We participate in the MABAC league events, which are targeted towards the more fun runner, and are a great progression from the C25k.
These races are free to Runnymede Runners members and guests, with each event hosted in turn by clubs in the league (our “hosted” event is in the Lightwater Country Park in Sept/Oct).
There are 2.5 and 5 mile race options, across country, in some of the scenic parts of the Surrey countryside, once a month on a Sunday morning. The Windsor MABAC , the first of the season (also one of our club championship’s event) in January though has 4 and 8 mile options through Windsor Great Park where we normally have a fantastic turnout of club runners.
The league is funded by 2 open paid entry events, the unattractively named Surrey Slog, which although “undulating” is a scenic trail half-marathon, and the Cranleigh 15/21 mile road race which is a favourite pre London Marathon training run.
This start of this year’s MABAC has obviously been delayed, but we will update with developments as events are confirmed.
But some dates already to note:
25th July: Surrey Slog
5th Sept : Cranleigh 15/21 Miles
Assuming these goes ahead we are obliged to supply marshals for this race, including running a water station, so that the MABAC races remain free for participating clubs but this may be different this year with a focus of “bring your own” water for races.
19th Sept: Lightwater MABAC:
This is our “home event” which many of our members help set up marshal and participate in.
For more information contact the Race Secretary
Or any of the MABAC co-ordinators