year's Round Norfolk Relay will be on 17th and 18th September 2016 and the
sign up is now open.
The Round Norfolk Relay follows the Norfolk
county boundary for a distance of 196 miles, taking in coastal paths,
and pebbled beaches, country lanes, picturesque villages, wide open spaces
and dark forest. It's the third of the long distance relays that the club
enters regularly, but unlike the Green Belt and Welsh Castles Relays which
are run as 22 or 20 individual races over two days, the Round Norfolk
is run continuously with teams of 17 runners passing the baton from one
runner to the next at each stage. The race features a staggered start,
like our club handicap, with the intention that every team ultimately
finishes at roughly the same time on the Sunday morning.
between 5.5 and 19.7 miles, some on-road, some multi-terrain. We'll start
on Saturday morning at Kings Lynn and keep running until we're back
probably a bit over 24 hours later. The club has entered an open team,
which means that anyone will be able to take part. In past years we've had
quite a mix of abilities - enthusiasm is more important than your last
10k/HM time. Several of last year's team have already said they want to do
it again this year, but we'll definitely have spaces for new faces
We'll probably be taking 4 vehicles
(probably three 7/8 seat MPVs and a car) and we'll need at least two
drivers per vehicle, so anyone who can drive a hired MPV etc would be
Last year most of the group left London on
Friday afternoon/evening, returning on Sunday, with 2 nights'
in Thetford. We may be able to organise things to allow people to join or
leave on Saturday, although you would miss out on a large part of the
atmosphere of the race.
Many teams also bring along one or more
non-runners, to help with the driving, time-keeping and cycling (runners
must be accompanied by a cyclist during the day and a car during the night
on the road stages), so if anyone wants to come and help (without running)
please get in touch.
If you're interested, please sign
up at MyEvents - don't worry about predicted times,
etc - we'll be in touch re all the other stuff.