This is the seventh year of the R100 charity event
What is it:
Team relay event, the circuit is 100+ miles, following the Cheshire Ring Canal loop, and will be completed across 24 hours, in a relay fashion by teams. There are 17 different sections to choose from, including cycling, running and walking stages ranging from 4 - 40+ miles in distance - so a challenge to suit all!
To raise funds for the Petty Pool trust. Minimum target is £50 per participant including the initial minimum donation.
The first relay team sets off from Radbroke Hall on Thursday 18th June at 11:30am and have a grand finish at Radbroke Hall approx. 12.10pm on Friday 19st June.
All colleagues and their friends are welcome to take part. You can either be a runner, walker, cyclist, supporter or donator - everyone can take part. Teams are welcomed and this has proven a great team building session in previous years.
Minimum Donation: £15 per person, all of which goes to Petty Pool
Review and choose the relay section you want to take part in. There is a cycling stage, stages 1 & 5 are for walkers and remaining stages are gentle or moderate running sections
Starting: Radbroke Hall - Cycle
Finishing: Lymm Bridge
Starting: Radbroke Hall - Walk
Finishing: Tatton Park. Knutsford entrance
Starting: Tatton Park. Knutsford entrance
Finishing: Lymm Bridge
Starting: Lymm Bridge
Finishing: London Bridge, Stockton Heath
Starting: London Bridge, Stockton Heath
Finishing: Preston Brook
Starting: Preston Brook
Finishing: Broken Cross, Rudheath
Starting: Broken Cross, Rudheath - Walk
Finishing: Middlewich Junction, The Kings Lock Pub
Starting: Middlewich Junction, The Kings Lock Pub
Finishing: Rode Heath, Broughton Arms
Starting: Rode Heath, Broughton Arms
Finishing: Congleton Station, Queens Head
Starting: Congleton Station, Queens Head
Finishing: Macclesfield, Puss in boots
Starting: Macclesfield, Puss in boots
Finishing: Marple Junction, Ring O' Bells, Waterside
Starting: Marple Junction, Ring O' Bells, Waterside
Finishing: Portland Basin Museum & Cafe
Starting: Portland Basin Museum & Cafe
Finishing: Dukes 92, Castle St, M3 4LZ
Starting: Dukes 92, Castle St, M3 4LZ
Finishing: Sale railway station, The Waterside
Starting: Sale railway station, The Waterside
Finishing: Dunham Massey, Axe & Cleaver
Starting: Dunham Massey, Axe & Cleaver
Finishing: Lymm Bridge
Starting: Lymm Bridge
Finishing: Radbroke Hall
Challenge yourself by taking on one of these longer stages or even a night stage!
Starting at Lymm Bridge, through sections 3 & 4 finishing at The Broken Cross, Rudheath.
Starting at Portland Basin and finishing at the Axe and Cleaver, Dunham Massey.
Starting at the Broughton Arms, Rode Heath and finishing at The Puss in Boots, Macclesfield
We are supporting The Petty Pool Trust with a target of £50 per entry
Participants are required to make a minimum £15 donation
The Petty Pool Trust is a Vocational College for young people with learning disabilities, aged 16-20 years and offers a wide range of Entry Level & courses to students from across Cheshire and Halton.
Format of the event
This is a relay. There will be a light rucksack which will act as a baton and be transferred from each section to the next. Every section will have a section leader who will act as the coordinator for that section. Every section, whether running or walking will have a minimum of 2 people. They will set off, together, when the previous group arrive and the rucksack / baton is passed across.
The section leader will ensure that everyone is accounted for.
Each stage must aim to start on time. You may go early provided everyone completed prior stage and everyone ready to go. Be aware if you arrive early you may have to wait longer before handing over.
Agree who is carrying the rucksack. This is the 'Baton' and holds many items including safety equipment and the trackers.
If you are waiting for the previous team you can check their location through the tracking website. Details later. Please check your phone/device works beforehand.
Make sure you have your fully charged head-torch if you are on a night section.
Many sections are in residential areas so please respect this by making the minimum of noise and parking sensibly, especially when arriving after midnight.
Ensure you are clear where your start and finish locations are and there are some stages with directions that need to be followed. Please make sure you've looked at your stage in the printed sheet
Walkers: stage 5 - make sure you have some money to celebrate in the pub.
Health & Safety
You are walking/running along a canal/trail so getting lost shouldn't be an issue. However, if you are unsure then call the support coordinator as you are being tracked. Each stage has a specific route instructions to aid in navigation
Wear suitable comfortable clothes and trainers that are worn in
It may be cool especially at night especially if standing around for a period waiting for the proceeding team
You may want warm clothes to put on after the event
If running during the day consider need for sunscreen and a cap
Bring any drink / food you may want for during or after the event
Driving - be legal and responsible and comply with mobile-phone whilst driving regulations
A risk assessment has been undertaken:
Any non-swimmer or medically at risk person must let the team leader know
There is a first aid kit & whistle & phone in the rucksack
There is a float and throw rope in the rucksack
There is survival blanket for prevention of hypothermia
Try to wear something high visibility
Runners to wear a head torch (test it beforehand)
Use common sense - this isn't covered under company insurance (hence the waiver)
Emergency's - Call 112 as this triangulates your location
Q. I am an experienced runner so can I combine sections together so that it is more of a challenge for me?
A. Yes - you can add sections together each year to create a real challenge
Q. What pace do I need to run at?
A. Typically running pace is between 10 to 12 minute miles (see route sheet) but no-one will get left behind - it's a team effort.
Q. Do I need to be in a team?
A. Each leg is a team as such but you are welcome to create a sub-team - i.e. Your working group.
Q. Can I raise money for my own charity?
A. We have a nominated charity receiving 100% of the money raised and there will be the usual £4£ matching.
Q. Does all the money go to the charity?
A. Apart from the 30p admin fee charged by Virgin Giving all donations received are given to the charities including all gift aid. You can choose to pay this fee as an additional amount added to your donation if you wish.
Q. How do I find out more about the charity?
A. Links on this page. Click through on the icons.
Q. What is the waiver for?
A. Whilst this event is being organised by staff, it is not an official sanctioned event, so you have to take reasonable steps to stay safe.