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River Relays

This popular race made a come back this year on Tuesday 17 July and it was a perfect evening with glorious weather (possibly a bit too hot for running) and a pleasing number of teams  taking part, including many young future runners.

The results from 2018 were:

 3rd place  Ian Haigh, Helen Jones, David Crowe
  2nd place Olivia & Abbi Green,  Ruby Simpson
 1st place Sam Ward, Jonno Hatton, Katherine Hall

The results from 2015 were:

  3rd place  Paul/Robbie & Jamie Sharpe, Margarite McQue
  2nd place Maison & Gina Granger, Ian Haigh
 1st place Theo, Abigail & Martin Simpson

 The results from 2014 were:      

  3rd place  Freja, Freddie & Tracy Polak
  2nd place Zara & Molly Campbell; Neil Smith
 1st place Abi & Juliet Green; Chloe Goulding

Caythorpe Cricket Club kindly host the event, which can best be described as a three legged relay race.

Each leg is between Hoveringham and Gunthorpe alongside the river - a distance of about 2.2 miles.

The basic format is that runners are divided into teams of three and each person runs one leg. 

Most people tend to jog to their starting point, but some drive down or hitch a lift with  another runner.

The start is staggered to reflect the overall ability of each team, so all you need to do is to find a couple of mates to run with and choose a team name. Family teams (including children) are encouraged (and often provide the most innovated team names).

There are no application forms, either let the committee know your team name and runners up to a few days before the event, or just come along with your team on the night. Individual runners can also take part, just register your interest beforehand or on the night and you will be used to fill in gaps in existing teams or make up new teams.

Obviously the handicapping can be done more effectively if teams/individuals can register in advance, so please endeavour to help by submitting information before the event.

Please note that any child under the age of 16 who wishes to run must have a consent form completed and signed by the parent or the person who has responsibility and this must be presented on the night. 

For a child consent form click here

To register a team or an individual runner or to raise any queries - please contact the SRC committee at

As a worthy footnote, in 2011 a special prize was awarded to Sebastian Thornewill who at the age of three managed the course even though he got stitch at two miles!!




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