Parkland Relays - Weds 20 May

One of the most popular events on our annual calendar – the Parkland Relays in Richmond Park - returns on Wednesday 20 May (7pm start). Nearly 60 Windmilers took part in 2014 and all members are very welcome to sign up for this year’s edition.

The course and format remain unchanged from last year, with each runner tackling an undulating 2.8-mile route as part of a relay team. Men and women compete in teams of four and three respectively and prizes are awarded in open and veteran categories.

The start/finish area is at the top of Spankers Hill (close to Robin Hood Gate) and there will be a social afterwards at the Telegraph pub on Putney Heath.

Please let team captains know on and by Monday 11 May if you would like to run so that we can submit our teams to the host club Thames Hare & Hounds. Do also mention if you have a particular preference for which leg you run (useful if you plan to arrive late or leave early).

The course map can be viewed here.


Shame I'm not quite up for

Shame I'm not quite up for this yet: good luck to the teams!

Men's team line-ups and

Men's team line-ups and running orders (revised 19 May):

Men's A: 1) Mark Bridges 2) Hamish Maclean 3) Nathan Andrews 4) Matthew Nutt

Men's B: 1) Richard Herring 2) Nayan Mistry 3) Mark Shotton 4) Paul Roe

Men's C: 1) Roger Waluube 2) Anthony Eastaway (V) 3) Phil Tosh (V) 4) Gordon Berry

Men's Vets A: 1) Neil Guthrie 2) Simon Newton 3) Michael Daniels 4) Mark Rabbetts

Men's Vets B: 1) Sandy Pfeifer 2) Guy Surtees 3) James Whale 4) Norman Urquia

Men's Vets C: 1) Paul Lee 2) Craig Nicol 3) Stephen Pallister 4) Jim Wallace

Men's Vets D: 1) Bruce Chessell 2) Khawar Zuberi 3) Mike Forder 4) Mike Banfi

Men's Vets E: 1) Peter Metcalf 2) John Carter 3) Edward Nelson 4) Colin Harris

NB There is a single vets category for the race - therefore I've made no distinction between M40, M50, M60 and M70 in the line-ups.