ARC permit 17/380
Well.....we all had such a blast this year, that despite the wobbly tracking and the computer results issues, we though we'd do it all again next year. So once again we'll hammering around the outskirts of Nelson's County on the traditional third weekend in September in the quest for personal fulfilment and a cracking good time. Dates for your diary are race weekend 16-17th September 2017 with the usual declarations on Friday 15th. Priority entries will be opening on Monday 3rd April 2017.
Many thanks to those of you who submitted entries to the reinstated photographic compettion. Congratulations to the winners, Philip Donlan (Framlington Flyers) and Lauren Bradshaw (Cambridge and Coleridge AC). Their images and all the other entries can be viewed here.
Likewise many thanks to everyone who took the time and trouble to respond to requests for comment on the 2016 race. We'll certainly take on board opinions expressed about the tracking, the race timing, the new changeover and all your other suggestions made to improve the RNR experience. Also many thanks for all your positive comments about the race and our efforts - they really are appreciated.
The Round Norfolk Relay is grateful to the runners and teams who constantly return year after year to take part in this truly unique event. We are rightly proud of our iconic status and are delighted to acknowledge our 'ever presents' by the award of appearance medals to both teams and individuals alike. This year (2016) we celebrated the 20th of many impressive appearances by City of Norwich Athletic Club and the 10th appearances of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, Felixstowe Road Runners, Pink and Blacks and Thetford AC. It was also great to welcome newcomers London Front Runners, Bure Valley Harriers, Wellingborough AC and North Herts Road Runners - we look forward to seeing you back next year for your RNR "fix".
On an individual basis it's worth noting that Richard Sales, the Godfather of the RNR completed his 26th appearance this year. Close behind, of those still competing, is Ray Lindsay of Norwich Road Runners on 23 performances. We look forward to them both notching up additional appearances in this and future years...the race is on for thirty appearances and possibly the prize of "freedom of the city of Norwich" (no promises...but you never know!)
Our records reveal that there will be several candidates up for 10 and 20 year appearance awards (as always). To help you evaluate your longevity entitlement we will be updating the all time race appearance data. You can check this out (and complain if you think we've got it wrong!) by visiting our all time appearances page.