Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rack Raid this Sunday, 1 June

It's nearly here! The first of the BIG June relays is on Sunday.  This is the LOCAL relay, with the majority of the stages being run in Monmouthshire, so if you are not running then do come and support the runners!

RUNNERS AND SUPPORTERS PLEASE READ AND DIGEST THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

IN PARTICULAR FAMILIARISE YOURSELVES WITH THE ROAD RESTRICTIONS AS TIME PENALTIES WILL BE GIVEN TO TEAMS WHOSE SUPPORTERS ARE SEEN INFRINGING THEM.

IF WE HAVE RUN OUR LEGS OFF AND YOU GET US A TIME PENALTY BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T BOTHERED TO READ THIS I WILL NOT BE A HAPPY BUNNY!!!!

Here is a link to the whole event, with the start and finish points of all 13 stages:
http://www.fairwater-cwmbran-runners.org.uk/content/rack-raid

The link also gives you start times for each leg. The very local legs are as follows:

From Tintern Abbey, 2:50pm
From Chepstow Castle, 3:59pm
From Caldicot Castle, 4:38pm
From the Groes Wen pub in Penhow, 5:16pm

See the link for the other stages

If you are planning to follow the relay at any point by car please note the changes/restrictions in place on the following stages:

stage 1 - Route has changed and there is an entire section closed to cars on the lane leaving Grosmont towards Hoaldalbert Farm
finish of 2/start of 3 - do NOT drive up the road to White Castle. Park at the bottom and cheer from there
finish of 4/start of 5 - this is about 1 mile closer to Abergavenny than in previous years. DO NOT drive up the lane to Old Court Moat
stage 6 - major restrictions to cars, do not drive the lane between Coed-y-fedw and The Crosshands
crossroads via Pen-y-Clawdd
stage 8 - cars not permitted the lane between the A449 (Llanllowel Lane) to the B4235
at Llangwm
stage 11 has been rerouted, make sure you know where you are running!
stage 11 - cars not permitted on the lane between Dewstow Road and the A48
stage 13 - cars not permitted on Malthouse Lane between Ponthir Road and Newport
Road, and then also not permitted on Malthouse Lane between Ponthir Road and Newport
Road.

Please note the restrictions apply to cars so if you are planning to cycle any of the relay then you are free to go wherever, and I encourage you to do so :-)

Any questions please ask me, Denise or Mark.

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