Races We Enjoy Taking Part In
Check the calendar to see at least some of the events we take part in. These include:
Most of the races we do can be found on our online calendar - and most are also set up as events on our Facebook group page (Solent Running Sisters group) - so you can see who is going which can be useful for lift sharing as well as moral support! Race reports will give you an idea of what the previous year's race was like to help you to decide what to enter. You can get in touch with our race directors (Sue Leith and Gabs O'Brien) via firstname.lastname@example.org . For races, we encourage members to wear SRS kit - it makes it easier to find your running buddies!
Although we run as fast and as well as we can, taking part and supporting each other is more important. We encourage faster finishers to stay and cheer in the other Running Sisters over the finish line. From 22nd March 2015, we have operated a race incentive scheme - more details here.
Hampshire Road Race League Series
The list of races changes every year - regular fixtures include Eastleigh 10K, Gosport Half Marathon, Lordshill 10, Ryde 10, Alton 10 and Solent Half Marathon - includes most of the major local events. Click here to find out more. When entering, if you are an affiliated EA member, select "affiliated" if available in the options as this will give you a discount - and please do specify Solent Running Sisters as your team!
CC6 cross country series
Series of 7 (previously 6 - hence the name!) cross country races of about 4.5 miles that take place on Sundays at 9:30am through the winter. These are free for members and you simply turn up to take part - but you will need to wear a club top (get in touch to order or borrow one). Locations include some stunning New Forest runs. Organised by local running clubs, these are friendly, if often somewhat muddy events! Click here to find out more.
RR10 cross country series
Series of 10 cross country races of about 4.5-5 miles that take place on Wednesday evenings every other week though the summer. These are free for members and you simply turn up to take part - but like the CC6 series, you do need to be wearing a club top. Again, these are organised by local running clubs and take place in various scenic spots in south Hampshire. Click here to find out more.
This is a series of free 5K events that take place in hundreds of locations worldwide - all at 9am, every Saturday. Our members take part in parkrun at Eastleigh, Southampton and Netley on a regular basis - they are a brilliant way to measure progress as all participants are emailed their times and can track how they've done compared to previous parkrun events. You need to register on the parkrun website before taking part (this is free too). Click here to find out more.
Virgin London Marathon
This iconic marathon takes place in April. We do have a very small number of places allocated to the club. There is high demand for these places, so we have an application procedure to ensure that they are allocated fairly to members.
Other Popular Local Races
Check the calendar to find out where & when - and many of these are also Events on our Facebook page. Some of these will offer a discount to you as a member of the club - specify "affiliated" when you apply and "Solent Running Sisters" in the relevant field:
Many thanks to Paul Hammond for the title image.