Chingford League Relays
Relays and presentation – Wanstead Flats Sports Centre, Harrow Road, E11 3QA - Sat 7th March 2015
There will be two races, the first being the under 13 race which will start at 12.30 and will comprise one lap of about 1 mile per leg, the second being for everybody else at 1pm which will involve a circuit of approximately 2 miles per leg. The courses will be largely grass with the occasional bit of forest track, but runners are advised to bring both spikes and flats depending on conditions on the day.
Each team to have 4 runners and, with the exception of the top couple of teams in each category, composite teams made up of athletes from different clubs (or even of different sexes) will be allowed so that everybody can have a run, provided that the name of the composite team is clearly stated on the registration sheet. Runners may complete a second leg for a non-scoring team.
There is no need to have a specific vets team as these scores will be computed from the sum of the times of the first four vets in both the men's and women's categories, whichever team those vets happen to be running for.
Whilst all of the individual placings have been already determined, any team awards in the event of a tie will be decided by the accumulated team points from the preceding 5 races.
Refreshments will be available from midday onwards in the sports club where there are toilet and excellent changing facilities. The prize-giving will take place as soon as the results are in. There is ample parking adjacent to the sports complex.
The course starts at the same place as Wanstead Flats parkrun and their website has directions for car and public transport.
The course is similar to, but slightly longer than, a lap of the parkrun course.
For satnavvers - E11 3QA, above left, works better than E11 3QD on parkrun website above, according to the Wanstead Flats Sports Co-ordinator.