Staines 10k Staines 10k

Sunday 13th May 2018, 9am

Age Limit

Runners must have attained the age of 17 on race day. If the entrant is under 18 on the day of the race then parental consent will be required and their details will need to be completed on the entry form.

Arrival & Venue

The race HQ is Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 1AJ, only 100 yards from the start and finish. Click here for a map of the location of the race venue.

By car
Follow signs for Knowle Green from Staines Town Centre or the A308. Parking - There is LIMITED parking in Knowle Green at the Council Offices and Leisure Centre. So please ‘GO GREEN’ and consider the environment - car share, cycle or use public transport. There will be marshalls at Knowle Green providing directions to parking.

By train
The nearest BR station is Staines in Gresham Road, a 5min walk to the leisure centre.

By bus
The 117 and 290 buses stop in Kingston Road at Knowle Green. Staines bus station is within 10 minutes walk of the race HQ.


Baggage storage facilities are available at Race HQ, in the Leisure Centre. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for security and advise that competitors do not leave valuables in their bags.

Changing and Toilets

Spelthorne Leisure Centre allows free access to all competitors for toilets, changing, and showers. Entrants are also entitled to a free swim. Refreshments are also available in the centre.

Chip Timing

Your unique pre-programmed timing chip (and race number) will be provided when you present proof of entry and name to officials at Registration at Race HQ. Follow the instructions for attaching it to your running shoe. Without your unique chip a time and position will fail to be recorded for your performance.

There will be two times recorded for each runner. The first is what is called the Gun Time. It's the official race time and is the time that the runner takes to complete the course from the time the gun was fired. Of course if you take say thirty seconds to cross the line this additional time is part of your race time. The second is the Chip Time (or Chip to Chip Time as it’s sometimes referred to). This is the time that the runner actually takes from the time they crossed the start line (even if they took thirty seconds to do so from went the gun was fired) to the time they crossed the finish line. However, this time has no relevance to the results whatsoever and is used for information purposes only.

As far as the rules of athletics are concerned the Gun Time is the important time, and this is what the results and prizes are based on, otherwise the race becomes a time trail where the winner need not be the first person to cross the finish line.


The course has been accurately measured and has a certificate of course accuracy (11/039). It is a flat, one-lap course over public roads, with a small inner loop of 1.5k at the 2.5 k point. All road crossings will be marshalled and there are no right turns on the route.

No dogs, accompanying vehicles or cycles are allowed on the course. We regret the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs. The course will be marked at each kilometre.

Click here for a map of the course

To view a satellite 3D Fly-through of the Staines 10K race route go to Good Run Guide. You don't need to be a member of the Good Run Guide. Membership costs £10 per year, is easy to join and entitles you to access of the Good Run Guide database with a varied selection of local scenic training routes. All the runs come with maps and lots of other information necessary to run them with confidence.

Fastest Times:
Men: Nick Mapp 31:57 (2007)
Women: Tish Jones 34:28 (2013)


Entries are closed, the race is full.


The finish is on the footway in Knowle Green opposite the Council Offices. Follow the instructions of the race officials at the finish. Do not let non-competing friends or relatives run with you. This is especially important in the finish area as extra non-numbered runners coming through the finish line and exit funnels can affect the results.

The timing chip attached to your shoe will record your race time as you cross the line. Make certain that you run over the matting in the finish funnel, this will ensure that your chip is registered. Once you have crossed the finish line, don't stop, keep moving to the end of the funnels; stay in the exact order in which you have finished. Please don't get ahead of anyone in the finish funnels. This is very important for accurate timing and placing. If someone gets in front of you, politely ask them to go back, they may not only get your hard earned place and time, but they may also mess the whole results up. Please be patient whilst your timing chip is removed at the end of the funnel. The Staines 10K team will be charged for any non returned chips and therefore less money will be donated to charity.

On completion of the race, runners are to make their way to the Leisure Centre, to collect their commemorative T-Shirt and finisher's medal.

First Aid

First Aiders will provide medical support on the course if necessary and at the finish. We will be provided with a mobile treatment unit. Please add any relevant medical details on the reverse of your race number.

Future Events

Runnymede Runners Relays

Saturday 7 July 2018, is a provisional date for the Runnymede Runners Relays in the grounds of Windsor Park, for mixed teams of 6 runners. Visit for more information.

Laleham Park Run Route

Fancy a training run? Try the Laleham Park Run Route. The route is 5km in length which is comprised of two 2.5km laps. The distance is based on running around the circumference of the park and is marked using discs mounted on wooden posts which have been funded by Run England. Click here for more information.

Medical Conditions

If you have a medical condition that will need consideration should you be taken ill, during the race, please inform Sport Systems AND write the details on the back of your race number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start; remember there is always another year and another race.

Personal Stereos

The use of Personal Stereos, MP3 players and IPods are PROHIBITED during the race. If you usually use these devices for training – think again about entering this event. The roads are not closed to traffic – it is imperative that you are able to listen to the Marshalls' directions.

Post Race

On completion of the race, runners are to make their way to the Leisure Centre, to collect their commemorative T-Shirt and finisher's medal.

Runners will be able to use the shower and changing facilities at the Leisure Centre, and can also get a free swim by showing their race number to the reception staff.

Apex Sports will be present with a wide variety of shoes, clothing and accessories from all the major running brands. Apex Sports is an independent, specialist running shop, started in 1989, by runners for runners. Click here to go to their website.

Prize Giving

Prize giving will take place in the Leisure Centre, as soon as possible after the race. All competitors who finish the race will receive a race memento.

Individual prizewinners will qualify for one prize only.

The ‘higher prize’ will be given if a competitor wins more than one category, e.g. a vet 40 man who wins the race would get 1st male prize and the next vet 40 man would get the 1st men’s vet prize. If you think that you have won something please stay to collect it. It makes the event more enjoyable and adds to the expense of the race if we have to send prizes on.

All results and information will be posted on the Sport Systems and Staines 10k web sites.

Prize List
Open Men
Veteran Men
Veteran Men
Veteran Men
Open Women
Veteran Women
Veteran Women
Veteran Women
Men's Team
Women's Team
Various spot prizes
40-49 yrs
50-59 yrs
60+ yrs
35-44 yrs
45-54 yrs
55+ yrs
Open (4 to score)
Open (4 to score)
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
Places 1-3
First place
First place

Race Discipline

The route runs on public roads. Keep to the left of the road or on the pavement during the race, take care when overtaking and make way for faster runners. If you need to stop or walk for any reason, please move to the side of the road, so as not to impede other runners. Instructions issued by the Police or Race Marshals, who will be wearing fluorescent yellow bibs, MUST be obeyed. They will advise you of any hazards.UK Athletics rules recognise the hazard of using personal music systems with headphones and prohibit their use in road races. Please restrict their use to your training runs

Any athlete not complying with these rules is liable to disqualification. The Race Referee's decision is final at all times. This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users. Without your co-operation it is not possible to hold a race on public roads.

Race Numbers

Your race number will NOT be sent to you. Your race number will be given to you ON THE DAY when you present proof of entry to race HQ. This is by presenting your confirmation email from Sports Systems either printed out or on a mobile device.

Please don't give your number to someone else without informing the organisers. This is a condition for entering the race and is extremely important especially in the event of illness or an accident during the event. It may also affect the results, and may mean someone getting a prize to which they aren't entitled. If you wish to transfer your entry contact Sports systems before the start of the race.

You must present your proof of entry to Race HQ in plenty of time before the start in order to obtain with your unique timing chip and race number. Please bring pins. There may be some available if you forget.

Pin your race number on the FRONT of your running vest or ‘T’ shirt, where it is most visible for race officials. If your number can’t be seen, you may not be given a time and it may confuse the results for everyone. Runners who do not have a properly displayed number or are identified as running under the wrong name will be liable to disqualification.

Please complete the form on the back of your number with your name, contact details and any medical condition. This will help in the event of an accident or illness.


The race will be held under UK Athletics Rules


All competitors should try to arrive at least one hour before the start to allow time for parking, obtaining your timing chip from Race HQ. Your chip will be provided on production of your race number. You will also need time for warming up and lining up. The Start is in Knowle Green. The race will start promptly at 9am. Listen for the race marshals instructions to guide you to the start at the appropriate time.

Please be realistic about your expected performance, line up according to how fast you plan to run. There will be two distinct areas to line up at the start. Slower runners and walkers will be in the second group, as directed by marshalls and race officials. THIS WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR FINISHING TIME.

Please pay attention to the pre-race instructions. These are for the benefit of all runners, and will help guide you through the course and keep you safe. This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users

You must be certain to run over the matting at the start line to ensure that your chip is registered.

Team Entries

Team prizes will be awarded to the first Mens Team and the first Womens team. The first 4 Team members to finish score. If you are thinking of entering a team please ensure that when you enter you state the correct team name so that scoring points can be attributed correctly. The entries are all computerised. For example "Staines Strollers" is different from "Staines Strollers Running Club".

UK Athletics

The event is run under UK Athletics competition rules and has attained the following Licence:

UK Athletics Road Race licence 2018-30102.
If you are affiliated to UKA you will be entitled to a discount on the entry fee. Please follow the correct link on the entry form. You will be required to enter your UKA Number and club name.

Water Station

A water station will be provided around the 5.5k point. There will also be drinks available at the finish.