We are currently gathering names for the Northern Athletics 6 and 12 Stage Road Relay Championships in Heaton Park, Manchester on March 15th. We are hoping to put in 2 full mens teams of 12 runners each, and at least one ladies team of 6, (but we can enter 2 teams if there is demand). Andy Eccles is co-ordinating our arrangements.
There is no such thing as too slow for this event: all abilities in our club are welcome to run so there is no need to wait to be asked, invited or selected. This is a great opportunity for those who dont fancy cross country to represent the club in a team event, with a choice of a short leg and a long leg varying between 3 and 5 miles for the men, and 3 miles only for the ladies. A nominal fee of around £5 will be collected by Andy nearer the time. Let him know by return if you are up for it, or have a word at Training.
There was some talk of us having a go at the Kentmere/Staveley Trail race this and I know Julie, Bobbi and Graham are already entered. It is scheduled for the Saturday before our own event the Wigan Trail 10k at Amberswood, (31st May). If anyone is thinking of doing it its selling out fast!
There are 3 races available from 10k, to a 15k Challenege event for the less experienced trail runner, (or glory hunter), and the more competitive 15k race.
Another one for your diaries is the Grasmere Gallop. We usually have a decent turn out at this one with some of us making a weekend of it. Distances of 10k and 17k available.
Grasmere is scheduled for Saturday June 7th: http://www.grasmeregallop.co.uk/