4-20 Jun 2020
The event celebrates the masters road relay championships at Sutton Park and the 5k championships at Horwich, which were cancelled due to coronavirus.
Teams: Entry is FREE to UKA affiliated clubs, with an optional donation to MacMillan Nurses charity, for as many masters athletes as they wish, all whom should be UKA registered, They will be grouped automatically into multiple teams in 10-year age bands (down-aging allowed), based on their ages as of 20th June: M35-44: 6 stages; M45-54, W35-44: 4 stages; M55-64, M65-74; M75+, W45-54, W55-64, W65-74; W75+: 3 stages. Individual entries also welcome from anyone.
Awards: Certificates to each member of the first three teams in each age group based on sum of times and to the fastest three athletes in each age group.
The Course: One or more circular or out and back loops totalling 5k, with the start/finish close together. You must be fully aware of the dangers involved in participating and be responsible for your own safety, especially if this involves use of public roads.
PLEASE ABIDE BY CURRENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES DURING THE COMPETITION.
Submitting Results: Athletes must record their performances using GPS devices and submit evidence with their result submission (via Strava or Garmin Connect) in order to qualify for an award.
Full details and entries/entry lists can be found on the BMAF website HERE
Given that the UKA/EA lockdown date is now June 30th at the earliest, we have now taken the decision to cancel the league matches and the Championships in June. There may be scope to have some simple time and distance events later in the year, but this is very dependent on government and governing body advice, as well as the availability of both officials and a track licence. We will keep you updated of further developments as the situation becomes clearer over the following weeks and months.
Please consult the BMAF website for regular updates on their events - their own championships have also been cancelled, but currently the North of England Masters Championships are still going ahead on September 13th. The EAMA Inter-area Outdoor T&F challenge has been cancelled.
Additionally, keep checking the BMAF website for information on a virtual BMAF Road Relay on June 20th - encourage your fellow club members to get a virtual team together and enter!