The Northern Cross Country Cutlers Relay Championships takes place once a year on a sunny Saturday crisp October morning. Runners from up north travel down to the border of “oopp north” AKA South Sheffield (the border is literally about half
Today’s event – the Yorkshire VETs relays, nothing to do with men and women dressed up in white coats running around with dogs, cats and guinea pigs, no, this was the oldies relays for all clubs in the Yorkshire area.
Normal people would not spend their Friday night in a random park in Derby with other ‘abnormal’ people in the pouring rain running 2 mile ‘legs’ for a hairy helmet. A hairy what you say? A hairy helmet I say.
A foggy damp November Sunday descended upon the picturesque Derbyshire town of Matlock, Cromford Mill to be exact, bathing in Matlock bath. No baths for the 16 or so of Sheffield Running Club runners as we took part in this
1. (n.) relay race – a race between teams of contestants, each contestant being relieved by a teammate after running part of the distance. My first club relays at the University of Nottingham, that’s if we could find the entrance