Everything you wanted to know about the Leicester Road Running League but were afraid to ask.
Rule 1: Your club needs YOU
It really doesn’t matter whether you think you are slow, fast or sloth paced. See rule 1.
Being able to put out a men’s and a women’s team is what matters. And no, participating in League races is not for the elite. The League is an opportunity to run your own race, push yourself (if you want to) but above all a fantastic opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder and cheer your fellow Beaumonter chums home as they cross the finish line.
The League is divided between Winter and Summer races. ‘The Winter League’ is closed to club members only whilst the Summer races are open to both club and non-club members.
The LRRL have introduced electronic entry systems to enter races. This system makes it easier to pay for races. Believe it or not, runners once paid by cheque (attached to the leg of a carrier pigeon). Be warned though, once entries are live, places are snapped up quick. Some races sell out in minutes. Fingers at the ready!
How do I know when races are open?
Someone from the club notifies club members when races will be live and will duly encourage all lovely Beaumonters to participate.
Scoring in Races
The men need 8 to score for a team whilst the women need 6. The first 8 men home score for the men’s team and the first 6 women score for the women’s team, but everyone gets an individual score wherever they finish. Ideally we would like as many Beaumonters participating as possible but we understand that we all have commitments and a life outside of running. Nonetheless, races are always a really good social event and lots of fun. Try one and see for yourself.
You will need a team vest or tee to compete in the Winter League. See the lovely Beth Waite for more details.
Tea and Cake
Your just reward for your sterling efforts on the road.
Two tents. One for the women and one for the menfolk. Oh, and there are portaloos.
Interested? See rule 1.