Many of you will recall that, last autumn, Belper Harriers entered a men’s team in the Northern 6-stage Road Relay Championships for the first time (which was held in Manchester). Our team performed extremely well against tough opposition from the whole of the Northern Athletics Region – and enjoyed the experience tremendously!
On Saturday March 20th, the men’s 12-stage – and ladies 6-stage – version of the Northern Road Relay Championships will be taking place at Catterick. Although it might appear a tall order to get a team of 12 men and maybe 6 ladies together for this, I believe that we should definitely try to do so for the 2011 event… and thus create yet another ‘first’ for the club into the bargain!
The full details are not yet published, however, the format will be alternating long (7.5K ish) and short (4.8K ish) legs in the men’s race and short (4.8K ish) legs for the women’s race. The first 25 teams to finish go forward to the National Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park in April.
If you think that you would be interested (and available) please drop me a line by e-mail at your earliest opportunity. I will then be able to get an idea of possible numbers.