Well it is that time of year again for the East Kent Summer Relays. For all you members who do not know, every year we take part in the Summer Relays. There are 5 events, taking place on Tuesday evenings, against approximately 8 other local clubs. The distance is 2 to 3 miles per leg, normally about 2.5 miles.
The relay teams are in age group categories as below:
Men’s Senior and Men’s Vet 40+ have 4 runners per team. Men’s 50+ and Men’s 60+ have 3 runners per team.
Ladies Senior, Ladies V35+ and Ladies 45+ – all have 3 runners per team.
There will be A & B teams competing with B teams also scoring points. The B team must comprise of athletes who have not also ran with an A team on the same night.
All you do is just turn up at the venue 30 minutes before the start time. Your teams will be arranged in advance by your team captain. DRR will have A & B teams competing. The A teams will consist of our faster runners. Depending on the runners available on the night, B team runners may have to step up to the A team if needed to do so.
DRR would like as many of you as possible to come and take part. It really is good fun and a good speed workout. Anybody of any ability can run, so please do not get put off. It is great for team building and all is taken in good spirit. Last year we competed in every relay, winning 3 trophies. We are sure we can do even better this year! We have more younger members this year – so the others clubs need to look out!
You must be in your DRR Club Vest or T-Shirt.
We hope you can all do at least one relay PLEASE.
Your team captains are Jo and Leela for the girls and Neil for the boys.
Please let them know ASAP if you can run on each of the five dates, as below.
Boys and Girls…………. DRR really need you all.
LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE X SYLVIA X
Fixtures, dates and hosts are as follows:
Tuesday 17th May – Folkestone (Marine Parade Car Park by the Old Rotunda / Harbour / Lower Leas) – hosted by Folkestone Running Club – 7.15pm start. Arrival by 6.45pm please.
FOLKESTONE RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE
Tuesday 31st May – Minnis Bay (Hengist Road / The Parade, Birchington, CT7 9QP) – hosted by Thanet Road Runners AC – 7.30pm start. Arrival by 7pm please.
MINNIS BAY RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE
Tuesday 7th June – Victoria Park – Ashford (Jemmet Road, TN23 4QA) – 7.30pm start. Arrival by 7pm please.
ASHFORD RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE
Tuesday 21st June – Samphire Hoe – Dover (CT17 9FL) – hosted by us, Dover Road Runners AC! – 7.30pm start. Arrival by 7pm for runners please. As we’re hosting this one, we’ll need marshalls too if anyone including friends and family can help? Marshalls will need to arrive earlier – more infomation to be circulated closer to the time.
SAMPHIRE HOE, DOVER RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE
Tuesday 5th July – Finals Night at Canterbury Track (Knight Avenue, CT2 8QA) – hosted by IEK/Canterbury Harriers – 7.30pm start. Arrival by 7pm please. Finals Night at Canterbury Track is always a great atmosphere – bring a plate for the buffet and lots of hands to help carry all our trophies home!
CANTERBURY FINALS RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE
All times and results will be managed by Martin Burke and his Nice Works team. More details including the results as and when they’re available will be online here http://niceworkrelays.org/
Please note, costs of running in this years relays are included within your 2016 Dover Road Runners membership.