Hylands Park Relays
Saturday 7th November 2020
On Saturday 7th November 2020 Chelmsford AC will be hosting a cross country relay race for our own club athletes.
With the lack of races of any kind to be had we thought this would be a great way of bringing our various training groups together and give them a fun but competitive event to focus on.
This will be an excellent way to get to know your fellow Chelmsford AC team mates whom you may never have spoken to on club training nights.
Date: 7th November 2020
Location: Hylands Park, the area by the church at the top of the hill.
Course: Grass with harsh hills, spikes or trail shoes will be required.
Free to Enter.
Open to Chelmsford AC members only.
Entry closes Thursday 8pm and teams will be announced on Friday after 12 noon on this page.
Race Window: Arrive for your lap any time between 9.00am & 10.30am
1 x Athlete, 1 x Companion ONLY and you are required to leave the race area as soon as your lap has been completed
Athletes will be running on their own but Siblings can run together.
There will be one Timer, David Fewell at the Start/Finish.
There will be two marshals on the course Richard Charleston & Steve Wilkin.
Note: Timer & Marshals will not be wearing Hi-Viz and we request that athletes do not wear CAC attire.
Parking: There are very limited spaces by the church so we recommend you use the main car park which is off the A414 and is free of charge to use. Bear in mind it's quite a long walk from there to the race venue so please leave yourself plenty of time.
Open to Age Groups U11 to U17.
U11 & U13 will run approx. 1 mile (1 lap)
U15 & U17 will run approx. 2 miles (2 laps)
Teams of 3 or 4 (depending on how many enter)
Teams will be mixed ages and genders and will be picked at random and evened up if necessary to make the fairest race possible.
Times will be noted and results will be announced later in the day on this page.
Medals will be awarded to the teams finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with the winning team also receiving a Chelmsford AC Relays T-Shirt for each athlete.
We remind everyone attending that the health of our athletes, parents, marshals and race officials is paramount therefore we insist you follow all guidelines on safe distancing laid out by the Government at all times. Full details can be found here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Available to purchase at £5 each
Results After 2 Loops
The results for this mornings inaugural semi-virtual Hylands Relay are just starting to filter in to us here at CAC Towers. And not wanting to let the cat out of the bag all I can say at this point is that its a close one.
Conditions were perfect, clear skies and not the faintest breath of wind. The ground was soft, muddy in places but all in all they were excellent conditions to let out thoroughbred athletes do battle in.
So without any further ado lets see how things stand after the first 2 loops.
Results After 4 Loops
The race goes in to loop 3 & 4 with everything very finely balanced, none of them want to go to early and you can see they're trying to psych each other out... very cagey indeed.
Team Bekele has taken the lead, is that a deliberate ploy by Team Holmes, we'll have to wait and see! A slight reshuffle in the rest of the pack but the big question is.... who's going to make the big break for the home stretch?
Results After the Final 2 loops
With things finely poised on a knife edge after the mid section of the race we now come to the concluding loops.... I think you can safely say that this result has been more eagerly awaited than the Biden/Trump presidential race, and as you can see was a tad less predictable.
Turns out it wasn't a deliberate ploy by Holmes or even Bekele for that matter they must've both just run out of puff because from absolutely nowhere Kipchoge powered through the pack to win by a nose (or the thickness of the soles of his fancy Nike trainers) pipping Farah to the post who also made a tremendous late surge for the line but falling short by just 4 seconds. It really couldn't have been any closer. Approximately 6 miles ran by each team and just 4 seconds between 1st & 2nd.... remarkable. Team KJT made an equally audacious bid for greatness and managed a very respectable 3rd place.
Huge congratulations to all our brilliant Chelmsford AC athletes who made such a big effort for their teams today, you should all be very proud of yourselves.. well done to you all.
Thank you parents for getting them there all fired up and ready to go, its so unfortunate that you all had to leave straight away, but lets hope that sometime in the not to distant future things get back to a semblance of normality.
Well done to Ezrah Harold, Jacob Parrott, Holly Watson Erin Kelly and Ethan Brien for winning Gold. Please can you let David Fewell know your t-shirt sizes and we'll organise getting them and your medals to you (some how)
We hope to see you all again soon at our next event.
The CAC Event Squad