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Why not try a road relay with the Avon Championships

ENTRIES are now being taken for the Avon Road Relay Championships from Cleeve Cricket Club on Sunday August 27th (11am).

This event deserves greater support as it is an ideal event to make the start of the autumn road running season and a great way to foster team camaraderie.

And for those local clubs who don’t feel they are strong enough to compete at the Midland 6-Stage Road Relays, or don’t fancy the journey to Sutton Park in Birmingham, then the Avon event is the perfect alternative to experience the delight of relay running.

Just ask the runners from Westbury Harriers, who did so well last year with wins in the veteran women’s over 45s age group (Maria Hobbs, Jeni Stevenson and Caroline Scapens), the over 55s (Marilyn Palmer, Eithne Noonan and Izzy Povey) and men’s over 60s category (David George, Mike Mewse, Nigel Gates).

The men’s races comprises 4x5k stages (3x5k for M50 and M60), over an accurately measured course,  with the women tackling three stages and there are categories for senior and all the veteran age groups.

The race will again start in the flat and beautifully managed Cleeve sports and playing fields and is run on quiet country roads and footpaths in the Claverham and Cleeve area on a predominately flat course with one small climb.

There is free parking, toilets and access to the Sinclair Pavilion at the cricket club. A wide selection of refreshments will also be available.

Photos courtesy of Mike Mewse at Westbury Harriers