senior Series (Non-UKA)

6 RACES

£5

Junior Series

4 RACES
Click here to enter ( opens May 1st 2021)