Our 31 January event has now sold out, but you can still enter for 21st February.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 10th January event. Results.

A few race photos. “Like” our facebook page.

If you had a great race today please do sign up for the other two Runners Need G3 events.

Online entry for the 31st January and 21st February events is open.

Medals for finishers! We’ve broken the mold and reverted to offering medals.

Standard Series entry – £50

Individual race entry – £20

New dates are set: 10 January, 31 January and 21 February 2015.

Please note the G3 Series is a cross country run. You will come across hilly terrain, mud, uneven ground, tree roots etc. We recommend wearing off-road trainers if you have them. The 21st February route includes a section of road – so don’t wear your spikes.


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Now into it's 12th year the Runners Need G3 running series is well renowned for its tough cross country routes. Nevertheless we are always surprised to hear that some athletes didn't realise it was hilly until they've completed the event! It is very hilly, but an achievable challenge.

10 January 2014 route Garmin Strava 

31 January 2014 route - Garmin Strava 

21 February 2014 route - Garmin Strava 

G3 Series Challenge: Log into Strava and compete for your leader board position on the 'segments.'

Newlands Corner, Drove Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8SE

31 January 2015 - 08.30

21 February 2015 - 08.30

0 0 2015 - 08.30

You will collect your race number and timing chip on the day from the G3 registration desk. Nothing will be sent to you in the post.
WARNING: Parking at Newlands Corner is limited. Please share a lift and park tightly. Cycle (plenty of trees to chain your bike to), walk, parachute in or run to the venue to help reduce congestion. If you have to drive please use the Facebook page to coordinate your lift.
Guildford or West Clandon train stations are the nearest, although you will then need to book a taxi because there is no suitable bus service.
What to wear
Trail running shoes or spikes are recommended, although the 21st February route has short stretches of tarmac. The best kit can be bought from Runners Need.


The Runners Need G3 run series courses boast hills, mud, sand and more hills! Expect some pain...

The event series sold out in 2014 - sign up early for 2015 to avoid disappointment!

January Course Stats:

Course Length - 10.6km

Steepest Climb - St Martha's West face - 13.7%

Highest Elevation - St Martha's - 178 m

Lowest Elevation - Bottom of water Lane - 75 m

Elevation Gain - 316 m

Course Record - 39:49 John Dewey 2009

Chip timing
First aid
Patrolling the course
Public loos
There will be a water station at the 5km mark and at the finish line.
Our famous home-made flapjacks and brownies as well as bananas will be provided and there are two cafes on site at Newlands Corner.
Don't forget

Trail running shoes, leggings or shorts, tops, and heart rate monitors are all available from Runners Need.

Arrive in good time to register. You'll not receive anything in the post.

Registration opens 07:15am; registration closes 08:15am.

Other information
Only £20 per event or save £10 when you sign-up to the Series - £50 for all 3 events

What 2013 entrants said:

"Another fab G3 run (if a little on the slippy, muddy side - how many people did lose a shoe?) Well done to Toby and gang, and all the marshals. I really enjoy all your events, and I am looking forward to the next." Andrea T

"Thank you Toby, the one race I entered was really enjoyable and well organised - I'll definitely be doing more next year." Paul G