The best place to find the latest news about what fellow Pioneers are up to is on the Clapham Pioneers Facebook group.
Clapham Pioneers support members in races throughout the year. Here are a few of the races our runners are entered into in the near future.
- Harry Hawkes 10 miles – Sunday 23rd June 2019
- Battersea Park 1 mile relay – Monday 22nd July
- Clapham Common ParkRun – Saturday 31st August
- Vilnius Half Marathon – Sunday 8th September
- Tooting Parkrun Takeover – Saturday 17th August
- Battersea Park 10K – Saturday 19th October
If you fancy joining us, don’t forget that membership includes registration to UK Athletics which gives you great discounts on races throughout the year.
2019 Clapham Pioneers Championship
To celebrate the tenth year of Pioneers running excellence, we are very excited to announce that we are launching our very own club championships! Aimed at encouraging all our members to get involved in this landmark year, the championships will be a great chance for us all to push ourselves across a range of distances, get out and about at events as an orange army, and most importantly, have fun doing something we all love! (Well, sometimes…) There will of course be the trademark Pioneers social celebrations to follow the races throughout 2019, in case you needed any more of an incentive!
So how does this all work?
The Championship will consist of 8 races ranging from a 5K all the way up to a Marathon (don’t worry, we vetoed Michael’s ultra marathon suggestions!) plus team events such as Cross Country & relay.
While this might sound daunting, the championship is aimed at everyone in club, not just the fastest runners, as the point system will see you gain points for entering races, for getting your PBs, and for your age group score.
And you don’t have to go all the way to the 26.2 miles, or strap on your first pair of spiked trail shoes to get involved! There will be 8 races, and to enter the championship you just need to complete 5 of the 8 races throughout the year! However, if you have decided 2019 is your year of running, if you enter all 8, we will count your top 5 scores towards your championship total.
Where on Earth am I going to do all this running?!
See above for the schedule of races. The following are the qualifying runs:
- 5K – Clapham ParkRun
- 10K – Battersea Park
- 10 Miles – Harry Hawkes
- Half Marathon – Surrey Half
- Half Marathon – Pioneers European Trip to Vilnius
- Marathon – Any marathon will count towards the championship
- Cross Country – Parliament Hill
- A Team Relay Event (Green Belt Relay or 3 x 1 Mile Relay)