THE event of the summer!
The summer really isn't complete at Barnes Fitness without our infamous Summer Series.
A friendly series of 5km/10km events, now in it's 10th year, welcoming runners of ALL abilities.
The course is a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Reading. 5km option is a 1 lap course, 10km option you go round the course twice!! Either way, it’s pancake flat and if you enter more than one race you’ve a great chance of seeing that course record come down month by month!
Amazing MEDALS or option to DEDICATE A TREE and receive a certificate with the exact location of your sapling from Trees not Tees.
Time until the next race:
You missed out!
RACE 1 - Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm
RACE 2 - Thursday 9 June, 7.30pm
RACE 3 - Thursday 14 July, 7.30pm
RACE 4 - Thursday 11 August, 7pm
A running mother
It really is such a great race, great location, easy parking, well organised, friendly, flat, fast and fun! My weekends are for my children so snap up any opportunity to run in the summer evenings, but the Dinton Summer Series is my favourite. WELL DONE!
Everything you need to know about timings, parking, the course etc.....
WHOLE 5km SERIES
WHOLE 10km SERIES
Prices exclude 6% processing fee.
If you are unable to attend all four events in person and wish to do one/two virtually - please enter the Whole Series in person and you will be given the option as/when each races comes around to take part virtually.
Please note - Series prizes are only available for those who attend all four events in person.
The much talked about inter-connecting medals:
5k or 10km off-road and traffic free course
Clearly-marked route with super friendly marshals
Dates & Time:
Thursday 12 May, 7.30pm
Thursday 9 June, 7.30pm
Thursday 14 July, 7.30pm
Thursday 11 August, 7pm
Ample parking onsite with option "check-in/out" so you only pay for the time you are onsite, £1.70 per hour, £3.40 for 2 hrs, £5.10 for 3hrs or £6.80 for 4 hrs plus/daily rate.
Prices exclude 6% processing fee
Online entry closes at 11.59pm the Tuesday before each event.
Rules of Participation:
Minimum competitor age: 13 years for 5km event, 16 years for 10km event as of race day
No headphones to be worn during the event except Aftershokz.
No dogs or pushchairs to accompany runners
Chip timed - your result instantly available as soon as you cross the finish line
Free event photos to download after the event
Event trophies and overall series prizes for those attending IN REAL LIFE;
1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female and 1st V40/50/60/70 Male/Female (based on age at start of series).
If age group winner is an overall podium winner they will receive the podium prize, and 2nd in age category will then win age group. #sharethelove
A community runner
Thank you for your continued effort to keep us ‘running’ as a community together!
I can only imagine how challenging this must be for the business at the moment so thank you for continuing to give us all the opportunity to compete and enjoy all the fantastic events you run.
The course starts/finishes at the Duck Feeding area by the playground and is a figure of 8 in an anti-clockwise direction, you cross the bridge between Black Swan and White Swan lake twice.
One lap of the course is your 5km race, two laps is your 10km course.
Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Wokingham RG10 0TH
1. What time frame do I have to complete the virtual event?
4 days from the planned event day, i.e. Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 May
2. Do I have to run the planned event course?
No, you can run any 5km/10km route/course you choose (except down a mountain!)
3. Where & how do I upload my result?
This will be via Event Chip Timing's website.
4. Will I still get a travel mug if I enter all four events virtually?
Yes - of course.
5. Will I be able to see how my time fares against someone else?
Yes, the results will be uploaded onto a results leaderboard per event.
Subject to our cancellation policy and consistent with other organisations, there is a need to protect the staging of this event and the resultant costs incurred by the event organiser. Before any entries are accepted, events start to incur costs which places the organiser at risk. The organiser is forced to recoup costs to ensure the event's ongoing success. Failure to do so has predictable results. From the moment you enter this event further costs are created therefore there are no cancellation reimbursements or refunds.
Please see our full Terms and Conditions for event entry here.
Male - Neil Kevern, 16:44 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
Female - Louise Durman, 18:48 (Thursday 9 June 2016)
V40 Male - Phillip Young, 17:30 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V40 Female - Sarah Urwin-Mann, 19:32 (Thursday 14 August 2014)
V50 Male - Pete Mannion, 18:54 (Thursday 12 July 2018)
V50 Female - Maureen Dowling, 20:34 (Thursday 10 May 2018)
V60 Male - Ed Dodwell, 20:21 (Thursday 10 May 2018)
V60 Female - Joy Noad, 25:12 (Thursday 8 August 2019)
V70 Male - David Dibben, 23:41 (Thursday 11 July 2019)
V70 Female - Patricia Comper, 43:16 (Thursday 8 August 2019)
Male - Jonathon Roberts, 32:40 (Thursday 14 August 2014)
Female - Amber Gascoigne, 38:12 (Thursday 14 June 2018)
V40 Male - Mark Shepherd, 33:50 (Thursday 12 June 2014)
V40 Female - Collette Callanan, 42:18 (Thursday 14 May 2015)
V50 Male - Terry Booth, 37:30 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V50 Female - Deb Self, 46:16 (Thursday 10 May 2018)
V60 Male - Ed Dodwell, 41:31 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V60 Female - Alison Jones, 53:19 (Thursday 11 July 2019)
V70 Male - David Mills, 49:39 (Thursday 9 August 2018)
V70 Female - Margaret Nobles, 01:06:39 (Thursday 15 May 2014)
Race 4 - Thursday 12 August 2021 (Chris Drew)
Race 3 - Thursday 8 July 2021 (Chris Drew)
Race 2 - Thursday 10 June 2021 (Chris Drew's photos)
Race 2 - Thursday 10 June (Jason's photos)
Race 1 - Thursday 13 May 2021 (Chris Drew's photos)
Race 4 - Thursday 12 August 2021
Series Rankings after Race 3
Series Rankings after Race 2
Race 3 - Thursday 8 July 2021
Race 2 - Thursday 10 June 2021
Race 1 - Thursday 13 May 2021
Virtual Summer Series Leaderboard
Great events mean plenty of volunteers and we make sure ours are looked after VERY well. If you are interested in volunteering at an event – whether it be for race registration, course marshalling or handing out medals – we would love to hear from you, contact us here.