Netley 10k race

2021 Covid-19 update:

It will not be a surprise to anyone that the Netley 10k will not take place due to the current COVID crisis. The three lap course cannot be made COVID secure so it is with great regret that we have cancelled the race this year. Those with an entry to the 2020 race will automatically be given a place in the 2022 race, if you’d like to change this arrangement please contact We look forward to seeing everyone on the 15th May 2022.
These are difficult times for all clubs and it’s imperative that we take care and obey the medical advice. Very best wishes to all and stay safe

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The club would like to welcome all competitors and friends to the annual Southampton Athletic Club 10k race.

View the entries as of 12th March 2020.

We would like to express our thanks to the Hampshire recreation department and staff of the Royal Victoria country park and Hampshire Constabulary for the use of their grounds.  Thanks also to Waterside EMC for providing medical cover. This race continues to be sponsored by Alton Sports the running and footwear specialists who are situated opposite the entrance to the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.

How to get there

The Royal Victoria Country Park is situated on the eastern shore of Southampton water 3 miles from Southampton. The Park is well signposted and if travelling on the M27 you should leave at Junction 8. For sat nav the post code is SO31 5GA.

Please car share where possible to help to reduce congestion on the roads. From the park entrance you will be directed to the race car park. There will be a charge of £1 for parking in the race car park only; parking in other car parks may incur a charge of up to £4. AVR is in operation but if you park where instructed you will not incur an AVR fee and you will be able to leave. The parking this year is different and is accessed by going through the AVR barrier and along the sea road where you will be directed to the parking area. Please be aware that traffic on a Sunday can be heavy on Hamble Lane.

The course

The race is run entirely within the confines of the park and adjoining police grounds and consists of 3 laps with an additional 600 yards to finish adjacent to the historic chapel. The course has been amended slightly this year with the start and finish adjacent to the chapel and there is a short section of grass to avoid the AVR barrier near the main gate.Do not warm up or warm down inside the grounds of the Police College this is a secure area and not complying with this request could put at risk future races. Please also note that some of the roads and paths are narrow and those of you who are likely to be towards the rear of the field please be aware of the faster front runners lapping you towards the end of the race. Please run in single file where possible. Your assistance in this request is very much appreciated and will avoid possible accidents.

GPS track of course:

Safety on the day

Your safety is of paramount importance. If you feel ill in the days leading up to the race DO NOT RUN . If you suffer from a medical condition please inform our medic’s Waterside EMS and write details on the reverse of your number.
The wearing of headphone music devices is prohibited. Marshals cannot warn you of safety issues if they are unable to communicate with you. The referee will disqualify runners for wearing headphones.  Runners compete entirely at their own risk and Southampton Athletic Club / the Park Authorities cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury sustained.

We rely on the goodwill of Hampshire Police in allowing us to use their grounds for part of the race loop. It would be very difficult to run the race without their assistance and we are very grateful for their help.However it is a high security area and if the security level should raise to the maximum alert we may have to cancel the race at short notice.In this unlikely event Southampton Athletic Club would be unable to refund any entry fees but would make a donation to charity in lieu. The same would apply if the race had to be cancelled due to any other reason. Numbers are to be collected on the day and please complete your details on the reverse. There is no swapping of numbers without sanction.

The prize presentation will take place as soon as possible after the race has finished. Each competitor may qualify only in his or her category. A list of prizes will be displayed on the day.

The race is part of the Hampshire Road League Series run under UKA rules.


View the results of the 2019 race.