Shakespeare competition

The aim of the Shakespeare Competition is to provide friendly rivalry throughout the year by a series of competitive races, held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Club members can volunteer to organise the races themselves, and provide information via email or the noticeboard at least two weeks in advance (date, venue, start time, route description and/or map if possible and parking arrangements if necessary).

To encourage members to volunteer, additional points are allocated to race organisers. If you are interested in organising a race in the future, please speak to Sarah

The races may start from the Sports Club, but usually they are based from a local pub with food being provided afterwards. This ensures a range of different routes and provides an excellent post-race social occasion. To cover costs, an entry fee will be charged (£4).

Only your best seven races count towards the competition

There are separate league tables for men and women with prizes to be awarded for the top three in each league. Separately, there are age group leagues with a prize for the winner of each five year age group. The first three overall are not eligible for age group prizes.

2023 Race Dates (These may change if circumstances dictate)

  • January 3rd- Stratford – 10k flat, road (Sarah Bland)
  • February 1st- Stratford approx 6 miles (Sarah Bland)
  • March 1st – Mile races at High School track (Sarah Bland)
  • April 5th – TBC
  • May 3rd – TBC
  • June 7th – TBC
  • July 5th – TBC
  • August 2nd- Ilmington Hill Climb
  • September 6th – Stratford
  • September – date TBC – 5000m at the Track Championships 
  • October 4th – Track Hour


2022 League Results

Past Results

2021 Shakespeare League Results:

Women Overall | Women Age Groups | Men Overall | Men Age Groups | Races 1 to 10 | All Results

2020 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results