Exe-rated runners!

Exe-rated runners!
The successful Harriers team, en masse, at the Erme Valley Relays, July 2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Date for your diaries: Harriers host Woodland Relays. Read on!

The Woodland Relays are an annual event, very informal, with just a select handful of clubs taking part: Axe Valley, Honiton, Sidmouth, the Met Office and us. Last year Axe Valley staged a superb event at Colyton, with the Harriers performing very well with their 3 teams of 3 entered. This year it's our turn to host the relays and Mike Musgrove has kindly volunteered to head up the organising of the challenge and has devised a super route on Woodbury Common. The route is just a shade over 2.5 miles and is mostly flat, with just one small hill. There will also be a shorter version of the route for childrens' teams. 

The Harriers need you! If you want to run, you'll need to get in touch with Dawn or Adam, our team captains, and put your name forward to be in a team. The teams are juniors, mens, womens, mixed and vets (50+). If you don't fancy running, Mike could definitely use your help on the night with marshalling, organising, hearding, parking duties etc! Please get in touch with him to volunteer your services. Below is all the key information:

Woodland Relays, Woodbury Common 
Date: Weds 3rd July 2013.
Start time: 19:00.
Registration: from 18:00.
Entry fees : £2 for adults, £1 for children (absolute bargain!)
Location: Wheathill carpark on Woodbury common. (Grid ref SY 04052 84766)
Teams of 3 (just give your name to your respective captain and they will sort out the teams).
Age categories: 11 and under; 15 and under; senior mens (16-49); senior ladies (16-49); mixed team; vets team (50+)
The route is a lovely figure of eight of approx 2.5 miles. To see a GPS upload of the route, click here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/305533685#.UaWkrIRb9yg.facebook

Everybody will complete the first loop of approx 1 mile; the under 11s will change over at this point whilst the other teams will continue on a second loop of approx 1.5 miles and then hand over to the next runner.
As you are aware, we will be on the common, so no toilet facilities!

This is a very low key relay event with the emphasis on having fun, but the whole route will be taped and well marshalled to avoid confusion.
Any questions please contact Mike Musgrove. 

On behalf of the club, thanks to Mike for organising this: it should be a really fun evening, bringing everyone together. Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather!

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