Summer 5

The Sphinx AC Summer 5 is an annual 5-mile race organised and promoted by Sphinx AC which is hosted in and around Coventry’s War Memorial Park. It has earned its deserved reputation by offering a value-for-money event that boasts free parking, excellent organisation around a stretching – largely traffic free – course.

Finishing in the shade of a tree-lined downhill path, a banana, memento, drink and free cakes await all finishers. The event is well-supported by club athletes from all over Coventry, Warwickshire and the greater Midlands running community. Unattached runners and beginners are also assured of a warm welcome at Sphinx AC events.

2017 Sphinx AC Summer 5

Summer 5: Car park re-surfacing works There is urgent re-surfacing work scheduled to take place in the War Memorial Park and Ride Car Park on the evening of Wednesday 14th June. Unfortunately, this clashes...

2016 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The Sphinx AC Summer 5 is on an accurately-measured course suitable for fast (and not so fast!) club runners as well as those non-club runners who want to run a road race in a...

2015 Sphinx AC Summer 5

2015 Sphinx AC Summer 5 The 2015 Sphinx AC Summer 5 was held on Wednesday, 17th June. Conditions were warm and humid, with occasions showers (and rainbows). Winners The main winners were: Men: Andrejs Blakunovs from Sphinx AC,...

2014 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The 2014 race took place in sunny conditions and attracted a record-smashing number of eager participants. There were 316 recorded finishers, (just) up on the 310 that finished the 2013 race. Results You can...

2013 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The 2013 race took place in very wet conditions and attracted a record-smashing number of eager participants. There were 310 recorded finishers, (just) up on the 309 that finished the 2012 race. Results You...

2012 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The 2012 race took place in near-perfect conditions and attracted a record-smashing number of eager participants. There were 309 recorded finishers, up on the 266 that finished the 2011 race. First over the line in...

2011 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The 2011 race took place in cooler conditions than previous years, with quite a downpour of rain in the hour before the start of the race. There were 266 officially-recorded finishers – a increase...

2010 Sphinx AC Summer 5

The 2010 race took place in the glow of a glorious summer evening with a field of 227 tackling the suprisingly undulating course that navigates the pathways and trails of Coventry’s premier park. First over the line in a...