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Road Running Leagues, Competitions and Performances

Wimborne AC take part in a number of leagues throughout the year, with both team and individual competitions. These include:

The Dorset Road Race League
The Dorset County Championships
Poole Runners Winter series
Poole Runners Summer series

Wimborne AC take part in the Dorset Road Race League (RRL). There are now 12 races per year. Expect 6 shortish races (less than 10 miles), 5 races of 10 miles / half marathons and one long race.

They also try (with varying success) to spread them across the county and across the whole year. The men and ladies compete as separate teams rather than a mixed team. For a league event we need 5 men to make up a men's team but only 3 ladies to make up a team. The overall team scores at the end of the season are based on the best 7 out of 12 races.

The Dorset RRL is split into two divisions with the top 7 menís and womenís team forming the top divisions and the other teams forming Division 2. Wimborne AC are in the top flight for both men and women. There will be promotion and relegation at the end of the year with Division 1ís bottom club being replaced by the Division 2 champions. 

Hereís how we have done in previous years.

Year 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Men 6 2 3 3 4 3 5 6 6 3
Ladies 4 4 5 4 5 6 8 10 9 9


Year 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
Men 8 7 6 5 6 6 9 9 10 10
Ladies 9 10 9 8 6 7 4 4 4 4

There's also a league for individuals based on the same 12 races and again the final positions are based on the best 7 out of the possible 12 races. That means if you want to do well in the league you have to finish at least 7 of the races. Also you will need to finish in all 12 races to win a Fidelity Award.

For the Wimborne Road Runners Roll of Honour over the years click Here

The Dorset Road Race League fixtures for 2015 are:

Broadstone Quarter Marathon          1 January
Blackmore Vale Half Marathon         1 February
Lytchett 10                                         15 February
Rotary Easter Quarter Marathon       4 April
North Dorset Village Marathon         3 May
Purbeck 10k                                     19 June
Portland 10                                         5 July
Sturminster Newton Half Marathon  2 August
Littledown 5                                       13 September
Weymouth 10                                    18 October
Gilly Hilly 7.5 miles                             1 November
Boscombe 10k                                  22 November

Each year the Dorset county championships (DCC) consists of one race selected at each of 10k, 10 miles, half marathon and marathon to be the county championship race. To qualify to enter the championship you have to either have been born in the county, lived here for 9 months or more or be stationed here in the services. Awards are made to the top 3 male and females for seniors and veterans.

Dorset County Championships 2015 - List of events:

Lytchett 10                                         15 February
North Dorset Village Marathon          3 May
Sturminster Newton Half Marathon    2 August
Boscombe 10k                                  22 November


Poole Runners organise a Winter Series and a Summer series.

The Winter series races are all 5k and all take place on Friday evenings at Boscombe pier, one a month from October through to March - six races in all.

The Summer series consists of 6 races on Friday evenings at Upton House. These are all around 3 miles and obviously they are in the summer!


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