Ekiden Relays 16th July – Update
1 May 2017 - By Anita Grainger
As summer is fast approaching (well maybe) Ekiden Relays are on the horizon. Thanks to those who’ve put their names down so far, there’s still lots of space for everyone as we are fielding 4 Mens and 4 Ladies teams this year.
This is a fantastic club day out for all abilities and a great atmosphere. Listed below are the runners names we’re got so far, apologies if I’ve missed anyone who’s already let us know. Please let Bill and I know if you’d like to run. Included below is also the original post with more info
EKIDEN RELAYS SUNDAY 16TH JULY 2017
2 April 2017 – By Anita Grainger
As spring is in the air and summer close on its tail we near the exciting team relay event; Ekiden Relays on Sunday 16th July.
This is a great day out for the club with Ladies, Mens and junior teams participating. The club comes out in force on this day and we pitch our gazebos near the race course, bring cakes, picnics, family and maybe running kit. There is great camaraderie and support for our team mates as they run their leg of the race right past our lively support crew. The race will take place in the grounds of Woodbridge School, with the course weaving round the beautiful grounds.
For the adults the race covers a marathon distance 26.2 miles/ 42.2 km with the following 6 legs:
• Leg 1 – 7.2km
• Leg 2 – 5km
• Leg 3 – 10km
• Leg 4 – 5km
• Leg 5 – 10km
• Leg 6 – 5km.
The race starts at 10am and we have reserved entry for 8 adults teams at present. We also enter teams in the junior race which take place directly before the adult race.
If you would like to take part please contact Bill Smythe & myself for adults to let us know and whether there is a distance that you prefer to run. For juniors please contact Tracey Denby. Further info on the race can be found on the link below
Looking forward to getting our Mens, ladies & Junior teams together
Anita & Bill
Ladies & Mens Captains