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WSEH Athletes win 1st round of England Athletics (EA) Virtual Road Relay Competition

Posted on 15 January 2021

A team of 8 WSEH AC men and women led the way in the 1st round of the EA Virtual Road Relay 8 x 5 mile competition, beating 127 other English club teams. The club took top spot in a combined time of 3:41.47.4, ahead of Cambridge & Coleridge AC, Wirral AC, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and Kent AC. The 8 WSEH athletes who took part were:

At a time when traditional road relays aren’t possible due to COVID-19, England Athletics is hosting a virtual road relay running competition to give runners and clubs from across the country the chance to compete against each other. The competition, open to all England Athletics registered runners aged 15+ is raced over 40 miles in total and to record an overall finishing time, 8 runners from a club (4 men and 4 women) must run exactly 5 miles each.

The Virtual Road Relay Competition 2020/21 takes place over three rounds:

Any WSEH athletes who want to compete in round 2 will need to register for this round via OpenTrack .  Runs for this round must take place between 00:01 on 10 February to 23:59 on 15 February and run data submitted by the deadline of midday on 16 February.

See results from Round 1 here.

Enter Round 2 here.

Further information on the competition is available here.