Wells City Harriers have a long tradition of organising various races and events across the area and we have helped various other community groups to ensure that their events are organised to a good standard.
The only races that the Harrier committee directly organise are the Street Series of races (October-March). Read on for details. For other local races please contact the community organisers direct - see other webpages for their contact details or dedicated website(s).
no later than 48 hours before race start (or enter on the night)
Enter the junior races of 1k & 2k on the night by 7.15pm at the latest
Street 5k & Junior races: Race The Night
Soon back for another year - the Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Series. This will be the 34th year! At the December 2023 edition we anticipate celebrating our 200th edition!
2nd Wednesday of every month Oct-March.
The 33rd Series was completed on Wednesday 9th March 2023 and links to the last Series reports & results are below. The races are suitable for sub-16 minute through to plus-30 minute runners. 5 laps with timing clock to help you get your pace judgement fine-tuned!
Race Director Stephen Nicholls, supported by Henry Sage and Results supremo Hywel Thomas. Finish line recorder and other marshals all volunteers from the Wells City Harriers - current or former members.
First event: 11th October 2023; Starts 7.30pm - this will be 5k Race number 198 (junior races start 2 or 3 minutes before main 5k race)
ENTER the 5k Series or an individual race online at least 36 hours in advance please. Limited entry on night. £5 (with England Athletic registration)/£7 (without EA registration) for each individual race.
ENTRY LINK for 5k individual race & Series will be posted here when available....1k & 2k enter on the night only
£2 for junior 1k or 2k race - enter using paper form on the night or at Monday training.
Series award tbc for all that enter the Series and compete in 5 races. Special 200th edition race award (december) for all tbc
If you enter the Series then keep your race number for all the races. If you enter just one race but might come back & race another then also please keep your race number (saves us having to re-enter you on our database!). 5 races (out of 6 in 2022/23) count for the overall Series & age category prizes - but also prizes after every race.
Race HQ: Street United Reformed Church Hall, off the High Street, entrance - opposite 'Living Homes' (entrance at the back) Opens 6.30pm
PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDANCE IN THE RACE HQ
HQ opens from 6.30pm
Collect pre-paid Race Numbers by 7.15pm Briing your own pins to save wasting them
Race Start: by the Royal British Legion Club, Farm Road - 200metres fromRace HQ.
7.27pm for junior 1k (school years 5&6) & 2k (school years 7&8) ;
7.30pm for all entrants in 5k race (5 lap)
(As we may need to implement some Covid precautions on the night at the Race HQ, it would be appreciated that entrants bring a mask if required to wear one when inside the Race HQ before or after the race)
JUNIOR RUNNERS WELCOME
There will be the usual 5 laps of the circuit for 5k (age 13 upwards encouraged); and a 1k race ( 1 lap) aimed at School years 5 & 6; and a 2k race (2 laps) for those in School years 7 & 8. (as an 11 year old you can enter the 5k but we’d rather you had a go at breaking the course records for the 2k!). £10 for the Series of 5 junior races or £2 for one race. Junior 1k & 2k entry forms at Harrier training or on the night entry. Arrive by 7pm.
If you aren't running you can help by volunteering to marshal.
Each runner of any age and ability will be encouraged, as usual, to run as quickly as they can on the night with good support, and the timing clock every 1k, and to get quicker across the Series with little incentives during the Series…..
Race results, photos and any report will be posted up within a day or two of each race on the Harrier Front Page. Reports and results from all races last year can also be seen below. 5k Results also go to power of ten.
2023/24 RESULTS & PHOTOS
RESULTS & REPORTS, often with photos, from the 2022/23 Street Series:
Race Number 192 - October 12th 2022 link here
OTHER LOCAL RACES WE SUPPORT - Enquiries about these following races should be directed to the local community race organisers - we at the Harriers sponsor and support the races and provide advice & guidance but they are organised by local communities to raise moneys for charitable causes. See separate web pages.
Babcary Race 2022: Report & Results link here
Butleigh 10km Multi-terrain race 2023 - Results on Power of ten and link here
Butleigh 2022 Report & Results link here.
Last held on September 11th 2022, the Wells Festival of Running saw races for all ages - supported by Wells City Harriers. Link to 2022 results & photos here. It may be that the next edition is in 2024 tbc.
Usually on the late August Bank Holiday Monday sees the usual Baltonsborough 5 mile Road Race & junior runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages. LINK HERE. for race details. Report on the 2022 races here.
& we also supported the 2022 Baltonsborough Christmas Pudding 5 mile Race . Report & photos of the event held on 18th December 2022 here.
Baltonsborough Xmas Pudding 2021 report here:. Report & photos here.
Race results, photos and any report will be posted up within a day or two of each race on the Harrier Front Page when we receive them from the local community organisers. Reports and results from all races last year can also be seen below.
Race the Night 5k: Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Series and junior races over 1km and 2km.
2021/22 Results & Reports
32nd year with just the 5 races as the October edition could not proceed during Covid restrictions.
These races in 2021/22 were supported by the following - click on their links....
Hecks Cider & Apple Juice (Street);
The Somerset Cheese Company (Ditcheat); &
Wednesday 10th November 2021 – Race No 187 Results & Report with photos can be seen on this link here.
Wednesday 8th December 2021 - Race No 188 Results & Report with photos here
Wednesday 12th January 2022 - Race No 189 Results & Report with photos here
Wednesday 9th February 2022 - Race No 190 Results & Report with photos here
Wednesday 9th March 2022 - Race No 191 Results & Report with photos here
2019/20 RESULTS & REPORTS
2019/20 was the 31st year of this Street Series and saw editions 181 to 186 take place. 2nd Wednesday of every month October to March.
Edition 181 was on Wednesday 9th October 2019 : REPORT & RESULTS LINK HERE
Edition 182 was on Wednesday 13th November 2019: REPORT & RESULTS LINK HERE
Edition 183 was on Wednesday 11th December 2019 - REPORT & RESULTS LINK HERE
Edition 184 was on Wednesday 8th January 2020 - REPORT & RESULTS LINK HERE
Edition 185 was on Wednesday 12th February 2020 - REPORT & RESULTS LINK HERE
Edition 186 was on Wednesday 11th March 2020 - REPORT & RESULTS LINK HERE
Many folk use the Street 5k road race as a monthly time trial to see if they can get fitter and quicker! In the past two seasons we have incentivised people to get quicker by awarding a bottle of Bullbeggar Cider or Lamyatt Apple Juice if they improve on their 5k time from month to month.
STREET SERIES 2018/19 - Results and reports
STREET SERIES 2017/18 - Results and reports
HARRIER SUPPORTED RACES - ARCHIVE OF RESULTS from previous editions
We also support with advice, guidance, officials, marshals and other assistance as need be to the following community events:
- Babcary 7.5mile road race - The 2020 race was held - see report here and 2019 edition. Report & Results here. All other previous results below.
- Butleigh 10k multi-terrain race – as held on Sunday 14th April 2019. Report & Results link here. All other previous results below.
- Wells Fun Runs – as held on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday 26th May 2019. Report and link to results here. All other previous results below
- Baltonsborough 5mile Road race – usually held in August alongside the village FETE - Last year's Report and Results link here. All other previous results below
Most of the Harrier supported races usually have a range of races, suitable for all ages, except for the Butleigh race that (subject to any change by the local race committee) does not have a junior race.
SOMERSET RACE SERIES - Wells City Harriers were founder members of the Somerset Race Series, and continues to promote a set of races across the County every year. For full information please go to the dedicated website.
See also the results as originally published on the WCH website: STREET RESULTS ARCHIVE 2000/10
RESULTS of BUTLEIGH Race all years since 2009
RESULTS of BALTONSBOROUGH Race all years since 2006