Dear HRC Member
The Round Norfolk Relay will be with us on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of September 2022. For those of you who are not familiar with the RNR, it is a 198-mile relay race that starts and finishes in the town of Kings Lynn. As the name suggests the course follows the boundary of the county of Norfolk.
There are 17 stages in total with a wide range of distances to be covered (see the table below)
|Stage||Place||Distance (miles)||Terrain (day/night)|
|1||K.Lynn – Hunstanton||16.32||Multi day|
|2||Hunstanton – Burnham Ov.||13.75||Multi day|
|3||Burnham Ov. – Wells||5.76||Multi day|
|4||Wells – Cley||11.14||Multi day|
|5||Cley – Cromer||10.81||Multi day|
|6||Cromer – Mundesley||7.90||Road day|
|7||Mundesley – Lessingham||9.24||Road day|
|8||Lessingham – Horsey||7.52||Road day|
|9||Horsey – Belton||16.60||Road night|
|10||Belton – Earsham||18.13||Road night|
|11||Earsham – Scole||12.45||Road night|
|12||Scole – Thetford||19.67||Road night|
|13||Thetford – Feltwell||13.25||Road night|
|14||Feltwell – Wissington||7.27||Road night|
|15||Wissington – D.Mkt||10.59||Road dawn|
|16||D.Mkt – Stowbridge||5.49||Road day|
|17||Stowbridge – K.Lynn||11.73||Multi day|
TIMING and RUNNERS
This is a 24 hour non-stop event held over the weekend. Each team must complete the course within 28.5 hours; this means that an average pace of 8.40 minutes per mile has to be maintained. Please be aware that many of the early multi-terrain stages are on sand and shingle and will slow you down.
This is a fantastic event that tests both the individual runners and the Club. The only note of caution is the cut off time of 28.5 hours – so there may need to be a selection exercise. I am aware that this is an issue for some runners but if the clubs strongest runners can take the long stages this can buy a considerable amount of time for the less confident.
Please click on the link below to learn more.
If you don’t want to run but do want to be involved there are a number of ways you can do this: Driving, Cycling, Time keeping, Marshalling and shouting support. If you are interested please volunteer, as the weekend is an amazing experience.
We also need 6 people to Marshall the changeover at Scole – this involves a late-night guiding people in and out of a car park and keeping runners safe. If you want to help at Scole please contact Dave Greenham at: Davidgreenham51@gmail.com
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you want to experience the challenge of the RNR and spend a great weekend with the Club please e-mail me: Stephen Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org Inevitably there may be a FACEBOOK chat but formally notify me on the email above.
Please provide me with the following:
- 1st and 2nd choice of stage
- Your current 5k, 10k or Half times (whichever is closest to the stage you want) – from that I will calculate your stage time.
- Your date of birth, and age on race day
- Mobile telephone number
- If you want to take part but not sure about running – is there a job you fancy?
If you have any questions please drop me a line. This really is the most fantastic event so don’t be shy.