About the Race

Course Details





Green Belt Way

Photo Gallery

Our route around London's green necklace takes us through a lot of beautiful villages, some great countryside, along the footpaths of many rivers and canals and past a lot of interesting and historic sites. See the links above for photos of specific stages. The ones below are designed to give you a flavour of what it's like to do the race.

The Green Belt Way link above takes you to detailed descriptions and photos of everything we pass of any historic or cultural significance.

See here for pictures from past races:

pre-2000, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

See here for a view of some of the people who make the race happen: 2019 Helpers

See here for videos of past races: 2019, 2018

The photos below give you a brief flavour of what the race is like (from 2012):

1 - 2010-05 green belt relay 1

The pre-race briefing at Hampton Court just before the start

2010-05 green belt relay 4

The Golden Joggers walking amongst us in their slightly unsettling 2011 guise


Starting the race (this one was in 2005)

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Waiting at a changeover between stages

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A stage about to set off

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Checking the latest results and keeping hydrated

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Jim and Merran Sell, part of the timekeeping team

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Continuing to keep hydrated between stages

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The start of Sunday's racing in Blackmore, Essex - not always a popular draw, starting at 8am often after a bit too much hydration on Saturday night

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One of the timekeeper's cars, Stage 16

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Stage 16, one of the tougher ones, but look at that scenery

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Keith Haworth, Stragglers club captain, doing some timekeeping

2010-05 green belt relay 12

At last!

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Simon Webb of Stragglers (guided by Nick Brown), with more suspicious running wear from Golden Joggers

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Race directors Lynda and Sean with a well-deserved present during the prizegiving