RANELAGH HARRIERS HENTY RELAY Tuesday 3rd August at 7.15pm in Richmond Park
The Henty Relay is a relay race aimed at all our runners regardless of age or ability so please enter via the Eventbrite link and have a go. It will be held on Tuesday, 3 August 2021 starting at 19:15. Any children of 11 years of age or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult while they run their lap(s).
The race comprises 6 laps of approximately 1.3 miles per lap, run clockwise around the outside of Sidmouth Wood, starting and finishing opposite Pembroke Lodge. Teams of three runners, comprising a “fast”, a “medium” and a “slow” runner will be selected, from the runners who have entered the race, by the Club Handicapper. He will aim to put together teams of more or less equal overall speed. The fast runner runs three laps, the medium two laps and the slow one lap of the course. The running order is at the discretion of each team.
Contrary to normal practice, incoming runners should not touch the hands of outgoing runners. Instead outgoing runners will stand to one side of the finishing line and depart when their incoming runner crosses the line.
Entries will remain open until midnight on Friday, 30 July 2021, giving the Handicapper just about enough time to sort out the teams of 3 runners. If, after entering the race, you find you are unable to run, it is important that you inform the organisers at email@example.com as soon as possible so that the teams can hopefully be rejigged. Teams will be announced shortly prior to the race.
Please enter in advance if you possibly can. If you forget or are unable to enter before entries close on 30 July, you may attend on the evening and the organisers will do their best to set you up with a team. If you have entered and been allocated to a team and, on arrival, you become aware that one of your teammates is a no show, please inform the officials, who will try to sort something out. It is important that runners arrive in good time to collect numbers and liaise with their teammates so that the race can begin punctually at 19:15. Otherwise there is a real risk that stragglers may find themselves locked in the Park with the deer for the night.
While the majority of social distancing measures will have been relaxed in England by race day, we would encourage all runners and spectators to behave responsibly as we would not wish to turn the Henty Relay into a super spreading event.
Please enter for the race here: – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ranelagh-harriers-henty-relay-registration-163832406137.