Road Relay Championships return to Llandudno Promenade

Report by Don Hale. Photo by Steve Jeffery

The North Wales Regional Road Relay Championships will be back in action again this year on Llandudno promenade.

The event offers unique race opportunities for local athletic clubs and mixed ability runners aged from under 11’s to seniors, including master veterans aged 70 plus.

Organised by race directors John and Kay Hatton from NWRRC, in conjunction with the North Wales Regional Athletics Council, this exciting showpiece will be held on Saturday 23rd April, following a two-year absence due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The first race will start at 11 am and will follow a 1 km outward route starting along the promenade opposite Venue Cymru to the Cenotaph, and for the majority of runners as identified below, it will involve individual athletes running laps back and forth of either 2k or 4k, dependent upon their respective age categories, as part of a three-person relay team.

John Hatton said: “Entries are now online for this relay race. It includes social teams of any mixed ages. The online link gives all the age categories, and we have included the social aspect to help encourage many people to compete, therefore you could have a team of three, with one being 69 years old, another 40 plus, and someone who is 20 years old!

Kay Hatton added: “It would be good to see as many clubs participating as possible, and club secretaries will receive all the rules of competition.”

And Paul Brooks from NWRAC added: “They’re back! The championships will be held on the prom again this year and we’ve also added an under 11 boys and girl’s category, with a minimum of 9 years of age.”

Race categories include:
*Under 11 boys and girls (min age 9 years).
*Under 13 boys and girls.
*Under 15 boys and girls.
*15 to 19 boys and girls (combined U17 and U20) to run in one age cat.
*Senior men and women aged 20-39.
*Men and women aged 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 plus.
*Social relay run as a separate event and mixed ages permitted.
UKA Rule 141 applies to all age-groups under 20 years of age.
Composition of teams and distances to be run: –
*Teams in all categories shall consist of three runners.
*Under 11 boys and girls, under 13 boys and girls, under 15 boys and girls, and men and women 70+: each runner will run 2km, making a total of 6km covered.
*Men and women aged 15-19, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and social runners: each runner shall run the course twice i.e. 4km, making a total of 12km covered.
*Clubs may enter more than one team in each age-category, but each team must have a different name. Each social team must have a different name.

**This is the link for online entries: https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=5565&fbclid=IwAR1lbc2JpHJD1WExJW5E0sqm55IVQYGhAoVJ9rmzT-OlKRrkORosyrhAuds

Organiser: North Wales Regional Athletics Council
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/755410871224908/

E-mail: kaysahatton@gmail.com

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