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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet at Royal 1030 for 1100 start. There’s a twist this year with extra prize for being closest to your own predicted time. Draw for VLM rejects to follow.
1915 at the Coronation Club. (We did mention last week having the follow up two week’s later).
Amber needs your food order by Sunday 20th latest to submit to the restaurant. We have 65 at the meal so pre ordering is essential… Please get it to her, she can’t be chasing everyone…