Woking 3 Miles Monthly Handicap
The Kingfield Canter
under the auspices of Woking Athletic Club
over 300 monthly races & counting
Next race: 1st February 2017
It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of Dave Nichols's death.
Dave died at 9:45 am on Christmas Eve while out running when he was involved in a tragic road traffic accident.
Our thoughts go out to his family and many friends
Dave was a member of Woking A.C. He had run the Woking 3 race 151 times starting with run 46 on 1st August 1992
He will be sadly missed
Dave's funeral will take place at 11 am on Tuesday 17th January at the Holy Family Church, Spinney Oak, Ongar Hill, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1BP
What is it ? A race for road runners over 3 miles (well, actually 2.85 miles or 4.6 km), but with a couple of differences from most races:
Its a handicap race - the slowest runners start first. The first time you enter you will be consulted about your expected time for 3 miles/5 kilometres.
When we get it right - more often than not - you all come belting up the finishing straight in close order.
Its held every month - since June 1988 - with no plans to stop.
Its absolutely prizeless ! You get no medals, no goody bags - just glory (and sweat) - except for a "Frequent Flyer" medal to every runner (16 so far) who finishes more than 100 runs - including 3 who have completed 200 runs.
Please note: the use of headphones in this race is not recommended.
How do I enter ?There is no entry fee - and no entry form - just turn up and run.
Any age limit ? Our youngest entrant to date was 7 years old and our oldest entrant was 90.
When is it held ? On the first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m., except when that is 1st January.
Allow, say, 15 minutes to sign in, receive a start time and study the map of the course, which is a flat, clockwise circuit.
Where is it held ? Start and finish are at the Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA.
Tel:01483-771122. Changing rooms and showers are available or you can come ready changed.
Where is that ?
The Leisure Centre is in Woking Park, on the Kingfield Road (A247) opposite Woking Football Club ground.
There is a large, free car park or you can walk from Woking Station (exit from platform 5, cross car park and then about half a mile down
White Rose Lane to the back gate of the park). No. 34 bus (Guildford-Camberley) passes the park entrance.
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© Steve Godber January 2017