National 12-Stage Preview

This weekend sees the National Road Relays at Sutton Park for the Seniors (throw a few Juniors and Vets into the mix as well). The Men’s 12-stage starts at 12.00pm and the Women’s 6-stage is at 12.20pm (Saturday 26th April)

The Men’s event consists of 6 long legs of about 5miles and six short legs of about 3miles and is a great event (especially if the weather’s nice to us). Tipton’s last medal was a silver in 2003 and before that a victory in 2001. The last few years have seen us climb back towards the podium with 11th, 8th and 6th and things are looking good for another improvement.

The current A team is looking like Dan Beier, Neil Burton, Dan Cotterill, Mark Dalkins, Phil Hinch, Steve Marriott, John Millington, Ian Mitchell, Phil Nicholls, Nigel Stirk, Ian Williams, Martin Williams which is a very strong team and we should be right up there challenging.

We also qualified a B team and will be looking to be first B team home. As an athlete it’s great to hear support our on the course so it’d be great to see as many people there shouting us on.