Northern, Midlands and Southern Road Relays cancelled

Severe weather causes cancellation of Northern, Midlands and Southern events

Winter running (Mark Shearman)

The Northern Athletics Men’s 12 Stage/Women’s 6 Stage Relays, due to be held at Stanley Park, Blackpool on Saturday, have been cancelled due to the severe weather.

The news follows the cancellation on Friday of  Midland Counties’ relay event, also due to be held on Saturday.

Northern Athletics made the decision following a morning inspection of the course and weather forecasts for day. Parts of the course had been made hazardous by overnight snow.

Temperatures were not expected to rise above freezing for the day which would add to the risk of staging the race.

UPDATE: At 10am on Sunday it was confirmed that the Men’s 12 and Women’s 6 Stage South of England Road Relay Championships had also been cancelled due to ‘dangerous underfoot conditions’. More information is available here:

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