This section details all the official Thame Runners scheduled events.
Thame Runners members are a free willed bunch and don’t restrict themselves to running only events from the Club Championships and Cross Country Leagues. The Club Trip to Connemara, The London Marathon, The Ridgeway Relay, The Christian Aid Chinnor Runs and The Snowdon Marathon are amongst the regular favourites. Click here for details of our social diary
Club Championship 2019
|6th January 19||Woodcote 10k|
|24th February 19||(A) Wokingham Half
(B) Winslow 10K
|3rd March 19||(A) Goring 10k|
|30th March 19||(B) Aylesbury Park Run 5K|
|19th April 19||Maidenhead 10M|
|19th May 19||Ridge Off Roader 10K|
|8th June 19||Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon|
|17th July 19||Waddesdon 5K|
|11th August 19||Burnham Beeches 10K|
|7th September 19||Cotswold Classic 10M|
|20th October 19||Water of Life (A) Half or (B) 10K|
|24th November 19||Eynsham 10K|
|1st December 19||Watlington XC 10K|
Transfer of Race Numbers
The committee wish to bring to the attention of club members rule 143 S2(iii) and the clubs position in respect of it.
It is not permitted to take part in a race with another runner’s bib number. Rule 143 states ‘Athletes who receive transferred numbers without permission from the race organiser i.e. a formal transfer will be disqualified from the race’. Both runners will be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate National Association. In our clubs case the national organisation is England Athletics. The sanctions imposed are usually a 12 month ban from all UKA races not only for the person running but also for the person who gave them their number if they were aware.
This is a serious rule and as a UKA registered club we are obliged to support and reinforce their rules.
The reasons for the rule are:
If a medical emergency occurred there could be potential mix ups. The organisers may get in touch with your emergency contact, leading to panic and/or confusion. They may use your medical notes given at the time of entry, which could have disastrous consequences.
Any race insurance will be void.
It impacts in results not only for the race itself but for Run Britain / Power of Ten rankings / results and this is especially so where the other runner is a different category, gender or capability.
There have been a number of incidents where ladies have been deprived of a first place because they were beaten by young men with women’s numbers.
UKA registered running and athletics clubs are obliged to report these incidences to England Athletics (in our case) as are race organisers.
Club Championship Results
Chiltern Cross Country League 2018/19
|13th October 18||Oxford (Shotover Hill)|
|12th November 18||Milton Keynes (Teardrop Lakes)|
|1st Decmber 18||Luton (Stopsley Common)|
|12th January 19||Keysoe Equestrian Centre|
|9th February 19||Milton Keynes (Campbell Park)|
Come and take part in this challenging but fun series of 5 races, starting towards the end of the year. The cross country league is hosted across 5 months and 5 venues, with courses being typically 4-5 miles.
We enter a ladies and a mens team, who run in separate races. This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, but also one of the few chances that you will get to run as a team as the first few crossing the line score points.
Chiltern Cross Country League Results