Spring Round Harborough Relay
Start time: 10:00 on 15th April 2018.
This is a new event organised by Harborough AC. The entry is free but eligible to club members only.
It consists of 6 stages over an overall distance of just under 20 miles. Five of the stages are between 2 and 3 miles and one stage of about 6 miles, with the event starting and finishing in Lubenham.
The route is roughly circular around Market Harborough and mainly follows the Welland Valley. The stages are multi-terrain and need to be checked beforehand by participants as there will be very limited course marking or marshalling. Each team will consist of 6 runners and will be seeded so we have fairly evenly matched teams to give everyone a chance to get into the race. There will be a captain for each team who will be responsible for making sure everyone in their team knows where they are going.
Whilst this is a competitive event, the emphasis is fun, and safety is utmost before any result. It is recommended that you carry a mobile phone with you in case of emergency. Maps with directions and details of changeovers will be provided.
This is the second time we have put on an event of this kind, and anyone who has run in the Leicester Round relay will know how good it can be, as this is a mini-version of that.
The results of the race and presentation will be at the Coach and Horses, Lubenham after the race. However, the pub will not be able to provide refreshments but we will be able to buy drinks and/or food but we have been advised to book a table if you want to eat.
We will be looking forward to seeing you on the day and hoping for a good days sport.
You can download the route guides below (PDF).
Stage 1 Lubenham to Leicester Lane, Great Bowden
Stage 2 Great Bowden to Sutton Bassett
Stage 3 Sutton Bassett to Braybrooke
Stage 4 Braybrooke to Harborough Leisure Centre
Stage 5 Harborough Leisure Centre to East Farndon
Stage 6 East Farndon to Lubenham