The Green Belt Relay
18 May 2019
THE ROUTE IS VERY COMPLEX AND IF YOU DON’T PREPARE YOU WILL GO WRONG! We do our best to mark the course in advance of the race and you do not need any special navigation skills, but you can not rely solely on the markings – they get removed or washed away, and you MUST bring a copy of your map. It is well worth at least spending an hour or so familiarising yourself with the main turns, but if you want to be sure, we recommend you use a GPS. Difficulty: Each stage is rated 1 – 10, 10 being most difficult. Stages 4, 5, 16, 18 and 19 are the toughest and times in these count towards the Kings (and Queens) Of The Mountains awards.Cut-off time: if you are outside this time (or you miss the stage), we will record your time as the cutoff time. You are welcome to finish your stage and your result will be included.Please visit the following links to get route map & details.Day 1 – http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/Maps/day%201%20summary%202017.pdfDay 2 – http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/Maps/day%202%20summary%202017.pdf
RulesThe relay encourages good sportsmanship amongst teams. This means good fair competition at the same time looking after and supporting others, giving them water and ensuring everyone�s safety. We want the relay to be an enjoyable and friendly event, and for this reason there will be an award for friendliest / most supportive team or club.The rules are as follows:Team makeup and declarations:You should complete the course with 11 runners, each running a leg each day (exceptions are listed below).Teams must register giving a list of runners and their allotted numbers before the start of the relay, and the team captain is responsible for making sure that our results service has the correct name for each number. You can declare up to 20 runners to numbers, and you can assign these to any stage you like, and make changes to these at any time before or even during the race, provided you adhere to the basic principle that you have 11 runners, and each runs a stage on each day.If a runner is unable to run a leg, another member of the team may run the leg with no penalty. However, if this happens on Day 1, and the substituted runner does not run on day 1 and runs on day 2, then this runner will not qualify for stage prizes or records and must declare this to the timekeeper at the finish. The team will not be penalised and will still qualify for team prizes and team records.