Shakespeare competition

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

Information is sent out via email or Spond a week or so in advance (date, venue, start time, route description and/or map if possible and parking arrangements if necessary). We need marshals as well as runners so those injured, unfit or not fancying a race can still be involved and will get a free supper!

Club members can volunteer to help organise a races themselves, and 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 (£5).

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.

Only your best seven races count towards the competition. In the event of no-one in the category running 7 races then prize winners must run at least 5 races.

2024 Race Dates (These may change if circumstances dictate)

  • January 10th – Stratford – 10k flat, road (Tony Jackson, Sarah Bland)
  • February 7th – Stratford approx 6 miles (Sarah Bland)
  • March 13th – Mile races at High School track (Sarah Bland)
  • April 10th – TBC
  • May 8th – TBC
  • June 19th – TBC
  • July 17th – TBC
  • August 14th – TBC
  • September 11th – Stratford
  • September – date TBC – 5000m at the Track Championships 
  • October 9th – Track Hour


2023 League Results

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