In addition to our regular training sessions, club members gain inclusive entry into two different race leagues (see below). Members also take part in various local and national events, often entering teams into relay events such as the Green belt relay. The most popular event recently has been the Great South Run with over 40 members attending.
MABAC Running League
MABAC arranges a series of races throughout the year, particularly aimed at the fun runner. Most are cross-country events held on Sunday mornings in some beautiful parts of the Surrey countryside, and are very popular with club members and guests. As well as the senior race of just over 8 km (5 miles) there are also joggers’ and junior events of about 4 km (2.5 miles). Afterwards, runners have been known to find a local pub. Other events are also held, including longer open races.
MABAC Race Fixtures
- Windsor Park 12th January 2020
- Priory Park 1st March 2020
- Cranleigh 15/21 29th March 2020
- Winterfold Forest 19th April 2020
- Farnham Park 3rd May 2020
- Holmwood 14th June 2020
- Surrey Slog 26th July 2020
- Wimbledon Common 4th August 2020
- Lightwater Country Park 20th September 2020
- Nonsuch Park 25th October 2020
Southern Cross Country League
Each year during the winter months the club competes in the Southern Cross Country League. The league consists of more than 20 clubs from the Surrey and Hampshire areas and around 300 runners of all ages take to the start line for each event. Races are free to club members and everybody is welcome to participate.
All runs are held on Sundays at 11am and are around 5 miles in length. Whilst the competition at the front may be fierce, the true purpose of the league is to create a welcoming environment for all participants.
The rules for the league can be found here. These are wonderful (if slightly muddy) events, held in beautiful locations and with the added benefit of the host club providing tea, sandwiches and cakes at the end for a small fee (£2 last year).
SCCL Race Fixtures
- Bourne woods 8th December 2019
- Lord Wandsworth College 29th December 2019
- Chawton House 19th January 2020
- Alice Holt 1st April 2020
Contact Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.