Updated – now includes M75 Teams
By special request
19 Nov 2023 Mallory Park
This year the BMAF Open Road Relays are being held for the first time at Mallory Park in Leicestershire, a club motor racing track since 1957, where Formula 2 and Formula 3 races have been held, and even a non-championship Formula 1 race. The track is too short for modern motor racing, but cornering has been deemed safe for even the speediest road runner.
Entries can be made at the BMAF Open Road Relay page at Open Track where the procedures for Team Managers are also set out.
This one-lap, traffic-free, 3-mile route is on super-fast, smooth tarmac, with the start/finish and changeover area in the centre of the circuit, making it ideal for spectators and team support.
The on-site café will be providing hot drinks and food throughout the day.
Mallory Park is situated in Leicestershire just about as far from the sea as it is possible to be on mainland Britain, and therefore almost equally inconvenient for all participants.
This is a delightful rural setting in the Mallory Park Estate also used for triathlons, it having the benefit of a central lake.
The track surface is tarmac probably to a higher standard than most roads, and there is no traffic. To achieve a 5km/3m track there is a dual carriageway arrangement with the runners turning back at some points. The video alongside shows how this works with a graphic at the foot of the page indicating the gentle slope.
The map is courtesy of Google Maps, and the video is supplied by Active Training World using Relive software. The race will be organised and timed by ATW, experienced race organisers who include the StAlbans Half Marathon, Watford Half Marathon, Bedford Run Festival, Hatfield5 and the InterCounties 20 mile Championship in their race portfolio