Track Endurance Series
Track Endurance Series 2017
The dates for the 2017 track endurance race series have been finalised. These races are held once a month between April and August at the Oval, Bebington. Both men and women compete together in each race.
All entries on the night – £2 . All races start at 7.45pm
UKA permit : Applied for.
Official starter, lap-count and time-keeping. All results posted on Power of 10.
Wed 5th April 2017 5K
Wed 24th May 2017 3 K
Wed 5th July 2017 10 K
Wed 2nd Aug 2017 5K
The endurance series organiser, Steve Spence would like to say a few words…..
I would like to start by saying a big thank you to each and every athlete who has competed in this year’s Wirral AC track endurance series and kept the spirit of our ‘low key’ event very high. This year over the four races there were 77 competitors with many of you making the journey from in and around the Liverpool area, Cheshire and North Wales.
The series this season has not been without it’s ups and downs with the first scheduled race, the one mile in May, having to be temporarily postponed from the series because of a clash with the final borders league race (but it will be back next year). Then due to having only one available time-keeper your efforts in two of the races were not able to be posted on to the Power of 10 (which requires two official time-keepers for legitimate times to be recorded and posted). Despite each of you receiving an accurate time for your efforts I can only again apologise for this inconvenience and hope that despite these unfortunate events you feel that your trips have been worth while in one way or another.
In a time when officials amongst most clubs are thin on the ground I would like to say a big thank you to our officials, to Nigel Pratton track judge and official starter, to Margaret Miekle who has continued to be our ever present and ever reliable timekeeper, to Tim Smith our other very experienced timekeeper who has stepped in to keep the event alive, to Norman Waterson for organising the lap counter and the bell, to Ronan Kearney for his correspondence with the Power of 10 to get your results posted and also helping out with lap counting on race night, and also thanks to Simon Fox and Anne Rosbottom for their administrative support. Leo Carroll would be very grateful to you in keeping his event alive! Your help and support is greatly appreciated!
And last but not least I would also like to say a big thank you to all of the volunteers who have taken time to support the series on the night including Anne Pratton, John Heap and Mike Stone for their skills in the tricky role of keeping competitors informed of their lap count, also to Tony McDevitt and Caz and also to Simon Moore who stepped in at the critical time to help co-ordinate the 10km race.
The summer evenings have always been busy with various road/off-road races so it is important (and sometimes difficult) to co-ordinate dates that run alongside, and do not clash with, other established midweek events such as Trafford meetings, Liverpool 5km series and the seaside runs and so far we have managed to do this while keeping our competitor numbers healthy. I know that Leo intended for the series to be a ‘low key’ event that caters for those looking for quick track times while harnessing a sense that anybody, of any age, can come along and join in on the night.
The series will be back in 2018 and by then I hope to be more social media savvy and able to answer any queries you may have in a more timely fashion. I would encourage you all to contact us with any suggestions you may have in improving things for you, such as better numbers that do not rip on wet evenings? or to tell us what you think we are doing well (we all like to feel a sense that we are getting it right sometimes). We will endeavour to keep listening, learning and improving what we do so we can continue to offer all competitors a welcoming, relaxed and friendly evening of running.
Good luck in your continued training and racing…..