Thursday, June 02, 2011

Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay Race

Hi
 
Just a short message to invite you or your club to enter one or more teams for the 2011 Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay Race on Sunday 11th September.
 
The race is named in memory of our friend and clubmate Simon who died tragically from pancreatic cancer in 2008, aged 47. The proceeds from the race will go to support research into this terrible disease. 
 
As you may know, the race is a 42k relay with 2,110m of ascent, run in four stages for teams of five runners. After temporary changes to Legs 2 and 4 last year, the 2011 race reverts to its previous route, which starts and finishes in Comrie village in Perthshire and follows a highly scenic route up and around the hills surrounding Glen Lednock.
 
Legs 2 and 3 cover rough mountain terrain, while Legs 1 and 4, although challenging, are closer to trail races.
 
Last year 35 teams took part and we hope to see as large a field again in 2011. We can't guarantee sunshine on the day, although the weather has been kind in previous years, but we can offer
°        category and leg prizes provided by our sponsors, The Famous Grouse Experience
°        a barbecue (included in the team entry fee)
°        what we hope will again be a very enjoyable and competitive race.
 
Full race information and entry form can be found at http://www.strathearnharriers.org.uk/comriehillsrelayrace.htm