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july, 2024

2024sat06jul9:00 am10:00 amMob Match v Stragglers (Away)9:00 am - 10:00 am Crane ParkGender:OpenAge:OpenTerrain:Cross countryDistance:5km


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Crane Park

How to Enter

🔷 No pre-registration required but before the 3rd, you must make Ranelagh Harriers as your PRIMARY club on parkrun, for it to count. All you have to do is sign into your parkrun profile, and under Groups in My Links, add Ranelagh Harriers as your club.



Event Details

📢 Our (mini) Mob Match against The Stragglers Running Club will take place in conjunction with Crane Park parkrun on Saturday 6 July @ 9am. The course is the Crane Park parkrun route (an out & back loop) and as with all mob matches, it’s all about numbers so it’d be great if as many of us can turn up as possible to run the 5km course.

💙 All members welcome to run but for it to count, you’ll need to have registered with parkrun as being a Ranelagh Harriers member. If you haven’t already, all you have to do is sign into your parkrun profile, and under Groups in My Links, add Ranelagh Harriers as your club.

💛 If you have more than one club, please make Ranelagh your primary club for it to count. Then turn up at Crane Park at 9am in your Ranelagh kit and RUN! See you there!

Hobble Gobble
Razzle Dazzle
Zis Boom Bah
Ranelagh Ranelagh
Rah Rah Rah.

More details

What is a Mob Match?

A mob match is a head-to-head race against another running club. Originating in the early 20th century, Ranelagh has traditionally enjoyed these en-masse cross country races with our friends at Blackheath & Bromley Harriers, Orion Harriers, South London Harriers, The Stragglers, and Thames Hares & Hounds.


This format sees each club field the biggest “mob” it can muster. Scoring is based on 3 runners less than the smaller team’s numbers. E.g. if we are at home and have 50 runners, and the other team field 46 runners, then it is 43 runners to score.


Points are awarded based on position across the finish line, and then added together. The lowest total wins and this means that everyone has the potential to score (based on the total number participating), with each opponent overtaken yielding a 2 point gain (1 less for us, 1 more for them).


The course is in Crane Park, between Whitton and Hanworth and run on gravel, tarmac, hoggin and paved footpaths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place. Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users.


Further information about the course can be found here >


There is some parking but this is usually full by 8.30am. Please consider getting there by public transport, cycling or on foot.