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QPH Road Race Championship

Each calendar year the club organises a Road Race Championship event that's open to all club members and isn't just about being the fastest...

Throughout the year, at least one race each month is designated as a QPH Championship event with a big mix of distances available, giving runners plenty of opportunities to take part and at the distances they feel most comfortable competing.


Runners don't have to take part in all of them in order to win a medal, although they do have to run in at least 5 events to qualify.

Group of Queens Park Harriers post race outside a grand building
Medals are awarded at the end of the year, usually at the Christmas Party.

Award Categories

  • The 3 men and women with the best *age grading %.

  • Most improved male and female runner.

  • The most consistent age grading % across all events entered.

  • The highest number of completed QPH championship events.

  • The highest number of completed QPH championship events by a new member (joined since January 2024)

  • The Full House prize - for anyone who manages to run 5 different distance events: 5k, 10k, 10 miles, Half Marathon and Marathon.

Note that only certain events qualify for inclusion in the championship, and medal qualification requires participation in a minimum of 5 events.

This year's Road Race Captain is Ben Posen. if you have any questions you can contact him on or join the Road Race Championship WhatsApp Group


Certain events can be expected to be included in every Road Race Club Championship, and form the backbone of the Queens Park Harrier's road running year.

In addition, we organise several friendly 'Mob Matches' at local Parkrun events against other local running clubs, including Ealing Eagles and Willesden Tri.

As always, the qualifying events are listed in the Events Calendar.

In total in 2024 there are 23 events in the Road Race Club Championships:

  • 1x 3k relay race

  • 1x 5k race (more 5k races will be added)

  • 3x 5 mile races

  • 4x 10k races

  • 2x 10 mile races

  • 7x Half Marathons

  • 5x Marathons

The events are:


* age grading is a statistical attempt to measure the relative strength of a performance for an athlete of a given age. In other words it is harder for the average 60 year old to run 5km in 30mins than it is for the average 18 year old. So, if they got the same time the 60 year old would have a higher age grading.

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