As all will appreciate it is something of a daunting task to get as many as 30 male runners out for these popular road relay championships, but our target is to qualify two teams for next month’s National road relay championships and to do this both of our men’s teams must finish in the top 25 teams. In addition we are also hoping to field a Masters team for the first time this year in their accompanying 6-stage event.
So far the following runners have confirmed their availability for selection, and while Mike Down is still awaiting a response from one or two others, he is sure that everyone listed below will be needed:
ANDY CHAMBERS; ANDY COOKE; MATT CRANE; GARETH CULLEN; CHRIS DODD; STEVE FRANCIS; STEVE GOSS (V40); SEAN HAZELL; JERRY HOGAN (V50); MICHAEL JOHNSON; OWAIN JONES; TOM LOWE; STEVE McGUIGAN; TOM MERSON; STEVE MITCHELL; OLLIE MOTT; DAN NOAD (V35); MICK O’DOHERTY (V50); PHIL PARRY (V45); DANNY RANDELL (V35); TOM RUSSELL; MARRK SCRUTTON (V50); IAIN STUART; HARRY WEBB; NEIL WILLIAMS; JON WILLS; MIKE WILSMORE; ANDREW WOODS; DAN WOOLFORD; PHIL WYLIE.
Mike is still waiting to hear from HAGGAI CHEPKWONY; PETE NORTHALL; MATT PETERS; ROB WHITHAM; ALEC WOODS (V45); plus any others prepared to run.
The final selection will have to be finalised by Wednesday 16th March 2011. There is a minibus leaving Aztec West at 9am. the Men’s race starts at 12noon.
The club has also entered two women’s teams – which have been hit by injury – but which will still put up a very good showing if we can get 12 athletes out. Confirmations so far are:
Imogen Ainsworth, Charlie Wills, Hannah Alderson, Rebekah Randell, Grace Crane, Vicky Tester, Alison Hurford, Sian Monahan plus Julia Belyavin (if needed) – so we need a further 3 or 4 ladies to confirm their availability.