Below are various updates from what I plan to make a regular newsletter for the seniors (including U20s).  The following includes forthcoming fixtures, an update on the Grand Prix standings and various other news, so please take time to read.
 
Grand Prix update
Current standings are attached below.  With male and female prizes for overall winner and top veteran to be awarded at the Presentation evening, There are still four opportunities to earn points:
1) This Thursday in the Stan Curran 5k reservoir race:  http://www.ukresults.net/16aug.html#curran
2)  4th September:  Cheshire League
3)  10th September: NW road relays
4)  Any half marathon before 30th September; please email me your result.
Ladies standings 14th AugustMen's Standings 14th August
 
Forthcoming Fixtures
Please make note of the following fixtures and reserve the dates in your diaries:
 
Cheshire League:
 – Sun 4th September – Colwyn Bay.   Please contact Joanne Brown if you want to compete.
 
Road relays:   
 – Sat 10th September:  NW Road Relays (4 x 6.4km), Delamere Forest.  Please inform Nick Rimmer of your availability.
 – Sun 25th September:  Northern Road Relays, Sport City, Manchester.  Please inform Nick Rimmer of your availability. 
 
Red Rose Cross Country:  Nick Rimmer will be organising entries in September.
 – Sat 15th October:  Leigh
 – Sat 29th October:  Blackburn
 – Sat 12th November:  Bolton
 – Sat 3rd December:  Rossendale
 
Annual Presentation Evening
As usual, the annual presentation evening will be in the evening of the first Red Rose fixture – Saturday 15th October – at the Duck Club.  Please reserve the date in your diary and make every effort to attend.  More details to follow.
Bury 10k – Sunday 18th September 
We have been asked to provide marshals for the inaugural Bury 10k on Sunday 18th September.  If you are available and would like to marshal, please let either Helen Vaughan or me know.
 
13 Arches Trail Half Marathon – free entry
Radcliffe AC have offered us 1 free place to the 13 Arches Trail Half Marathon to be held on Sunday 20th of November 2016.  This inaugural race will take in parts of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, the former Outwood colliery in Radcliffe, Outwood Trail, Philips Park and Prestwich Clough, featuring at the centre of the route the listed 13 Arches viaduct at the centre of Philips Park.  Runners can expect a few hills and some mud, together with plenty of points of interest, on the course.  All finishers receive a custom made medal.   Here is a provisional course route:
 
The first member to send me an email me requesting the place and confirming your date of birth (required for the entry) gets the place.  Further information can be found herehttp://www.radcliffeac.org.uk/race/13-arches-trail-half-marathon/ ;
I’d welcome any feedback on whether this newsletter is useful and if there’s anything else you’d like to see included on a regular basis.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me either by email, Facebook or in person at the track (I’m there most Tuesdays).
Byron Edwards
Men’s team captain