Category Archives: Road Relays
A week to go and preparations are far advanced……..
This is a reminder that the closing date for entries to the National Masters Open Road Relays is midnight on the 19th April 2014.
Full details appear elsewhere on this site (see previous post). For the first time at Sutton Park more than one team per Club can be entered. As long as you are a registered athlete with an affiliated UKA Club then we will accept entries. There are NO individual entries, please get your Club Team Manager/Captain/Representative to enter your team.
Details of the 2014 event plus entry details can be found on the dedicated page.
Note that Clubs can now enter more than one team but will only qualify for one set of medals.
Also the number of legs for the M35 category have been reduced from 8 to 6; M45 category from 6 to 4 and M55 category from 4 to 3.
Online entry at http://tinyurl.com/mud9ul7
Once again a very successful and enjoyable day was had by all at the 26th National Masters Road Relays which took place last Saturday at Sutton Park, UK. Result links and photograph links can be seen on the dedicated page, short link http://tinyurl.com/mtnhcvq
I make no apologies for the slight delay in posting these because the small, hard worked team of organisers used Sunday as ‘chill out’ time.
I must once again thank all the marshals who turned out for us, some at the last minute, without whose help, the event just could not go ahead. To all the officials, who support us willingly when they are under pressure from other events and to the Birmingham City Council Events Team who again support us each year.
It is very nice when participants come and say how much they enjoy coming to Sutton Park and any feedback, positive or negative, through the comments on these pages will be very much appreciated. It’s needless to point out that everyone involved will be looking forward to the 27th staging of the event, the 20th at Sutton Park, next year in 2014.
The final course inspection took place this afternoon. There are a few areas where extreme care will have to be taken. Owing to the recent rain and high winds there are areas where mud has been deposited on the course. Efforts will be made to clear these to a minimum but athletes should be aware of the slippery conditions.
Only the team packs now to be completed!
I have sorted out all the medals into the appropriate age categories, all ready for the presentations a week today. Hopefully the MMAC Chair, Irene Nicholls, and President, Marcia Smedley, will be able to find them easily and not get mixed up!
Final preparations are well underway for the relays on the 18th May at Sutton Park. Medals have been ordered and received; race numbers
ordered, received and sorted into the race packs; Programmes have been prepared, typed and printed and are ready to go… All that is left is the final course inspection next Wednesday, updating the risk assessment and the remaining ‘race pack’ stuffing with the programmes, declaration sheets and security notice.
Officials and marshals have been allocated and all we need now are the competitors and good weather.
Will all competitors in the forthcoming National Masters Open Road Relays in Sutton Park on the 18th May, note that you may be sharing the course with cows!!!
Two years ago several of our marshals turned drovers when the Sutton Park cows decided to invade our course. All was well and no harm done, although I’m not sure whether they all got back together again very quickly!!