The 2014 Sheffield Way Relay is approaching. This year’s run will take place on Sunday 21 September, starting in its usual location near the now demolished Don Valley stadium. A buffet is organised at the Nether Edge Bowling Club, from around 5pm. More details, including course records, can be found on the Sheffield Way Relay and Ultra pages.
The relay race covers a scenic 50 miles (in 5 legs of approximately 10 miles each), around the edge of Sheffield. Each team is made up of 10 runners, with runners paired together for each leg. Whilst the Ultra will see individual runners completing the full 50 miles route.
Striders who wish to take part should contact Phi Howson, Matt Surgeon or Simon Wiles (Sheffield Way Relay team) via the contact form with details of:
- Your latest 10km / 10 mile / half-marathon times,
- If you have run a particular leg before,
- If there a leg you want to run,
- If there someone you want to run with.
Striders teams will be then picked to form equal teams to make the event competitive (along the same lines as the Dronfield Way Relay). A Striders ‘A’ team, captained by Dave Palmer, will be competing against guest teams for the overall winner’s prize. Striders may be contacted for this by Dave directly, or selected from the times submitted for the Handicap. The “other handicapped” Striders teams will compete for the Janet Price Trophy and the all female teams from any club will compete for the Roy Kitson’s Founder’s Trophy.
As each leg definitely needs checking out first teams are picked in advance of the date of the race. Experienced runners from the club will be leading recces of the legs in the weeks before the event. Keep an eye on Facebook (and emails) to hear about the recces.
We normally get at least three teams out and we’d love to beat that this year, especially with so many new members joining in the 12 months. This is another great social event and opportunity to meet other club members while enjoying a run in the local countryside. What could be better!
Get your names down today.