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    Witton Park Trail Relays

    Sunday 3rd Feb

    12:00 noon Senior Race - (must be 14 on day of race)
    3 x 5K Legs with 189m ascent BS
    Team Awards and Fastest Leg Awards
    Categories Open, Vet, Junior in Male and Female.

    11:00 am Junior Race - (must be 10 - 13 on day of race)
    3 x 2.8K legs with 106m ascent BS

    Fully Flagged and well marshalled.

    20% of entry fees will go to Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team.

    Final Details yet to be confirmed and I may adjust the start times a little, but all will be in the Calendar and full details will be published soon. I just wanted to get this out so you can pencil it in and start asking questions, as I will have missed something I'm sure.

    Just to give you a little background here. As many will know, Witton may not be true fell, but it is a tough climb up the back on really fantastic woodland trails and this is all off-road apart from a couple of road crossings; the World Mountain Champs Trials were held here in 2011.
    The route will be based on that course.

    With the loss of the Pennine Bridleway, I felt that this gap in the calendar would be ideal for a test event. We have some other routes that could be added in time to create a 3 or 4 leg relay with 5k - 12k legs that are all out and back from the same start/finish point.
    We have a great base at Witton which means we can run it a little bit like the recent National Fell Relays with plenty of parking, changing facilities, the cafe, easily accessible etc.

    It won't replace the PBR which will be sadly missed, but hopefully it will develop in to an annual event that we can enjoy in the same way and more importantly for me, it allows juniors to get involved as well in an event and on terrain which is suitable for all.

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    Great idea WP. Witton Park (not thee!) is a great venue; I was a the Red Rose event last weekend. Some tough lile hills.

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    Storming. Will get that in the calender now. Just confirm for me is it age on day of race or 1st Jan. ;-)
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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    Quote Originally Posted by Clash City Rocker View Post
    Storming. Will get that in the calender now. Just confirm for me is it age on day of race or 1st Jan. ;-)
    Training age

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    3 x 5K Legs with 189m ascent BS
    Team Awards and Fastest Leg Awards
    Categories Open, Vet, Junior in Male and Female.

    JONES AND VERNON SECURED, I CAN AFFORD TO RUN VERY POOR NOW :w00t:

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    Quote Originally Posted by multi coloured View Post

    JONES AND VERNON SECURED, I CAN AFFORD TO RUN VERY POOR NOW :w00t:
    I think you're showing unwarrantedly and impertinently bold presumption there MC....... and quite cleary you've not seen this photo off RR already declaring his fell running relay colours

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    Quote Originally Posted by multi coloured View Post
    3 x 5K Legs with 189m ascent BS
    Team Awards and Fastest Leg Awards
    Categories Open, Vet, Junior in Male and Female.

    JONES AND VERNON SECURED, I CAN AFFORD TO RUN VERY POOR NOW :w00t:
    Aled Jones and Vernon Kay! I've got Tony Audenshaw from Emmerdale and Nel McAndrew. I think you've had it

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    Great idea Richard.....I will direct any Pbw relay queries your way......beware we are coming for the junior prizes !

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    http://www.ukresults.net/13feb.html#wittontrail

    The entry forms are now on John Schofields website.

    I have decided not to do online entry. The systems available are too cumbersome for these Relays due to the variety of age groupings that I have - I would have had to set up a sort of entry system per category.

    So we are going with postal entries only.

    I think I have dealt with all the detail I can on the form but if anyone has any questions, just log them on here, email me at richardtaylor90@hotmail.com or give me a call on 07739 765727.

    The initial reaction looks like it's going to be a well attended event.

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    Re: Witton Park Trail Relays

    Been around the route today and it's in great nick. Hopefully we'll get a day like today.

    Just to clarify that we have the following Team Categories :

    Senior Men
    Senior Women
    VET Men (over 40 on day)
    VET Women (over 40 on day)
    Junior Men (14-17 on day)
    Junior Women (14-17 on day)

    Fastest leg award for each of the 6 age cats.

    You can mix categories if your athletes don't fit evenly but the team will be counted as the higher level cat.

    Teams from different clubs allowed but will be treated as non-counters.

    I will be putting route guidance on the Blackburn Harriers Facebook page later today which you will be able to check out.

    Any questions let me know.

    Info an entry form at http://www.ukresults.net/2013cal.html#feb

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