Sat 29.09: Sign up for Northern 4/6 Stage Road Relays

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Sat 29.09: Sign up for Northern 4/6 Stage Road Relays

Postby Rob Harvey » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:07 pm

*** UPDATED - 21.09.2007***
- Suggested teams added
- Race Day info added and latest team news

MTC has affiliated to Northern Athletics. This has a number of benefits including being able to enter local cross country leagues and compete for team prizes at events such as the Wilmslow Half Marathon.

Another benefit is that we can enter teams in the Northern Women's 4 stage and men's 6 stage road relays to be held on Saturday 29th September at Birchwood Business Park, Warrington.

UPDATED - The women's event will commence at 12.00pm and is 2 laps of a 2.5k circuit. The men's event will commence at 1.00pm and is 3 laps of the same circuit. Presentation for the women's event will take place at approximately 1.30pm near the start/finish area. Men's presentation will taker place as soon as possible following the race. Details of entries and a course map will be displayed on the NoEAA website.

Let's all meet at the start/finish area between 11.15am-11.30am where I will give out the numbers. Any racing for the men's teams who can't make it that early (to cheer on women's teams) give me a call on the day (07906 635 559) and I will meet you between 12.20-12.30 near the start/finish area to give you your number, but I would prefer if everyone got there early so I can get this job out of the way.

Club colours/running vests need to be worn so anyone wanting to take part will need to beg, steal, borrow or buy one from Up and Running in Hyde.

Minimum age: 17 and over at midnight 31st August / 1st September 2007

It's £14 for a women's team and £21 for a men's team. This cost will need to be covered by team members so about £3.50 each. Bring this money on the day and pay me when you pick up your number.

Our aim is to enter 2 men's teams and 2 women's teams. There is no restiction as to the maximum number of teams that can enter and as we can enter upto 18 names per team we don't need to decide exactly who is running in which team until the week of the event. 1xmen's and 1xwomen's team will be classed as the 'A' team and if they finish in the top 25 they will qualify for National Championships. Even with a number of the clubs strongest runners tied to other clubs we still have a chance of qualifying for the Nationals so dig out your running pumps and get involved.

Closing date for entries is Wed 29th August so I would like to have teams decided by Wed 22nd August (that's one week tomorrow) so I can post them off in plenty of time.

If you want to take part either reply to this post or email me at I will put suggested teams up monday next week.

Related Info:

For some more info see Jonathan Dabbs / Paul Barretts post on the following forum thread:

Suggested Teams (as of 08.09.2007)

In brackets I have put down a predicted 5k time for people which I have used for team selection. I think the easiest thing to do is for people to post a reply on the forum with the latest 5k time if the predicted one is way out and also to confirm availability. I will aim to confirm teams the week of the event so everyone knows who they will be running with before the day. Things will chop and change alittle as some people haven't confirmed availability


Team 1

1) Jacqui Slack (18:45) - confirmed
2) Vicky Wade (20:30) - confirmed
3) Sally Griffiths (19:30) - confirmed
4) Natalie Chandler (~21:00) - confirmed
5) Gudrun R running (18:30-19:30 at 80% as has race following day) - confirmed

Team 2

1) Jude Wall - confirmed
2) Sonia Harris - confirmed
3) Sarah Smith - confirmed
4) Kathy Perreault - confirmed

Reserve/s - Caroline Slaughter (as she has race the following day)


Team 1

1) Jonathan Dabbs (16.50) - confirmed
2) Brad Murphy (16.10) - confirmed
3) Lee Symanski (16.45) - confirmed
4) Rob Wilby (16.40) - confirmed
5) John Metcalfe (16.15) - confirmed
6) Paul Hawkins (16.30) - confirmed

Team 2

1) Chris Brobin - confirmed
2) Phil Stannard (17.15) - confirmed
3) Konrad Steinert (17.10) - confirmed
4) Luke Walsh (17.00) - confirmed
5) Mike Shackcloth (17.00) - confirmed
6) Rob Harvey (17.10) - confirmed

Res: Paul Schofield (injury might not be fit) - definately not available

Team 3

1) Gary Wolstencroft (18.30) - confirmed
2) David Moon (21.00) - confirmed
3) John Murray (17.30) - confirmed
4) Martin Simpson (20.00) - confirmed
5) Mathew McNulty - confirmed
6) Harshan Gill - confirmed

If anyone else is interested I can add them to the reserve list to fill any unconfirmed spots.


From junction 11 on M62, head south along A574 (about 1 mile). Go straight on at next roundabout along Birchwood Way. Straight on at the next roundabout. Turn right at the next double roundabout, left into Garrett Field at the next roundabout. Car park is 3rd right off Garrett Field.

From Juntion 21 on the M6. At roundabout on Warrington Side, turn north along B5120 (road runs parallel to the M6), straight on at next 4 roundabouts (stay on B5120, single lane dual carriageway afterwards). At next large roundabout called College Place turn right onto A5474 towards Birchwood. At next double roundabout turn left. At next roundabout turn left into Garrett Field. Car park is 3rd right off Garrett Field.


Free parking is available in Birchwood Park. Stewards will be directing traffic to appropriate parking areas.

Changing Facilities

A changing area will be provided.


I will register the team at Chadwick House and distribute the numbers. Double check I give you the correct coloured stage number.

Last edited by Rob Harvey on Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:24 pm, edited 20 times in total.
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Postby Brad » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:11 pm

should be up for that
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Postby Rob Harvey » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:13 pm

stop the clock! That has to be the quickest reply. You get a guaranteed spot. Hope this keeps up....
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Postby gary1971 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:23 pm

I would also like to take part.

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Postby Rob H » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:35 pm

Me too.
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Postby Paul Barrett » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:39 pm

This is a great event, on a very flat course with plenty of twists and turns. Unfortunatly i'll be sunning myself in Califonia at the time, but good luck to those who are doing it!
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Postby nina-m » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:58 pm

have you got to be 17 by august/september 06 or 07?

Quite like to swim, pedal and run with our lovely tri club....also unofficial social organiser & coffee addict.
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Postby David Moon » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:55 am

I would like to take part too. :)
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Postby AndyNorman » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:16 am

I'll be running for Altrincham AC in this but i'll give you all a cheer :-)
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Postby Rob Harvey » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:38 am

hi nina,

you need to be 17 and over at midnight 31st / 1st September 2007
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