Woking 3 Miles Monthly Handicap
The Kingfield Canter
under the auspices of Woking Athletic Club
over 300 monthly races & counting
Next race: 3rd April 2019
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Julian Martin has sadly passed away.
Julian died after suffering a heart attack in February.
Julian ran his first Woking 3 road race on 1st February 2000. He completed 110 runs in total and volunteered to organise a number of the runs.
The race in April will be dedicated to the memory of our dear friend.
Julian's family have created a web-site that can be found here.
What is it ? A race for road runners over 3 miles (well, actually 2.85 miles or 4.6 km), but with a couple of differences from most races:
Its a handicap race - the slowest runners start first. The first time you enter you will be consulted about your expected time for 3 miles/5 kilometres.
When we get it right - more often than not - you all come belting up the finishing straight in close order.
Its held every month - since June 1988 - with no plans to stop.
Its absolutely prizeless ! You get no medals, no goody bags - just glory (and sweat) - except for a "Frequent Flyer" medal to every runner (16 so far) who finishes more than 100 runs - including 3 who have completed 200 runs.
Please note: the use of headphones in this race is not recommended.
How do I enter ?There is no entry fee - and no entry form - just turn up and run.
Any age limit ? Our youngest entrant to date was 7 years old and our oldest entrant was 90.
When is it held ? On the first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m., except when that is 1st January.
Allow, say, 15 minutes to sign in, receive a start time and study the map of the course, which is a flat, clockwise circuit.
Where is it held ? Start and finish are at the Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA.
Tel:01483-771122. Changing rooms and showers are available or you can come ready changed.
Where is that ?
The Leisure Centre is in Woking Park, on the Kingfield Road (A247) opposite Woking Football Club ground.
There is a large, free car park or you can walk from Woking Station (exit from platform 5, cross car park and then about half a mile down
White Rose Lane to the back gate of the park). No. 34 bus (Guildford-Camberley) passes the park entrance.
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© Steve Godber March 2019