It was intended this year to organise and rerun the C2C relay that the Club completed during June 2008, of course due to the current situation, it’s not possible. So why not have a virtual relay?
The route is along the C2C cycling path from Whitehaven to Roker and has up to 30 legs of various distances and terrain, covering 135 miles of continuous running. There would be 2 cyclists to accompany the runners with mini buses carrying the other leg runners to the next change over point.
This year’s date was to have been 20th and 21st June, depending on the race calendar, so the challenge is for people to choose a leg and run their distance during that weekend. More than one person can do the same leg, and you could do more than one leg, although the estimated time between them should be used, or run 2 or 3 continuous legs. Where possible you should try and run the same type of terrain and gradient as your chosen leg i.e. if you choose a leg in the heart of the Lake District you’re bound to have some uphill running so choose your virtual leg route to match your chosen leg’s terrain, (see the attached information regarding the route). To map a route near home and check out elevation, distance, gradients etc., Mapometer is a great free site that's easy to use.
The challenge is open to everyone in the club and all ages, it’s not about being the quickest, it’s about being part of the “virtual” team to cover the distance.
Below are links to the legs and the distance, and also some further information about the C2C route. Hopefully next year we can do the actual event.
It would be best to message me (Tommy) and not on this post, with your preferred leg/legs, and I’ll put your name against it.
Please note that all government recommendations regarding social distancing should be used, and all young athletes should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
C to C (or Sea to Sea) Route
Information about the route