MMAC Open Relays

MMAC Open Relays

Open to all UKA Registered athletes.

Our annual open relays will take place on Sunday, 17th April 2016 from the National Forest Cycling Centre, Hicks Lodge, Willesley Wood Side, Moira, Swadlincote, LE65 2LP   www.forestry.gov.uk/hickslodge   01530 27 45 33

Start at 10.30 am

The surface paths are suitable for walkers; cyclists; horses and of course, runners. This course starts and finishes on a tarmac path but the majority is on shale paths making this event multi-terrain. This is a totally off road course.

There is a designated Car Park but please follow the marshals instructions. The venue has toilet facilities but NO changing rooms, so please arrive ready changed. Refreshments will be available in the centres Café and it’s preferable therefore that you contact Phil Owen at filowen1@gmail.com  if you intend to stay for lunch. A Bar is available for after race drinks.

Accommodation is available at the centre, please contact the YHA direct at… http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/national-forest

The centre is next door to the Conkers Camping & Caravan Club site, ideal for those with caravans and campervans.

Again please contact the site direct at…


Please read the following carefully…………………..

  1. The relays are open to non-members provided they are registered with UKA and will consist of a one leg 4.4k long with 4 to run for the M35-44 & M45-54 teams. The M55-M64; M65-M74; M75+; W35-W44; W45-W54 and W55+ are ALL 3 legs.
  2. There will be prizes for ‘A’ & ‘B’ Teams and for fastest leg.
  3. The maximum number of names you can enter is 12 for the 4 stages and 9 for the 3 stages. For example if two teams are entered a maximum of 24 names can be entered and the 8 chosen from them. It is advisable to fully make use of this rule.
  4. There will also be a special prize for the Composite Team on the Day. These will be made up from individuals or incomplete club teams on the morning of the race and cannot consist of mixed male and female runners from the same club. If your club cannot field a team then please enter as an individual, see below.
  5. The extent of the prize list will be dependent on the number of entries.
  6. Entry fees are £24.00per team for the M35-54 and £18.00 per team for all other teams.
  7. The individual entry fee is £6.00
  8. Entry this year will be handled by SportSoft and the following link will get you straight to the entry page….. http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2015/mmacr15e.php
  9. The entry is designed to be filled in by the Club Team Manager/Captain so please liaise with the appropriate person at your Club. If you cannot get enough interest to form a team you can enter as an individual and composite teams will be formed on the day.

No entries taken on the day

Running Route can be viewed (need to check this is correct for 2016) here … http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_3929307.html

Running Route PDF …Route 2015 V2


10 thoughts on “MMAC Open Relays

  1. Another vote from an SDRR, we loved it 🙂 definitely do it again. Loved the fact that I could walk to the start from home as well.

    Posted by Carolyn Ife | April 13, 2014, 6:37 pm
    • Thanks Carolyn,
      Hopefully we will be there again next year. It’s a great venue and friendly atmosphere. All feedback so far has been very positive.

      Posted by Tom Morris | April 13, 2014, 6:54 pm
  2. Hi guys, its the first time I have done the relays and just wanted to let you know that I and many others from SDRR really enjoyed it. We are lucky enough that this is home turf, but hope it returns here again in the future. Thanks to all the marshalls, time keepers, supports etc – Adrian Middleton (SDRR)

    Posted by Adrian Middleton | April 13, 2014, 4:02 pm
    • Adrian, many thanks for your comments. I think it highly likely we will be back next year and I would ask your help in getting the message around to as many runners as you can in other clubs. I believe we can support many mere entries on this course.

      Posted by Tom Morris | April 13, 2014, 6:08 pm
  3. Thanks Andy for your kind comments, they are much appreciated. Hopefully we can build on yesterday’s efforts. Over the years this event has gone to several venues, Tamworth; Sutton Park; Chasewater and Edgbaston Reservoir and I believe this venue to be the best. I know it’s not on the road but I personally think that’s the attraction. Marshal feedback at the moment all say that the public were very friendly, an experience we have not had elsewhere.

    Posted by Tom Morris | April 16, 2012, 10:42 am
  4. Just to say a massive Thank You for ALL who helped to organise the MM Relays at Donisthorpe Wodlands yesterday. Brilliant Event and one that was enjoyed by all. I am sure will build in later years when more become aware of this great team event. Thank You – will look forward to next year. AC Hatton Darts

    Posted by Andy Crockford | April 16, 2012, 9:56 am
  5. Hi, can you confirm that you have received the entry I sent from Charnwood AC ladies teams. Thanks.

    Posted by Kate Ramsey | March 29, 2012, 8:40 pm


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