Monday, 24 April 2017
Sunday, 23 April 2017
The Cake Race
The next club race is on the fells next Saturday 29th April and is The Cake Race at Diggle. I did this last year, it’s a lovely run and I would recommend it, but would class it more as a tough trail race than a fell race, the biggest descent/ascent being 2 (long, long) flights of steps. At 9.9 miles don’t take it lightly, but if you are confident of a half marathon, then you’ll be okay.
The race starts at 11am and entry is either £5 on the day, or free with a homemade cake (which brings the added excitement of a cake judging competition and prizes after the race!). ALL my brownies had gone last year, with a stack of the winning entry still left over . . . but I’m not bitter about that (...fix!)
Parking is tight near the start/finish, so allow time for parking a short trot away, but there’s a village hall type place that you can leave stuff in (at your risk) if you wanted to take a bag or a jumper. Note that if the weather is poor then they may expect you to have full body cover, i.e. waterproof top and trousers, although last year rain/hail was forecast and they only wanted the top. They do also state a requirement to carry map (print off website), compass, whistle and emergency food (e.g. a gel), so make sure that you have these, plus something to carry them in. I have a couple of spare whistles and a spare compass if anyone needs one, plus some other spare kit. In fact, I have at least 1 spare of everything, so IM me if you need anything, but it’ll be in the boot of the car anyway. There’s a good description of the course and a copy of the route map that you can print off on the race website, which is at the URL below. However the race was well-attended and well-marked last year, so navigation wasn’t a problem.
Give me a shout if you have any questions, hope you enjoy the race!
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
The club have decided to take the busy water station at 'The Lane', just off Beaumont Road near Chorley New Road, which is one of the busiest points on the course. We need to have 25 people manning the station at all times during the day. The marathon is from early afternoon to late evening. We appreciate most people are working the Monday but we will be needing people to stay as late as possible. If you can only do a few hours you might be better doing the late shift as the afternoon shift will be easier to fill.
Family and friends are more than welcome to help but MUST be registered.
The IRONMAN UK race season is fast approaching, and with the introduction of another new race in Edinburgh, it promises to be our busiest yet. Now more than ever, we need our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to perform crucial roles and to help make 2017 our most successful year to date. As someone who has previously volunteered at an IRONMAN event, or expressed an interest, we'd love to have you on the team!
The registration forms for all events can all be found at www.ironman.com/ukvolunteers. Alternatively, you can follow the links below:
IRONMAN UK Bolton on Sunday 16 July 2017
You will need to sign-up as a volunteer for each race individually (so if you would like to join us at more than one race - please remember to fill out the relevant registration form for each one).
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
We very much hope to see you in the summer!
The IRONMAN UK Volunteer Team 2017