Anyone going to the event, please contact Arwel Lewis on 07772 302411 so that if there is sufficient demand, transport will be provided.
West Cheshire AC
Borders League 2014/15 Race 1 Sunday 9th November 2014
The HQ for this first Borders League race for the 2014/15 season is at “Cheshire View”, Plough Lane, Christleton, Chester CH3 7PT. More information on whereabouts can be found on their website http://www.cheshireview.co.uk/find.html
Facilities at “Cheshire View”
“Cheshire View” has space for approx. 200 cars, please make efforts to car-share to enable all runners to get parked and please follow Car Park Marshals’ instructions.
There are toilets with limited changing facilities in Race HQ and there will be hot drinks and snacks available from 09:30 hrs.
Overspill Car Parking
Overspill parking for approx. 25 cars has kindly been offered by the Landlord at “The Plough” public house (shown on the Cheshire View” map [above link]). “The Plough” will be open for meals and drinks after the race if you fancy celebrating your efforts in style.
Christleton Sports Centre, integrated with the High School at CH3 7AS have also kindly offered approx. 50 car parking spaces in their facility. This is approx. 1000m from the Start line and if using this car park, please use the section immediately on the right as you enter the gates.
The course is an undulating, approx. 5.75 mile anti-clockwise route shown in detail on the linked map on the Fixtures page of the Borders League website http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/ . Approximately 5 miles are on road with 750 metres of trail, with some mud and cobbled stones over The Roman Bridges, where care should be taken.
THE BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE HISTORY
The Borders Road Running League was formed in 1983 by a number of new running clubs in North Wales and the western part of Cheshire. The aim was to provide inter-club competition between teams of member clubs on a competitive yet friendly basis. This philosophy continues today each winter with 7 races organised in rotation by member clubs for their members.
The first Borders League race was held on Sunday 4th November 1984 at Tattenhall using the quarter marathon course. There were 100 finishers. In 2013-14 the average number of finishers exceeded 270; the highest being 339 (the highest ever was 356)
The league currently (2014-15) comprises 17 clubs from across North Wales, the Wirral and West Cheshire. The league remains primarily an inter-club competition although there are awards for individuals within their age groups. Clubs interested in joining the league should contact the Secretary on email@example.com, applications are discussed at the AGM.
The League races are an opportunity for runners at all levels to compete on a regular basis, a chance to test yourself against runners from other clubs at a similar level, improving performance in an affordable but challenging arena, creating and maintaining friendships between like-minded individuals.
The league holds seven races per season, generally between October and April. Each race is between 5 miles and 6.21miles (8 – 10 km) except for the final race which is around 4 miles (6.5km). Races, except the final race, are held at 11.00 on Sunday mornings, the dates and venues being agreed at the AGM. Each race is organised by a member club, all member clubs organising races in turn (agreed at the AGM). The final race is generally on a Wednesday evening and is followed by the presentation of awards.
At the end of each race the scores are collected by individual clubs and returned to the results organiser to be collated. They are published on the Borders League Website.
The league is managed by the member clubs. A committee consisting of a Chairman, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary is elected by the clubs annually at the AGM generally held on the first Monday in July of every year. Each club pays an annual subscription to the league, the amount being set at the AGM.