Terry Abnett, former organiser of the race, has informed Trionium that he will once again organise the Leatherhead Firestation in 2019, on Sunday 10 March. Hooray!
Click here to go to the event's homepage and REGISTRATION on Sports Systems.
Due to operational changes at the firestation, there will not be a 10k in 2014, but the race is expected to happen again in 2015.
Leatherhead Firestation 10k - no race in 2014 - discussion thread.
10am Sunday 10th November 2013
For results, please see the Sports Systems website at the link above.
10am Sunday 11 November 2012
Well done to everyone who finished - what a great day for a run!
Photos 2012 (Steve Rencontre, and below)
More photos from Steve Rencontre
10am Sunday 13 November 2011
Well done to everyone who took part in 2011 - Well done to Clapham Chasers, who had over 80 runners out and won the team prize (and many others!)
Over £50,000 raised since 2003 for local charities!
Results by Sports Systems
See runner comments and ratings 2011
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Sponsored by Lanson Running
Photos below by Steve Rencontre - thanks Steve!
Before the start...
What a spread!
Chatty runners before the start...
...and they're off!
Everyone goes off too fast!
Great running - no bull!
Friendly marshals, just where you need them!
Nice finish too!
Nice goodies too!
8th Leatherhead Fire Station 10k
10am Sunday 14 November 2010
"If Leatherhead Fire Station is as good at putting out fires as it is at organising races, the people of Leatherhead are in safe hands." 'Percy Veerance'
On Sunday 14 November 2010 the annual Leatherhead Fire Station 10k attracted 331 runners from around the southeast and from further afield, under grey skies but in otherwise excellent conditions - cool and dry. The course is simple: 4km up, 2km down and a 4km canter on practically flat bridlepaths and tracks back to the finish. A very large number of marshals were present, to ensure the safety of runners, and there was good support from the spectators dotted around the course. The race was preceded by an perfectly-observed one minute's silence for Armistice Day.
First man home was unattached Andrew Tugwell in 37:11, while second home was first male Vet (46-50) Howard Jones or Dorking and Mole Valley AC (an impressive run, especially since he had raced for his club the day before). Third man home (second vet 46-50) was Bernie Mulvaney, in 37:35. When only 32 seconds separate the top three men, you know it has been a bit of a battle at the front. First lady home, in 14th place was Paula Hartwell (V35) of Go West SFRS in 39:32, second home was senior lady Rachel Bentley of Clapham Chasers in 39:50 (17th place - another battle, only 18 seconds behind the first placed lady) and third lady home was Ruth Hutton of South London Harriers (28th place, 40:38).
Last home was Jackie Pullen of Ashtead Running Group in 1:23:25, substanially faster than the last-placed runners of the two previous years, and once again beating all those people that didn't bother to get out of bed on race day.
The race raised funds for a number of local charities, including Help for Heroes.
Results - from the excellent Sports Systems
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Congratulations to everyone who finished the race - and big thanks to all the organisers and marshals - thanks guys and gals!
10am Sunday 8 November 2009
Great race - yet again! Thanks to Terry and all his colleagues for putting this on!
First home was Neil Aitken of Clapham Chasers in 34:43, second was Graeme Buscke (Clapham Chaser) in 35:39 and third from (you guessed it) Clapham Chasers was Riel Buske in 36:12. First lady home was Helen Taranowski of Clapham Chasers in 38:24, in 19th place overall, second was Emily Gear(Clapham Chasers, 40:09,34th place) and third lady home was Paula hartwell of the Surrey Fire and Rescure Service (hooray!) in 40:18, 37th place overall.
Clapham Chasers won the Team prize (and was the first, second and third placed in the team competition - and took ten of the first 12 team placings). Dorking and Mole Valley was the second-placed non-Clapham Chasers team (4th overall), and Ashtead Running Group was third.
Runner Comments and ratings 2009
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Ed Stagg Photography
Click on the photo below for a short movie of the start (Quicktime)
On Sunday 9 November 2008, 537 hardy runners set off on the popular Leatherhead Fire Station 10k, oganised by the men of Red Watch, and aided by many colleagues and other marshals. The weather was perfect for running, being cool and dry, and the autumn colours in the woods and forests of Ranmore and the North Downs were spectacular - if you could summon the strength to look up!
The event boasted chip timing for the first time, and this seems to have worked very well indeed. The race went off on time, following a traditional minute's silence in remembrance of the dead of both WWI and WWII. The front runners went haring off, and it was obvious that it was going to be a fast race at the sharp end. First man home was Hassan Raidi of Belgrave Harriers in 34:33, with Neil Aitken of Clapham Chasers chasing him home in 34:54. The third and fourth placers must have had a right old battle, with Jonathon Hotschkiss of Lanson Running finishing in 35:445, and Matt Ward of Clapham Chasers finishing only 14 second later in 35:59. Local hero Andy Fay of Dorking and Mole Valley was 16 seconds slower than a year before, finishing 10th in 37:07 (first M46-55), but having posted a sub-3 hour New York Marathon only a week before, he has an acceptable excuse.
Last home was Bob Parson of Barking Road Runners, in 1:25:25 (split time 43:29), slightly faster than the last-placed runner of the previous year, and once again beating all those people that didn't bother to get out of bed on race day.
...and they're off!
Runner's World discussion on this race 2008
Runner's World Ratings
Professional photography Ed Stagg Photography
11 November 2007 saw the latest running of the famous Letherhead Fire Station 10k, with 584 runners completing the distance. Following a respectfully-observed one-minute's silence, competitors set off into the teeth of gusts and rain, but this added impediment was short-lived, and soon the sun came out to dry us all off again. Marshalling was, as ever, superb, so that before too long the field had gained the highest point of the course, near Norbury House overlooking the Mole Valley, and had started on the fast downhill to the River Mole before the flat last three kilometers to the finish back at the fire station.
First man home was Tom Kingsworth from Thames Hare and Hounds, in a fast time of 33:48, nearly a full minute clear. Next home, but only just, was youthful local hero Alex Hawkins of Epsom and Ewell Harriers, in 34:38, and only three seconds behind him, in 34:41 (close!) was Pawel Bal of South London Harriers. Andy Fay of Dorking and Mole Valley AC was first V50 home, in an astonishing 36:50, in 11th place.
First lady home was Justina Helspo of Clapham Chasers, in 15th place, and in 37:10. Clapham would have won the prize for largest team, sending as they did 57 runners to compete in the race.
Last home in 1:31 was Sophie Rawlings, who beat all those people that didn't finish, didn't start, or didn't bother to get out of bed early enough. Congratulations Sophie!
Leatherhead Fire Station, Cobham Road
Fetcham, Surrey, KT22 9AW
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Results - Stragglers web page
Professional photography Ed Stagg Photography
Runner's World Information page
If you enjoyed the Leatherhead Fire Station 10k, you may also enjoy the Knacker Cracker 10k, (1 January 2009, Box Hill),
and the Bookham 10k (February 2009).
See the amazing 3-D route fly-through (www.GoodRunGuide.co.uk)
Runner's World discussion on this race 2006
Professional photographs 2006
Our photographs.... 2006
Terry Abnett, Race Secretary, Red Watch