Tempo Summer Midweek Series

03 July 2024

Event Announcement

We’ve increased capacity. We’ve added an extra 50 places so more people can come and enjoy our new race series. It’s proved very popular. Want to join us? Book in ASAP.

The Tempo Summer Midweek Series is officially open!!!

We’ve decided (because you know us!) to do something a bit different.

3 races, 1 a month from May to July, all held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Finishers for each race will receive a finishers pie (meat and veggie ones will be available)

If you complete all 3 races you will receive a beautiful cotton (remember those!) Series Race T-Shirt

Each race is very different. There’s a road based 5 mile route, there’s an off-road based 4.6 mile route and finally there’s a flat road 5K route.

You can do all 3 races or just pick and choose. All 3 races are based from the Ilimington Sports Club where the Winter Series races are located.

Who’s in???

Event Dates and Details

Race 1 – The Road One
Wednesday 1st May 2024 – 7pm
5 miles exactly all based on the road, Race 1 is a perfect way for the series to start. Yes there’s a hill! But it’s not quite the size of Lark Stoke (for those of you who know that one from the Winter Series).

Race 2 – The Off-Road One
Wednesday 5th June 2024 – 7pm
4.6 miles of beautiful off-road running. Hopefully with it being a summer evening race the trails will be dry but the temperature will be pleasant! (this one also might have a hill – or two including the infamous return of Jerusalem Hill)

Race 3 – The Flat 5K One
Wednesday 3rd July 2024 – 7pm
We asked you.
You replied.
We’ve delivered
We know that many of you head off and do Parkrun every Saturday morning (and maybe again on a Sunday with those of you with kids to wear out). But the feedback we received when we asked you about what races and distances you wanted put on, the overwhelming favourite was a measured 5K race held under UKA conditions. This one is super flat (we promise you!!!).


Event location

Ilmington Sports & Social Club, Mickleton Road, Ilmington, Shipston On Stour, CV36 4JQ
From Stratford take the A3400 (Shipston Road) towards the village of Alderminster. After 3.7 miles, just before you reach Alderminster take a right turn along Wimpstone Lane (signposted to Ilmington). Passing through the village of Wimpstone continue for 4 miles at which point you will arrive at the village of Ilmington. Take the first turn towards Mickleton and the Sports Club is about 500m on the left hand side.


Use the red enter button to enter online. There will be day entries unless our race limit of 150 entrants per race is reached.

Each race costs £15 per entrant (UKA club affiliated runner) or £17 per non affiliated runners. There is no bundle for all 3 races combined so you will need to enter all 3 races individually if you want to do the whole series.


Prizes are awarded on the day to the first, second and third male and female finishers. This will be given on gun time.

Tempo Events Series Memento – all runners who complete all three races will receive a Tempo Events Summer Series cotton T-shirt at the end of the final round in July. If you suffer an injury, for one of the races you may still qualify by marshalling for us at that race but we must know. If you find yourself injured please let us know before the race so we know who is coming to marshal. You cannot get someone else to run in your place if you’re unable to run and still claim your series prize.

Summer Series Trophy – the best placed male and best placed female across all 3 races will receive a Series Trophy each.

Water stations

There will be no water station on any of the race routes so if you are requiring any water please plan to carry your own.

Withdrawal Policy

If you have entered the complete series, you have up to six weeks prior to the first race to withdraw and you will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee. After this deadline, no refunds are offered, however an entry may be transferred to another runner on provision of full details prior to the race. Entries cannot be transferred on race day without our consent. If someone does run in your place you will no longer be eligible for either the series prize or the series memento. If you have entered an individual race you have up to six weeks prior to that race to withdraw and you will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee. As above after this date no refunds are offered, however you can transfer your entry to another runner but they can’t run in your place for you to claim the series memento. In the event of a race being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control we will attempt to reschedule to a later date and all entries will transfer to that rescheduled date. If this proves impossible we will offer entrants either a percentage refund or the option to donate that refund to the race charity. The percentage refunded / donated will depend on costs incurred at the time of cancellation. All contact should be made by email

Baggage and Toilets

We will be erecting gazebos for you to drop your bags while you run. It is not manned so if you have valuables, leave them in your cars. We can look after keys for you. You are welcome to drop them in the clubhouse but you may prefer to remain outside. There will be toilets available for you to use at the Sports Club.