Woodcock Relays Gosforth Race Course Sat 24th Nov 2018

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  • WHEN? SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2018. A NEW START TIME OF 1pm.
  • PARKING, HQ, REGISTRATION, AWARDS ARE AT A NEW LOCATION: PARKLNADS GOLF COURSE. FOLLOW MARSHALS DIRECTIONS.
  • 3 athlete team relay. Each team must have a minimum of one female participant. New age group categories for 2018.
  • SENIORS (AGES 16 TO 39) VETS 40 TO 49. VETS 50 TO 59. VETS 60 & OVER. Awards for each age group category.
  • £12 fee per team. Event limited to 100 teams. Late entries may be taken on the day if the entry limit is not reached (a £2 supplement will be applied).
  • AWARDS WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2PM AT PARKLANDS GOLF CLUB HOUSE.
  • Please do join us. We have use of the facilities offered, with the clubhouse bar & menu available for everyone and all reasonably priced.
  • Course: A traffic-free, circular, flat tarmac path: 1.66 mile lap, per runner. 
  • Postal entries please send to: V. Wilson. 68 Dene Road, Wylam, Northumberland. NE41 8HB.
  • Enclose your payment entry form and your cheque made payable to Elswick Harriers. Thank you.
  • Postal entries must be received by Tuesday 20th November 2018.
  • Please register late entries before 12.45 pm.
  • Bib numbers will be given out at race HQ on the day of the event from 11.30 am.
Graham Bell

Hello Paul. Thank you for contacting the club with your query. For the 2018 race & its 1st year in this format: Each athlete must be placed in the right age group designation.
To give an example: In the V40 to V49 age group category: You must have 3 runners who are between the ages of 40 to 49 on the day of the race – One of which must be a female athlete who must also be between the age of 40 to 49 on the day of the race. I hope this clarifies your query Paul.

Huw Parry

Hi Graham – it might be difficult for us to get runners in exactly the correct categories. If we can’t get full teams in a particular category would it be allowable to enter a Veteran in the Seniors category (i.e. older runners in younger classifications). I wouldn’t expect such a mixed team to be allowed to win but at least I could get more runners to take part. I entered 13 teams last year and would expect to enter a similar number this year.

Graham Bell

Hello Huw. I have spoken to several people at the club and they agree that an “older athlete” can drop down into a “younger age group”. So please do feel free to enter a “mixed team”. I trust this answers your query. Best Regards,
Graham.

Graham Bell

Tuesday 25th Sept. Hello Paul: An update if I may, regarding your query in relation to the Norman Woodcock team relay event: A few clubs have posed the same question as your good self: As a result: The event will now accept an “older athlete” dropping down into a “younger age group category”. Please do feel free to enter “mixed team(s)”. Best regards, Graham Bell.

Graham Bell

Hello Arron. Thank you for contacting the club. Yes you can enter this ‘composite team’ but they will have to run as a senior team: The two V40 athletes in effect drop down an age group category to the seniors. I hope this answers your query. Regards, Graham Bell.

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