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Fast and furious racing at the Alsager 5

Get moving for the launch of the Alsager 5 and Knighton 20

These races are back to their usual format in 2022.

Normal service is resumed at the launch of the Velo Alsager 5 and Velo Knighton 20 on Saturday 6 November at Velo Runner in Stone (ST15 0SR). Demand is always high for places in these popular events so first come, first served on Saturday with free tea and coffee.

These two are part of the NSRRA league programme, the first half of which were virtual runs in response to the pandemic but later switched to live races as the situation improved. All races in the programme have been well supported by the local running community, especially throughout the crisis and, as the season is drawing to a close, thoughts turn to next year’s schedule.  

What better way to kickstart 2022 and see if the winter training is working than the Velo Alsager 5. This race attracts elite athletes, club runners and beginners alike who enjoy the fast and flat course with a strong likelihood of a PB and a bespoke medal at the finish. This early season 5 miler is the first race in the NSRRA programme. 

If you are training for a marathon or looking to step up the distance then try the Velo Knighton 20. Three laps of undulating rural roads on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, a bespoke medal and tech t-shirt as your reward followed by light refreshments at the Race HQ. There is also a three stage relay for male/female/mixed teams.  

The launch is held from 10.30am to 1.30pm and there is a prize draw for all entrants who sign up on the day. Other treats include free massage from Ben Gamble Therapy (BGT), free training advice and nutrition advice, group 5K runs and running shoe discounts. And cake.                    

Enter these races on Saturday 6 November and save on postage/online entry fees.  

Image courtesy of John Earlston.

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