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Round Strathaven 50 Relay

Dave Law has made me aware of this relay event taking place on 13th August. I won't be able to attend as I'm in London 10th to 15th but the details are below. Please let me know if you are interested and we can see about putting a team or teams together.

The John Lucas Round Strathaven 50 event consists of two races, an individual 50 mile ultra and a 50 mile relay for teams of 5.

The route is a circular tour taking in some lovely villages and roads around the pretty market town of Strathaven. It is held on very quiet South Lanarkshire roads, with great views of Loudoun Hill and the surrounding countryside.

The course will be on open roads and will be marshalled or arrowed at all junctions. There will be water stops and drop bags will be transported as required by the organizers.

The start will be at Kirkland park Primary school, Strathaven, post code ML10 6DY and will start at 08:00 for individual runners with registration from 07:30. Relay runners will start at 09:00 with registration from 8:05

These races are strictly PRE-ENTRY ONLY, with NO ENTRIES TAKEN ON RACE DAY - please see closing dates. Individual entries cost £25 and relay entries £60. For relay team entries: The team leader should complete the registration process and provide all requested contact details - you will also be asked to provide the team name and details of the team members.

The relay stages range from 6 to 14 miles and should appeal to club runners of all abilities - refer below. The relay changeover points are all within 5 miles of Strathaven and navigation is very easy. The teams are expected to look after their own runners and make their own transport arrangements to and from Strathaven, where there are shops and cafes.

Relay Stages

Stage 1 Strathaven to Drumclog 10.7 miles
Stage 2 Drumclog to Sandford Hall 8.6 miles
Stage 3 Sandford to Stonehouse Cross 6.3 miles
Stage 4 Stonehouse to Auldhouse 14.5 miles
Stage 5 Auldhouse to Strathaven 9.9 miles

Other info here