No Watch Race

A traditional part of our summer outrun schedule, the no watch race will challenge your ability to estimate time and distance whilst on the run.  The location is announced a few days in advance, but the course is not announced until the day, with only a broad estimate of total distance shared with runners.

The ‘race’ is then a simple one – provide your estimated finish time to the organiser and whoever finishes closest (in number of seconds/minutes) to their prediction wins.

Use of any timekeeping device (watch, gps, mobile phone, etc) will result in immediate disqualification.  If running without any of these is a scary prospect, don’t worry we will let you know the precise distance and your time so you can still update your training diary / spreadsheet / blog / Facebook / Strava profile, etc.

As ever with our club events, this is all intended to be a bit of fun, and a chance for those not normally in contention for a race win to taste victory.

27 Members ran in the 2021 event from the Nags Head Saltby around a clockwise 5.10 mile route. With Julie Ashby being the winner recording a time of 21 seconds outside her predicted time.


Name Predicted Time Actual Time Difference
Julie Ashby 00:44:00 00:43:39 00:00:21
David Hall 00:43:15 00:42:47 00:00:28
Celina Smith 00:48:00 00:47:30 00:00:30
Brian W 00:42:30 00:41:36 00:00:54
John Robinson 00:35:00 00:34:00 00:01:00
Ashley Milne 00:39:00 00:37:58 00:01:02
Nick Smilth 00:46:16 00:45:12 00:01:04
Natash Inns 00:47:20 00:46:07 00:01:13
Rory Mapletoft 00:33:00 00:31:40 00:01:20
David Brook 00:40:40 00:39:11 00:01:29
Jayne Martin 00:50:00 00:48:28 00:01:32
Zoe Wyrko 00:45:00 00:43:23 00:01:37
Tam Nichols 00:39:26 00:37:47 00:01:39
Nicola Taylor 00:40:50 00:39:08 00:01:42
Vicki Galbraith 00:42:10 00:40:25 00:01:45
Daryyl Hazelwood 00:40:00 00:38:13 00:01:47
Robert Craig 00:37:00 00:35:11 00:01:49
Chris Page 00:43:00 00:40:59 00:02:01
Simon Berg 00:40:00 00:37:40 00:02:20
Anthony Ison 00:39:00 00:36:36 00:02:24
Abi Arnott 00:47:30 00:45:00 00:02:30
Simon Dolphin-Rowland 00:40:00 00:37:25 00:02:35
Paul Geeson 00:39:40 00:36:54 00:02:46
Mark Tyler 00:39:15 00:36:26 00:02:49
John Martin 00:46:00 00:42:54 00:03:06
Karen Matthias 00:52:00 00:48:28 00:03:32
Andy Hart 00:37:30 00:33:45 00:03:45

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there wasn’t a race in 2020.

The 2019 event took place on Wednesday 14th August at 7pm from the village of Sproxton (the Crown Inn).  Reports/results here.

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The 2016 event took place on Wednesday 10th August at 7pm from the village of Branston – meeting outside the Wheel Inn.  Report/results here.

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The 2015 event took place on Wednesday 20th May at 7pm from the village of Hickling – meeting at the wide paved area next to the canal (i.e. opposite the pub).


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