Turing Trail Relay 2009
Sunday 15th March 2009
(The race will ALWAYS be held on the 3rd
Sunday in March)
Start & Finish at Ely,
Six stage return
(Ely - Cambridge - Ely) relay along mainly riverside footpaths.
Distance: 35.5 miles in 6
stages ranging from 4.5 to 7.6 miles
Cross-country trail and mixed terrain stages
out along the West banks
and return along the East banks of the River Great Ouse and River Cam
New for 2009!
The change-over for stage 5/6 is now at Upware (not Chalk
The start and finish is by Ely
Cathedral in the centre of the city
(Ely Cathedral -
Minster Place, Ely, CB7 4EL)
Refreshments and Presentation at the Paradise Centre, Ely
Almost entirely traffic free, flat
(except in Ely), signed and
The race entry will close early if the maximum permitted entry of 125 teams
is reached before the stated closing date
Entry on-line only - no
entries on the day - closing date 7th March 2009
Reporting instructions will
be emailed to the team co-ordinator in March
Prizes for winning teams in each category and t-shirt to each runner
Prize giving will be at 1:30pm at the Paradise Centre
Entry Charge: £42 per team of 6 plus £2 for each team member
NOT a member of an affiliated running or athletics club
Minimum age is 16 for stages 1, 2, 4 & 5
15 for stage
17 for stage
composition from one affiliated club
Women: All Women
Mixed: 3 Men and 3 Women
Vet 50+: Any vet Men/vet Women composition age 50 or over
Organisation: Firm, college, school, pub, running group etc. - any
non-affiliated) but not running/athletic club teams.
Note: One stage
ONLY for each runner
SHORT OF A TEAM
MEMBER? If so, contact us on
We might have runners on our books looking to make up numbers in
non Club category teams.
Post Codes - For GPS Navigation
Paradise Centre, Ely (changing,
post-race refreshments, prizes) CB7 4PQ
Minster Place (start and
finish by Ely Cathedral) CB7 4EL
Stages 1-2 changeover at
Dimmock's Cote CB7 5XL
Stages 2-3 and 4-5 changeovers
at Waterbeach CB5 9HZ
Stages 3-4 changeover at La
Mimosa Restaurant, Jesus Green CB5 8AQ
Stages 5-6 changeover at
Upware car park CB7 5ZR
Question and Answer advice and clarification on TTR rules.
Q Can someone run
more than once for the same team?
A No - because
there is a risk of an unfair advantage
Q Can someone run
more than once for another team?
A Yes - because
there is not any significant risk of an unfair
advantage. TTR 'Entries' must
be notified of any consequential change of team
Q Can incomplete
A Yes -
but they must start with stage 1 and then run
consecutive stages. Incomplete teams
will still be
ranked in the finish order after the last complete team,
and will receive their stage
be entitled to collect
six TTR mementos (from the Finish area).
Q Why can a 15
year old run stage 3 but runners have to be 16/17 or over
for all the other stages?
A Stage 3
qualifies as a road surface but the others do not.
See appropriate ARC Rules.