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.
Unfortunately Covid-19 restrictions meant the cancellation of all of the Club organised races since mid-March 2020. We were able to hold the final event of the Street 5k & junior 1k/2k races that month but there was no Street Series October 2020-March 2021. We are currently planning on organising a Series again starting in October 2021.
The information that follows is what happens usually (but not necessarily happening due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Race The Night 5k! Our main flagship event is the Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Road Race Series, and accompanying 1k and 2k junior races held on the second Wednesday of every month between October and March. We plan on organising this Series again from October 2021 and it may be possible to enter the Series on line, in advance, for best entry discount with additional discounts for England Athletics members as usual. First Timers at Street Night 5k will get an award and pb awards through the Series along with other category awards and spot prizes! Suitable for all abilities. Read on below.
Usually 3rd Sunday in February Babcary 7.6 mile road race & junior races - supported by Wells City Harriers. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series).The 2020 race was held - see report here. The 2021 version was cancelled.
Usually a Sunday in April the Butleigh 10km Multi-terrain race - supported by Wells City Harriers. Link to website & info here. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series). The 2020 version was cancelled- Contact organisers direct for any other information as they may look to hold the race later in 2021.
Usually on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday Wells Fun Runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages - from 600m to 10km (10km race is usually part of the Somerset Race Series). Link to entry page here Now Cancelled for 2020 & 2021- hopefully back in 2022.
Usually on the late August Bank Holiday Sunday sees the Baltonsborough 5 mile Road Race & junior runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages. The last edition was held in 2019 (see link below) with the 2020 edition cancelled. We await news on whether the 2021 edition will go ahead.
Any enquiries about the Race the Night 5k Street Series should be directed to the Race Series Director Lynne Elstob (contact details on entry form when available). 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.
Race the Night 5k: Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Series and junior races over 1km and 2km.
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 abottle of Bullbeggar Cider or Lamyatt Apple Juice if they improve on their 5k time from month to month.
The Series is known as the Clive & Angela Thomas Series as they were the initiators of the Series back in 1989 as a monthly time trial to encourage local runners of all abilities to get fitter and quicker!
STREET SERIES 2018/19 - Results and reports
STREET SERIES 2017/18 - Link to race results and reports
HARRIER SUPPORTED RACES
We also support with advice, guidance, officials, marshals and other assistance as need be to the following community events:
- Babcary 7.5mile road race - this was held on Sunday 24th February 2019. Report & Results here. All other previous results below.
- Butleigh 10k multi-terrain race – this was held on Sunday 14th April 2019. Report & Results link here. All other previous results below.
- Wells Fun Runs – this was 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 -When confirmed see Race entry form and full information on the dedicated website here. 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