East Kent Summer Relays 2017

Minnis Bay - Kent Relay 2015
Minnis Bay – Kent Relay 2015
Minnis Bay - Kent Relay 2015
Minnis Bay – Kent Relay 2015
Victoria Park, Ashford - Kent Relay 2015
Victoria Park, Ashford – Kent Relay 2015
Victoria Park, Ashford - Kent Relay 2015
Victoria Park, Ashford – Kent Relay 2015

Well it is that time of year again for the East Kent inter-club Summer Relays. There are 5 events, taking place on Tuesday evenings, against approximately 8 other local clubs. The distance is between 2 and 3 miles per leg.  The relays really are a great team event with so much support within our club.

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 both teams scoring points.  The B team must comprise of athletes who have not also ran with an A team on the same night.  The A teams will consist of our faster runners.  We may even have C & D teams too so every single club member who wants to run, can!

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.  Come ready to run as there are usually no changing rooms available on relays nights. Bring warm clothing – do not stand around getting cold. Car share as much as possible .

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.

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 Daniels for the girls and Neil Coleman for the boys.

Please let them know ASAP if you can run on each of the five dates, as below.  Contact Jo on joxdaniels@hotmail.com and Neil on neil.coleman49@yahoo.co.uk - please include your Date of Birth as this will really help them sort out the teams. Older runners can be put into a younger age group but younger runners cannot run in an older age group.

Boys and Girls…………. DRR really need you all -




Fixtures, dates and hosts are as follows:

Tuesday 23rd 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.

 Results from Folkestone are available here

Tuesday 30th May – Minnis Bay (Hengist Road / The Parade, Birchington, CT7 9QP) – hosted by Thanet Road Runners AC – 7.30pm start.  Arrival by 7pm please.

 Results from Minnis Bay are available here

Tuesday 13th June – Victoria Park – Ashford (Jemmet Road, TN23 4QA) – 7.30pm start.  Arrival by 7pm please.

Results from Ashford are available here

Tuesday 27th June – Martello Tower Car Park - Dymchurch (TN29 0PX) – hosted by South Kent Harriers – 7.30pm start.  Arrival by 7pm for runners please.  A new one this year (as our usual Samphire Hoe is unavailable in the evenings due to the current roadworks on the A20).  A 2.5 mile out and back run along the promenade.  Toilet facilities are available here for 20p.  Free parking after 6pm.  Lots of fish and chips available close by too!

Results from Dymchurch are available here

Tuesday 4th 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!

Results from Canterbury are available here

All times and results will be managed by Martin Burke and his Nice Works team.

Please note, costs of running in this years relays are included within your 2017 Dover Road Runners membership.

Thank you