The CSAA Road Relays have been held at London’s Finsbury Park since 1978 but records show that possibly the first Relays were at the City of London Arena in 1953. Up until 2015 when the Race moved from October to March the Men’s Team had 5 runners racing over the tough 2 lap course. From 2015 it became teams of 4. The Women’s event used to be a straight race over the 2.8 mile course but in 1993 a 3 Team Relay was introduced and has continued since then.
The 2018 event saw the highest number of participants since 2013 which was pleasing for the event’s organisers as consideration was being given to the events future and whether it could continue in the face of falling numbers. However, it still remains popular and will hopefully continue for the foreseeable future.
In this year’s Men’s Race HMRC/RCSL retained their title for the 11th successive year ahead of Ordnance Survey and DWP/HASSRA. The fastest Leg of the Day went to George Dollner (DWP/HASSRA) in his first CSAA event with the fine time of 14.19, which was the quickest since 2013.
In the Women’s Race MINERVA recorded their 3rd successive win with Victoria Carter (MINERVA) setting the fastest leg for the third time in the last four races. It was good to see three teams from Land Registry competing
Thanks must go to the CSAA organising team for their support and to coming along to time-keep, record, and produce the overall results on the day.
The event is renowned as a fast, flat course and as the ‘home of the PB’ is an ideal opportunity to record personal and seasons best times.
Since the first event in 1982, thousands of runners have completed the race and the race has become the highlight of the year’s sporting calendar in Fleet and the surrounding area. Organised by Fleet & Crookham AC – we are all runners ourselves and volunteer to organise grass roots events
- A gently undulating but fast course with personal best potential
- Course is traffic-free
- An ideal build-up to the London or other spring marathons
- Pace Makers for 1:30, 1:40, 1:50; 2:00; 2:10 and 2:20 finish times
- Junior Mini Mile for 8-16 year olds – starting at 10.45am
- Well-marshalled route – over 150 cheering you on your way
- ChampionChip Timing gives you a personal time
- Professional medical support
- Professional race photography by RandR Photos Ltd
- Experienced organising team, we are all runners too
- Major benefit for national and local charities
- Great local support on the route
- An opportunity to volunteer and support a local event even if you don’t run it
- Founder member of the British Association of Road Races
- UK Athletics licence – 2019-35718
New for 2019:
- NEW – England Athletics Age Groups Masters Qualifying Event
- NEW – FREE race photography for all competitors
- NEW – a Hampshire Road Race League 2018/2019 event
- NEW – nominated local charity – Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
For the 2019 event we will have pace makers to guide you to the following finish times – 1:30, 1:45, 2:00 and 2:15. They will be clearly visible wearing a back pack with a flag showing their pace time. There will be 2 pace makers running together for each time band.