New runners often start with parkrun and then choose a Road Race to first experience racing. The achievement of completing a race distance can progress to enjoying the speed and thrill of a fast road race, and striving to improve your personal bests.
The major team events that we take part in are the Road Relays. These are an opportunity for club members to perform and test themselves as a team outside of the local “comfort zone”. We usually enter several teams to ensure that members of any ability are able to enjoy the challenge of these fantastic events.
So, please watch out for Facebook posts or contact your Team Manager if you want to run in any of the following:
Ladies’ Northern 6 Stage Road Relays (6 x 3 miles) on Sunday 24th March 2019.
Men’s Northern 12 Stage Road Relays (6 x 5 miles and 6 x 3 miles) on Sunday 24th March 2019.
Witton Trail Relays in June.
Ladies’ Northern 4 Stage Road Relays (4 x 6km) in September.
Men’s Northern 6 Stage Road Relays (6 x 6km) in September.
The Club Road Championship and the Club Trail Championship each consist of five local races, the best three of which count to a member’s overall score. In the Club Road Championship and the Club Trail Championship under 20, under 23 and veteran awards are available.
The parkrun Cup competition recognises achievement in age graded performance at parkrun.
London Marathon Places
The club is usually allocated four London Marathon places. Requests for a club place should be submitted to the Secretary by 31st October. Club places are awarded in the following order of preference with ballot(s) being held if necessary:
1) To members who have a rejection letter and who did not receive a club place the previous year.
2) To members who have have a rejection letter and who received a club place the previous year.
3) To any member.
Members who are awarded a club place are expected to run or, if unable to do so, to defer their entry and run the following year. A member who does not use a club place is excluded from all the above categories for five years, and will only be offered a club place should no other members want it.