Three years. Scores of meetings. Hundreds of hours. A fleet of coaches. Thousands of safety pins. Rather too many pints sunk by members of the organising group in the upstairs room at the Princess Royal. And now a mounting fever of excitement as the big day gets closer by the hour.

We can’t begin to tell you just how much love and care has gone into planning this event, how much we’re looking forward to welcoming you to our Peak District home, and just how excited we are to be hosting the Relays.

Now we need you to do your bit. There’s a lot you need to know – and act on – if the event is to run smoothly and to be the success that we all know it can be.

Where are you going to park? Will you need a bike lock? What time do you need to turn up? How are we going to get you on and off the fleet of coaches? What’s the best route? How long will it take to walk to the Mass Start? How will you get your scran after you’ve run? And where will you need to be to collect your prize after you’ve won?

You’ll find the answers to these questions, and many many more, in the detailed briefing document that we’ve now prepared for you all. It contains vital information for team captains and for all competitors. We need you to read it, and to act on it now so that your day is thoroughly planned and organised by the time you arrive at the event.

Like all the best things in life, reading the document will take a little time. But we hope that investment of time will be rewarded in a thoroughly enjoyable day for you. You’ll also be rewarded with a torrent of thanks and gratitude from us, because we know the day will go so much more smoothly and successfully if everyone comes prepared and well-briefed. Thanks!

Here are the links to the briefing document, in both Word and PDF format…

Forms to be completed by team captains…

PS Do you like beer? If so, keep an eye out for our Fell Relays general knowledge quiz. Coming soon on a social media channel near you…