The 31st Round Norfolk Relay
The Ultimate Club Experience

ARC permit 17/380

Photogaphic competition

For his years photocomp we are inviting entries in the categories 'Runners and riders' and 'Inside the support vehicle!'. There will be a £50.00 prize for the winners in each category. Full details of how to enter can be viewed here.

You can view previous years competition entries here inluding last years winners Lauren Bradshaw of Cambridge and Coleridge (Wind vs shelter) and Philip Donlan of Framlington Flyers (A quick getaway).

RNR Newsletter September 2017

The September 2017 newsletter provides final useful information to enable you you get the best out of your weekend. This essential read can be viewed and downloaded (pdf) here.

As the number of participating teams continues to grow we are increasingly aware of issues surrounding the safety of runners - accordingly Neville has also produced a further document detailing team risk considerations. This is essential reading - view and download this here. In the light of recent high profile issues of health and safety, the RNR committee are fully aware of, and will discharge their responsibilities to protect our runners. Likewise, all participating teams must take equal responsibilty for their own actions - the observation of safety rules is mandatory

Race start and finish time

Previously teams have been allocated a start time (earliest teams to start at 5:30am on Saturday) to ensure that based on their predicted running time they will finish between 9:15 and 10:00am on Sunday. This provided for a maximum running time of 28hrs 30mins.

As last year eight teams finished outside 28:30, this year we are extending the maximum running time to 29hrs 30mins. This means that teams will be allocated start times to ensure that they finish between 10:15 and 11:00am on Sunday morning. Typically, this means that the quicker teams will be starting about an hour later than in prvious years.

Stage changeover facilities

You can check out the facilities available at each changeover - toilets, refreshments, car parking etc here.

Please note that the burger bar will not be available in the field at Schole, however the tea room at Earsham will be open to provide teas, coffees, sausage rolls quiche and possibly also soup.

In addition, you can also check out race day administration details here

Team and individual appearances

The Round Norfolk Relay is grateful to the runners and teams who constantly return year after year to take part in this truly unique event. We are rightly proud of our iconic status and are delighted to acknowledge our 'ever presents' by the award of appearance medals to both teams and individuals alike. This year (2017) we celebrate the 10th appearances of Bungay Black Dog Running Club, Bedford Harriers and Coltishall Jaguars.

On an individual basis it's worth noting that Richard Sales, the Godfather of the RNR completed his 26th appearance in 2016. Close behind, of those still competing, is is Keith Prichard of Riverside Runners on 21 performances and Ray Linday of Norwich Road Runnwrs is poised to make his 24th appearance in 2017. We look forward to them both notching up additional appearances in this and future years...the race is on for thirty appearances and possibly the prize of "freedom of the city of Norwich" (no promises...but you never know!)

Our records reveal that there will be several candidates up for 10 and 20 year appearance awards (as always). To help you evaluate your longevity entitlement we have updated the all time race appearance data. You can check this out (and complain if you think we've got it wrong!) by visiting our all time appearances page or your own club appearances analysis here.