This is a guide for team relay events that the club participates in. All dates shown are approximate. Entry fees are paid for by the club. Races are publicised via our facebook and website.
Members take responsibility to add their name, in a timely manner, to team sheets if they wish to run.
Names are usually collected on a ‘Facebook list’ or a hard copy list, placed on the club’s sports hall noticeboard.
Further master’s relays information is under a separate tab heading on the main page of the website titled ‘Over 35’s Masters Info’.
2nd or 3rd week in January. The Durham Cathedral cross country relays at Durham University, Green Lane, Durham. A flat approx. 3km grassed route with one small incline. Only seniors and vets can enter. 3 persons per team. Races commence mid-morning. www.durhamcityharriers.org.uk
2nd Saturday in February. The NECCA Signals Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park, Hetton-le-Hole. A very slightly undulating 2.2 mile course on a tarmac path. Only seniors and vets can enter. For the men: A 6 person team for the seniors and O/40 vets team. O/50’s team is a 4 person team. For the women: Senior and all vet categories are a 4 person team Entry fee is paid by the club. Races commence from midday. www.houghtonharriers.org and the following PDF for travel direction: signalscarparking15
Elswick’s Good Friday Relays at Newburn Riverside Business Park. For the adults, a flat tarmac path 2.25 miles course. For the Juniors, a flat tarmac path 1.62 mile course. U/11 / U/13, U/15’s boys & girls race are scratch races. For the adult races a flat tarmac 2.25 mile course. For the senior men & 0/40’s teams have 4 person teams. For the senior women & O/35’s have 3 person teams. Races start from mid-morning through to midday. www.elswickharriers.org.uk
Late March. Northern 6 & 12 Stage Road Relays. Venues & courses vary. For the men 12 gents required. For the women 6 ladies required. Visit: www.necca.info/
Early / Mid May. The Gordon Smith Relays held at Cobalt Business Park.
A short junior run is followed by the main adult races at 7.30 pm. All male & female age categories are 3 person teams. NOTE: In the men’s team you must have a Vet 40 plus in your team and in the women’s team you must have a Vet 35 plus in your team. Visit: www.wallsendharriers.com
3rd or 4th mid-week in June. The Weetslade Relays. An undulating 2.5 miles (approx.) multi-terrain course around Lockley Park adjacent to Weetslade Country Park, Wideopen. 3 persons in a team & must include “a veteran and a lady”. The veteran and the lady can be the same person”. Entry is strictly limited to 65 teams. www.claremontroadrunners.co.uk
Mid August Gosforth Harriers host at Great Park, Newcastle: The Gosforth Summer Relays. 3 runners per team. Seniors and Vet prizes on offer. A single lap of approx. 2 miles per runner on footpaths and grass tracks. Junior & fun runs available too. www.gosforth-harriers.org
Late August: The Durham Cathedral Summer cross country relays mid-week race at Durham University, Green Lane, Durham. Only seniors and vets can enter. 3 persons per team. Entry fee is paid by the club. www.durhamcityharriers.org.uk
2nd Saturday in September. The Farringdon Cross Country Relays at Farringdon Community Sports College. (This date can vary due to the Great North Run). A 1.8 mile undulating narrow grass path course. The women’s race is now a 3 person team race. For the men: Both Seniors & Vets (O/40’s, plus) run in 4 person teams. Juniors run individual races.
Late October or Early November see the staging of the English Cross Country Relays, usually held in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Berry Hill Park NG14 4JR. A full range of races for all junior age group as well as senior and vets races. Start times from 11am through to the last race a 2.45pm. Womens Teams 3 runners req’d / Men’s Teams 4 runners req’d. www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk for information.
Late November / Early December the club hosts the Norman Woodcock Memorial Team Relay Event. 3 athletes per team (final ruling on team make up: refer to that years entry form).