2017 Askern 10km Entries Open

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The race is being held on Wednesday 17th May @ 19:00

UPDATE: Race Full. Sorry if you have missed out. We do operate a waiting list for on-line entries via BookItZone. You can sign up and then be emailed if a place becomes available.

We know we have been pretty quiet about the Askern 10km this year. We have faced a number of challenges with the latest curve ball being we may have lost our parking at Race HQ due to building works. We now know this is unlikely to start prior to the race so we have decided to put this race on for one last time in its current guise.

We have also previously reduced the entry limit last year in response to it being overwhelmingly popular in the recent years. We are further limiting the entries again this year to 600 with no on the day but we expect to sell out prior to that.

So please enter early on the following link: https://bookitzone.com/phil_tordoff_1/tb2FFX

Postal entry form here, but please bear in mind how quickly the event is filling up (75% in 3 days) that online is the quickest way to confirm your entry2017 Askern 10km Entry Form (v1)

Thanks for your patience and good luck,

ADRC.

2017 South Yorkshire Road League Info

South Yorkshire Road Race League Venue information and travel.

Wednesday, 29th March. Three Merry Lads, Lodge Moor, Sheffield

From the A61, take the A57, pass the University and Weston Park. Turn left at the sign for Claremont Hospital.  Continue on this road for 2.5 miles until you see the Sportsman pub on the left. Please do not park in the car park of the Sportsman.  There is a large car public park on the left just beyond the Sportsman which can be used.  Please do not park in the car park of the Three Merry Lads unless you are staying after the race for food and/or drinks. There are toilets there and there should be four portable toilets. You could park beyond the start (outside the Three Merry Lads) but do not park on the road used for the race.

Post Code: S10 4LJ

Wednesday, 12th April        Worsbrough Mill, Barnsley

From M1 at Junction 36, come down the A61 and the mill is on the left. There is some parking in the Mill car park and the overspill on the other side of the road on the grass area. After the Mill car park turn right and the parking is on the right. Do not park on the course but you can park on the steep hill from the pub towards Ward Green. Toilets are in the club and there should be portable toilets in the car park. Keep off the main road and assemble in the side street near the club.

Post code: S70 5LJ

Wednesday, 26th April     Brodsworth Village

Leave the A1 at Junction 37, at Marr take the road to Brodsworth Hall and continue to Brodsworth Garden Centre where there is parking. This will be open until 9pm. The start is in the village so no parking there.  Toilets are in the garden centre and the pub. The finish is as before but we are not using the muddy track on the Country Park, just a short stretch. The finish is 400m from the Garden centre. Only park at the pub if you are staying for a meal. Park in the garden centre and move to the pub after the race if you are staying.

Post Code for Hall: DN5 7XJ

Wednesday, 10th May Penistone Football Club

The football club is in the centre of Penistone near the Railway Station. There is some parking at the club, as directed by marshals and plenty of free car parks in the town. Toilets are in the football ground. The presentations will be made as soon as possible in the club house. If you are a winner please stay to collect your prize or ask someone to collect it for you.

Post Code for Football club: S36 6AT

General information

All races start at 7.00 p.m.  This year there will be NO guest runners, sorry. There will be no numbers given out on the day by me so please if you are running you MUST get a number from your club at least a week before the first race as your club must send in an entry declaration. There is a limit of 500 numbers issued and no more will be available. Club contacts have been sent an allocation and once that has gone there will be no more … so be early. The numbers this year are £10 each.  Please carry out any instructions from race marshals so we can enjoy the competition without causing problems for local residents and other road users.

FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL INFO:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=south%20yorkshire%20county%20athletics%20association%205%20mile%20road%20race%20series

2017 Norton 9 Results

All, quick post  (as not near laptop) but here are the results from today’s race: http://www.ukresults.net/2017/norton9.html

As always, hope the runners enjoyed it and thanks to all the marshals and ADRC members who put the hours in behind the scenes to ensure the continuing success of this race.

Obviously the car park issues were less than ideal as the weather over the last couple of days had beat us but we got everyone out in the end.

Will post fuller over the next couple of days.

Phil.

2017 Norton 9 Number Allocation & Race Day Instructions

Please find links to:

Collect number and returnable chip on the day; HQ open from 08.30 am – race start at 10.00am. Leave plenty of time…

Parking opposite Norton Middle School courtesy of Norton Strawberry Growers (sat nav: DN6 9DG), weather permitting. Do not park on West End Road as this forms part of the course.

Have a good run!

South Yorkshire Road Leagues – They’re back…

As many of you know the Road Leagues were under serious threat of disappearing due to a hole in the leadership after Keith’s departure. Now there is a concerted effort by Steel City Striders (or at least individuals from) to take this on.

They have limited the entries to 500 runners across the 4 races and have allocated (after initial survey requesting numbers) places to each club – we have 13.

We will operate it on a first come first served basis and that you must be “positive” that they you be doing at least one of the races. This is only fair to the organisers as if we don’t fill our quota we need to hand places back but equally if we don’t get our runners to the start line that’s not in the spirit either.

You need to pay for the number up front, with a refund to be given when you complete one of the fixtures.

We cannot deprive anyone else of a number if its only a “maybe”; whether from our club or others.

The absolute deadline for our submission is 7pm Monday 6th March 2017.

Given the short notice you’ll have to let me know if you are a runner but bear in mind my priorities are gearing up for the N9 this weekend.

P.

Norton 9 Marshals

First Sunday of March is looming, 5th this year; as always marshals are required and all help is appreciated. It is these events that allow our club to operate at almost zero cost (for the second year running) to its members.

It is an earlier meet of 0830 at the school as the race starts at 1000. Fez is coordinating marshals and will be trying to allocate points to people with instructions ahead of the day but please turn up promptly to the school. We’re undergoing a few changes to the race this year so more people around the better.

Thanks in advance.

P.

Post Christmas Christmas Do – Friday 27th Jan

Is at Thornhurst Manor on Friday 27th (last Friday of January). 1900 for 1930 start.

If you have /not/ already given Uncle Mick your names/numbers then you need to do so by end of next week as we have to advise place of numbers.

If you’re struggling to see Uncle Mick, then let me know but I won’t be at club much next couple of weeks so its better to tell him direct.

P.

2017 Norton 9 Entries are open!

Race full! (There’s actually two entries left but they’ll be gone a in a few minutes). Sorry if you’ve missed out but BookItZone do operate a waiting list so it may be worth a try. In the next couple of days everyone will receive an email for race day instructions and a copy of the number allocations. Remember start time is 1000 this year and HQ open from 0830.


UPDATE: Forgot to mention there will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY and race limit is set at 600. For the past 8 years we’ve had about 510 finishers so the limit of 600 should not be an issue.

A little later than normal but please find on-line entries available in this link: BookItZone

As always, race is first Sunday in March which is the 5th this year – however we have pulled forward the start time by one hour to 10:00 and we have reluctantly but after careful consideration dropped the fun run.

For those who prefer postal entries here is the download: 2017 Norton 9 Entry Form

Chip timing is new for this race (the same system we used for the Askern 10mile) but it will still be number and chip collection on the day. We will publish the number allocation ahead and have info boards available on the day to speed up collection by number blocks.

Look forward to seeing you.

Regards, Phil