Updated Teams Essex Road Relays at Harwich Sat 16th March
12 March 2019 - By Bill Smythe
The Race starts at 11 so please be there no later than 10.30 to collect your number. Location – Race HQ Harwich and Dovercourt Rugby Club, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TA Please be aware that some Sat Navs may try to take you into a local Caravan Park.
The start/finish line is about a 5 minute walk to the left from the rugby club along the sea wall passed the beach huts. Unfortunately we will not have the gazebo this year so I will meet you in rugby club with numbers. If after 10.30 / 10.45 I will be at the start / finish.
The car park at the Rugby club which will be reserved for Essex Officials and Harwich Runners. There are two car parks at the bottom of West End Lane. Be aware there is a Recycling Centre near the car parks which often result in queues in West End Lane. There is lots of unrestricted parking on the road near to the start/finish.
There are no personal chips but there is a chipped baton. The baton is light plastic and comfortable to run with. It contains the chip timing element. The baton will be passed after the runner has run under the gantry. Batons will be collected at the finish. The final runner in each team must pass under the finish line gantry to record the time (this includes incomplete teams). This is not a track relay so if anyone drops the baton, the team will not be disqualified, simply pick it up and carry on. However, the race director reserves the right to disqualify a team if anyone seeks to gain an advantage e.g. by throwing the baton. Batons must always be held in the hand.
Further info here: http://www.harwichrunners.co.uk/relays/
Any questions please speak to your Captains, Bill or Brigid.
See you there.