Summer Relays 2019

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 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 (under 40 years), 40+ (both with 4 runners per team),  50+ and 60+ (both with 3 runners per team).

Ladies – Senior (under 35 years), 35+, 45+, 55+ (all with 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 and must be a 1st claim paid-up DRR member.

We hope you can all do at least one relay PLEASE.

Your team captains are Jo Daniels and vice-captain Amy Stimpson for the girls

and Chris Searson and vice-captain Darren Mills for the boys.

Please let them know ASAP if you can run on each of the five dates, as below.  Contact Jo on and Chris on - please include your age as at 21st May 2019, 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 -




Nice Works are overseeing the relays for us again this year.  The full rules can be read here - 2019 Interclub Relay Rules


Fixtures, dates and hosts are as follows:

Tuesday 21st May 2019 – 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.

Tuesday 28th May 2019 – Minnis Bay (Hengist Road / The Parade, Birchington, CT7 9QP) – hosted by Thanet Road Runners AC – 7.30pm start.  Arrival by 7pm please.

Tuesday 11th June 2019 – Victoria Park – Ashford (Jemmet Road, TN23 4QA) – 7.30pm start.  Arrival by 7pm please.

Tuesday 25th June 2019 – Samphire Hoe – Dover -  7.30pm start.  Arrival by 7pm please.  We always help at this one and will require 10-12 marshalls, to be on site for 6.30pm.  So if anyone isn’t running or can bring family or friends to help out we would greatly appreciate it.  More info to follow closer to the time.

Tuesday 9th July 2019 – Finals Night at Canterbury Track (Knight Avenue, CT2 8QA) – hosted by IEK/Canterbury Harriers – 7pm start.  Arrival by 6.30pm 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!

Many thanks to Martin Burke and his Nice Works team for managing the relays and all timings and results.

As mentioned at the 2019 AGM, the entry fee is covered in your annual subscription.

Thank you