The Green Belt Relay 2018
An assortment of photos from clubs, organisers and fans
There’s a film of it too here
Saturday, 8.25 am. Timekeeper Keith Haworth briefs runners prior to stage 1.
Saturday, 9.10am. Ranelagh setting up the Chertsey bridg water station.
Saturday 9:50. Simon Webb of Stragglers finishing the stage.
Saturday 9.40 – Stage 2 runners getting prepared
Saturday 9.42am – Stage 2 sets off
Saturday 9.43 – stage 2 heading over Staines Bridge. Stage 2 this year was diverted through Eton to avoid a royal wedding
Saturday, 10.30. Timekeepers Andrew and Norma getting ready for stage 3
Saturday 11.00. We’re out checking the route and it looks like Alan Pemberton has been getting creative with the stage 4 sawdust markings.
Saturday 11:40. Stage 4 sets off from Little Marlow.
Saturday 12:40. Runners in Great Kingshill at the end of stage 4/start of 5
Saturday 12:50. Stage 5 runners getting ready
Saturday 14:08. Timekeepers Bob and Jane setting off stage 6 from Chipperfield
Saturday 16:00 – runners getting to the end of stage 8 in Dobbs Weir
Saturday 18:30 – Clapham Chasers getting some treatment while marshalling in Epping on stage 10
18:50 Ted Mockett and Becky Hall of Ranelagh complete a clean sweep of stage wins on stage 10
Saturday 18:50. Stage 11 runners set off from Toot Hill on the day’s final stage
Sunday 8am. Runners set off from Blackmore on stage 12. Clare Fowler from Ranelagh enjoying herself.
Sunday 8:15am. Team Bushy water station, with Mountnessing Windmill behind.
Sunday 9am. Thames marshals in place in Hutton, stage 12.
Sunday 8:40am. 26.2 marshal in place on stage 12.
Sunday 9am. Bob and Jane Wheller ready to get stage 13 underway
Sunday 09:05 – stage 13 gets away in Thorndon Park
Sunday 9:10 – Serpentine marshalling the Magpie Lane crossing on stage 12
Sunday 9:10. Serpentine marshalling at Warley
Sunday 9:45, Suzy Whatmough finishing stage 13 in Cranham as second lady
Sunday 9.30. Timekeepers Keith and Mike getting stage 14 ready in Cranham
Sunday 9:44 – Stage 14 gets underway
Sunday 10:15. Stage 14 Runners (Roy Reeder of Stragglers) heading off road towards Belhus Park
Sunday 11:05. Max Harrison-Tosatto wins stage 14 for Ranelagh
Sunday 11:30 – the Serpentine team at Davy Down, end of stage 14
Sunday 11:26. Clapham Pioneers setting up the finish line water station for stage 15 in Lullingstone.
Sunday 11:15. Timekeepers Merran and Jim set up stage 16 in Lullingstone.
Sunday 11:30. Stage 16 about to set off.
Sunday 11:32. Dulwich Runners in place at the first road crossing on stage 16.
Sunday 12:00. Serpentine marshals in place at 5.8 miles on stage 16
Sunday 12:20 – Peter Wedderburn on stage 16
Sunday 12:55 – Sarah Pemberton of Serpentine winning the stage 16 ladies’ race
Sunday 13:00 – London Frontrunners marshalling at a 6-way road junction on stage 17
Sunday 13:10. Beckenham marshals in place on stage 17.
Sunday 13:15. Waverly Hill in place on stage 17, where we turn back onto the North Downs Way.
Sunday 13:50. Chris Peck of Waverley Harriers enjoying his stage win
Sunday 13:53. Stage 18 getting underway from Merstham.
Sunday 13:53. Kevin Bergot (Clapham) and Hugh Torry (Serpentine) already in the lead – Hugh won the stage.
Sunday 13:55 – Stage 18 runners heading up into the hills.
Sunday 14:30. GBR legend Jim Desmond registering for stage 19 on Box Hill
Sunday 14:30. Bob and Jane
Sunday 16:30. Blind runner Martin Sigsworth of Queen’s Park Harriers finishes stage 19 (one of our toughest off-road stages)
Sunday 16:05. Bryn Reynolds and Will Rawling in an epic battle for stage 20 (Will took it by 7 seconds)
Sunday 16:08. Victoria Barthelmess taking the stage 20 win
Sunday 16:10. 26.2 providing the water and marshalling as stage 20 heads onto the road into Ripley
Sunday 18:30. Co-race director Pete saying a few words.
Sunday 18:30. Serpentine Ladies taking the winner trophy for the ladies’ competition.
Burgess Hill – Toilet Seat winners
Front Runners – winners of the Walking Stick for winning veterans
2nd men’s team - Ranelagh
2nd mixed team & third overall – Stock Exchange
2nd women’s team - Stragglers
2nd vets team - Stragglers
Our timekeepers taking their trophies
Allan Barrie, results guru
Frank’s nephew who flew over from New York for the race
Mixed team winners and second place overall: Thames Hare & Hounds
Overall winners - Serpentine
And a bottle for the race directors
And a well-deserved beer.