We hope everyone had a great race at the final Runners Need G3.



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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 2015 route Garmin Strava 

31 January 2015 route - Garmin Strava 

21 February 2015 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

10 January 2015 - 08.30

31 January 2015 - 08.30

21 February 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 are recommended. 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...

21st February Course Stats:

Course Length - 10.8km

Steepest Climb - St Martha's North face 22%

Highest Elevation - St Martha's - 178 m

Lowest Elevation - Bottom of water Lane - 75 m

Elevation Gain - 349 m

Course Record - 41:18 Rory Atkins 2013

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