Key Information

Turing Trail Relay 2009

Date/Time:  9:00am, Sunday 15th March 2009
(The race will ALWAYS be held on the 3rd Sunday in March)

Start & Finish at Ely, Cambs

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

See Stage descriptions

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 start and finish is by Ely Cathedral in the centre of the city

                           (Ely Cathedral - Minster Place, Ely, CB7 4EL)

    Changing, Refreshments and Presentation at the Paradise Centre, Ely

  • The change-over for stage 5/6 is now at Upware (not Chalk Pit)

Almost entirely traffic free, flat (except in Ely), signed and marshalled 

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  who is
                        NOT a member of an affiliated running or athletics club

Minimum age is 16 for stages 1, 2,  4 & 5 
            15 for stage 3
            17 for stage 6

Team Categories:-

 Club:               Any composition from one affiliated club

All Women
(affiliated or non-affiliated)

3 Men and 3 Women
(affiliated or non-affiliated)

 Vet 50+:           
Any vet Men/vet Women composition age 50 or over
(affiliated or non-affiliated)

Firm, college, school, pub, running group etc. - any composition
(affiliated or 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 categories.
Q   Can incomplete teams run?
  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 times, and 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.




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