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Second Sunday Five Miles – August

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Our second Sunday races provide a perfect way to start your lazy Sunday. We’ve a beautiful route over Wimbledon Common, you’ll have a lovely run, and earn a good breakfast afterwards.

And because it’s Sunday, we’re keeping it simple ourselves. So it’s low key, no huge organisation, and no prizes. Just a well marked course, plenty of support and accurate results soon after the race. That means you can relax, enjoy your running, and we can get the breakfast going faster.

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Cat W
"This is such a lovely event, put on by Thames Hare & Hounds every 2nd Sunday...."
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Second Sunday Five Miles – August route


The course is a beauty – good running, lovely scenery and not too much mud. And no splash.

The race starts at our clubhouse on Richardson Evans Memorial fields. It runs out alongside Beverley Brook before two undulating laps and then a return to finish by our clubhouse.

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Please arrive early and pick up your race number up from our registration desk from next to our club. If there’s space you’ll be able to pick up an entry on the day, but don’t bank on it – enter in advance. You will need to wear a race number so that we can accurately record your result at the end, you will be able to collect this from registration on the day from 8:15. Please make sure this is safety pinned to your outer layer of clothing.

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No problem to bring your dog along to run. All we ask is that your dog is under firm control, kept on a short lead or harness, and that you take care to avoid tripping other runners.


There will be first aid in the start and finish area. If you need first aid out on the course please go to the nearest marshal, who will be able to escort you to the finish, or call for medical support. If you come across a serious medical emergency while running, for example an unconscious runner, please go straight to the nearest marshal, who will be able to call for an ambulance and guide them to the right place.


We’ve limited showers and changing facilities at the race but ideally please come ready to race. You’ll be able to leave bags in the club house. Please don’t bring the crown jewels with you, as it’ll be manned throughout the race but we can’t 100% guarantee the safety of all your stuff. There are public toilets in the sports Pavilion by the car park. These are about a 2 minute walk from the start. There are also public toilets by Robin Hood gate in Richmond Park. Please don’t wee in the bushes as the wombles don’t like it. And finally, there of course will be lots of lovely tea, coffee and homemade cakes for spectators and you.

Second Sunday Five Miles – August weather forecast

Windy in the morning and afternoon.

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Based on Wimbledon Common in South West London, Thames Hare and Hounds is the oldest cross-country running club in the world. Our large membership is made up of runners of all ages and abilities. We enjoy a full program of training, racing and social events, at all of which newcomers are very welcome.



Second Sunday Five Miles – August reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 5 Mile in 2019

    This is such a lovely event, put on by Thames Hare & Hounds every 2nd Sunday. It's low-key, inexpensive (free if you join the club), friendly and very inclusive. The two-lap course is pretty and the upside of the climb up the Toast Rack is the lovely downhill afterwards. It's environmentally friendly -numbers are reused - and there's great tea (in mugs) and cake afterwards 😁
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