Summer 5k series - 2021

Summer 5k series 2021

The original planning was for all events to be held after all legal limits on social contact were removed  – with an "all or nothing" approach. With the delay of lockdown easing stage 4 - the hosting clubs have had to reassess whether they are still able to proceed "covid securely." As the first event had the least amount of notice, Wargrave has cancelled its event.

The next event is hosted by Handy Cross at The Rye in High Wycombe. They are cautiously optimistic they will be able to proceed (awaiting final council approval) although this will mean changes - including staggered starts and no food. However, there is nothing to say you can't bring your own picnic. They have moved their event to Thursday, due to a potential clash with Euro2020 football should England reach the semi-finals.

Our event - Tuesday 13 July at Hurley Meadow (also awaiting landowners permission) – please “save this date” in your diaries as we will need marshalls on the day and food for post-race refreshments - click here for the list of refreshments required. Please be aware we do not participate in our own run, as we need all hands to the pump to make sure that the run goes off smoothly.

Dates of Summer 5k series

Day / Date


Comments and location

Tuesday 22 June -
Wargrave has CANCELLED, replaced by Marlow Striders Time Trial
Tuesday 29 June -  
Thursday 8 July Handy Cross
Provisionally going ahead, Covid contingency measures in place
Avoids potential clash on Tuesday should England reach semi-finals of Euro 2020
The Rye, High Wycombe
Tuesday 13 July Marlow Striders
Please “save the date” – see above, we will need volunteers to assist on the day
Hurley Riverside Park
Monday 19 July - Govt "stage 4" restrictions to be eased (TBC)
Tuesday 20 July Burnham
Provisionally going ahead, Covid contingency measures in place 
Caldicott School, Farnham Royal
Tuesday 27 July -  
Tuesday 3 August Maidenhead
Braywick Park, Maidenhead
Tuesday 10 August -
(Cookham has been cancelled)
Tuesday 17 August Datchet Home Park, Windsor



Club event / club points

Each run, other than our own, is a club event. Your best 4 performances over the series will count towards your club points. There is a 5k series trophy for first place in each age category.