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by Val Baxter

May 15, 2014

Weetslade Relays Wed 25th June

In the last week of June each year, Claremont Road Runners organise the Weetslade Relays. It is based in Lockey Park, Wideopen, just north of Newcastle and the Weetslade Country Park. Now in its fifth year and growing in popularity, the next event will take place on Wednesday 25th of June 2014. All entrants and supporters can expect to enjoy a good night’s racing.

3 x 2.5 miles (approx.) traffic free multi terrain course. Each team of three must include a veteran and a lady. The vet and the lady can be the same person. The Weetslade Relay was the first relay event in the country where each club is required to select teams of three which must include at least one veteran and at least one lady.

It is a closed race limited in 2014 to 65 teams from UKA affiliated clubs. Individuals can be selected for teams on the day, minimum age 18. The entry fee is £12 a team (paid by the club). Anyone interested in running should get their name down on the entry list on the club noticeboard, or email me here

The scenic, multi-terrain course receives favourable comments from runners . Each team member runs one leg which covers a distance of 4.08k. It includes a hill at halfway with a thirty metre climb. There are spectacular views over Tyneside for those who still notice such things after running up a hill.

The race is supported by Wideopen Football Club, who provide refreshments and use of their clubhouse for changing and administration; by Northumberland Wildlife Trust, who allow the use of Weetslade Country Park; by North Tyneside Council Events Team and by Start Fitness.

In 2014 there will be prizes for the members of the first and second teams and for the fastest male and female runners and veterans. In addition there will be loads of spot prizes to be drawn on the night.

Click on the form image below to download an entry form for full details – entry will be made by the club (free of charge). Stick you name down on the entry list on the noticeboard or email me here.


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  • Author's Avatar baxter April 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Anyone interested in taking part can also post here :)


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