The John Carr Series consists of three 5k races held on Wednesdays during May (3rd, 10th and 17th in 2017) in memory of a former member of the club who tragically died aged 30.
Prizes for first man, first woman, first male veteran, first female veteran, first male junior and first female junior at each race plus prizes in all age categories for the series. Total time taken to complete all three races to decide prizes.
Race entries for the 2017 John Carr series are now open on the Racebest web site.
For 2017 we will have a new fast and relatively flat 5k course across the beautiful Yorkshire Water site in Esholt. the races will start (19:30) and end at Esholt Hall, at the centre of the site, which will give us a more spacious start and finish area.
As with last year, the races will be chip timed by Racebest. The capacity for each race is 450, and the races are very popular, so hurry whilst stocks last!
This year, we’ll be offering cash prizes of £50 for the fastest overall male and female runner in each race, and an extra cash prize of £100 for any man or woman who sets an overall (i.e. not categorised) course record at the end of the 2017 series, compared to 2016, the first time that the race was chip timed.
We’ll be offering prizes in all age categories for the race series, and prizes for the fastest male and female vets and youth runners in each race. Anybody participating in all three races qualifies for a free bottle of Saltaire beer after the final race, or a non-alcoholic alternative for the under 18s.
There is limited parking, with street parking on Harrogate Road, Apperley Lane and Apperley Road and a small car-park at Rawdon Meadows. There is no parking within the Yorkshire Water estate.
The Apperley Bridge train station (with parking for 300 cars) is 20 minute walk or a 10 minute jog from the start and finish point at Esholt Hall, with trains running from Leeds (arrive 18:47) and Shipley/Bingley/Keighley (arrive 18:42).
Please collect your race numbers and chip from registration at Esholt Hall in the Yorkshire Water estate, close to the start/finish