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october, 2021

2021sat30oct2:30 pm5:00 pmMob Match v South London Harriers (Away)2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Farthing Downs, CoulsdonGender:Men,Open,WomenAge:OpenTerrain:Cross countryDistance:7.5 miles Format:Scratch


(Saturday) 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Farthing Downs, Coulsdon


7.5 miles

Event Details

The club’s Mob Matches are key part of its tradition and the mob match against South London Harriers was first competed in 1909.

The story so far:

Ranelagh 25
South London Harriers 71

More details

WHAT IS A MOB MATCH? Each club fields as many runners as possible, with an equal number of runners scoring for each team (so the club with the lowest turnout sets the number of scoring runners).

If for example Ranelagh field 50 runners, and South London 48 runners then we score 45 a side. ie, 3 less than the smallest team fielded.

The first runner home scores one point, the second two and so on. The club with the lowest combined score from its scoring runners wins the mob match. The more runners a club fields the better their chances of producing a lower score and so every runner counts, no matter where they finish!