Sunday 28 March 2021

A&T Freedom 3 race mini-series

 A&T Freedom 3 race mini-series

Introducing the A&T Freedom 3 race mini-series. An intra-club comp with 3 different races on closed trails over 3 weeks, to get us back into the competitive groove before “proper” racing starts. Each route will be zero navigation and can be run in road shoes, though you can choose trails if you prefer! All are welcome to join in and even if you can’t manage to do all 3 races it’d be great to see you out there on 1 or 2 of them. Let’s see how many A&T vests we can get out there! And maybe you can organise yourselves into groups of up to 6 to run them in small groups.

The rules are as follows. The first 2 routes are to be run at any time during the stated week. You can run the route as many times as you like during that week, with your best elapsed time counting. Then, assuming that the easing of lockdown continues as planned, the final race will be run competitively on the morning of Sat April 17th in small covid-compliant groups according to your expected 5K time and we will use the booking system for this one. Scoring will be the usual 30 for fastest, 29 for 2nd, etc and I will run this as separate male/female comps, publishing the scores after each race. Please record your race online somewhere I can see on Garmin, Strava, etc and let me know by IM, email, carrier pigeon, whatever. Tagging me in a Strava comment is the easiest and note that I need your elapsed time, so it would be good if you could set it to Type = Race. And finally, note that anyone straying from the current government rules will be disqualified.

Further details for each race will be posted separately as Facebook “events”, and just to reiterate that they have been picked for zero navigation (no gpx required!), to allow road shoes and also for their scenic aspect. A brief summary is below.

Race 1 during 29th Mar – 4th Apr @ Sankey Canal. 5 miles, straight out-and-back on hard trails.

Race 2 during 5th Apr – 11th Apr @ Borsdane Wood. 5.5 miles, 2x out-and-back on hard trails. 

Race 3 on Sat 17th Apr @ Silver Lane Lakes. 5k, 1x marked lap on hard trails. 

Any questions, please get in touch. Happy racing!