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Gathering Winter Fool Relay – GWF. Saturday 13th December 2014

The “GWF” Relay is a festive event for local athletic clubs to get together for a social run pre – Christmas.  As such it is not an organised race so there will be no marshalls, no route markers & no formal timings. Teams & individuals take part on this basis & are responsible for their own safety.

Start and Finish at University Academy, Greenhead Lane, Keighley (UAK)

4 Multi-terrain legs (teams of 4 pairs, 8 runners)

Limited to 30 invited teams; closing date 6th December; £40 per team

If you would like to take part please e-mail Alistair Gavins ataligavins@virginmedia.com for details and registration form.

Saturday 13th December 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m.

2014 GWF relay details & rules

GWF Entry Sheet and declaration sheet 2014

GWF-poster-2014

Please note the route for Leg 1 has changed from America Farm

Please amend Leg 4 to read

Just thought we’d best let you know about a bit of a route change on leg 4 that we discovered this morning. It’s the unlit route part.
This bit:
…Turn right and then cross Dalton Lane (CAUTION) and turn left between factory buildings into Chesham Street. Follow right to the end (even though it looks like a factory area) past old Harold Town College site and turn left past fire escape steps to follow path linking to Bronte Street. Up short hill to meet Bradford Road in Keighley opposite Victoria Park….
Might need to read something like this:
…Turn right and then cross Dalton Lane (CAUTION) and turn left between factory buildings into Chesham Street. Carry straight on, with the flat land on your left, until you come to a path on your left signposted with a public footpath sign. (if you end up in the factory car park you’ve gone too far!) Turn left to follow this path round the side of factory building and out the other side. Take a left up Bronte Street (2nd/3rd street as you come out onto the little road, didn’t remember to count sorry). Up short hill to meet Bradford Road in Keighley opposite Victoria Park….
Turns out the little path past the fire escape steps has been blocked with a great big fence (about 3/4 months ago apparently.) Though the thought of a load of runners stacking up against this fence like lemmings trying to figure out how to get through does amuse me muchly, thought we’d best let you know to spread the word!

GWF-route-details2014note the route for Leg 1 has changed from America Farm

Map of the route – note LEG 1 and Leg 4 has been changed – please use map for reference only

http://www.endomondo.com/routes/260058943

More details aligavins@virginmedia.com

Just need to send entry intention with team name and cheque to Keith.

Or email Keith K.Waddingham@bradford.ac.uk and  pay via Bank transfer

Yorkshire Bank PLC
Branch – Keighley
Sort Code – 05-05-35
Account no. 17394527

Please quote team name in the reference box!

Anyone can run – all Ali and Ian need is that team captains have mobile numbers of those taking part.
 Start and Finish at University Academy Keighley (UAK)

4 Multi-Terrain Legs (teams of 4 pairs, 8 runners)
All Changeovers at Low-Level Pub Sites!!

Followed by Presentations and Festive ‘Do’ at UAK

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gath’ring winter fools

This is a festive challenge open to invited clubs and as such not an “official” event. It’s a challenge to do with friends and clubmates and is not registered as a race. Therefore if you’re fool enough to take part be aware that no one will gather you in either during or afterwards!

results

2013 Results – Click here

2012 Results – Click here

2011 Results – click here