CREWKERNE RUNNING CLUB
Parrett Trail Relay Race.

Due to a number of reasons, including the sad death of one of the critical organisers, we will not be running the River Parrett Trail Relay Race as a published event in 2017.
We hope to revive the formal event in 2018 and with this in mind we are planning to trial a slightly revised format of the race on Saturday 7 October this current year [see outline of proposed format below].
Our club will be running this trial informally with several 'home' teams to mimic a published event and assess the viability of the new arrangements.  With this in mind, we would warmly welcome teams from other clubs to join us to give the revised format a better test.
While this would be a purely social affair [no fees, prizes or permit] we would anticipate some runners being competitive, wishing to set benchmark times for the various legs and hunting for team glory. 

Outline of Revised Format:

The idea is to divide the race into two baton style relays, running from Steart to Langport and then from Langport to Winyards.  Each relay having up to four separate defined legs within them, with real-time handovers between the legs.  Overall time to complete the whole race being the accumulated time taken for both relays. 
Individual legs will hopefully be around 10k, long enough to be a worthwhile test but short enough to allow for multiple contiguous legs to be run by keen individuals.  It is also hoped the timing of the intermediate Langport finish/start will allow for some regrouping of the quicker and slower teams, while still keeping the feel of a continuous event.
Competing teams will be expected to 'self navigate' and 'self support' between the start and finish of each relay section, as well as record their individual leg times [handed in at finish and used for final results table]. 
The option of running multiple consecutive legs could help shrink some team sizes and make it easier for clubs to find enough available runners for an entry.  
Face to face baton handovers could help with team logistics [passing on of car keys and the like] and the slight staggering of teams should also help reduce pressure on vehicle parking at changeovers between legs. 
Details are still to be worked through and we may still have to do something particular between Haselbury Mill and the finish at Winyards, but that 'should all come out in the wash'.

Watch this space...........


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The full 2016 results are  HERE 

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Latest version of the River Parrett Trail guide from the Somerset County Council is:-
HERE.

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Click HERE for full 2014 results.




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Click HERE for 2013 results.

See 'Previous Winners' page for previous reults.

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 We have received generous financial support from the following:-

 Western Fuel

 

Lidl



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James Hardware

Crewkerne.
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We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Winyards Gap pub, landlady and staff for giving us a warm welcome and donation of some prizes.
We would also like to thank Roger Bastable at the Haselbury Mill for making his community field available to us free of charge.

 

Some years ago we lost our major sponsor, we like to stage a professional event but also raise a usefull amount for Cancer Research. If anyone would like to help with this please get in touch, £20 goes a long way and we only take out actual expenses. Our members ( and runners) give generously of their time, petrol, etc.  to get this going.
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Handcrafted River Parrett Eel Trophy.





This trophy was commissioned in 2003 for the first River Parrett Trail Relay Race.

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All the profit from this event will be given to 
CANCER RESEARCH UK.
Profit from the 2012 race was £1400 and 2013 was £500 but with less sponsorship.
Very well done everyone.
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