One of our most popular club events is the monthly 10k staggered jog. We meet on the last Sunday of each month, unless there is a reason for it to be moved to the week earlier (or later), at the junction of Redwood and Wymers Wood Road (behind the cricket ground), from 9.30.
It’s a 10k route on open roads through Burnham Beeches, with each runner setting off at a slightly different time. The slower runners start first, the faster runners later. The idea is that everyone finishes at about the same time to make for an exciting finish.
Start times and results are based on your fastest staggered jog time in the previous 12 months.
The winner is the person whose time beats their year personal best by the biggest percentage. The results are announced a few days after the race once the calculations have been done.
It’s a great personal challenge to push for your best time. Whether you’re a fast runner or a slower runner you have the same chance of winning.
The first time you run one of the events you will be setting a time for your subsequent races. To be fair to all runners we ask that new starters give of their best on their first run.
The winner receives a cherished trophy known as the ‘candlesticks’ to keep for the month, as well as a chunky staggered jog medal depicting part of the course and the candlesticks.
The route is unmarked and there are no marshals, so please take care on the course, running on the right side of the road except where turning a blind corner.
You will need to remember the route (see details below), so we suggest that the first time you take part you run with someone that knows the route, or take a printout of it with you. Much of the time you are likely to see someone ahead of you running the route. To help identify members we ask that you wear your club top.
We are lucky to have a dedicated team of volunteers without whom it wouldn’t be possible to run the event. All members are asked to volunteer to help with the start and recording of finishing times every once in a while.
The race is a members only event for the purposes of the competition, but prospective members and friends and family of members are also welcome to join us.
Staggered Jog RouteDownload file for GPS
Safety advice for the Staggered Jog
You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category.